Copt Heath 16.3.20

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For a change, the sun shone all day, the course held up well considering the unprecedentedly wet winter we have had,  and I could not have wished to spend the day with a more cheerful, appreciative group than the 96 who played at Copt Heath yesterday.

On Sunday, we were one short for a team and I emailed an appeal to you all.  I got six takers and I had to shoe-horn another team in. That team was made up of four guys who had never met before; they had a great day and came in fourth with 86 points

It was very nice to see five ladies flying the flag for Teetours Totty; Jacqui Knight had a two on 13 and Louise Manning won the longest drive on the par five 15th.  (One gentleman, who will remain nameless, didn’t get his drive on 15 to the point that Louise started from!)

Lewis Bull normally plays with the father and son combination of Dave and James Rogers. This week Lewis picked his own team of John Conlon, Steve Champion and Sam Pearce, and with a wining score of 91, you would have to say that his team selection puts him right up there with Jurgen Klopp.

Rich Deville took suitable action in light of the current health advice as he decided to spend most of the day self isolated in the rough.

Eddie Harvey found himself in a team with Neil Mallett, who he declared to be a very bad influence because Neil kept buying him beer.  Neil is a very sociable chap and Eddie a very willing participant. Fortunately Graham came through from the Secretary’s office, to the bar, to inform Eddie that his wife was on the phone, demanding he return home; which he did - before any lasting damage was incurred.

The topic of the day was of course corona virus and the impending Armageddon. 

However, golfers seem to be fairly pragmatic people (I think you have to be to play the game in the first place) and there was little sympathy or understanding of the threat to cancel golf events.  

Granted, if you are worried about being in a social environment with a crowd of people, there is no obligation to come into the club house after the event; having said that, is being out in the fresh air getting some exercise with very few people not a good thing?  

I can only hope that the majority of clubs, due to host Teetours event in the near future, take a the same pragmatic approach as the players.

Hollinwell has already cancelled for next Monday.  I am trying to get Little Aston to host the fixture instead - I will know if it is possible tommorow.

We are back at Copt Heath on Monday 19th October - provided there are some of us left on the planet.

Many thanks for your support

Tony.

Pos 

Player Pairings 

Points 

O.O.M. 

1

Lewis Bull 12 John Conlon 17 Steve Champion 15 Sam Pearce 8

91

12

2

Martin Gadsby 18 Glyn Douglas 16 Mark Geal 18 Peter Douglas 16

89

10

3

Rich Deaville 14 Richard Manning 9 Louise Manning 10 Adam Redpath 23

88

8

4

Mike Marlow 16 Ian Snape 17 Allan Tubb 9 Steve Walters 13

86

6

5

Nigel Truepenny 14 Steve Dingley 13 Peter Smith 18 Terry Lawson 8

83

4

6

Roy Everett 8 Dave Brierley 9 John Miles 14 Darron Henn 6

83

2

7

Garry Poole 12 Boyd Stanhope 10 Colin Hutchins 11 Alan Hope 8

83

8

Eddie Harvey 8 Andy Page 11 Nigel Taylor 19 Neil Mallett 7

83

9

Steve Jennings 3 Maurice Bishton 9 Barry Hall 9 Geoff Tibbets 17

81

10=

Phil Beswick 8 Tim Edwards 15 Ian Williams 13 Tim Worley 12

80

10=

Steve Pidcock 7 Martin Chattin 4 Chris Phillis 18 Linda Allwood 15

80

10=

Stewart Murray 10 Martyn Pearce 6 Geoff Davies 16 Carl Mander 3

80

10=

Kevin Bryan 11 Les Lawrence 10 Chris Scarratt 13 Peter Dawson 9

80

10=

Alan Pratt 23 Jim Clarkson 15 Rudolph Hercik 13 Tim Sherwood 12

80

15=

Tony Young 10, Peter Rulton 12, Jon Lucas 8 Ron East 11

79

15=

Graham Swinney 14 Rob Burke 17 Geoff Clarke 14 Brian Preece 15

79

17

Lee Jeniec 11 Martin Hatt 11 Paul Warwick 12 David Parry 20

78

18=

Martin Dunn 13 Eamon Revill 15 Richard Tart 8 Charlie Spear 26

77

18=

Terry Hill 18, Mark Davis 12, Robert Hill 16, Chris Pegg 17

77

20=

Lyndon Tyler 17 Roy Simms 17 Ray Powell 12 Alan Davies 16

76

20=

Ian Fenn 16 Alan Francis 12 Stuart Danks 13 Kevin Riggs 9

76

22

Sue Maine 12 Laurie Burt 16 Richard Shephard 11 Mike Carver 12

72

23

Gary Ferrar 13 Dave Pye 25 Keith Faulkner 28 Stuart Bond 11

70

24

Jacqui & Kevin Knight Simon Lincoln & Margaret Lightowler

68

Terry Lawson

Nearest pin 5

Peter Dawson

Nearest pin 18

Louise Manning

Longest Drive 15

Two’s

Peter Douglas, Eddie Harvey, Keith Faulkner, Rudolf Hercik, Steve Dingley, Martin Chattin, Colin Hutchins, Lee Jeniec, Jacqui Knight, Geoff Tibbetts, Ian Fenn, Stuart Danks, Dave Brierley

Prizes for the top 5 teams; Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and all 2’s