Kevin Hawkins & Andrew Burnett win by some margin the GBH pairs competition on a day when we were so lucky with the weather

On a day when the forecast was for heavy rain pretty much all day I ended up having my umbrella up for less than 5 mins as protection against one heavy shower.  Although wet under foot in places the 14 who made this event loved the quality of this golf course with some excellent individual scores being achieved on the day – see below. The average stableford score being a very good 31.43. The main event on this outing was the GBH Trophy which is the society’s annual stableford pairs “better ball” competition.

The results were as follows: -

GBH Trophy

Lots of strong pairings fought hard for this trophy which was won by Messrs Hawkins & Burnett with the best score for certainly the last 5 years.

Place Team Members Score
Winners Kevin Hawkins & Andrew Burnett 52
Second John Collingwood & Frank Goulding 49
Third Jim Gallifant & Sandi Hoolahan 47

 

Winner Nearest the Line (Hole 16th):  Sandi Hoolahan

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 10th):  Carl Valentine

Individual Stableford

For this event the individual stableford competition takes second fiddle but what a tight competition this was with the top four only separated on count back: -

Place Individual Score
Winner Kevin Hawkins 39 (20 B9CB)
Second Alan Bigley 39 (19 B9CB : 8B3CB)
Third Andrew Burnett 39 (19 B9CB : 6B3CB)
Fourth Frank Goulding 39 (18 B9CB)

 

The usual anorak moment is that the day saw 5 birdies which takes the seasons total to 49 (55 in 2018) : -

Player Hole Score
Frank Goulding 1st 3 on the 309 yard par 4 (SI 17)
Kevin Hawkins 6th 3 on the 353 yard par 4 (SI 3)
Alan Bigley 8th 4 on the 477 yard par 5 (SI 15)
Jerry Watkiss 17th 4 on the 461 yard par 5 (SI 12)
Alan Bigley 17th 4 on the 461 yard par 5 (SI 12)

 

 

The player of the year award goes to the player with the best four stableford scores during the season. This is now extremely tight at the top and is probably now down to the top four to win with just one more qualifying event to play this year.  The following all have four rounds under their belt this year and are currently positioned as follows:-

Player Season App Best 4 Average Best 4 Total
BURNETT, Andrew 6 38.75 155
COLLINGWOOD, John 9 37.75 151
BIGLEY, Alan 8 37.75 151
BATCHELDER, Tony 4 36.50 146
BOND, Alan 5 35.75 143
MANN. Michael 9 35.00 140
WAPLING, Ken 5 35.00 140
WILLIAMS, Andy 5 35.00 140
GORRINGE, Tim 4 35.00 140
HOWROYD, David 7 34.50 138
PATERSON, Kelvin 7 34.50 138
LEFTLEY, Kevin 6 34.50 138
HUGHES, Mark 6 34.25 137
GALLIFANT, James 7 34.00 136
COPPARD, Dereck 4 34.00 136
HAWKINS, Kevin 4 33.50 134
BUCK, Chris 6 33.00 132
WATKISS, Jerry 6 33.00 132
BENNETT, Tom 4 32.25 129
VALENTINE, Carl 4 31.25 125
TIPPETT, Andy 5 29.50 118

 

The November fixture will be held at Dale Hill (Old Course) on the 15th November.  It would be good to see a good turnout for this event with a number of Dale Hill members in our ranks and a club that I am sure will make us very welcome.