Walmley 5.5.21 - Results

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Jamie, the head green keeper at Walmley was a resounding winner on Wednesday and I presented him with a bottle of wine.  He and his team produced this ever improving, parkland course magnificently!  

The definition of the fairways, the beautifully mown approaches and aprons, the double-hand-cut-and-ironed greens inspired so many words of praise from the players, it was a delight to listen.

Work on improvements to the club during lockdown are a clear bonus both on and off the course:

The new bunkers, which have been tastefully revetted, both frame and protect the par 3 eighteenth,  giving it an appearance of shear quality.

One of the past captains, a retired joiner, has built a super outside covered area, adjoining a very good kitchen and bar, meaning that everyone could enjoy their pre-round bacon rolls and a few beers afterwards.

The whole experience of Walmley was splendid.

Of the 100 players participating, 41 were 10 handicap or less.  This lead me to put the nearest-the-pin in 2 on the fourth hole, which is an index 1, parr 4.  Jeff Thomas (5.4) rose to the occasion and just for good measure he also won the longest drive prize (there is no truth in the rumour that a post-round urine sample revealed that as well as a full bottle of CBD oil, he has also had six Covid jabs)

Graham Bull won nearest the pin on the eighteenth.

Martin Gadsby's reinstatement to the team will be under revue I think, as he only contributed on three holes to a 79 that narrowly edged it's way into 5th place on a count back.

Alan Pratt, Jim Clarkson, Nigel Truepenny and Steve Dingley were demoted to 4th with a count back on 80.

On the podium this week:

  • 3rd - Jeff Thomas, Stevie Neale, Matt Bateman & Nick Chauhan
  • 2nd - Charlie Spear,John Ward, Anthony Omo-Dare & Wayne Furber
  • 1st - Martin Dunn, Richard Tart, Eamon Revill & Steve Faulkner.

Pos 

Players

Points 

O.O.M. 

1

Martin Dunn 15.4 Richard Tart 7.0 Eamon Revill 16.0 Steve Faulkner 12.9

82

12

2

Charlie Spear 25 John Ward 8.9 Anthony Omo-Dare 17.8 Wayne Furber 16

81

10

3

Jeff Thomas 5.4 Stevie Neale 4 Matt Bateman 8.2 Nick Chauhan 15.8

80

8

4

Alan Pratt 22.1 Jim Clarkson 14.1 Nigel Truepenny 14 Steve Dingley 8.8

80

6

5

Martin Gadsby 12.6 Glyn Douglas 16.1 Peter Douglas 17.7 Mark Geal 16.8

79

4

6

Phil Shelton 12.5 Kevin Doherty 11.8 Paul Lester 10.0 Gerry Paton 17.2

79

2

7=

Dave Sheppard 4.1 Sandy Johnston 5.8 Steve Prichard 6.5 Mungo Munro 10.6

77

7=

Michael Whitehouse 13.4 Brian Preece 16.2 Matt Preece 14.2 John Holford 14.3

77

9=

Paul Essom 9.6 Graham Bull 10.8 Paul Gardner 13.2 Paul Bailey 12.5

76

9=

Dave Rogers 8.9 James Rogers 16.5 Lew Bull 10 Adrian Harris 9.4

76

11=

Alan Gummery 13.6 David Charles 14.8 Keith Baldwin 8.4 Chris Lee 7.0

75

11=

Neil Mallett 6.1 Steve Hawke 5.6 Ben Gilg 3.4 Damian Magill 4.6

75

13

Danny Butler 6 Neil Barnfield 13 Adrian McCart 15 Daniel Elwell 21

73

14=

Terry Hill 16.1 Will Brewin 10.1 Mark Davis 13.3 Robert Hill 17.6

71

14=

Dean Pointon 10.2 Roy Everett 8.7 Dave Brierley 8.4 Chris Hobbs 11.6

71

16=

Mike Myers 9.1 Alan Symes 13.2 Roger Meredith 12.0 Dave Small 12.0

70

16=

Dave Yarranton 10 Grahaeme Dodge 7 Steve Upton 12 Derek Skett 9

70

16=

Phill Adcock 3.3 Tony Stacey 7.9 Steve Coates 5.5 Gerry Latter 4.5

70

19=

Tony Davis 15.8 Phil Holmes 9.9 Gary Dorricott  14.5 Alan Holmes 15.1

69

19=

Ian Knowles 15.7 Paul Tyson 7.6 Craig Guffogg 23 Grant Guffogg 1

69

19=

Stuart Wardrop 18 & Hanif Bhula 13.1 Duncan Barclay 10.4 Steve Maud 16.4

69

22=

Lenny Poole 10.5 Andy Boekestein 19.5 Chris Bartlett 4.6 Stuart Bond 9.3

68

22=

Simon Wingfield 3.0 Lee Harris 9.9 Steve Bennett 8.3 Eden Ottley 12.8

68

24

Barrie Hope 7.2 Steve Baylis 5.8 Steve Griffiths 15.1 John Griffiths 9.3

67

25

Mervyn Hopton 18.2 Rob Burke 18.00 Geoff Clarke 12.40 Peter Day 15.6

65

Jeff Thomas.

Longest Drive 12

Jeff Thomas.

Nearest pin 4

Graham Bull

Nearest pin 18

Two’s

Steve Upton; Alan Pratt; Will Brewin; Sandy Johnston; David Charles; Graham Bull; Stevie Neale; Steve Faulkner; Ade Harris; Stuart Wardrup.