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ROGS 2011




2011

Venue

Dinner

1st Tee

Winners

25th February

(27 holes)

Dorset Golf & Country Club

Club

8.04 am

Dean Merritt and Charles Way

25th March

Romsey Golf Club

Club

11.30 am

 Roger Johns

29th April

Hockley Golf Club

Club

1.15 pm

 Tim Porter

27th May

Dawlish Warren Golf Club

Club

12.00 noon

Mark Teed

24th June

Bramshaw Golf Club

Club

1.15 pm

John Pitts

29th July

Stoneham Golf Club

Club

12.00 noon

Julian Flower

26th Aug

Bulbury Woods Golf Club

Club

12.06 pm

Martin Debenham

30th Sept

Hamptworth Golf Club

Club

12.30 pm

Julian Flower

28th October

Ashley Wood Golf Club

Club

12.15 am

Jim Corbin

9th – 16th October

Hammamet, Tunisia

tour

ROGS Trip to Costa Adeje

If you click on the photo below you can see the photos from the Costa Adeje trip.

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ZOOM TROPHY


For our final outing of the season, and my swansong as captain, we travelled just down the road to Ashley Wood GC.  A sun kissed day on the rolling plains of Blandford saw the biggest turnout of the year battle it out for the Zoom Trophy.

The nearest the pin on the 18th hole was won by scratch golfer ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower.  Nearest the pin on the 7th was won by the outgoing president Shaun ‘Bru’ Brady.  Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 12th was won by local celebrity Neil ‘Poole Pirate’ Middleditch, and the longest drive on the 14th was won by Mark ‘The Patch’ Teed.

We had a really close finish which has been common place in the ROGS this year.  However in third place was Barry ‘A Right Touch’ Watts, in second place was Richard ‘Titch’ White with a magnificent 39 points, however the winner on count back also with 39 points was Jim ‘Beware Of The Shank Ark’ Corbin……well played Jim!!

There was only one 2 scored on the day, coming on the 9th hole from the putter of local hero Doug ‘The Bomb’ Marsh after putting the his tee shot inches away from a hole in one!!

I would like to thank everybody for a fantastic season, and I hope that everybody had fun!!  I would also like to finish by wishing next years captain Brett Standerwick all the very best where I know he will do an unbelievable job, and lead the ROGS from strength to strength.

Captain Tiny



JIM CORBIN CUP


For our penultimate outing of the season we travelled back into Hampshire to play Hamtworth GC.  A splendid day out with temperatures reaching record levels, as 26 ROGS members, and 3 guests threaded their way through the New Forest to battle out for the Jim Corbin Cup, and we were treated to a course in beautiful condition, and a true test of golf. 

The nearest the pin on the 8th hole was won by ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower.  Nearest the pin on the 10th was won by the sponsor for the day Jim ‘Turncoat’ Corbin.  Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 3rd was one by Mark ‘The Patch’ Teed who also won the longest drive on the 16th with a monster drive beating his colleagues by 40 yards!!

We had the closest finish ROGS history, with 5 players tied at the top on 34 points.  However on count back in third place Gordy ‘The General’ Tucker, in second place was Jamie ’I’m A Lover Not A Fighter’ Lake, however the winner was Howlin Mad ‘Flower playing off of a handicap of 5……well played Julian!!

There was only one 2 scored on the day, coming from the putter of Graeme ‘Only One In The Society’ Price, after holing a 50 foot chip from just off of the green!

I look forward to seeing you at the final outing of the season at Ashley Wood GC on the 28th October for the Zoom Trophy, first tee off at 12:15.

Captain Tiny

ROB HALL HACKERS TROPHY


For our seventh outing of the season we were local at Bulbury Woods Golf Club.  I have to say that it was on the best condition that I have ever seen, and is a credit to the hard work of the green keepers over the last year.  I was on the tee at 11:30 after being told we could tee off early, however because of a torrential downpour, the rest of my group decided to leave me waiting in the rain for a while…….is that any way to treat your captain I ask myself, although looking back at the rest of the members scoffing their bacon butties in the warm clubhouse, I could hardly blame them!!


The nearest the pin on the 6th hole was won by Jamie ‘Laker’ Lake where he missed his 3 foot birdie putt for a 2 and a share of £30 that I promised I was not going to mention.  Nearest the pin on the 10th was won by Sir Geoffrey.  Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 18th was one by ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower who also won the longest drive on the 15th with a duffed 3 wood!!


In third place on count back with 36 points was Jamie ‘Laker’ Lake, in second place also on 36 points was ‘Titch’ White, however the winner was Martin ‘The Zimmer’ Debenham with a magnificent 37 points……well played MD!!


There was only one 2 scored on the day, coming from the putter of Tim ‘The Neighbour’ Porter, after holing a 50 foot putt, and have I also mentioned that Jamie Lake missed his putt on the same hole!?


There were also special presentations made by the Captain to Simon ‘The Worm’ Scott,  Peter ‘The Missing Digit’ Cheeseman, Martin ‘The Zimmer’ Debenham, and not forgetting Keith ‘Greengrass’ Nurrish.


I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Hamptworth GC on the 30th September for the Jim Corbin Cup, first tee off at 12:30.


Captain Tiny

PRESIDENTS CUP


For our sixth outing of the season we travelled into Hampshire to play the spectacular Stoneham Golf Club.  The course is laid out over beautiful undulating landscape which is combination of heathland and parkland and a really tough challenge to play for the Presidents Cup.  I have to say that in my opinion it rates amongst the finest courses that we have played, and we were looked after superbly all day.

The nearest the pin on the 8th hole was won by Roger ‘The Cueball’ Johns which proved to be the first of many that he was to pick up that day also winning the nearest the pin on the 10th hole also.  Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 13th was one by the Butch Harmon impersonator himself Jim ‘The Arm’ Corbin, and the longest drive on the 18th was won by yours truly having put all my weight behind it……a 450 yard drive I hear you asking yourself!!

In third place on count back with 38 points was ‘The Cueball’, in second place also on 38 points was Jamie ‘Sicknote’ Lake, however the winner was ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower with a magnificent 39 points playing off of a handicap of 5……well played Julian!!

There were also four 2’s scored on the day, one coming again from ‘The Cueball’, and the others coming from ‘The Missing Digit’ Cheeseman, Shaun ‘Bru’ Brady and Paul ‘Come on Ebby’ Ebsworth!

There was also a special presentation made by the Captain to Martin ‘The Zimmer’ Debenham whereby there is now an addition to his growing fleet of personalised vehicles, albeit for legal reasons we cannot publish the picture of the handover!

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Bulbury Woods GC on the 26th August for the Rob Hall Hackers Trophy, first tee off at 12:06.

Captain Tiny

CAPTAINS CUP


For our fifth outing of the season we travelled into the New Forest to play The Manor Course at Bramshaw, one of my favourite courses in the area, and a fitting place to play for the Captain’s Cup.  The course was in excellent condition, rolling fairways, accurate green, and inviting ditches…….just ask Mr. Price!!

The nearest the pin on the 4th hole was won by John ‘The Bull’ Pitts, nearest the pin on the 9th was won by local favourite ‘Rusty’ Ruskin, in good old ROGS spirit nobody managed to hit the green in two on the 18th therefore nobody could lay claim to the prize.  Longest drive on the 8th was won with a swish of the ‘tache by Peter ’PI’ Foster, and nearest the line on the 16th was won by ‘The General’ Tucker.

In third place on count back with 32 points was our newest recruit Barry ‘That’s a right touch’ Watts, in second place was ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower again with 32 points, but the winner was ‘The Bull’ Pitts with a magnificent 36 points……well played John!!

There were also two 2’s scored on the day, one coming from the winner ‘The Bull’ Pitts, the other coming from ‘The Furball’ French after hitting his tee shot through a bunker onto the green before sinking the putt!!

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Stoneham GC on the 29th July for the Presidents Cup, first tee off at 12:00.

Captain Tiny

LANDLORDS CUP


For our forth outing of the new season we travelled some 75 miles to The Warren GC, a new course for the ROGS having never played there in the previous 14 seasons, a true links course set in the mouth of the Exe estuary with some of the best and fastest greens I have ever played on.

The nearest the pin on the 5th hole was won by Martin ‘Section 12’ Debenham , nearest the pin on the 13th was won by ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower, nearest the pin in two on the 7th hole was Tim ‘Henry VIII’ Porter, lastly longest drive was won again by Mark ’Goodhew’ Teed by a hairs width from ‘The Furball’ French.

In difficult breezy conditions, on a tight course with undulating, lightening fast greens, the scores varied tremendously.  However, in third place on count back with 38 points was Peter ‘The Missing Digit’ Cheeseman, in second place was Russell ‘Bobber’ White again with 38 points, but the winner was Mark ’Goodhew’ Teed with 39 points……well played Mark!!

There were also three 2’s scored on the day, one coming from the winner ’Goodhew’ Teed, the others coming from ‘Bobber’ White and ‘Howlin Mad’ Flower. Best guest went to Mike Crisford with 29 points. 

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Bramshaw GC on the 24th June for the Captains Cup, first tee off at 1:15.

Captain Tiny

MEMBERS CHALLENGE TROPHY

For our third outing of the new season we travelled to Hockley GC, a new course for the ROGS having never played there in the previous 14 seasons, the course is set in 250 acres of chalk downland overlooking Winchester.  We also had our best turn out of the year so far, with over 30 members declining ‘The Royal Invite’ and instead accepting the captain’s call!!

The nearest the pin on the 5th hole was won by one of our guest for the day Terry Hunt who was brought along by Geoff ‘Botox’ Adams, nearest the pin on the 16th was won by local favourite John ‘Rusty’ Ruskin, nearest the pin in two on the 6th hole was John ‘Biggsy’ Beasley, lastly longest drive was won by Mark ’Goodhew’ Teed by a hairs width.

In difficult breezy conditions, on a tight course with undulating greens, the scores varied by 20 points.  However, in third place with 38 points was John ‘Rusty’ Ruskin, in second place was Chris ‘The Combover’ Sumner with 39 points, but the winner on count back was Tim ‘Baa Baa’ Porter again with 39 points……well played Tim!!

There were also five 2’s scored on the day, one coming from the winner ‘Baa Baa’ Porter, the others coming from ‘Rusty’ Ruskin, ‘The Combover’ Sumner, ‘9 Year Drought’ Johns, and finally Jim ‘The Turncoat’ Corbin who is allegedly going to use his winnings to pay his subscription to Swanage Legion Society!!

Best guest went to Barry ‘That’s a Right Touch’ Watts with 35 points.  There were also some other special prizes given out on the day to ‘Section 12’ Debenham, ‘The Furball’ French and finally to ‘Goodhew’ Teed who was reunited with his bush. 

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Dawlish Warren GC on the 27th May for the Landlords Cup, first tee off at 12:00.


Captain Tiny


GRS TROPHY


For our second outing of the new season we travelled to Romsey GC, a relatively short but narrow and testing course described by a journalist as ‘A real woodland gem’ the course makes its way through undulating ground with tree lined fairways, raised greens and deep bunkers.  We were also blessed with some of the best weather of the year so far, which made the day even more enjoyable.

The nearest the pin on the 3rd hole was won by Russell ‘Arthur Daley’ French with a stunning rescue club to within 5 feet of the hole, nearest the pin on the 10th hole was Roger ‘9 year drought’ Johns, and the nearest the pin in 2 on the 15th hole was won by Howlin’ Mad Flower.  We had a different winner of the longest drive this month, the prize being won by Paul ‘PABS’ Ebsworth with a drawn three wood.

A whole plethora of scores came in after the 18 holes were completed with the difference between highest a lowest scores of over 20 stableford points.  However, in third place on count back was ‘Titch’ White with 36 points, in second place with 38 points was Howlin’ Mad Flower, but in first place with a fantastic 40 points, ending his drought was Roger ‘Cueball’ Johns……well played Roger!!

There were also three 2’s scored on the day, one from Frenchy on his nearest the pin hole, and the other two 2’s came on par 4 holes which is unprecedented for the ROGS, one by Tim ‘Baa Baa’ Porter who drove the first green and sunk the putt for an eagle, and the other coming from the Peter ‘The Missing Digit’ Cheeseman who holed his 2nd shot with a three wood on the stroke index one hole collecting 5 stableford points, the only problem being that he didn’t see it go in the hole due to lack of inches!

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Hockley GC on the 29th April for the Members Challenge, first tee off at 1:15 just in time for Steve the fun bus chauffeur to get to London to pick up Miss Middleton for the Royal Wedding!! 

Note to the editor, if your husband wishes to go, you might want to make sure that the curry sauce and kebab stain had been removed from his jacket and trousers!!

Captain Tiny


WHITBREAD PAIRS

A really pleasing turnout for the first event of the new season under my tenure as captain with over 2 dozen members braving the 27 hole Whitbread Pairs Trophy held at The Dorset Golf & Country Club.  What made it even more impressive was that the members were asked to be at the clubhouse ready for the draw to be made by 7:30 at latest!  I hasten to add that there were a few bloodshot eyes and mutterings under the breaths which cannot be printed for censorship reasons!! 

The competition was played in a slightly different format this year, with a 9 hole pair Texas scramble (and that is not a way of serving your eggs) in the morning, followed by a further 18 holes in the afternoon with the scores for both rounds added together to find the winner.

As the members loitered eagerly and very inconspicuously around the table where the draw was taking place, there was much nervous laughter, and sighs of relief, coupled with punches to the air when the teams were drawn.  Howlin’ Mad Flower denies all knowledge of running a book to see how many holes that your truly would be able to walk in a day…….I will address this matter later in my report!!

It was unprecedented for the ROGS to have so many prizes in a day, with 6 nearest the pin prizes, 2 nearest the pin in two prizes, and a longest drive prize, where I shall do my very best not to miss any of the winners out, so here goes….. On the 9 hole Texas scramble in the morning, nearest the pin on the 4th went to Martin ‘I had Rusky as a partner, but didn’t win the trophy’ Debenham, nearest the pin on the 6th was local favourite Pete ‘PI’ Foster who just about managed to see over the top of his perfectly manicured moustache to hit his tee shot to within 8 feet, and the nearest the pin on the 8th went to yours truly.  Onto the 18 holes in the afternoon after being fed and watered, the nearest the pin on the 4th went to ‘Titch’ White, on the 7th it went to Jamie ‘The Hernia’ Lake, nearest the pin in 2 on the 10th went to Steve ‘The Guest’ Cox, nearest the pin on the 17th went to Chris ‘The Comb Over’ Sumner, and nearest the pin in 2 went to Matt ‘Have you seen the size of my divots’ Cooper.  Needless to say that the longest drive on the 11th went to Howlin’ Mad Flower!!  Congratulations to all of the winners.

On to the main competition results, in third place on a combined total of 62 points were Roger ‘The Cueball’ Johns and Tim ‘Baa Baa’ Porter, in second place with 64 points was Chris ‘The Comb Over’ Sumner and Paul ‘PABS’ Ebsworth, and the winners on a combined total of 65 points proving that the captain could indeed walk 27 holes was your truly and ‘Sir’ Charles Way.

There was also a record amount of 2’s scored on the day with 6 being recorded, one each by ‘Titch’ White, ‘The Cueball’ Johns, my VC this year Brett ‘The Ear’ Standerwick, myself, and 2 for ‘The Comb Over’!!

I look forward to seeing you at the next outing at Romsey GC on the 25th March for the GRS Trophy, first tee off at a more respectable 11:30.

Captain Tiny