Club News


13 June 2017

 

The Ladies section have recently changed their affiliation from Somerset to Gloucestershire and as a result hosted the prestigious the Gloucestershire County Ladies Bronze Medal with 24 teams from across the County taking part.

The weather was lovely and the course was in excellent condition and provided a good challenge for the competitors. The scoring reflected the excellent conditions with the team from Lillybrook taking the honours with 92 points with the Bristol some three shots adrift in second place. Lillybrook also provided the individual winner as Barbara Babbage came in with 39 points.

For the second week running Rob Braund has won the midweek stableford – this time with 38 points in testing conditions. Dean Faulkner took second spot behind Rob in division 1 whilst division 2 could only be decided on countback as Tony Clark and Tim Rickards both scored 33 points. Countback also had to be applied in division 3 when Jack Belsher pushed Adrian Pike into second place as both carded 36 points.

Our club Pro, James Lee, continues to run competitions when appropriate at the weekend and there was a clear winner in Richard Jackson whose 40 points put him 4 shots ahead of Neil Pirie and Sam Jenkins. Members should remember that James runs competitions on all race days and we hope you can come up and support him.

Last week Keith Hopkins ran the Senior’s Open Texas Scramble which is always very popular. It was a very tight affair as the team of Ken Watson, Dave Pollinger, Joe Garry and Iain Wright took top spot with a nett 60.8 but only by the narrowest of margins as Dave Rigby, Terry Corbett, Dave Lambern and Eric Morgan were just one tenth of a shot away.

In third place and the best visitors were the team from Chipping Sodbury with 62.2 which put them one shot ahead of the team from Forest Hills.

The seniors winter competition which starts in a league format before entering the knockout stages has been won by Robin Pope who defeated Gordon Beavis in the final.

Club News


06 June 2017

 

Congratulations to Amelia Matthews for reaching the National  Schools Finals. She came fourth in the South West event being 6 over par over two rounds at the Players including an excellent level par first round. Bella White also took part and came a very creditable ninth – well done to both young ladies!

Sam Jenkins might have expected to be the winner of the June medal as he went round in level par to give him a nett 63 but Josh Home took the honours by just one shot despite having an eleven on the third – both were fantastic rounds!! Behind Sam in division 1 was Dave Lambern with a nett 69 with Dave Webb two further shots adrift.

Gordon Beavis was the clear winner in division 2 with a nett 67 which put him 3 points clear of Ian “Shammy” Shone with Steve Hillman a further shot back. There were good scores in division 3 behind Josh with Allan Perrin taking second place with a nett 66 and Ron Harris coming in with a 68.

The Winifred Bowl has this year been won by Sheila Burridge with a nett 73 but it was a close affair as Jane Belsten and Jo Francis-Pope were only one shot away.

The Flo Eddols stableford has been won by Margaret Ruxton with 34 points with four other ladies just one shot adrift – Di Garry claimed second place on countback from Jane, Suzanne Wheeler and Kate McCarey. On the same day Cathy Gilson won the under 60s stableford with 31 points.

Cathy is in good form winning the latest medal with a nett 69 which put her well clear of the field with Susan Fereday coming second with a nett 76 just one ahead of Suzanne. The nine hole competition went to Sheila Laycock with 16 points but only on countback from Sonia Phipps.

The Tom Randall Trophy played over the May bank holiday was a very close affair with Paddy Crowley and Ian Smith, with 45 points, winning by just one point from Steve Brunton and Laurie Abbott. A further shot back were the pairings of Terry Bamford with Steve Magee and Chris Sparkes partnering Terry Corbett.

The Colmer Cup is a tough competition with medal rounds played on consecutive days and was this year won by Dave Lambern with a net 140 just two shots ahead of Robert Smith.

The May midweek stableford has been claimed by Rob Braund with 41 points which put him a shot ahead of young Charlie Patterson in division 1 whilst Sid Bandi took division 2 on countback from Mark Hand as both carded 38 points. The honours in division 3 went to Steve Jones with 40 points some two clear of Jack Belsher.

Club News


22 May 2017

 

It is not often that a player shoots less than his age but Tony Gough did at the weekend as he came in with a 73 which put him on top of the Stableford and Seniors County Qualifier with 40 points. Just one point behind Tony in division 1 were Sam Jenkins and Dan Nicholas who could only be separated on countback.

Nick Home claimed division 2 with 38 points just one ahead of Tony Britton with Laurie Abbott a further shot adrift. The honours in division 3 went to Dave Chapple with 39 points some two shots ahead of Pete Temperley and Josh Home.

Tony and Dave will represent the Club in the Seniors County Stableford Competition to be held here at Lansdown on 11 October this year.

The Judy Burge Plate has been won been won by the in-form Cathy Gilson with 39 points which put her just one point clear of Jo Francis Pope.

In the qualifying stableford the ladies Jo again had to settle for second place as her 37 points put her just one point behind Jane Belsten.

The latest seniors medal has been won by Paul Maidment with a net 68 just a shot ahead of senior’s captain, Rod Thomas, whilst third spot went to Alan Denning with a net 70. The 9 hole competition went to David Fereday with 15 points just ahead of John Rees.

James in the Pro-shop continues his weekend competitions, the week before last the winner was Steve Watts with 38 points but only on countback from Steve Book whilst Adrain Pike took third spot with 37 points. Last week the honours went to Sam Jenkins with 38 points putting him three shots clear of Abi Bakali and Liam Fussell.

This week James played in the Foremost Professional event and came third out of more than 90 players – he has made this event almost his own as he has come second, first and now third over the last 3 years. Well done to James!

A number of members joined Joe and Di Garry on their annual trip to Ireland. They played tree courses (Bray, Powerscourt and Druids Glen) over 3 days with prizes at each venue and an overall winner who this year was Graham Pristo. At Bray the individual winners were Graham and Di with runners up Andy and Cathy Gilson. At Powerscourt the honours went to Robbie Briers for the men followed by Paul Black more whilst Cathy took the ladies prize followed by Kate Lucas. Druids Glen, an excellent venue,was the icing on the cake for everyone and top spots there were claimed by Simon Harris and Tracey Scully closely followed by Ken Rawcliffe and Jo Francis-Pope.

There were also prizes for nearest the pin and hidden bowmaker teams at each course. Di Garry commented “We had a wonderful trip, the weather was good and the company was excellent played on lovely couses”

Club News


17 May 2017

 

It is not often that a player shoots less than his age but Tony Gough did at the weekend as he came in with a 73 which put him on top of the Stableford and Seniors County Qualifier with 40 points. Just one point behind Tony in division 1 were Sam Jenkins and Dan Nicholas who could only be separated on countback.

Nick Home claimed division 2 with 38 points just one ahead of Tony Britton with Laurie Abbott a further shot adrift. The honours in division 3 went to Dave Chapple with 39 points some two shots ahead of Pete Temperley and Josh Home.

Tony and Dave will represent the Club in the Seniors County Stableford Competition to be held here at Lansdown on 11 October this year.

The Judy Burge Plate has been won been won by the in-form Cathy Gilson with 39 points which put her just one point clear of Jo Francis Pope.

In the qualifying stableford the ladies Jo again had to settle for second place as her 37 points put her just one point behind Jane Belsten.

The latest seniors medal has been won by Paul Maidment with a net 68 just a shot ahead of senior’s captain, Rod Thomas, whilst third spot went to Alan Denning with a net 70. The 9 hole competition went to David Fereday with 15 points just ahead of John Rees.

James in the Pro-shop continues his weekend competitions, the week before last the winner was Steve Watts with 38 points but only on countback from Steve Book whilst Adrain Pike took third spot with 37 points. Last week the honours went to Sam Jenkins with 38 points putting him three shots clear of Abi Bakali and Liam Fussell.

This week James played in the Foremost Professional event and came third out of more than 90 players – he has made this event almost his own as he has come second, first and now third over the last 3 years. Well done to James!

A number of members joined Joe and Di Garry on their annual trip to Ireland. They played tree courses (Bray, Powerscourt and Druids Glen) over 3 days with prizes at each venue and an overall winner who this year was Graham Pristo. At Bray the individual winners were Graham and Di with runners up Andy and Cathy Gilson. At Powerscourt the honours went to Robbie Briers for the men followed by Paul Black more whilst Cathy took the ladies prize followed by Kate Lucas. Druids Glen, an excellent venue,was the icing on the cake for everyone and top spots there were claimed by Simon Harris and Tracey Scully closely followed by Ken Rawcliffe and Jo Francis-Pope.

There were also prizes for nearest the pin and hidden bowmaker teams at each course. Di Garry commented “We had a wonderful trip, the weather was good and the company was excellent played on lovely couses”

Club News


11 May 2017

 

Graham Morrice has won the Challenge Bowl with a net 67 to put him two shots clear of the field. For the first in a competition, Graham was one under gross for the front nine!

Young Sam Jenkins was two shots adrift of Graham in division 1 whilst the consistent Liam Fussell claimed third spot with a net 71. Terry Pocock took the honours in division 2 with a net 70 just one shot ahead of Steve Watts with Nick Home a further shot adrift.

Mike Creamer was the winner of division 3 with a net 73 which put him just one ahead of Peter Essam and Steve Magee who could only be separated on countback.

The Broadhurst Cup, a fourball betterball bogey competition, has been won by John Randall and David Weetch as they came in 7 up against the course – this put them one hole ahead of Nick and Josh Home.

The midweek medal, and County qualifier, has been won by Ken Mitchell with a net 69 and he will represent the Club at the county event. Behind Ken in division 1 was Ken Watson with a net 72. Mark Hand claimed division 2 with a net 71 some two shots clear of Tim Rickards whilst Adam Cole prevailed in division 3 with a net 71 just one shot ahead of Giles Carre.

What a dramatic final in the Westmorland Cup as Liam Fussell and Adam Cole took on James Cox and Dave Williams. In a very tight match containing 9 gross birdies, Liam and Adam looked all over winners as they stood 2 up on the 17th tee but James had other ideas as he birdied the last two holes to take the match up the 19th. James then put his drive out of bounds up the first extra hole but Dave managed a net birdie to secure the Cup. Well done to both pairs for a great final!!

Club News


01 May 2017

 

At the AGM last week, Graham Pristo handed over the captaincy reins to Mike Cheek whilst John Butler was appointed captain elect for 2018. At the weekend a nervous Mike together with junior’s captain, Tom Smith, performed the traditional drive-in at lunchtime watched by members between the two installation bowmakers.

The winners of the morning event were Terry Corbett, Mike Tippett, Steve Langley and Pete Waller with 84 points just two points ahead of Tony Britton, Gordon Beavis, Rod Thomas and Mike Creamer.
In the afternoon, the winners were the team of Paul Jones, Phil Robinson, Ken Rawcliffe and Dave Howarth but only on countback from Dave Webb playing with Shaun Luther, Dave Baker and Paul Blackmore as both teams came in with 84 points. In third place with 81 points was Dave Whyte, Andy Matthews, Terry Luther and Steve Watts. In the evening there was a very enjoyable installation dinner followed by music from the Park Lane Big Band. A great start to Mike’s year!

The Evans Bowl has been won by Terry Corbett with an excellent nett 66 – two shots behind Terry in division 1 were Graham Morrice and Malcolm Brown. Division two went to John Court with a nett 70 but only by one shot from Dave Price and Anthony Caddick whilst the honours in division went to Adrian Pike with a nett 67 some two shots ahead of Sid Bandi and Mike Webb.

The Ladies Alliance team has made an excellent start to the new season, winning their first two matches convincingly – both by 11-3. They won away at Bristol and Clifton followed by a victory at home to Long Ashton. The ladies would like to thank Eveleigh’s Café in Weston for their very kind sponsorship of the new team shirts.

Cathy Gilson won the qualifying stableford with 35 points by just one shot from Jean Russell.
Sid Bandi is in a rich vein of form and has won the latest midweek stableford with 44 points despite being cut after his performance in the Evans Bowl. Division 1 went to Paul Jones with 38 points putting him 3 clear of Mark Cooper with Liam Fussell a further shot back. Behind Sid in division 2 was the consistent Dave Price with 39 points whilst Steve Cox took third spot with 36 points.
Division 3 was a very tight affair as Derek Harland, Mike Creamer and David Pike all came in with 36 points and could only be separated on countback.
Club professional James Lee is putting on fun competitions on race days – last week he had a beat the pro over a 12 hole course – Andy Gilson did with 27 points as James scored 25 points. James will be putting on events on race days and we hope members will support him!

Club News


01 May 2017

 

At the AGM last week, Graham Pristo handed over the captaincy reins to Mike Cheek whilst John Butler was appointed captain elect for 2018. At the weekend a nervous Mike together with junior’s captain, Tom Smith, performed the traditional drive-in at lunchtime watched by members between the two installation bowmakers.

The winners of the morning event were Terry Corbett, Mike Tippett, Steve Langley and Pete Waller with 84 points just two points ahead of Tony Britton, Gordon Beavis, Rod Thomas and Mike Creamer.
In the afternoon, the winners were the team of Paul Jones, Phil Robinson, Ken Rawcliffe and Dave Howarth but only on countback from Dave Webb playing with Shaun Luther, Dave Baker and Paul Blackmore as both teams came in with 84 points. In third place with 81 points was Dave Whyte, Andy Matthews, Terry Luther and Steve Watts. In the evening there was a very enjoyable installation dinner followed by music from the Park Lane Big Band. A great start to Mike’s year!

The Evans Bowl has been won by Terry Corbett with an excellent nett 66 – two shots behind Terry in division 1 were Graham Morrice and Malcolm Brown. Division two went to John Court with a nett 70 but only by one shot from Dave Price and Anthony Caddick whilst the honours in division went to Adrian Pike with a nett 67 some two shots ahead of Sid Bandi and Mike Webb.

The Ladies Alliance team has made an excellent start to the new season, winning their first two matches convincingly – both by 11-3. They won away at Bristol and Clifton followed by a victory at home to Long Ashton. The ladies would like to thank Eveleigh’s Café in Weston for their very kind sponsorship of the new team shirts.

Cathy Gilson won the qualifying stableford with 35 points by just one shot from Jean Russell.
Sid Bandi is in a rich vein of form and has won the latest midweek stableford with 44 points despite being cut after his performance in the Evans Bowl. Division 1 went to Paul Jones with 38 points putting him 3 clear of Mark Cooper with Liam Fussell a further shot back. Behind Sid in division 2 was the consistent Dave Price with 39 points whilst Steve Cox took third spot with 36 points.
Division 3 was a very tight affair as Derek Harland, Mike Creamer and David Pike all came in with 36 points and could only be separated on countback.
Club professional James Lee is putting on fun competitions on race days – last week he had a beat the pro over a 12 hole course – Andy Gilson did with 27 points as James scored 25 points. James will be putting on events on race days and we hope members will support him!

Club News


25 April 2017

 

At the AGM last week, Graham Pristo handed over the captaincy reins to Mike Cheek whilst John Butler was appointed captain elect for 2018. At the weekend a nervous Mike together with junior’s captain, Tom Smith, performed the traditional drive-in at lunchtime watched by members between the two installation bowmakers.

The winners of the morning event were Terry Corbett, Mike Tippett, Steve Langley and Pete Waller with 84 points just two points ahead of Tony Britton, Gordon Beavis, Rod Thomas and Mike Creamer.
In the afternoon, the winners were the team of Paul Jones, Phil Robinson, Ken Rawcliffe and Dave Howarth but only on countback from Dave Webb playing with Shaun Luther, Dave Baker and Paul Blackmore as both teams came in with 84 points. In third place with 81 points was Dave Whyte, Andy Matthews, Terry Luther and Steve Watts. In the evening there was a very enjoyable installation dinner followed by music from the Park Lane Big Band. A great start to Mike’s year!

The Evans Bowl has been won by Terry Corbett with an excellent nett 66 – two shots behind Terry in division 1 were Graham Morrice and Malcolm Brown. Division two went to John Court with a nett 70 but only by one shot from Dave Price and Anthony Caddick whilst the honours in division went to Adrian Pike with a nett 67 some two shots ahead of Sid Bandi and Mike Webb.

The Ladies Alliance team has made an excellent start to the new season, winning their first two matches convincingly – both by 11-3. They won away at Bristol and Clifton followed by a victory at home to Long Ashton. The ladies would like to thank Eveleigh’s Café in Weston for their very kind sponsorship of the new team shirts.

Cathy Gilson won the qualifying stableford with 35 points by just one shot from Jean Russell.
Sid Bandi is in a rich vein of form and has won the latest midweek stableford with 44 points despite being cut after his performance in the Evans Bowl. Division 1 went to Paul Jones with 38 points putting him 3 clear of Mark Cooper with Liam Fussell a further shot back. Behind Sid in division 2 was the consistent Dave Price with 39 points whilst Steve Cox took third spot with 36 points.
Division 3 was a very tight affair as Derek Harland, Mike Creamer and David Pike all came in with 36 points and could only be separated on countback.
Club professional James Lee is putting on fun competitions on race days – last week he had a beat the pro over a 12 hole course – Andy Gilson did with 27 points as James scored 25 points. James will be putting on events on race days and we hope members will support him!

Club News


19 April 2017

 

Jack Belsher took the honours in the recent midweek medal with a fantastic 45 points which is bound to attract the attention of the handicap committee. He was 7 shots clear of the field – Steve Book took division 1 with 38 points but only on countback from Graham Morrice – Abi Bakali was one shot back in third. Alan Hobson was well clear in division 2 again with 38 points whilst Nick Home and Steve Watts were 2nd and 3rd.

Behind Jack in division 3 were Richard Britton and Derek Harland on 37 points who could only be separated on countback.

Roland Jenkins remains in excellent form winning the latest midweek stableford with 39 points – behind Roland in division 1 was Terry Corbett with 37 points. Division 2 went to Genaro Trezza with 36 points which put him two points clear of Steve Cox. Sid Bandi claimed division 3 with 38 points with Adrian Pike taking second place on 36 points.

In the ladies section, the Seventy Bowl had a clear winner in Margaret Ruxton with 39 points which put her four shots ahead of Di Garry. Last week in a friendly at Stockwood Vale Jean Russell starred as she shot a hole in one – well done Jean!

The Juniors Spring Medal has been won by Conor Kitchen with a net 71 whilst second place was shared by Edison Butler and Sawyer Maddison with net 76s

The traditional Ladies and Seniors event had a different format this year with mixed teams. The winners of the 4 player Texas Scramble was Gordon Beavis, Gerald Horseman, Clare Mornement and Sue Fereday with a net 61.9 which put them 3 shots clear of the team of Joe Garry, Derek Godwin, Karen Smith and Kate McCarey. The 3 player event went to Terry Corbett, Margaret Ruxton and David Baker with a net 67.6.

James Lee is continuing his Pro’s competition with the latest winner being Mark Hand with 41 points putting him two points ahead of two big guns in Steve Maddison and Ken Madden who could only be separated on countback as were Dave Lambern and Jack Belsher who carded 38 points.

Over the last two years an effort has been made to improve our Honours Book eg by checking for errors and spelling mistakes, consistency of format.
 
No doubt there will be some mistakes left.  If you read the Book and see an error please correct it in pen or let Dave Allen know so that he can make corrections in the next update.
 
The Honours Book should be on display by the door from the Lounge into the Professional's Shop, but sometimes it is left nearby in the cupboard behind the scores entry screen.
 

Club News


04 April 2017

 

Liam Fussell and Adam Cole are having a fantastic run – at the weekend they lifted the Burnside Trophy with an outstanding nett 60 which put them 4 shots clear of the field! In second place with a nett 64 were Phil Belsten and Laurie Abbott whilst the next two placings could only be decided on countback as Mark Hand partnering Mark Cooper and Andy Lee playing with Chris Sparkes came in with nett 65s.

The ladies also played their own Burnside competition with Laura Leach and Jo Francis-Pope taking the honours with 41 points some three points clear of Amelia Matthews and Bella White.

There was some good scoring in the first midweek Stableford of the season which was won by Steve Watts with 43 points. Division one had a clear winner as Malcolm Brown took top spot with 40 points putting him 4 clear of Mark Cooper. Richard Iles took second place in division two behind Steve with 42 points but only on countback. Division three went to Robin Pope with 37 points – some two points ahead of Richard Britton.

Club professional, James Lee, continues to make a positive impact at the club – he has run a weekend competition throughout the winter and into spring  - the latest winner is Terry Corbett with 44 points with the in-form Malcolm Brown claiming second place with 42 points whilst Eddie Watson took third place.

Club News


28 March 2017

As always theClub Texas Scramble was a popular event and the result was very tight as only 2 shots covered the top four teams. The winners, with a net 56.2, were Andy and Amelia Matthews partnered by Adam Cole and Liam Fussell.

Second spot went to the team of David Rigby, Ken Mitchell, Paul Patten and Graham Long with a net 57 just point eight of a shot ahead of Ian Carter, Josh Home, Ian Shone and Cheun Lau. Fourth spot with 58.3 was taken by Mike Burt, Tom Brooks, Paddy Crowley and Andy Rood.

The Tucker Trophy had to be decided in a play off as 3 players scored an aggregate 63 points from their best 3 nine holes over the course of the weekly competition. After 7 holes of the play-off James Cox and Andy Griffin were tied with Terry Corbett just adrift but the eighth hole proved decisive as Andy failed to score to give James the opportunity to go ahead - winning the Trophy with 20 points with Andy on 17 points and Terry a further shot back.

The honours in the Harker Salver, an eclectic competition over 6 rounds, went to Paddy Crowley with a net 50 points just one ahead of Dave Howarth whilst Dave Williams was a further shot back in third. In fourth place with a net 53 was Matt Summers on countback from Mal Kempster.

The inaugural Rob Law Trophy for the best gross in the competition has been won by David Whyte with a 62.

Last week Ken Rawcliffe made the second hole-in-one of his long golfing career when he aced the 14th with a sweetly struck five iron – the hole was the last place they all looked being unable to find the ball anywhere else! It was 25 years since his last ace which had come on the tenth hole.

The first senior’s medal of the year has been won by Terry Corbett with a net 70 just one shot ahead of Dave Pike. Third place went to Rod Thomas with a net 73 but only on countback from Eric Morgan and Mike Phillips. The nine hole competition went to John Rees with 21 points some four points clear of Colin Davey.

Last Sunday the Spring 4BBB Open took place at the Club and it was a tight affair with the honours going to Liam Fussell and Adam Cole with 44 points which put them just one ahead of George Blackburn (Woodspring) and Bob Tierney (Chipping Sodbury). The other placings had to be decided on countback as Tony Britton and Mike Tippett came in with 42 points to push Steve Watts and Roland Jenkins pairing and Nick and Josh Home into fourth and fifth spots respectively


 

Club News


13 March 2017

The club bowmaker has been won by the team of James Cox, Matt Summers, Dave “Red” Howarth and Dave Williams with an excellent 93 points putting them four points clear of Cheryl King partnering Malcolm Kempster and Lester Ferguson. Third place, on countback, went to Rob Braund, Jeremy Guscott, Liam Fussell and Andy Cole with 87 points.

Members only get one chance to win the Seddon Bowl, a competition for members who have joined the club over the past 12 months – the winner this year with an excellent 44 points was Richard Iles.

The Tucker Trophy has reached an exciting conclusion! The recent weekly winners have been Terry Corbett (23 points), James Cox (20 points) and Andy Griffin (20 points) – the winner of the Trophy is the player with the best aggregate three round total. This year Andy, James and Terry all have 63 points so they will be in a play-off next Monday.

Most players have one round to go in the Harker Salver, an eclectic competition over six rounds, and it is going to the wire! At present there are joint leaders with a net 51 – Red Howarth and Paddy Crowley – so the final round should be decisive.

The past captains played last Monday before deciding on the 2018 captain who will be announced at the AGM in April by the current vice-captain – Mike Cheek. They played a bowmaker event and also a single competition – the winner with 42 points was Eric Morgan just edging out the current captain, Graham Pristo. But Graham playing with Ken Rawcliffe, Alan Wheeler and John Bennett took the team event with 94 points!
 

Club News


20 February 2017

As usual the 4 Club Challenge produced some great scoring with the honours going to Lansdown stalwart, Trevor Iles, with an outstanding 44 points. Division one went to Rob Braund with 37 points just one ahead of Mike Burt and Ross Jenkins who could only be separated on countback.
 
Trevor was the clear winner of division two with Andy Caddick claiming second spot on 38 points with Steve Watts a further shot adrift. Division three was won by Sid Bandi with an excellent 42 points which put him five points clear of Fred Hulcoop with third place going to Robert Tregunna with 36 points.
 
Roland Jenkins seems to be making the Pro’s competition his own – after winning earlier in the month – he came in with 44 points to win the competition for a third time – this week by six shots from Ron Harris. The latest winner of the weekly competition for the Tucker Trophy was Andy Griffin with 22 points which keeps him ahead in the hunt for the overall Trophy.
 
The Harker Salver, an eclectic competition over six rounds, is now a close affair – the leader is Matt Summers with a nett 53 after 5 rounds but Dave Howarth is only two shots back with 2 rounds to go but it is not a two horse race as a number of other players are still well in the hunt. Within that competition, the members are also playing for the Rob Law Trophy, for the best eclectic gross score over the 6 rounds, the leader is again Matt with 65 but he has a strong challenger in Dave Whyte with a gross 68 with three rounds still to go. All to play for in both competitions!!
 
The winners of last year’s Westmorland Cup, Malcolm Brown and Dave Whyte, have been knocked out of this year’s competition by the pairing of Club Captain, Graham Pristo, and Ed Watson who won 3 and 2.

Club News

13 February 2017

The weekly Tucker Trophy continues with a  recent winner being Andy Griffin with 21 points putting him two points ahead of Dave Howarth. The following week saw Ron Harris taking the honours with 22 points whilst last week Rod Thomas claimed top spot with 21 points.

At the end of the series of weekly competition there will be an overall winner for the player with the best three round aggregate. The current leader is Andy  with 63 points but there is still time for the chasing pack to catch him.

Professional, James Lee, continues to run his weekend competition. A couple of weeks ago the winner was Roland Jenkins with 40 points just one point ahead of Malcolm Brown and Matt Summers who could only be separated on countback. Last week was a fourball betterball competition which was won by Steve Watts and Roland with a fantastic 48 points which put them 2 points clear of Terry Mallon and Malcolm.

The Harker Salver, an eclectic stableford over six rounds, is underway and there is a clear leader with the in-form Matt Summers on nett 53 after four rounds which has set a stiff challenge for the rest of the field. Currently Dave Howarth is second with a nett 57 just one ahead of Mike Martin but there is plenty of time and rounds to go.

The card boys tend not to follow tradition so they hold their Christmas competition at the end of January! The overall winner with 44 points was Terry Hughes who was delighted with the result. He pushed young Sam Jenkins into second spot on countback whilst Nick Home took third place with 43 points.
The winner of the front nine was Steve Watts with 25 points whilst the back nine was shared by Mel Britton, Terry and Nick.

Club Captain ,Graham Pristo, and Club Professional, James Lee, have resumed the pro-captain challenge – the first match went to the challengers Red Howarth and Matt Summers by 4 and 3.

Club News


23 January 2017

The Professional’s weekend competition has continued after Christmas with the new year event going to Bryan Lindsay with a fantastic 46 points – he went round in a gross 62 shooting 10 birdies and just one bogey – Andy Matthews came in second place with 38 points.

The first pro’s competition of the new year went to Malcolm Brown with 43 points just one ahead of Roland Jenkins and Matt Summers. Matt won the event last week with 38 points some two points ahead of Ian “Shammy” Shone and Genaro Trezza.

The Tucker Trophy, a nine hole weekly competition with the Trophy going to the player with the best three rounds over the course of the event, has restarted with Malcolm winning the first week with 18 points just one ahead of John Bennett.

The Club held its presentation night last week with club captain, Graham Pristo, giving out the trophies to the winners from the 2016 season. The highlight is always the club championships last year won by Steve Maddison and Bella White.

In the junior section the junior champion was Amelia Matthews who also collected three other trophies. Tom Smith shot the best nett in the junior championship whilst Kai-Andre White took the Simon Butler Trophy in the matchplay final from young Tom.

The senior of the year and carrying off the John Alexander Cup was Dave Gladwin who also won the Cecil Hannah Salver on senior captain’s day. Ewan Page won the Moncrieff Salver as overall winner on the senior’s open day. The Withers Bowl, a mixed foursomes event with the ladies, went to Di Garry and Adrian Pike.

In the ladies’ section, Tracy Scully had a very successful year winning six events including the best nett in the club championship and the Ladies Cup. Bella White followed her club championship victory by winning the Lady Captain’s shield. Margaret Ruxton and Cathy Gilson both won two individual competitions whilst Jo Francis- Pope and Kate Lucas won the fourball betterball Burnside Trophy.

The Loving Cup went to Julie and Laurie Abbott whilst the Glass Cup was won by Cathy and Andy Gilson.
Steve Maddison had a great year not only winning the Club Championship but winning the best nett in the Championship and also taking the Masters Trophy for single handicappers. The prestigious Chairman’s Putter went to Shaun Luther whilst Neil Hazell was the winner of the Captain’s shield on Graham’s captain’s day.

The Maddison Trophy contested by the top 42 players from the order of merit was won by Barry Frayling. The competition is in memory of Lansdown legend Dave Maddison and was this year presented by his grandson Sawyer.

The winner of the Seddon Bowl for newcomers to the club went to Robin Pope whilst Ed Butler, returning to the club after quite an absence, won the Scratch Cup contested by the top 16 players from the Club Championship. The Gilmer Cup for the best gross round in Trophy competition went to Bryan Lindsay for gross 70 in the Australia Cup.

The Westmorland Cup, a knockout betterball competition, was won by Dave Whyte and Malcolm Brown.
 
 
 

2 January 2017

Despite the awful weather the hardy members at Lansdown played in the traditional New Year’s Day Bowmaker for drawn teams. It was a very close affair with the result being decided on countback. The winners were Amelia Matthews partnered by Malcolm Brown and Nick Home pushing the team of Tracey Scully, Dave Lambern, Terry Hughes and Dave Williams into second place.
 
The new pro, James Lee who joined the club in October, has been running a Pro’s competition over each weekend. The winner of the first competition in November was Neil Pirie with 41 points closely followed by Paul Jones. The scoring has been excellent with the winner of the next competition, Dave Price, coming in with 44 points some three shots ahead of Abi Bakali. The final competition in November went to Terry Mallon with 41 points on countback from Dave Whyte.
 
The Tucker Trophy, sponsored by local butcher Lee, not only a nine hole weekly competition but also an overall Trophy for the member with the best three cumulative rounds is well under way. The early winners were Terry Corbett on countback from Rod Thomas as both shot 20 points. Week 2 went to Ron Harris again with 20 points just one ahead of Andy Matthews.

More recently Malcolm Brown claimed top spot with 21 points with Ron once again coming in with 20 points. The pre-Christmas event went to James Cox with 21 points but only on countback from Dave Lambern as both carded 21 points. The competition will resume next week as will the Harker Salver.

In December, the winners of the Pro’s competition were David Howarth with 39 points on countback from Rowland Jenkins, Sid Bandi with 44 points from Terry Corbett with 41 points, Alan Sheppard on countback from Malcolm Brown as both came in with 41 points. The Christmas Eve event went to Roland Jenkins with 43 points some three shots ahead of Steve Brunton.

The first competition after Christmas has been won by Bryan Lindsay with a fantastic 46 points – he went round in a gross 62 shooting 10 birdies and just one bogey. Andy Matthews took second place with 38 points.

31 October 2016

Lansdown held its mixed away day at Woodlands last week organised by Keith Hopkins and there was some excellent scoring. The honours went to husband and wife, Julie and Laurie Abbott, with 40 points to put them two points clear of Suzanne and Alan Wheeler.

In third spot with 37 points was Fred Hulcoop and Jean Russell whilst fourth place was claimed by Peter Newland and Lynda Scales with 36 points but only on countback from two other pairings. The nearest the pin prizes went to Hugh Harkins and David Fereday.

The midweek stableford had a clear winner in Mark Hand with 44 points which put him three shots clear of the field. Winner of division one was Dave Lambern with 39 points just one ahead of Graham Morrice whilst Tony Clark claimed second spot in division two behind Mark Hand.

Steve Hulcoop took the honours in division three with 41 points which put him three points clear of Robin Pope.

Junior organiser, George Stephens, hosted an adult/junior open last week and was delighted that 22 teams from 14 different clubs took part in the event. The winners were the father and son combination of Mike and James Robinson from Stinchcombe with a net 66.6.

The next three places could only be decided on countback as they all came in with 68.4. Second place went to greenkeeper, Ceri Fearnley, partnered by Billy Wilde from Filton. Third place was taken John and Jake Russell from Farringdon with Nicholas and Kieron Bye from Bath claiming the final prize. A great day was had by all so well done to George and his band of helpers!!

Laurie and Julie Abbott

Mike and James Robinson