Dale Hill results

The winner of the Captain’s Day Trophy was Jerry Watkiss – decided on count-back after four good scores of 34 points were posted on a superb day organised by Mr Peter Cudmore

With the exception of the final two groups who got caught by a rain shower on the final holes of the course we were very lucky with the weather (overcast and humid). Our Captain organised a fabulous day’s golf on the Woosnam course at Dale Hill where the fairways and greens were in immaculate condition.  Seven teams of three battle out to win one or two of the seven competitions up for grabs all which culminating in the Captain’s Day Trophy for the best overall stableford score for the day.

Team Stableford Competition

The first competition saw the pressure build on the teams through the course of the round.  The best stableford score from the 3 players counting for holes 1 to 6 PLUS the best two stableford scores counting from the team of 3 for holes 7 to 12 PLUS all three of the stableford scores counting for the 3 players on holes 13 to 18.  An interesting and very close competition materialised

Place Team Members Score
Winners Pat Layen, Tim Gorringe & Tom Bennett 72
Second Mark Hughes, Ken Wapling & Alan Bond 71
Third Jerry Watkiss, Clive Butler & Kelvin Patterson 70


Two separate stableford, nearest the pin and longest drive competitions were held as follows:-

Gents Individual Stableford for players off 21 to 28 handicaps (inclusive)

Place Individual Score
Winner Tom Bennett 34
Second Peter Cudmore 33 (Back 9 count back 16)
Third Kelvin Patterson 33 (Back 9 count back 15)


Winner Longest Drive (Hole 14): Tom Bennett

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 5): Ken Wapling

Hotshots Individual Stableford for players off scratch to 20 handicaps (inclusive)

Place Individual Score
Winner Jerry Watkiss 34 (Back 9 count back 17)
Second Chris Buck 34 (Back 9 count back 16)
Third Carl Valentine 34 (Back 9 count back 15)


Winner Longest Drive (Hole 13):  Pat Layen

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 7): Mark Hughes

The two competitions were then brought back together to decide the overall Captain Days Trophy winner.  The average score across both groups on the day was 29.5 stableford points on a long and challenging course. The Trophy winners and runners up were as follows:

Place Individual Score
Winner Jerry Watkiss 34 (Back 9 count back 17)
Second Chris Buck 34 (Back 9 count back 16)
=Third Carl Valentine 34 (Back 9 count back 15)
=Third Tom Bennett 34 (Back 9 count back 15)



Many thanks go to Peter Cudmore our Captain who organised a splendid day at Dale Hill and was rewarded with second place in the Gents Stableford.


A massive thank you goes to our Captain for this season Peter Cudmore who obviously put in a great deal of effort both on the day and in advance to make it a special day.  Peter was supported by our Hon Sec David Howroyd and Treasurer Andy Tippett.  A really enjoyable day on a great course, with good company and some nice prizes.

Also worthy of note that after two good rounds this year Carl Valentine will be playing off 9 at his next event – our first single figure handicap for a few years – well done Carl !!

The best 6 month player averages are shown below (NB: The appearances range between 1 & 5 which might be misleading but hey-ho!)

Player Average
VALENTINE, Carl 37.00
BROWN, Steve 36.50
WATKISS, Jerry 35.75
BENNETT, Tom 34.00
MANN, Michael 34.00
BOND, Alan 33.50
HILLMAN, Paul 33.50
PATERSON, Kelvin 33.25
BUCK, Chris 33.00
DAY,  Brian 33.00
CUDMORE, Peter 32.33
CHEESMUR, Brian 32.00
WEAVER, Kevin 32.00


Our next outing is at Cooden Beach on the 15th July where the Society Strokeplay Trophy and the Society Stableford Shield are up for grabs.  A course that is a favourite of many members, so we are expecting a good attendance – feel free to book early through the normal channels – more details will follow as always