Edgbaston 28.8.18 - Results


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For the first event of the 2018 -19 season it was great to return to Edgbaston, the scene of the very first Teetours fixture on October 13th 2015.  Even more rewarding, it was good to see Richard Aldridge who played in that first event.

As I drove into Birmingham on Tuesday morning, I heard on the news that the number of registered clowns in England has dropped to 150 as their popularity diminishes. Which made me think that if the remaining 150 get lonely, they can always meet up with the other 650 unregistered clowns in the House of Commons.

Uttoxeter golf club was well represented as Alan McPeake brought a most jovial band of members including Dave Clarke - known to his pals as Armani, which is a tongue-in-cheek appraisal of his dress sense; in fact his lack of sartorial elegance has landed him the job as a male model for Gardeners World.

It was good to see an attractive contingent of Teetours Totty with Claire Arnold and Anna Hope returning to enjoy their golf.  

Husband and wife team Sue and Dave Smart played well and were only one point off the leading pack, despite having a detour down a wrong hole as they got a bit disorientated on their first visit to the club. To avoid a domestic when a couple get lost, I think it unwise to ask who was in charge of map reading?!  Sue also had a 2 so there was no problem with her navigating on the greens.

The international flavour of the day was well represented by the charming Angel Rodriguez, a native of Castile, the birthplace of Castillian Spanish - proudly regarded by Angel as the true language of the country; he has little time for Catalonians from the Barcelona region and listening to reminded me of being in Cardiff for a Wales v England rugby match.

In the spring of 2017, on his way to the spring Teetours event at Edgbaston, Steve Smith was crossing the road to meet his lift when he became the victim of a hit and run. Steve was hospitalised and badly injured and it has taken him this long to return to fitness; so it was really good to see him back on the course and clearly enjoying a return to form - well done!

If you blindfolded someone and put them in the clubhouse at Edgbaston for the first time, I bet the last place they would guess they were is in the middle of Birmingham.  The place is a beautiful haven of tranquility in the centre of the country’s second biggest city.  I am delighted that Peter Fawcus and his team continue to develop and nurture the club and the course - they are doing a good job and it is always a pleasure to come.

Longest Drive and a two, was taken by young, 1 handicapper Jake Kelly who certainly knows where his bread is buttered as he asked for a bottle of white wine to take home for his mum.

Dave Lamb was nearest the pin on 5 and Ian Knowles was nearest on 14.

Off the yellow tees with the course still running well the scores were always going to be good at the top; but I cannot remember the top five teams having to be separated on count back!  All five pairs had 43 points.  Top slot went to two Uttoxeter raiders; Robin Upton off 14 and young Mike Smith off 4.

Well done everyone - I hope you enjoyed it as much as me.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

Prize 

1

Mike Smith & Robin Upton

43

12

2011 Siegel Unique Selection

2

Peter Aldridge & Alan Gummery

43

10

Valpolicella Reserva

3

Michael Remington & Marvin Cooke.

43

8

2013 Vega Douro

4

Jim Clarkson & Alan Pratt

43

6

2015 Next Station Douro

5

Richard Garbett & Barry Smith

43

4

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon

6

Jake Kelly & Jeff Ball

41

2

7

Dave Smart & Sue Smart

41

8

Ian Knowles & Alan McPeake

41

9

Lee Hill & Dave (Armani) Clark

40

10=

Barrie Hope & Scott Thomas

39

10=

Mike Perry & Allan Simmonds

39

10=

Dave & James Rogers

39

10=

Adrian Tinker & Richard Adcock

39

10=

Phil Holmes & Peter Poterajko

39

10=

Lewis Bull & Martin Dunne

39

16=

Dave Broad & Dave Lamb

38

16=

Trevor Heath & Tony Clements.

38

16=

Alan Kyte & Lindsay Rowley

38

16=

Phil Harbord & Alex Scott

38

20=

John Poole & John Parkes

37

20=

Andy Page & Ken Storey

37

22

Tony Davis & Alan Holmes

36

23=

Mark Atkins & Simon Kelly

35

23=

John & Thomas O'Callaghan

35

23=

Rob Burke & Gordon Keir

35

26

Lee Jeniec & Steve Allard

34

27

Lee Gumbley & Richard Ward

33

28=

Claire Arnold & Anna Hope

32

28=

Chris Wormleighton & Hugh McClean

32

28=

John Greene & Angel Rodriguez

32

28=

Alan Hope & Steve Smith

32

32=

Graham Swinney & Chris Doherty

31

32=

Bob Hateley & Will O'Reilly

31

32=

Kebbie Uppal & Stuart Fairweather

31

35=

Mike Myers & Mike Maglinchy

NR

35=

Alan Symes & Steve Andrews

NR

Jake Kelly

Long Drive 17

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon

Dave Lamb

Nearest pin 5

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon

Ian Knowles

Nearest pin 14

San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon

Two’s - Paid in Red Wine ; White Wine or craft beers

Jake Kelly; Simon Kelly; Richard Adcock; Dave Lamb; Sue Smart; Mike Smith; Tony Clements; Will O’Reilly; James Rogers