Brocton 30.10.18 - Results

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As an Autumn venue,  Brocton is beautiful;  with a marvellous mixture of deciduous trees and a classic 1801, Georgian clubhouse, it is a quintessentially English parkland course.  Although it isn’t long, there are no par 5’s and the cleaver use of topography by designer Harry Vardon determines that this is a thinking mans course.

Our disastrous attempt to play here last March was brought to a very abrupt end by a cloudburst,   which flooded the course in the space of ten minutes. It was fitting therefore that the whole place was in such lovely condition this time round.  

Many of you told me that this was your first time at Brocton and how much you had enjoyed both the layout and condition.  “Grass on the fairways! - what’s all that about?” Said Nigel Truepenny

Club manager Amanda Raffety and her team looked after us exceptionally well and the full English breakfast enjoyed by many beforehand was five star!

In my closing address to the assembled, my mention of the greens brought forth a rapture of applause and the 17 Two’s recorded said it all.

Wergs golf club member Stuart Hemming brought seven of his friends along to help him celebrate his retirement after 30 years service;  obviously the chancellor hadn’t reckoned on losing Stuart as a tax-payer when he delivered his big-giveaway budget this week!

It was good to see three lovely Teetours Totty members: From Rushcliffe, Sue Maine and Linda Allwood, who was clearly on form and took the prize for longest drive. And from Kedleston Park, Louise Manning who kindly stepped in to help out Chris Johnson’s team who were a man down.

Gary Moore got nearest-the-pin on 9 while Roy Everett cleaned up nearest-the-pin-in-two on 18 with an Eagle!

Jim Clarkson and Alan Pratt have been great Teetours supporters since day one and it was terrific to see Alan return to playing,  after a dramatic illness left him needing surgery and a hateful colostomy bag for a period.  He was back to form yesterday though and contributed 20 points to their total of 44 which was good enough for 4th place.

There was some serious competition going on in Martin Gadsby’s group from Uttoxeter; both pairs carded 45 points with Glyn Douglas and Mark Geal edging Martin and Peter Douglas into 3rd place on a count back.

Ian Tilke and Rich Deaville from Branston G.C. are not renowned as top golfers but yesterday was decidedly their day. They both gelled very well and when I met up with them on the course, Charlie Insley, who was marking their card suggested I ask for a urine sample before confirming the result.  I thought 48 points was a bit steamy. However, playing just behind us were 30 members of Brocton in the Tuesday roll up,  which was also a pairs competition - there were three pairs tied for first place with 47 points - so it was clearly out there to be had.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

Prize 

1

Ian Tilke & Rich Deaville

48

12

Siegel Unique Selection 2011

2

Glyn Douglas & Mark Geal

45

10

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

3

Martin Gadsby; Peter Douglas;

45

8

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

4

Jim Clarkson & Alan Pratt.

44

6

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

5

Graham Swinney & Chris Doherty

43

4

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 

6

Dave Yarranton & Grahaeme Dodge

43

2

7=

Peter Christoforou & Paul Dudley

42

7=

Stuart Bond & Neil Mallett

42

7=

Neil Brannigan & Dean Megan

42

10=

Bill Stubbins & Graham Burell

41

10=

Mike Perry & Kevin Courtney

41

10=

Tony Hayward & Paul Daniel

41

10=

Mark Newbold & Keith Hobbis

41

10=

Ken Storey & Andy Page

41

10=

Alan Wrigley & Paul Gray

41

16=

Peter Aldridge & Richard Aldridge

40

16=

Harry Adair & David Chesney

40

16=

Chris Johnson & Rob Oakes

40

16=

Chris Wormleighton & Peter Gemmell

40

16=

Will Thompson & Dave Willmore

40

16=

Ian Birch & Gary Moore

40

16=

Chris Titchmarsh and Phil Moseley

40

16=

Peter Bryant & Gary Ferrar

40

24=

Robin Upton & Graham Taylor

39

24=

Nigel Pearce & Andy Lester

39

24=

Paul Sidwell & Alan Gummery

39

24=

Steve Gwynne & John Harford

39

24=

Brian Preece & Mat Preece

39

24=

Phil Harbord & Alex Scot

39

24=

David Middleton & Alan Milburn

39

31=

Steve Smytherman & Alan Kyte

38

31=

Mar Barnett & Alan Hope

38

33=

Charlie Insley & Craig Tilke

37

33=

John Teale & Bill Webber,

37

33=

Stuart Hemming & Stewart Stirling

37

33=

Steve Walters & Paul Gibbons

37

33=

Dean Pointon & Bill Clifford

37

33=

Tony Whitehouse & Adam Rock

37

33=

Lee Hill & Dave Cooper

37

33=

Lee Jeniec & Steve Allard

37

41=

Dave Barnett & Duncan Barclay

36

41=

Lyndon Tyler & Peter Cooper

36

41=

Steve Pidcock & Linda Allwood

36

41=

Bob Wood & Bob Cattell

36

45=

Nigel Truepenny & Steve Dingley

35

45=

Steve Upton & Nigel Taylor

35

45=

Peter Rhodes & Louise Manning

35

45=

Roy Everett & Dave Brierley

35

49=

Paul Stokes & Owen Wilson

34

49=

Sue Maine & Chris Phyliss

34

Gary Moore

Nearest pin 9

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

Roy Everett

Nearest pin 18

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

Linda Allwood

Long Drive 12

Il Tauro Salice Riserva 2012

Two’s - Paid in red wine, white wine or beer

Richard Aldridge x 2; Peter Aldridge; Gary Moore; John Teale; Adam Rock; Graham Burrell; Neil Brannigan x 2; Grahaeme Dodge; Andy Lester; Kevin Courtney; Dave Middleton; Roy Everett; Will Thompson; Dave Willmore; Rob Oakes.