Ladbrook Park 8.4.19 - Results

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When I arrived at 7.30 yesterday morning the greens were being ironed by the tremendous green keepers,  whose diligent attention to detail usually means that the course is beautifully presented.  
Many of you say how much you enjoy this venue and will be delighted to know we are due to return on Monday 14th October.

Jonathan Avill is and old school friend of mine; he and his father travelled, with two good friends, all the way from the Hope Valley in North East Derbyshire to play Ladbrook and call at a favorite watering hole, The Boot at Lapworth, for lunch. Jonathan’s mum Kate likes to keep tabs on them:  So Kate, the photograph herewith is evidence that they were indeed playing golf with me yesterday (I only hope they are home by the time this email goes out!)

The first Teetours hole in one was achieved at Maxstoke Park by David Bailey and yesterday a crisply struck seven iron on the 8th,  gave 13 handicap Jim Reece the latest one.  Ladbrook Park golf club kindly donated a bottle of Scotch for the assembled to enjoy, which only enhanced the happy, post-match atmosphere in a most welcoming club house.

Dean Pointon was skipper of the last team out;  the trustworthy Teetours veteren carefully collected the prize hole markers and returned them to me for prize giving; and I have assurance from his teammates that his name being on the Longest Drive down the last is completely bona fide.

Nearest the pin on 5 was Dave Sheppard a five handicap Llanymynech member.

Nearest the pin in two was on 10 and I have to confess that I had forgotten how steep the slope is up to the green, making the need for two good shots to be in contention. Damian Magill is a very competent, Shifnal 5 handicapper, who put his second to two feet.
I had the pleasure to play with Damian recently at Ludlow and was interested to learn that he grew up on the Falls Road in Belfast during the troubles, which probably explains why he hit the floor with such alacrity when a crow scarer went off in an adjoining field.

There were seven Two’s, including a chip in by Lee Gumbley, that his team mates tell me was almost as unbelievable as the fact that, in a moment of committee madness,  he was elected vice captain of Aston Wood last week!

Rob Stokes and Tim Barnby were 5th with 44 points

The only lady playing was Judith Jones, together with Tim Mortimer they were 4th, with one more more point on a back nine of another 44 points.

A podium finish in third with 45, went to two members from Wollaton Park, Tony Fearing and Bobby Clutterbuck.

Runner up place went to two Teetours virgins, Nick Powell and John Conlon with 47 points.

Top spot was taken by Pat McKeown 13 and his very pleased partner Dave Farrell 9 who had a blistering day, coming in on twelve holes which notably included a birdie on the tenth and a two on the 15th.

Pos 

Team

Points 

O.O.M. 

Prize 

1

Dave Farrell 9 & Pat McKeown 12

48

12

Quinta Dona Matilde Douro Tinto Reserva

2

Nick Powell 19 & John Conlon 17

47

10

Oatley Barossa Valley Shiraz

3

Tony Fearing 8 & Bobby Clutterbuck 10

45

8

Brouilly Cru de Beaujolais 2017

4

Judith Jones 18 & Tim Mortimer 8

44

6

Valpolicella Classico 2017

5

Rob Stokes 12 & Tim Barnby 6

44

4

Valpolicella Classico 2017

6

Jim Reece & Steve Hemmings

44

2

7=

John O'Callaghan 12 & Dave Walker 20

43

7=

Dave Sheppard 5 Steve Pritchard 8

43

7=

Mike Remington 19 & Marvin Cook 9

43

10=

Tim Evans 14 & Dennis Daniels 18

42

10=

Mark Morann 14 & Brian Ahmed 11

42

12=

Dave Yarranton 13 & Nigel Taylor 19

41

12=

Tony Evans 10 & Steve Gee 16

41

12=

Alan Pratt 23 & Jim Clarkson 16

41

15=

Martin Bedwell 14 & Simon Hartwell 15

40

15=

Richard Tart 8 & Eamon Revill 15

40

15=

Grahaeme Dodge 7 & Steve Upton 13

40

15=

Alan Milburn 13 & Chris Wormleighton 6

40

15=

Ray Blood & Richard Lowe

40

15=

John Hall & Tim Down

40

21=

Jonathan Avill 12 & John Avill 20

39

21=

John Poole 11 & Paul Burke 11

39

21=

Dean Pointon 11 & Dave Brierley 9

39

24=

Nigel Truepenny 13 & Steve Dingley 13

38

24=

Tony Davis 14 & Alan Holmes 15

38

24=

Dave Hewitt 12 & Martin Davis 12

38

24=

Steve Hawke 6 & Neil Mallett 10

38

24=

Martyn Crosthwaite 25 & Andy Naylor 6

38

24=

Lee Gumbley 5 & Robert Harper 24

38

24=

Ben Gilg 5 & Damian Magill 5

38

24=

Dave Ross & Mike Hamilton

38

32=

Hanif Bhula 14 & Stewart Wardrop 37

37

32=

David Evans 20 &  Martin Prior 15

37

32=

Keith Thorley 12 & John Wakeham 8

37

35=

Allan Simmonds 8 & Alex Scott 14

35

35=

Ken Lewis 10 & Ralph Punsheon 19

35

35=

Chris Bartlett 7 Chris Johnson 13

35

38=

Andy Lyman 18 & Kieth Buckley 18

34

38=

Roy Everett 8 & Bill Clifford 16

34

40

Derek Pedley 19 & Kevin Cooper 18

31

41

Stewart Fairweather 22 & Mick Warren 20

27

Dean Pointon

Longest Drive 18

Oatley Barossa Valley Shiraz

Dave Sheppard

Nearest pin 5

Oatley Barossa Valley Shiraz

Damien Magill

Nearest pin 10

Valpolicella Classico 2017

Two’s - Paid in  Harvest Pale 500cl bottles.

Lee Gumbly; Hanif Bhula; Alan Simmonds; Dave Farrell; Tim Barnby; Mike Hamilton; Mike Remington