Brocton Hall 5.11.19

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Despite five months rain falling in the last 5 weeks, Brocton Hall Golf Club played very well indeed and the greens were particularly good.

Brocton is small but was perfectly formed by Harry Vardon in 1923.  At less than 5800 yards off the yellows and par 69, it is not unusual to see some big scores come in.  And in contrast to the previous week at Edgbaston the greens are much easier to read.  

The beautiful parkland was in its Autumn finery and, after the first bit of drizzle had disappeared a very enjoyable days golf was had by all.

Following the trials and triumphs outside, jovial banter pervaded the magnificent Georgian mansion just as it should.

Many thanks to last year's skipper of Hagley Golf Club, Lyndon Tyler, for stepping in at the last minute to replace a drop out.  

Good to see two very nice ladies on the day, Angela Allington and Sue Smart.

Furthest travellers on the day were, I think, my old friend John Kidney and his soon-to-be Son-in-law Matt Cuthbert. Matt is a golf club manufacturing wizard from the Ping factory in Gainsborough and spends his summer out on the tour trying to keep the pros happy.

Martin Gadsby's drive down 14 was not only the longest but also produced the most requests for a urine sample!

Terry Hill's son Jon is a banking I.T. guru, recently seconded to work in Stockholm from whence he returned to play with Dad and have a much cheaper beer I suspect.  This gave Terry his first podium finish of the season,  with 47 points, demonstrating just how much your dad misses you Jon!

The show was stolen by Stevie Neale and Nick Chauhan with 49 points and if anyone wishes to dispute the score with Stevie they are welcome to do so (However, he is a retired boxer!)

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

1

Stevie Neal 10 Nick Chauhan 18

49

12

2

Russ Moore 15 Mike Brennan 14

47

10

3

Terry Hill 17 Jon Hill 8

47

8

4

Jim Clarkson 18 Alan Pratt 23

46

6

5

Mike Deeley 16 Matt Harrison 12

45

4

6

Dave Barnett 9 Ian Hughes 19

45

2

7

Martin Davis & David Hewitt

45

8

Mike Remington & Steve Hemmings.

45

9

Martin Gadsby 18 Peter Douglas 15

45

10=

Dave Yarranton 13 Grahaeme Dodge 6

44

10=

Steve Walter 13 Paul Gibbons 16

44

10=

Scott Antcliff 24 Mike Homfray 21

44

13=

Mike Myers 10 Alan Syme 15

43

13=

Phil Adcock 5 Tony Stacey 9

43

13=

Mark Newbold 8 Neil Chatwin 12

43

13=

Derek Pedley 18 Terry Pedley 13

43

13=

Brian Reynolds 11 Lyndon Tyler 17

43

18=

Nigel Broomfield 14 Martin Bedwell 14

42

18=

John Close 5 Tom Murray 13

42

18=

Tony Cluley 23 Phil Bullingham 16

42

21=

Phil Holmes 11 Roger Hanks 15

41

21=

Dean Pointon 10 John Miles 14

41

21=

Roy Everett 8 Dave Brierley 9

41

21=

Ian Knowles 14 Kevin Bryan 11

41

21=

Richard Saxon 12 Pat Shaw 21

41

26=

Dave Smart 15 Sue Smart 12

40

26=

Alan Hope 8 Hugh McClean 14

40

26=

Ralph Punsheon 19 Ken Lewis 11

40

26=

John Kidney 15 Matt Cuthbert 0

40

26=

Martyn Walker 5 Neville Townsend 14

40

26=

Mark Davis 14 Robert Hill 16

40

26=

Kevin Smith 23 Chris Howard 22

40

33=

Tony Davis 13 & Alan Holmes 13

39

33=

Steve Upton 12  Derek Skett 14

39

33=

Chris Bartlett 6 Mike Abbotts 7

39

33=

Phil Ufton 15 Mark Geal 18

39

33=

Angela Allington 14 Jim Jacobs 12

39

38=

Michael Whitehouse 15 Matt Preece 14

38

38=

John Poole 12 Gary Poole 12

38

38=

Les Lawrence 10 Geoff Owen 8

38

38=

Allan Simmonds 7  Alex Scot 14

38

42=

Bill Stubbins 7 Chris Wormleighton 7

37

42=

Fred Ainsworth 16 Brian Preece 14

37

44=

Andy Sewell & Mike Marlow

36

44=

Stuart Hemming 13 Steve Gwynne 13

36

46=

Gary Ferrar 14 Dave Pye 24

34

46=

Mike Perry 14 Phil Harbord 11

34

Steve Walter

Nearest pin 9

Roy Everett

Nearest pin 18

Martin Gadsby

Longest Drive 14

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

Dave Barnett, Tony Stacey, Steve Walter, Paul Gibbons, Jim Clarkson, Steve Upton, Dave Yarranton, Mark Davis, Jim Jacobs, Les Lawrence, Roger Hanks.

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