ROGS Reports 2019

ROGS (Royal Oak Golf Society) is affiliated to Bere Regis Sports Club and uses the club as its venue for meetings and social events, other than golf of course!

This page features the current year’s captain’s monthly reports:

The Memorial Trophy 2019

28 ROGS enjoyed a pleasant afternoon strolling around the fairways of Moors Valley Golf Club. Fairways okay, Greens okay, although the changing rooms could have been a tad bigger. Maximum of 3 people per time !! swinging a cat comes to mind. 

We had a worthy winner with 41 points and that was Jim Goodey. Well done to Jim. Second was Kris (Mucker) Meehan with 39 points and third was Josh (beef) Eastwood with 37 points.

NP on the 4th Josh Eastwood

NP on the 12th Merrick Smith

NP in 2 on the 18th Terry Peterson

LD on the 7th Josh Eastwood

There were no “2’s” so it rolls over to Salisbury and South Wilts

Once again the 4 ball raffle was very well supported, so a big thanks to all.

See you all at the next venue, which will be at Salisbury & South Wilts 28th June, President’s Cup, 1st Tee time 12.32 pm.

Captain Spalds

The Jim Corbin Cup 2019

28 ROGS and one guest enjoyed being blown (not all the time) around the well-manicured fairways of  Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club on Friday the 26th April. The course was in excellent condition, hence we had over ten scores in the thirties. Coming out on top with a great score of 37 was Matt March, well done Matt. Second with 36 on countback was Josh Eastwood and Third was Triston Gale. It was good to get back to normality with our President playing after his sadly missed absence last month, although his score was only slightly better than last month!

1st tee time was 11.15 and up until that moment it was blowing a hooley and rain was plentiful. However, as predicted by the Captain rain would stop at 11.25am precisely and it did, so we were all spared wet pants.

NP on the 6th  Dean Merritt

NP on the 18th  Sam Allen (guest)

NP in 2 on the 8th Sam Allen

LD on the 15th Harry Smith

There were 4 twos. Dean Merritt and Phil Allen on the 6th.  Josh Eastwood on the 14th and Sam Allen on the 18th.

The average score for the day was 27.93, which is up by half a point on previous 2 courses, so it shows that the Super ROGS are getting better. OR was it an easier course…. Down to you to decide, even though I thought it was tough.

A big thank you to Jim Corbin for supplying the prizes this month. He even went back into pro shop to buy another 2 prizes. Thanks Jim and sorry you had to put up me Lakie and I on the day.

Thanks again for contributing to the 4 ball draw, which is seeing the charity fund increasing all the time, which is now in excess of £1,200.

See you all at the next venue, which will be at Moors Valley Golf Club, 31st May, 1st Tee time 1pm.

Captain Spalds

The GRS Trophy 2019

31 ROGS and three guests enjoyed the rolling fairways and water at Boundary Lakes on Friday 29th March. A cracking turnout again. A tricky test with some interesting greens but Josh Eastwood managed to overcome all the problems with a great score of 38, well done to Josh. Second on countback was Terry Peterson with 37 and Julian Flower 3rd on the same score.

Again, this was our 1st visit to this course and what looked on paper to be quite straightforward (If there is ever a straightforward golf course), it turned out not to be. The average score for the day was the same as Ferndown last month. The greens at Boundary were narrow and tricky and certainly no gimme’s.

There must be a special mention, as he doesn’t miss many, but there was a very sorely missed member this month, our President, Dean Merritt. Hope to see him at Bridport next time back with the ROGS to display his natural talent.

NP on the 2nd               Garry Miller

NP on the 18th               Colin Howe

NP in 2 on the 16th        Alan Millward – Our newest member.

LD on the 8th                Josh Eastwood

There were 6 twos, Matt March, Captain, Vice, Colin Howe, Phil Allen and Simon Brouard

The best guest was Sean Eastwood with 37 points. A very good day for the Eastwood family, well done to both.

A big thank you to Guy Storey for sponsoring the day, some good prizes. Please note the Captain did not drop the score cards this month or give 2nd & 3rd placed players to 4 different people. The home work has paid off.

Thanks again for contributing to the 4 ball draw, which is seeing the charity fund increasing all the time.

See you all at the next venue, which will be the Jim Corbin Cup at Bridport and West Dorset Golf Friday 26th April 1st tee time 11.15am.

Captain Spalds

The Members Challenge 2019

32 ROGS and one guest enjoyed the rolling fairways of Ferndown Golf Club. This event made history with the famous ROGS, as it was the 1st visit and hopefully not the last (If they allow us back again). It was indeed the 1st time played at Ferndown for a lot of our members and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. What a great turn out!

The day was sponsored by Graeme Price and I thank him very much for his generosity. Although, he could not enjoy the day as much as the rest of us, as he had to cut his round short after 3 holes due to a combination of footballing injuries and old age.

We had barmy temperatures of 12 degrees, some tricky greens, some patchy fairways but this did not deter us from providing some interesting scores. Coming out on top was Neil Middleditch with 37 points.

There were four people on 34 points and the trusty computer calculated that Matt Hector was 2nd and Captain was 3rd. ** NB – See below….

NP on the 2nd Simon Brouard

NP on the 14th was Phil Allen

NP in 2 on the 8th was Jerry Cocking (New member)

LD on the 6th was Phil Allen

There were three  “2” s    Simon, Rob and Jim.

The one guest Michael Egan had 23 points

Where Pricey failed on the golf course he excelled with the prizes. He surprised all, including me, by having a prize for every member of the ROGS. The prizes were interesting to say the least, as they ranged from Paw Patrol pyjama’s to coconuts from a whole cooked chicken to ladies earrings. A lot of thought went into this, and each member received the appropriate prize…

The awards ceremony went well, even though the Captain dropped the score cards and as they were mixed up presented the 2nd & 3rd place prizes to 4 different people. OOPS!!! It has been noted and I’m currently attending a course in how to hold cards.

Finally, a big thank you to all ROGS for contributing to the four ball prize draw, which raised a very good sum for my charity. Even though early in the season, we have raised almost £1,000 already. Thanks again.

See you all at the next venue, which again will be the 1st in ROGS history, Boundary Lakes (Ageas Bowl) Friday 29th March 1st tee time 11.30am

Captain Spalds