Ray Hamilton wins the Last Chance Trophy with 25 points on a dry mild but very wet under foot day at Dewlands.

Christmas Event at Dewlands Manor Results

A good attendance with 24 players attending the golf and 25 attending the AGM and Christmas Dinner at the Middle House.

The morning started early with a Texas scramble competition over 9 holes. All players had to contribute a full share of the driving responsibilities and because of the wet conditions teeing up on the fairway and rough was the order of the day. The winners were:

Position Team Gross Nett
Winners Greg Wapling, Ken Wapling, David Howroyd & Jerry Watkiss -2 -4.5
Runners up Derek James, Dereck Coppard, Malc Staplehurst & Paul Hillman -1 -3.4


The Individual Stableford competition was for the Last Chance Trophy and the scoring was good with the 22 points scored by Hon Sec Phil, Tim Gorringe, Derek James & Malc Staplehurst not making the top three! The winners were:-

  • Winner: Ray Hamilton (25 points)
  • Runner Up: Ken Wapling (24 points on count back)
  • Third Place: Greg Wapling (24 points)
Ray Hamilton

Mr Ray Hamilton with his stack of prizes.

The Team Stableford Competition was a close run competition with the best three stableford from four player’s counting on each hole:-

Position Team Points
Winners Ray Hamilton, Tim Gorringe, Andy Bishop & Micky Mann 72
Runners up Greg Wapling, Ken Wapling, David Howroyd & Jerry Watkiss 69


An eagle three on the par 5 last by Micky Mann probably made the difference in the team scores.

The Nearest the Pin (12th) competition was won Tim Gorringe. He left himself an 18 inch putt for birdie which he made.

The Nearest the Pin (15th) saw Tim Gorringe again go very close but the rules stated he could not win both NTP competitions so left the door open for David Howroyd to take the prize.

A Nearest the Pin in two (13th) saw Keith Wapling master this dogleg leaving himself a four foot putt for birdie.

The Longest Drive (18th) was won by Micky Mann with a big hit setting up an eagle at the final par 5 of the day.


Captains speach

Outgoing Captain Fred gives a round up of the years events. Well done Fred on a successful year.

Malcom, Paul and Pat

Three of the founder members of the MGS. Malcolm Staplehurst, Paul Hillman and Pat Layen

Keith Wapling

Keith Wapling receives his prize for nearest the pin in two

Festive fun

A very festive meal was enjoyed by all in the Middle House

A really big and special thank you goes to Phil Herbert for his sterling efforts over the year as Honourable Secretary – his negotiating and communication skills have been second to none – always achieving great value golf days for the membership. A big thank you also goes to Fred Ablitt for his strong captaincy through the year. Well done guys – much appreciated by all.

In to the Honourable Secretary shoes has stepped David Howroyd who we know will get the full support and help of the membership in completing his duties in 2016. Peter Cudmore steps up to Club Captain with Jerry Watkiss acting as vice- captain. Micky Mann and Andy Tippett will continue as Handicap Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

We are always keen to welcome new members to the club so if you know anyone who might be interested to check out our website and encourage them to come along.


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