Ken Wapling putts well to win at Westerham with a very good 40 points on a very blustery September day

A low turnout of only 11 at Westerham golf club which was in fantastic condition and a good test of golf – a shame more members could not make this event. The average for the day reflected the tight holes and windy conditions being just 31.09.  The members were pleased to see Sandi back for her first outing in 2018.  The results were as follows: -

Individual Stableford

With a fantastic 40 points and playing very well Ken Wapling wins the individual prize.

Place Player Score
Winner Ken Wapling 40
Second John Collingwood 37
Third Andy Williams 36

 

Team Stableford

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

Place Team Score
Winner Alan Bigley, Tom Bennett & Andy Williams 79
Second Ken Wapling, John Collingwood, Micky Mann & Andy Tippett 77
Third Mark Hughes, Dereck Coppard, Sandi Hoolahan & Clive Butler 76

 

Dereck at the prize giving very unfairly stated what everyone else was thinking in that it is unusual for one team to have the winner and runner up of the individual comp to only come second in the team comp that takes the best 2 from 3stableford scores.  He then realised the other two players in that team were Micky Mann and Andy Tippett and there was his answer!!

Winner Nearest the Line:  Captain Alan Bigley (probably would have also won a longest drive comp on this hole as well)

Winner Nearest the Pin:  Clive Butler with one of the very few shots to settle on the short grass.

Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 5 birdies which takes the seasons total to 51 (including 7 two’s): -

Player Hole Score
Mark Hughes 2nd 3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)
Micky Mann 2nd 3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)
Andy Tippett 2nd 3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)
Andy Williams 4th 2 on the 137 yd Par 3 (SI 18)
Alan Bigley 10th 4 on the 462 yd par 5 (SI 5)

 

With three quarters of the 2018 season passed I thought I would publish the current player of the year standings.  The player of the year award goes to the player with the best four stableford scores during the season. The following all have four rounds under their belt this year:

BIGLEY, Alan 149
TIPPETT, Andy 144
WILLIAMS, Andy 144
MANN. Michael 144
HOWROYD, David 143
PATERSON, Kelvin 140
HILLMAN, Paul 139
HUGHES, Mark 139
WAPLING, Ken 139
ABLITT, Fred 136
BOND, Alan 134
BENNETT, Tom 133
LEFTLEY, Kevin 133
WATKISS, Jerry 133
BUTLER, Clive 131
COLLINGWOOD, John 130
COPPARD, Dereck 128
DAY, Brian 128
GALLIFANT, James 124

 

Also worthy of note was the speed in which the heads and tails was won at Westerham – just two spins of the coin! The first a “head” reduce the field from 10 to 3 and the second toss of a “tail” giving us Mr Alan Bigley as our winner!

The next monthly meeting is for the GBH Trophy – a pairs competition at the Nevill Golf Club in Tunbridge Well – full details nearer the time.  Hopefully we will attract a good number and ideally an even number! to this event 18+ players would be nice.