|Friday 24th February
||East Dorset Golf Club
|Graeme Price and Rob Parry
| Greame Price
Christmas Cup of Good Cheer
Bulbury Woods Golf Club – Saturday 9th. December
After almost two weeks of continual gale force winds and torrential
rain, the majority of people were of the opinion that we would be very
lucky to play our annual Christmas golf game at Bulbury
Especially as the course had been shut for a number of days during the
past fortnight due to the ground being saturated.
As it was my first event in the new role of Captain of ROGS, I was
particularly concerned as in previous years we had enjoyed good fortune
with the weather and I was wondering if our luck was about to run
out. But no! Good luck was with us and on the day
not a cloud in the sky and you would not believe how well the course at
With 36 players, including 4 guests, the President’s Team
(Russell French), was playing the Captain’s Team in a Ryder
format as well as an individual Stableford.
The Nearest the Pin on the 6th., par 3 was won by Shane Mooney,
the Nearest the Pin on the 12th., was won by Roger Johns and
the Longest Drive on the 15th., was won by Simon Scott.
Guy Storey and Graeme Price sponsored these prizes and I am sure we
have not heard the last of ‘Simon’s
Our four guests were, Rod Anken, Rob Debenham (brother of our Vice),
Tim Porter and Arthur Soar. The winning guest was Rob Debenham with 36
There was £63 in the Two’s Kitty and this was
between Mike Parsons who had a 2 on the 6th., par 3, Dave Rushton who
also a 2 on the 6th., par 3 and John Ruskin who had a 2 on the 18th.,
which was a PAR 4 ( his drive went through the temporary green and he
chipped in for a 2).
The overall winner of the Christmas Cup of Good Cheer was Mike Crisford
with 41 points, second was Graeme Price on 39 points and third, Russell
White with 38 points. Mark Crocker who has not played for some time
came in 4th with 37 points.
Member’s revised handicaps will be published on our
ROGS’ Members website www.societygolfing.co.uk
log in as royaloak with the password bereregis.
The presentation evening was held at Bulbury Woods with 64 members and
guests who enjoyed a good meal and excellent service. Shane
Mooney excelled himself as our Musical Maestro for the presentation and
the disco that followed.
The majority of our winners throughout the season are published monthly
as the events take place but there are a few awards that are only given
out once a year at the Annual Presentation Evening and these are as
The Most Improved Player Award 2006 went to Russell French.
The Highest Score Award went to Graeme Price with 48 points at East
The Ebsworth Builders Matchplay Shield 2005/6 was won by Julian Flower.
The Shaun Brady Knockout Cup was won by Mike Crisford.
Farewell From Captain French
Finally just a few thank yous before I hand over the Captaincy to Roger
Duncanson and the 2007
season.I hope all members have enjoyed another great season,this would
not have not been
possible without the help,organisation and work put in by the key
members.My thanks go to
Guy Storey for his continued excellent efforts as Secretary and for
organising the Spanish Tour.
Russell White for producing a fantastic job in the Treasurer's role and
the organisation of our
Summer Tour to China Fleet.Paul Ebsworth for his efforts as handicap
for organising the Sponsors prizes during the season.The President
Greame Price for his guidance
and experience from being a past Captain.The Committee for there
continued support and
finally to Roger Duncanson for his help and work as my Vice Captain to
ensure the season ran
I look forward to seeing all of you plus any other guests who wish to
attend our Presentation
Evening at Bulbury Golf Club on 9th December.
THE ZOOM TROPHY
AT LYME REGIS GOLF CLUB
The Rogs played their last game under the Captaincy of Mr. Russell
French for the 2006 season. The Rogs were playing for the Zoom Trophy
at the wonderful location of Lyme Regis.All week furtive eyes were on
the weather forecast which did promise some wind and rain but they do
say that God looks down on the righteous and he did so on this
particular Friday.The weather was perfect for golf and views of the
Jurrasic coast back to Golden Cap at Eype and Portland beyond were
spectacular.You never forget the views at Lyme.The game was going to be
keenly contested with 24 Rogs members and 5 Guests.John Spurdle and
Graeme Price both turned up with new clubs. Mike Crisford brought along
Rob Acey and the Landlord of the Blue Vinney in Puddletown, Mark
Teed.Shane Mooney brought his brother, Andre and John Smith came as
Robbie Halls guest.Chris Sumner made his 2nd. appearance as a guest at
.We started play on the 10th. tee at 12noon and with an additional 8
prizes there was something for everyone to play for. Nearest the pin on
the 11th. par 3 was Geoff Adams who won a golf umbrella. Nearest the
pin on the 13th.par 3 was Guy Storey who won a Putter.(he needed a new
putter because he missed a very short putt for a birdie) Nearest the
pin on the 3rd. was John (new clubs remember) Spurdle who won a golf
umbrella. Nearest the pin on the 8th. was John Ruskin who also won a
golf umbrella. Nearest the pin in two on the 18th.was Tom Crabtree who
won a golf jacket. Nearest the pin in two on the 9th. was John Ruskin
who won a golf shoe bag. The longest drive on the 16th. index 2 along
the cliff edge was Shaun Brady with a monster hit. He won a golf
jacket. The winning guest was Mark Teed with 32 points and he won three
Titleist golf balls with the ROYAL OAK logo imprinted which he said he
would proudly display in his Blue Vinney pub.
The result of the game were as follows, In 4th. place on a card play
off with 39 points was Julian Flower. In third and winner of the Bronze
medal was Rob Parry with 39 points. In second and winner of the Silver
medal was Mike Crisford. The overall winner of the Zoom Trophy and
winner of the Gold medal was Roger Duncanson with 42 points.
After an excellent dinner and presentation by our outgoing Captain the
draw for the first round of the Paul Ebsworth Shield was held.
First round draw of the Paul Ebsworth Shield
Due to the high numbers of players in the draw we had to draw out 5
threeballs first and 11 pairs.The threeball will play at a venue chosen
by the first player drawn out and they will score Stableford.Only the
winner goes through to the next round.In the event of a tie then the
back three are to be counted and so on.If only two players turn up for
the match then the format is match play.The person drawn out first
should organise the match and should at least give two or three dates
for the game. If a date cannot be arranged then you should contact Jim
Corbin who as comp. sec. will adjudicate. his decision is final.To
arrive at the match play difference between two players then you take
the difference between both handicaps and three quarters of this
difference is the number of shots you or your opponent receive.i.e.a=27
b=23 difference 4. three quarters of 4 is 3. therefore the 27
handicapper gets shots on index holes 1,2 and 3.
All matches to be played and completed by the end of NOVEMBER 2006.
Ring the Comp Sec with your result.The draw is as follows.
Russell French v John Spurdle v Alan Lambert
John Ruskin v Titch White v Julian Flower
Jamie Lake v John Pitts v Robbie Hall
Paul Ebsworth v Brian Jones v Rob Smith
Jim Corbin v Graeme Price v Mike Crisford
The matchplay pairs
.Guy Storey v Mike Parker
Martin Debenham v Russell White
Shaun Brady v Roger Johns
Pete Cheeseman v Roger Duncanson
Shane Mooney v Mike brown
Geoff Adams v Tom Crabtree
Simon Scott v Rob Parry
Dean Merritt v Brian Wiffen
Keith Nurrish v Mike Speer
Dave Rushton v Gordy Tucker
Brett Standerwick v Ali Hewitt
ANNUAL TOUR 2006
This year we visited the Almeria region of Spain and stayed in the
Hotel Vallle del Este near Mojacar. Twenty one of us went
altogether with eleven golfers and we played Valle del Este twice and
Desert Springs also twice. We flew from Southampton on Sunday 8th
October and played our first competition at Valle del Este on Monday,
which was for the French Open Trophy. This was won by Martin Debenham
on 35 points, with Rob Parry in second place on 29 points.
The next day we played at Desert Springs for the Bantry Bay Tray. This
course is designed on the same basis as its namesake in Arizona.
Fairways like carpets, slick fast greens and lingering scorpions and
snakes. Enough hazards to make for an interesting round of golf. John
Pitts won the day with 32 points, with Russell White second on 29
points and Martin Debenham third with 29 points. John Pitt had won
nearest the pin on the first day but three more par threes and no one
hod made the greens on these next three difficult holes.
Russell White knocked his ball into one of the villa’s
that lined the fairways. He looked through the fence and saw his ball
and as the villa appeared empty, he went in to retrieve his precious
bail (we have a competition for how many balls we lose over the four
days). Rob Parry gave a very convincing dog bark and you should have
seen our Russell jump - great merriment.
Our next game was at Valle del Este again, playing for the Middleton
Cup. No one could match the scores of our first round and Russell White
was the winner with 28 points. Jim Corbin came second with 26 points
and Martin Debenham took third place with 26 points. Robbie Hall won
nearest the pin on the 6th and Graeme Price won on the 12th. Keith
Nurrish won the ‘twos’ on this day which was worth
€66, tax free.
The final game for the Fota Island Pint was played at Desert Springs
and the scoring was getting worse. Three players came in with 26 points
and on a card count back, Robbie Hall was first with Tich White in 2nd
place and Shaun Brady in third. Jim Corbin won the nearest the pin on
the 12th and Rob Parry won on the 14th.
The Tourist Trophy for the highest points over four rounds went to
Martin Debenham - 114 points, Russell White was second with 105 points
and Rob Parry was third with 101 points.
Another good tour - our seventh abroad - and many thanks as always to
our organiser - Guy Storey.
Roger - Vice
ROGS AT CANFORD MAGNA
ROB HALL HACKERS TROPHY
The ROGS September fixture took place at Canford Magna Golf
Club,where a fantastic turnout of 30 ROGS members and two
gathered to contest The Rob Hall Hackers Trophy.
ROGS were greeted by a revamped bar and clubhouse, and a course
in truely excellent condition,this indeed was going to be an
day for all.As the ROGS set off for the days play,the blue
skies disappeared and heavens opened,but this was not
ROGS spirit.A enjoyable and competitive round was had by
all,followed by the days presentation in the club house.A
special mention to Simon Scott for shear determination in true
ROGS spirit for finishing the course after breaking a finger
the 8th hole.
First time ever for the ROGS a card playoff for the first
three all with 38 points
2nd Pete Cheeseman
3rd Jim Corbin
Longest Drive 18th
Nearest Pin 8th
Nearest Pin 16th
Nearest Pin in two 2nd
Hole Julian Flower
The two's money was shared by five ROGS members, who then to decide the
had a game of sudden death spoof in the bar and the winner
was; Julian Flower
Next month the ROGS are travelling in a westerly direction along the
coast to Lyme Regis Golf Club to contest The Zoom Trophy.
ROGS SEPTEMBER FIXTURE
THE PRESIDENT'S CUP - MEON VALLEY GOLF
The Marriot Hotel and Country Club was the setting for the ROGS latest
outing,although situated in deepest Hampshire most of the ROGS managed
to arrive within the hour from leaving the Regis(or those with sat-nav).
A pre golf bacon bap and beverage alfresco in glorious sunshine gave
the ROGS the feeling of more Costa-del-sol than mainland England,all
the ROGS were missing was the sangria!
Fine weather enabled ROGS to enjoy breathtaking views across the Solent
while contesting The Presidents Cup,tradionally a hard fought match and
today was not to any exception.
Superb play from the ROGS made a most enjoable day for all,a day
certain to be remebered by the ROGS for many a time to come.
A glorious meal in the clubhouse was served while the ROGS members
remimissed about the days play,the usual tales of 'if only' and 'the
one that got away',echoed during the meal,followed by the presentation
of the days prizes,presented by the Captain and the President Greame
Brady 40 pts
2nd Roger Johns 33 pts (won on
a card playoff)
Hall 33 pts
Nearest the pin
Nearest the pin
Nearest the pin in two 17th Greame Price
Next month takes the ROGS the short distance to Canford Magna Golf Club
to contest The Rob Hall Hackers Trophy.
LANDLORDS CUP - ISLE OF PURBECK GOLF CLUB
The July fixture saw the ROGS members
travel the short distance to The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club to contest
A great turnout of 26 members guaranteed a competitive days
on this course familiar to most of the ROGS members.
A blistering hot day took its toll on
even the most hardened of ROGS members,but despite this a few good
handed in at the end of the days golf.
Back in the clubhouse with stunning views
over Poole Harbour,a superb meal was had by all, followed by the
The Landlords Cup and the days other prizes which included for the
nice bottle of Bubbly donated by The Landlord of the Royal Oak,Mike
1st Greame Price 36 points
points (lost to Greame on a card
3rd Geoff Adams 33
14th hole John Ruskin
hole Russell White
Nearest Pin in two 18th Hole Mike Brown
Many Thanks for the sponsors of the
day, Mike Parsons, Landlord of the Royal Oak and Mike Crissford for
in two prize.
Next Month the August Fixture is at Meon Valley, near
Southampton where the ROGS will be contesting
the Presidents Cup.
Rogs on tour 2006
China Fleet Golf Club
Tamar Estuary 14th - 16th July
On Friday 14th.July, 21 R.O.G.S members with 3 guests turned up at
China Fleet Golf and Country Club which is immediately over the
line between Devon and Cornwall. We welcomed our our three guests, Pat
Brady, Mike Parker and Tim Porter who were playing off their handicaps
of 5, 22 and 8 respectively. The format for the 3 day competition was a
Stableford and 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. placings for the first two rounds
would be cut 3 shots ,2 shots and 1 shot.
Martin Debenham started off well on the first round winning the longest
drive on the 2nd.hole.
Nearest the pin on the 5th. was our organiser for the weekend and he is
also our treasurer,Russell (Bobber) White.
Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 10th. par 4 was John Ruskin (now referred
to as Cheeky after getting clobbered in the face by a golf ball
courtesy of Keith Nurrish). Nearest the pin on the 15th. was John Pitt.
The two,s money for the day - £24, was shared by Dean Merritt
and Roger Duncanson.
The winner with 41 points was Roger Duncanson with Julian Flower 2nd.
with 36 points and John Ruskin 3rd. with 34 points
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the course on day one and the temperature
continued to rise reaching nearly 30 degrees with just a little breeze
from the Tamar river.
Jim Corbin won nearest the pin on the 5th. and the longest drive on the
9th. was won by Dean Merritt.
Nearest the pin in two which is always a good test of golf was won by
John Ruskin on the 14th. and nearest the pin on the 15th. was won by
our guest Mike Parker (playing right-handed but putting left handed).
The two,s money for the day was shared between Graeme Price, Jim Corbin
and two shares for Dean Merritt.
We had a putting competion on this day, you had to record how many
putts you took when putting on the green and this is normally won by
the good golfers and true to form Pat Brady won it with 31 points
playing off his 5 handicap.The most putts on the day was 51 putts.
Graeme Price was first on this day with 37 points on a card playoff
with Rob Parry 2nd.and Russell White 3rd. who both came in with 37
Things were hotting up now on the course and there was a little more
breeze than on previous days.
Nearest the pin in two on the 3rd was our guest, Tim Porter(8 handicap)
Nearest the pin on the 2nd was Julian Flower (9h/cp)
Nearest the pin on the 12th. was Roger Johns(10h/cp)
The longest drive on on the 17th.was won by Julian Flower (John Ruskin
used Julian's driver as he had broken his earlier so it was deemed to
be Julians award.) See how the low handicappers came good in the end.
The two's money was shared between Pat Brady, Mike Parker, Martin
Debenham and Julian Flower.
The winner on the day was Martin Debenham with 39 points, 2nd was
Julian Flower with 37 points and third was Dean Merritt with 36 points.
So the overall Winner over the 3 days was Rob Parry with 104 points
with Julian Flower 2nd on 102 points and Roger (whats your handicap)
Winning guest was Tim Porter with 93 points and highest score for the 3
days was Roger Duncanson with 41 points.
The Presentation was made in the club house on Sunday afternoon.
Everyone was unanimous that the weekend had been a great success and
thanked "Bobber" with a presentation of golf wear.
Final results table is as follows;
|| Final Score
| Day 1
|| Day 2
|| Day 3
| R Parry
| J Flower
| R Johns
| J Ruskin
| T Porter
| G Price
| P Brady
| M Parker
| R White
| G Adams
| B Wiffen
| G Tucker
| J Corbin
| J Pitts
| A Hewitt
| J Lake
JUNE 2006 AT DUNWOOD MANOR GOLF CLUB HAMPSHIRE
THE CAPTAIN'S CUP
The Captain's Cup is traditionally the most prestigious trophy that the
ROGS play for,one of the highlights of the ROGS season.Out of 31
members and 3 guests only one person had played at Dunwood
before and what a revelation it was.It's located just outside Romsey
and is owned by Bramshaw Golf Club.
The Captain teed off first showing his usual fine style to the rest of
the ROGS, who were all sat on the patio area outside the bar already
enjjoying liquid refreshment to prevent dehydration on this
glorious hot day.
An exciting and challenging course this proved to be for the ROGS,but
very enjoyable,with some very impressive score cards being
After the ROGS topped up their fluid levels and watche Argintina get
knocked out of the World Cup on penalties,we all sat and had
superb meal in the clubhouse and the presentation of The
Cup and the days other prizes took place.
1st Mike Parsons 44pts
2nd Geoff Adams 41pts
3rd Alan Lambert 40 pts(Decided on a card
play off with Brian Whiffen)
Nearest the Pin on the
Nearest the Pin on the
Nearest the Pin in Two on the
6th Mike Crissford
Longest Drive on the
The Draw for the semi final of the Shaun Brady Summer Knockout was made.
Russell White V Mike Crissford
V Roger Johns
This proved to be an extremely popular course and I am sure it will not
be long before Dunwood Manor will have the pleasure of the ROGS
revisting. Next month(July) the Rogs will travel the short
distance to The Isle Of Purbeck Golf Club,a true firm old
favorite to contest The Landlords Cup.
Also the Captain announced that this years cricket match ROGS vesus The
Sports Club will be played on Sunday afternoon 6th August.Cricket
starts at 3pm and the BBQ starts at 6pm.
Tickets will be £5.00 per head and children under 12
by an adult will be free.All welcome,come along for a fun
MAY 2006 FIXTURE AT AXE CLIFFE GOLF CLUB
A new venue saw the ROGS travel down to Seaton to play Axecliff Golf
Club, a few members had already played the course before but for many
this was untrodden ground.
The fixture is to compete for the illustrious Whitbread Shield.
A good turnout of 25 members plus 1 guest were welcomed by bacon
butties, coffee and very friendly and helpful club staff.
On the road traveling down the fog was thick and the rain clouds seem
to be massive over Seaton, but as the first ROGS members walked to the
first tee the sun broke through and the ROGS had superb weather for the
rest of the round.
A very interesting course resulted in outstanding play and some superb
scores from the ROGS members.
After the sumptious meal provided by the Golf Club the presentation of
the Whitbread Shield and the days other prizes
1st Mike Crissford 39pts
2nd Simon Scott 37pts
3rd Alan Lambert 35pts
(this was after 3 players all returned with 35 point and a count back
took place. Commiserations to Ali Hewitt and Martin
Nearest The Pin Jim Corbin 11th
Nearest The Pin in 2 Brian Whiffin
Longest Drive John Ruskin (again!)
The two`s pot was won by Brian Whiffen and Jim Corbin both on the 11th
The best guest was Martin Parker with 38pts. (Although we found out
later he used to be an Axecliffe member for many years!)
Next month The ROGS are off to Dunwood Manor to contest The Captains
Cup. This is another new course for the ROGS which we are
looking forward to.
APRIL 2006 AT QUEENS PARK GOLF CLUB BOURNEMOUTH
The ROGS April fixture took place at Queens Park Golf Club, where a
fantastic turnout of nearly 30 members gathered to contest The Jim
Corbin Cup on a glorious spring day. The Jim Corbin Cup took
slightly different format than usual as the cup was contested in pairs
rather than the traditional individual competitions. High and
handicap members were drawn together in some interesting pairs and
strolled out to the first tee with high expectations of the day.
The talk on the first tee was the two`s money, not having been won in
the last 2 matches had now rolled over to a massive £120.00,
amount surely enough to take a ROGS member out of amateur status.
The conditions proved tough for some, but a most enjoyable round was
had by all, which concluded with some very respectable scores by the
A most enjoyable meal was had by all followed by the presentation of
the Jim Corbin Cup and the days other prizes.
Pairs Competition - Jim Corbin Cup
1st Graeme Price & Rob Parry 50 points
(slashed 1 shot)
2nd Dave Ruston & Mike Crissford 41 points(on
3rd Julian Flowers & John Pitts 41 points
NEAREST THE PIN on 2nd Mike Crissford
NEAREST THE PIN on 17th Tom Crabtree
NEAREST THE PIN IN TWO on 13th Jamie Lake
LONGEST DRIVE on 10th Julian Flowers
Tom Crabtree 17th Par 3
Graeme Price 17th Par 3
Julian Flowers 18th Par4
The Paul Ebsworth Builders Winter Knockout Shield was won by Julian
Flowers beating Rob Parry.
Next month we are traveling to Axecliff in sunny Devon (i hope) a
course where many ROGS members have not played before.
MARCH 2006 AT LONG SUTTON GOLF CLUB
The ROGS March fixture took place at Long Sutton Golf Club,Somerset.
A new fixture for all the ROGS members to contest the GRS Architects
Trophy,although there was some doubt about Guy actually being there to
present the Trophy let alone play,as he managed to get lost between
Dorchester and Yeovil on his way to the course (ever heard of sat-nav
So the ROGS set off on this fine undulating course with high
expectations,only to be hampered by Hurricane force winds but very
luckily no rain.
A most enjoyable round was then followed by a superb meal in the club
house where the ROGS were to feel most welcome during the presentation
of the GRS Trophy.
All at ROGS were impressed with the course and facilities on
offer and it is a venue that would be in the ROGS diary for the future.
Results Of The Day
1st Bobber White 36 Points
2nd Paul Ebsworth 35 Points
3rd Alan Lambert 33 Points
Best Guest Mike Brown 11 points(only guest again!)
Nearest Pin 7th Hole , John Ruskin
Nearest Pin 17th Hole , Graeme Price
Nearest Pin in two 5th Hole, Guy Storey
Longest Drive 16th Hole, Shaun Brady
February 2006 - Dorset Golf & Country Club (East
An early start to the Rogs ninth season this year as the
agreed an extra fixture to play the J-Cabs Travel Trophy at The Dorset
Golf & Country Club, formerly East Dorset Golf Club, as many of
know it as.
A splendid turnout of 24 members plus 1 guest arrived early to enjoy a
bacon butty and a bucket of balls to stretch those rusty limbs on the
An enjoyable round commenced in sub artic temperatures, three words
from a well known phrase come to mind ( freezing, balls, &
monkeys). However with the low temperatures and a very heated
competitive round was had by the ROGS with record scores being recorded.
A sumptuous meal was served by the East Dorset Golg Club after which
the presentation for the days prizes were presented.
The winners were
1st President Graeme Price with a magnificent 48 points
2nd Paul Ebsworth with 36 points
3rd Jamie Lake with 35 points
Nearest the pin 7th hole Dave Rushton
Nearest the pin in 2 Julian Flowers
Longest drive Mike Parsons
Nearest the pin 17th hole John Ruskin
Best guest score Mike Brown 6 points (i`ll just add he was the only
No winner for the two`s competition which we now have a double rollover
to be played in March at Long Sutton with the pot in excess of
We also had the draw for the Paul Ebsworth Builders Winter Shield which
Julian Flowers or Dean Merrit V Graeme Price or Mike Parsons
Roger Johns V the winner of Rob Parry & Shaun Brady
Many thanks to Martin Debenham for arranging this seasons
We all at ROGS wish Martin a speedy recovery from his recent hip
operation and hope to see him teeing off soon.
Also congratulations to Julian Flowers and his wife Louise on the safe
arrival of a bouncing baby boy, another potential ROGS bandit!
March venue is to be played at Long Sutton, Somerset, a virgin course
for all us ROGS members. Look forward to seeing you all there
How to Score Stableford
Every Golfer receives two points for finishing a hole in
= no points
Now you add your handicap to the points awarded for par.
i.e. An 18 handicapper
receives 1 shot for every one of his 18 holes.
So par becomes 2 points plus
his shot gives him 3 points for a par.
A birdie is 4 points.
A bogey is 2 points.
Double bogey is 1 point.
A 28 handicapper
receives 2 shots on stroke index 1-10 and
1 shot on stroke index holes 11-18.
par with an index of 1-10 gives him 2 points
plus his two shots
4 points for a par
5 points for a birdie
3 points for a bogey
2 points for a double bogey
1 point for a treble bogey