Worksop 2.8.21

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This was our second visit to Worksop Golf Club, which just seems to get better.  With a full field of 108 players its popularity is growing.

The final scores were lower than our last outing to Coventry (Finham). Not surprising as the greens are exceptionally tricky. This does not mean that they are not fair, far from it, they hold the ball, they are true and they are immaculately presented.

There were some very good golfers playing yesterday.  Including Damian Magill (whs 2.7); it was his first time at Worksop and he was most impressed but agreed with many,  that it is a course you need to play a few times to know exactly where to position your tee shot.  Indeed this is a thinking mans golf course. (so how Dean Pointon’s team managed to find their way round is a mystery).

I was delighted to see the next generation coming through:

  • Greg Revill came to his first event with his dad Eamon who is a Teetours regular; Greg is a natural golfer, who plays of 1.9 and has never had a lesson in his life (I could cheerfully hate him if he wasn’t such a lovely lad) Greg joined statuesque Mike Perry’s team helping them to an 84.
  • Not to be outdone, Chris Hobbs brought along his daughter, Kerry, A talented young lady off 12.4. Kerry joined Darren Henn’s team and also helped them to an 84.

It was good to see my very old friend Andrew Harben at his first Teetours event. I have known Andrew for over 40 years. He was best man at my marriage,  which might have lasted, had he not made such a good job of corrupting me on the stag night. Although Andrew is a good golfer with a handicap of 5.9, he assembles a team whose main objective is a prolonged session in the local pub on the way home and they were clearly unperturbed by coming last with 62 points.

The 18th is a 165 yard par three. Not a hole that would normally trouble many Teetours’ regulars. However, in common with many of the greens, it has a massive swing and although there were 10 two’s produced on the day, not one of them was on the 18th. To compound the problem it was all four scores to count on this hole.  Three teams only scored one point!

Standing on the 18th tee,  Jonathan Avill‘s team had 84 points, so a reasonable show on the last would have put them on the podium. The team’s star player is Andy Naylor, a six handicapper, who would normally hit a 165 yard, downhill, par 3. 75% of the time. Andy knobbed it 20 yards left into the rough.  His second shot moved it 1 yard forward - still in the rough, his third shot was little better so he found himself with a chip over the bunker, to get on the green in five. The rest of the team was so busy laughing at him that between them they only scored two points which relegated them to seventh equal. 

  • Ian Edwards’ team scored 9 points on the 18th giving them 90 in total for 3rd place.
  • Allister Smith’s team scored 7 points on the 18th and finished 2nd with 92
  • Dave Rogers’ team scored 9 on the 18th, and added to the 86 they had already scored gave them 1st place for the second time this year.

We are already booked to return to Worksop on 1st August 2022.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

1

Dave Rogers 9.2 James Rogers 16.4 Lew Bull 11.5 John Conlon 19.3

95

12

2

Allister Smith 7.2 Guy Mucklow 9.8 Graham Hubbard 10.8 Martin Gummery 15

92

10

3

Ian Edwards 21.7 Dan Corbett 21 Andrew Dicken 15.3 Trevor Norton 15

90

8

4

Ray Ebberley 16.1 Kevin Doherty 11.6 Phil Shelton 13.2 Robin Fenn 7.1

88

6

5

Steve Hawke 5.7 Damian Magill 2.7 Dave Clibborn 6.1 Neil Mallett 6.4

87

4

6

Martin Dunn 15.7 Eamon Revill 16.1 Richard Tart 6.9 Steve Faulkner 11.3

86

2

7=

Tim Evans 10.4 Kelvin Price 12.4  Ian Knowles 15.0 Peter Bingham 18.1

85

7=

Jonathan Avill 13.9 Andy Naylor 6.1 Simon Warmsley 15.2 John Avill 19.9

85

9=

Mike Perry  16.3 Keith Jones 16.0 Gary Poole 10.1 Greg Revill 1.9

84

9=

Darron Henn 4.3 Chris Hobbs 11.9 Miss Kerry Hobbs 12.4 Alston Beckford 18.1

84

9=

Dave Hewitt 14.3 Martin Davis 11.5 Steve Watson 18.3 Dave Thomas 9.2

84

12=

Matt Harrison 14.0 Angela Harrison 17.4 Liz Blake 12.6 Steve Blake 20.0

83

12=

Stuart Bond 10.9 Jon Fraser 10.3 Dave Pye 21.3 Gary Ferrar 12.9

83

12=

Stephen Morley 24.3 John Forde 19.6 Steve Carter 0 Geoff Wilson 20.2

83

15

Dean Pointon 10.1 Roy Everett 8.2 Dave Brierley 8.2 John Miles 16.7

82

16=

Danny Butler 5.9 Neil Barnfield 11.2 John Bateman 21.0 Barry Shearsby 11.6

81

16=

Alan Hope 7.6 Bill Stubbins 7.1 Lyn Griffiths 13.6 Mark Boswell 19.2

81

16=

John Langley 6.6 Jim Oswald 12.3 Mike Broster 7.3 Mark Harris 8.4

81

19=

Chris Bartlett 5.8 Steve Pidcock 10.7 Tony Fearing 9.5 John Kidney 13.3

80

19=

John O'Callaghan 11.3 Dave Walker 16.7 Mick Pearson-Bagnell 10.0 Paul Styles 15.8

80

19=

Phill Adcock 3.3 Tony Stacey 7.8 Steve Coates 4.9 Gerry Latter 2.8

80

22

Tirin Gosrani 11.1 Andy Vernon 3.6 Duncan Spalding 4.9 Graham Spalding 10.9

78

23

Steve Turner 10.2 Paul Lester 12.1 Steve Wilcox 14.4 Dave Benbow 17.5

75

24

John Poole 10.2  Martyn Walker 1.6 Neville Townsend 12.6 Alan Kyte 11.8

73

25

Rob Morgan 9.8, R Crisp 8.5, P Williams 6.6, A Spencer 11.0

71

26

David Roddis 6.4 Mark Thomas 8.5 Michael Thomas 7.4 John Hale  0.1

69

27

Andrew Harben 5.9 Anthony Smith 11 Rob Lyon 12.3 Bill Burrows 33.7

62

Dean Pointon

Longest Drive 9

Graham Spalding

Nearest pin 2

Paul Lester

Nearest pin 18

Two’s

Tony Fearing; Steve Faulkner; Greg Revill; Kerry Hobbs; Alan Hope; Paul Styles; Phil Adcock; Damian Magill; Allister Smith; Martin Gummery.