The Nevill golf course, established in 1914, was originally a nine hole course set down by Willy Park Junior (who designed Sunningdale Old Course amongst his 170 courses in Europe, the USA and Canada). When the course was extended some years later, James Braid was engaged to design the new holes and when he created the second, some 550 yards, it was considered to be one of the longest holes of any course in the area. Amongst Braid’s courses are Carnoustie and Ballybunion. Harry Colt worked with James Braid in the late 19th century and it is recorded that he spent time at the Nevill in 1926 working with Braid.
Throughout the second world war, part of the course was commandeered by the War Office and was released back to the Club with some compensation which was spent on redesigning and rebuilding the course. In 1965, Henry Cotton, who had won three Opens and had captained the Ryder Cup squad, was commissioned to redesign and extend the course. It is this layout that is the basis of the course that exists today.
Venue: NEVILL GOLF CLUB
BENHALL MILL ROAD,
Phone: 01892 532941
- Time: 15amfor 11.00am first tee off
- Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival one course eve meal (5pm ish)
- Dress Code Smart casual for the late afternoon meal please.
A very good turnout of 22 players will competing for the GBH Trophy currently held by Carl Valentine & Dereck Coppard.
GBH Trophy – This is a pairs competition.
Each team will play as a pair and record the best stableford score for that pair on each hole i.e. Player 1 scores 2 stableford points and the other 3 stableford points on a hole- the team score is the highest of the two so 3 stableford points count towards the GBH competition.
In addition, a “joker” can be played on one hole, and one hole only, where a hole is nominated before teeing off on it where the best score is doubled for that hole! Please mark the card to show where the joker was used.
From the Nevill website some stats to ponder on which hole to select for joker playing purposes- as if that will help!!!
Individual Stableford Competition
In addition please could each member record their own individual stableford score– which will be entered in to the player of the year competition and may also win a prize as the Best Individual Stableford score for the day (off full society handicaps).
Nearest the Pin
Order of play
Tee times start at 11.00am.
The hi-tech draw for playing partners was made – see below.
So, Friday’s order of play (subject to change) is as follows: –
|11.00||Micky Mann & John Collingwood||14 & 26 (40)||Spare|
|11.08||Andy Williams & Carl Valentine||16 & 10 (26)||Pat Layen & Andy Bigley||15 & 7 (22)|
|11.15||Kevin Leftley & Andy Tippett||15 & 20 (35)||James Gallifant & David Howroyd||28 & 21 (49)|
|11.22||Mark Hughes & Tim Gorringe||16 & 17 (33)||Alan Bond & Kevin Hawkins||19 & 10 (29)|
|11.30||Fred Ablitt & Ken Wapling||19 & 23 (42)||Paul Hillman & Kelvin Paterson||19 & 21 (40)|
|11.38||Sandi Hoolahan & Peter Cudmore||16 & 23 (39)||Clive Butler & Brian Day||19 & 22 (41)|
We look forward to seeing you on Friday – please note the numbers are good i.e even so please shout as early as possible should you not be able to make it.
The weather looks good for TN2 5JW (Nevill) on BBC Weather:-