Beau Desert 16.10.19

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In contrast to the week before at Ladbrook, a rare day of October sunshine brought out the best smiles from those relishing the dry heathland at the top of Cannock Chase and the delights of Beau Desert.  

Although some were tempted to wear shorts in defiance of the impending winter,  Kedleston's Louise Manning was taking no chances with a bobble hat that one can only assume she was modelling for Hobbycraft.

Teetours regular Armani Dave took 5 handicap Martin Kirkbride under his wing and the pair, who were previously unknown to each other, brought home a very creditable 42 points for 4th place.  

They clearly got on well and talked long in to the afternoon in the bar.  The conversation was interesting as farmer Dave listened intently to Martin’s revelation that Sutton Coldfield Golf Club is on common land in Sutton Park.  When Dave found out that a rival farmer from Yorkshire brings cattle down to graze in the park each summer, you could see the cogs working in his mind.  I recon Dave will be trying to work the grazing rights into a membership at Sutton to get his annual subs as a tax deductible expense.

We welcomed the Smit brothers from Halesowen to their first Teetours event and paired them with Hagley’s ever-sociable Lyndon Tyler and Geoff Tibbetts.  Geoff’s pituitary gland got very excited when he found out the Smits run a Pawn Shop in Halesowen.  On further investigation,  Geoff was very deflated when he found out the business is called Cash Brokers rather than Pulse & Cocktails.

Seriously good golf was played by Alan Freeman 5 and Alan Wrigley 3.  They were narrowly beaten into 3rd place on a count back of 44 points; Alan Freeman having had no les than 7 birdies.  Had the pair not lost a shot three weeks ago, for their win at Whittington,  they would probably have carded 46 - Putting them close to winning score of 48 from Andy Bates 13 and Steve Broderick 20.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

1

Andy Bates 13 & Steve Broderick 20

48

12

2

John O'Callaghan 11 & Michael Bagnall 10

44

10

3

Alan Wrigley 5 & Alan Freeman 3

44

8

4

Dave Clark 13 & Martin Kirkbride 5

42

6

5

Tony Davis 13 & Alan Holmes 13

41

4

6

David Middleton 6 & Martin Valente 13

41

2

7=

Aidan Travers 13 & Graham Johnson 5

40

7=

Andy Sewell 14 & Chas Power 12

40

9=

Lyndon Tyler 17 & Geoff Tibbetts 17

39

9=

Phil Johnson 13 & John Broadley 12

39

9=

Colin Parker 14 & Pat Shaw 21

39

9=

John Langley 8 & Jim Oswald 15

39

9=

Richard Manning 9 & Rich Deville 14

39

14=

Gary Ferrar 14 & Carl Harris 9

38

14=

Paul Essom 9 & Paul Gardner 13

38

14=

Graham Bull 12 & Steve Silk 18

38

14=

Robert Smit 7 & Alan Smit 20

38

18=

Sue Maine 12 & Dennis Butler 6

37

18=

Dave Walker 19 & Paul Pedelty 12

37

20=

Chris Bartlett 6 & Will Thompson 5

36

20=

Steve Griffiths 13 John Griffiths 9

36

22=

Barrie Hope 9 Steve Baylis 6

35

22=

Charlie Insley 14 & Charlie Wallace 18

35

24=

Steve Pidcock 7 & David Hart 8

34

24=

Louise Manning 10 & Adam Redpath 22

34

26

Paul Gray 7 & Paul Osborne 13

33

27

Phil Arnold 17 & Rob Blanshard 17

29

Chas Power

Nearest pin 3

Alan Freeman

Nearest pin 18

Carl Harris

Longest Drive 14

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

Phil Johnson; John Broadley; Michael Bagnall; Steve Griffiths; Paul Gardner; Andy Bates; Chas Power x 2 Alan Smit; Geoff Tibbetts; Martin Valente; Richard Manning; Tony Davis.

Prizes for the top 5 teams; Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and all 2’s