With a 1 over par 73 and accumulating a massive 45 points Alan Bigley wins the Individual Stableford at Nizels golf club in July

A good turnout of 20 on a day where we saw the unusual sight 15/20 mins of light rain on an otherwise very pleasant summers day.  The course was a stiff test but with the fairways parched by the recent hot weather saw an extra 20 to 30 yards on most drives on a day of very high scoring (a Seaford mark II day!!).  A course very much liked by the majority of members as it required some careful thought off each tee rather than just blasting a driver down the fairway – the greens were in excellent condition! 

With five scores in the 40s the average for the day was by far the best of the year so far at 34.85. However, the day was tinged with sadness due to the recent loss of Brian Cheesmur a very keen society member and a friend of many.  He will be sadly missed – RIP Brian.

 

Individual Stableford

With a fantastic 45 points playing off 10 (I hasten to add not anymore !!) a very well-deserved win for Alan Bigley – with the lowest gross score by any member certainly for the last five years.  Worthy of some note that both the second and third scores would have won any other event since September 2017!!  Hard luck chaps!

Place Player Score
Winner Alan Bigley 45
Second Tom Bennett 43
Third Andy Williams 42

 

Team Stableford

The best two scores from the teams of three counted: –

Place Team Score
Winner Tim Gorringe, Dereck Coppard & Alan Bigley 96
Second Tom Bennett, Jerry Watkiss & Captain Clive Butler 93
Third John Collingwood, Brian Day, Paul Hillman & Fred Ablitt 90

 

Winner Nearest the Line:  Captain Clive Butler (virtually resting on the line!!) _

Winner Nearest the Pin:  Pau; Hillman with cracking effort to within 3 feet and making the birdie 2 putt.

Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 6 birdies shared across just three players. This takes the seasons total to 34 (including 3 two’s): –

 

Player Hole Score
Paul Hillman 4th 4 on the par 5 (SI 13)
Paul Hillman 10th 4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Paul Hillman 16th 2 on the par 3 (SI 18)
Tim Gorringe 1st   3 on the par 4 (SI 11)
Tim Gorringe 9th  3 on the par 4 (SI 3)
Tim Gorringe 14th 2 on the par 3 (SI 10)
Alan Bigley 2nd 4 on the par 5 (SI 5)
Alan Bigley 3rd 3 on the par 4 (SI 9)
Alan Bigley 15th 4 on the par 5 (SI 4)

 

The next monthly meeting is a full day at Seaford Head on the 17th August at which Hon Sec David and Captain Clive have arranged for the red arrows and wide range of other aircraft to salute us as we enjoy Captain’s day and fight it out for the Freddie Jones Foundation Cup – individual and team stableford competitions off full society handicaps will follow an 11-hole Texas scramble warm up – full details nearer the time.  Hopefully we will attract another 20+ players to support our Captain.