Affiliated to: Bere Regis Sports Club
Jim Corbin Cup
|16-18 June||Chepstow||Mini tour|
|Julian Flower & Ian Spalding|
|14-21 September||Gloria Golf Resort||Turkey|
Moors Valley Golf Club winds its way through the Moors Valley Country park and as it was a bank holiday weekend, a good venue that wasn’t too far away from home and we didn’t encounter a great deal of traffic on our journey to and from the course. 22 R.O.G.S made up the 11 pairs, always helpful when you have an even number in a pair’s competition!!!!
1st – Julian Flower & Ian Spalding - 47pts
2nd – Neil Middleditch & Kris Meehan – 45 Points
3rd – Jim Corbin & Guy Storey – 44Points
Wooden Spoon – Harry Smith & Jamie Lake – 34 Points
Julian Flower had the highest individual score on the day of 40 points.
Nearest the pin on the 12th – Harry Smith
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th – Graeme Price
Longest Drive on the 15th – Julian Flower
Fred Begley, a guest on the day claimed a share of the 2’s money with Julian, well done both.
Cams Hall Estate golf club is set amidst the backdrop of the original Cams Hall in Fareham, Hampshire. The golf course is surrounded by water on three sides and offers stunning views over the marina and Portsmouth harbour. The weather wasn’t particularly kind to us on this occasion and the exposed location coupled together with strong wind coming off the Solent made it a testing 18 holes for the 23 brave hardy ROGS who took on the challenge.
1st – Charlie Way - 41pts
2nd – Mark Clapcott – 38 Points
3rd – Brian Ferry (AKA Paul Ebsworth) – 36 Points
Nearest the pin on the 4th – Roger Johns
Nearest the pin on the 7th – Julian Flower
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th – Douglas Marsh
Longest Drive on the 10th – Julian Flower
The Captain claimed the only 2 of the day and walked off with the 2’s money.
The next event will be the Whitbread Pairs at Moors Valley Golf Club on the 25th August
A small group of ROGS and 1 guest crossed the border to play Devon’s little gem, Sidmouth Golf Club. The cup played for was the captain’s cup which comes with the honour of having your name inscribed on the hall of fame in the sports club. This is the course where the captain grew up and honed his skills, playing up to 54 holes as a schoolboy during the summer holidays so local knowledge may have played a part in the result. We also had the pleasure of meeting a greenkeeper from Lyme Regis who was playing 8 rounds of golf in 1 day at 8 different golf courses in Devon and at 1pm he overtook us on the 1st, 5 rounds in and 33km of distance covered, he was still running and still had the same ball!!!
1st – The Captain - 43pts
2nd – Tony Mills - 33 Points (A Fairway behind – like the pun)
3rd – Neil Middleditch – 33 Points (Lost on back 9 countback)
Nearest the pin on the 4th – Roger Johns (Missed the 1ft putt for a 2)
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 10th – Captain Teed (after a 400 yard drive)
Nearest the pin on the 12th – Our Guest, Fred West
Longest Drive on the 8th– Brian Ferry (AKA - Paul Ebsworth)
Two 2’s on the day with Tony Mills getting one on the easy uphill 14th and the Captain getting his on the testing and challenging 5th.
We finished the day with a lovely meal served by the Captains family friends, Wayne & Kerry and a few drinks supplied by the Captain. We now look forward to the next test of golf at the end of the month at Camms Hill Golf Club.
Bulbury is a course that is right on the doorstep of the R.O.G.S crew, but a venue that we have not frequented the fairways and greens for a while now. A lot of change has taken place since we last played, all for the positive. I personally thought the course was in excellent condition and the changes undertaken to the course and clubhouse ensured a great day in glorious sunshine. I had the pleasure of playing with two of the most prominent and popular of the Bere Regis/Shitterton based members of the society and thoroughly enjoyed their company.
1st – Roger (Helmet) Johns – 37 Points
2nd – Jim (The Arm) Corbin – 35 Points
3rd – Mark Clapcott – 32 Points (On back 9 countback from 3 other players!!)
Nearest the pin on the 6th– Brett (The Ear) Standerwick
Nearest the pin on the 12th – Julian (Hook) Flower
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 4th – Barry (a right touch) Watts
Longest Drive on the 15th –Brett (The Ear) Standerwick
There was only one 2 on the day for the Fourth event in succession, Roger Johns walking off with the spoils this time with a 2 on the 10th, well done Roger.
We finished the day with a lovely meal and a few drinks and now look forward to the next test of golf at the end of the month at Sidmouth GC in Devon, look forward to seeing you all there for the Captains Cup.
In a 1st for the R.O.G.S, Marlborough golf club which was founded in 1888 and has established itself as one of the finest courses in Wiltshire hosted the merry band of mixed ability golfers. Set on the edge of the historic town of Marlborough, it offers tree-lined fairways on the front nine holes followed by a back nine played on 120 year old wonderfully springy turf. The venue has been home to the Wiltshire professional championships since 1992 but was easily tamed by the Super R.O.G.S. A rather unique club house sits at the high point of the course which welcomed everyone back after the round for a nice meal and presentation of the Jim Corbin cup by the legend himself.
1st – Alan Green – 42 Points
2nd – Matt March - 39 Points (On count back)
3rd – Neil Middleditch – 39 Points
Nearest the pin on the 5th – El Tel (Terry Peterson)
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 16th – Tony Mills
Nearest the pin on the 14th – Matt March
Longest Drive on the 10 – Ace Of Base (Rob Acey)
There was only one 2 on the day for the 3rd event in succession, Jamie Lake walking off with the spoils this time after a 2 on the 8th hole.
A 27-strong R.O.G.S crew took to the fairways of the Hamptworth Golf Club to contest the Members Challenge. Hamptworth is home to the legendary 16th hole self-titled as “The Beast”. “The Beast” is a 666 yard par 6 which was tamed by most, Russell French not fairing as well and scoring a 10, winning some insoles due to all the walking he did in achieving the highest score.
1st – Dean Merritt - 40pts
2nd – Matt March - 39 Points
3rd – Jim Corbin - 38 Points
Nearest the pin on the 8th – The Maestro (Guy Storey)
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 5th – Captain Teed
Nearest the pin in 4 on the 16th – Captain Teed
Longest Drive on the 15th – Captain Teed (Using a 20 year old driver)
There was only one 2 on the day for the second event in succession, Jim Goodey walking off with the spoils this time.
We finished the day with a lovely meal and a few drinks and now look forward to the next test of golf at the end of the month in a first for the R.O.G.S at Marlborough Golf Club.
A 26-strong R.O.G.S crew took to the fairways of the Manor Course at Bramshaw Golf Club to contest the G.R.S Trophy. It was a perfect winter’s day to play golf and a sharp contrast to the previous day’s weather when the country was awash with storm Doris - playing in that would have made me even more unpopular!!!
The Manor Course at Bramshaw is considered to be one of the best in Hampshire and claims “there really isn’t an easy hole on the course”. We will let the ROGS be the judge of that as there were some very good scores posted on the day. Bramshaw is becoming a firm favourite with the R.O.G.S. because of the challenge of the course, the friendly ambience of the club, and the fact that the closest pub for those partaking in après golf is a mere 20 metres away.
Needless to say not all of the golf was as glorious as the sunshine, with the usual tales of woe (I lost my ball after a perfect drive, the greens were too fast, the greens were too slow!!!, I didn't realise there was a ditch halfway down the fairway, the tree was sticking out further than I thought etc etc) retold in the clubhouse to anyone who cared to listen.
1st Howlin’ Mad (Julian Flower) 37pts – 1 under par (gross) on the back nine
2nd Captain (Mark Teed) 35 pts
3rd The Noise (Martin Debenham) 34pts
Nearest the pin on the 5th – The Noise (Martin Debenham)
Nearest the pin on the 13th - Magnum PI (Peter Foster)
Nearest the pin on the 18th - Middlo (Neil Middleditch)
Longest Drive on the 16th - Howlin Mad (Julian Flower)
Annoyingly there was only one 2 on the day, so Julian not only won the day but walked off with the 2’s kitty, well done