Malling Area Golf Society

Euro Tour 2019 - Portugal, Vilamoura

Round One Round Two Round Three Round Four Overall Captain's Report

Red TeamBlue Team

Round One - Singles - Laguna

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Peter Tweddell 16 18 14 32 14
2 Bob Crouch 23 13 14 27 22
3 Barry England 9 13 14 27 9
4 Peter Self 14 14 11 25 14
5 Paul Keenor 15 15 10 25 15
6 Darren Parker 20 14 10 24 20
7 Stewart Ryan 7 12 11 23 7
8 Tim Grimes 22 13 9 22 22
9 Steve Tothill 21 8 12 20 21
10 Ian Marshalsay 23 11 8 19 23
11 Bryan England 23 9 7 16 24
12 Mark Moore 14 9 7 16 16

Lost Balls = 51

Round One - Singles - Millennium

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Paul Damper 13 14 16 30 11
2 Phil Parker 0 13 15 28 -1
3 Gary Kisby 15 12 14 26 15
4 Dean Priestman 9 10 15 25 9
5 Simon Muir 17 13 12 25 17
6 Dave Verga 20 7 16 23 20
7 Kevin Warncken 24 11 11 22 24
8 Sean Downs 25 10 11 21 25
9 Ian Rowan 23 13 7 20 23
10 John Burbridge 24 7 11 18 24
11 Mark Parsons 29 8 10 18 30
12 Steve Farley 33 5 7 12 35

Lost Balls = 23

Daily Lost Balls = 74

Round One - Ride Her Cup - Laguna

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Darren & Timv Pete T & BobBlue5 & 4
Keenor & Selfv Ian M & StuRed3 & 2
Moore & Totsv Barry & BryanDrawA/S

Round One - Ride Her Cup - Millennium

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Ian R & Deanv Verga & FarleyRed4 & 2
Gary & Kevv Phil & SeanDrawA/S
Damper & Parsonsv John & SimonBlue2 & 1


Round Two - Singles - Laguna

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Barry England 9 14 17 31 7
2 Dean Priestman 9 15 13 28 9
3 Simon Muir 17 14 12 26 17
4 Peter Tweddell 14 13 11 24 13
5 Darren Parker 20 12 11 23 20
6 Paul Keenor 15 10 12 22 15
7 Dave Verga 20 11 11 22 20
8 Peter Self 14 15 7 22 14
9 Gary Kisby 15 10 11 21 15
10 Paul Damper 11 9 10 19 11
11 Bob Crouch 22 11 8 19 22
12 Phil Parker -1 11 6 17 -1

Lost Balls = 35

Round Two - Singles - Millennium

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Mark Moore 16 17 15 32 16
2 Stewart Ryan 7 15 15 30 7
3 Ian Rowan 23 8 19 27 23
4 Kevin Warncken 24 9 17 26 24
5 Steve Tothill 21 10 16 26 21
6 Bryan England 24 9 16 25 24
7 John Burbridge 24 12 12 24 24
8 Sean Downs 25 13 11 24 25
9 Tim Grimes 22 10 13 23 22
10 Ian Marshalsay 23 7 12 19 23
11 Mark Parsons 30 8 11 19 31
12 Steve Farley 35 6 8 14 37

Lost Balls = 18

Daily Lost Balls = 53

Round Two - Ride Her Cup - Laguna

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Damper & Garyv Pete T & PhilDrawA/S
Dean & Keenorv Bob & BarryBlue2 up
Self & Darrenv Simon & VergaRed1 up

Round Two - Ride Her Cup - Millennium

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Tim & Kevv Stu & SeanRed1 up
Tots & Ian Rv Ian M & JohnRed1 up
Parsons & Moorev Byran & FarleyRed5 & 4


Round Three - Singles - Laguna

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Stewart Ryan 7 15 16 31 6
2 Kevin Warncken 24 12 15 27 24
3 Sean Downs 25 13 12 25 25
4 Mark Parsons 31 16 7 23 31
5 Steve Tothill 21 10 11 21 21
6 Bryan England 24 16 5 21 24
7 John Burbridge 24 14 6 20 24
8 Mark Moore 14 9 10 19 14
9 Ian Marshalsay 23 10 7 17 24
10 Tim Grimes 22 8 7 15 22
11 Ian Rowan 23 6 7 13 23
12 Steve Farley 37 5 7 12 39

Lost Balls = 44

Round Three - Singles - Millennium

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Simon Muir 17 12 19 31 17
2 Gary Kisby 15 14 17 31 15
3 Darren Parker 20 15 15 30 20
4 Barry England 7 14 15 29 5
5 Dean Priestman 9 11 15 26 9
6 Bob Crouch 22 11 14 25 22
7 Peter Self 14 12 12 24 14
8 Paul Keenor 15 8 15 23 15
9 Peter Tweddell 13 11 12 23 13
10 Phil Parker -1 12 7 19 -1
11 Paul Damper 11 6 12 18 11
12 Dave Verga 20 8 8 16 20

Lost Balls = 17

Daily Lost Balls = 61

Round Three - Ride Her Cup - Laguna

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Tim & Ian Rv John & Steve FBlue1 up
Totti & Parsonsv Stu & BryanRed2 up
Kev & Moorev Ian M & SeanBlue3 & 2

Round Three - Ride Her Cup - Millennium

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Gary & Selfv Phil & BobRed4 & 3
Dean & Darrenv Simon & Pete TRed1 up
Paul & Paulv Barry & VergaBlue4 & 2


Round Four - Singles - Laguna

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Ian Rowan 23 13 17 30 23
2 Gary Kisby 15 17 13 30 15
3 Paul Damper 11 19 9 28 11
4 Mark Parsons 31 10 16 26 31
5 Sean Downs 25 10 15 25 25
6 Dean Priestman 9 13 12 25 9
7 Simon Muir 17 10 12 22 17
8 Phil Parker -1 10 11 21 -1
9 Dave Verga 20 8 10 18 20
10 John Burbridge 24 12 4 16 24
11 Steve Farley 39 5 8 13 41
12 Kevin Warncken 24 8 5 13 24

Lost Balls = 43

Round Four - Singles - Millennium

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
1 Peter Self 14 15 16 31 14
2 Bob Crouch 22 10 20 30 22
3 Ian Marshalsay 24 11 18 29 24
4 Barry England 5 13 16 29 3
5 Steve Tothill 21 11 17 28 21
6 Stuart Ryan 6 12 16 28 5
7 Darren Parker 20 13 14 27 20
8 Paul Keenor 15 8 16 24 15
9 Mark Moore 16 9 15 24 16
10 Peter Tweddell 13 10 14 24 13
11 Bryan England 24 7 11 18 24
12 Tim Grimes 22 6 11 17 23

Lost Balls = 19

Daily Lost Balls = 62

Round Four - Ride Her Cup - Laguna

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Damper & Deanv Phil & VergaRed5 & 4
Ian R & Garyv John & SeanRed2 up
Kev & Mark Pv Farley & MuirRed2 & 1

Round Four - Ride Her Cup - Millennium

Red TeamBlue TeamWinnersScore
Keenor & Darrenv Stu & Pete TBlue1 up
Totti & Selfv Bryan & Ian MRed4 & 3
Tim & Moorev Bob & BarryBlue3 & 2


Overall - Singles


Pos.

Player

R1

R2

R3

R4
Total
Points

LBP*
1 Barry England 27 31 29 29 116 306
2 Stewart Ryan 23 30 31 28 112 280
3 Gary Kisby 26 21 31 30 108 288
=4 Darren Parker 24 23 30 27 104 402
=4 Simon Muir 25 26 31 22 104 321
=4 Dean Priestman 25 28 26 25 104 275
7 Peter Tweddell 32 24 23 24 103 168
8 Peter Self 25 22 24 31 102 327
9 Bob Crouch 27 19 25 30 101 307
=10 Sean Downs 21 24 25 25 95 274
=10 Steve Tothill 20 26 21 28 95 235
=10 Paul Damper 30 19 18 28 95 206
13 Paul Keenor 25 22 23 24 94 292
14 Mark Moore 16 32 19 24 91 277
15 Ian Rowan 20 27 13 30 90 297
16 Kevin Warncken 22 26 27 13 88 222
17 Mark Parsons 18 19 23 26 86 313
18 Phil Parker 28 17 19 21 85 328
19 Ian Marshalsay 19 19 17 29 84 345
20 Bryan England 16 25 21 18 80 210
21 Dave Verga 23 22 16 18 79 328
22 John Burbridge 18 24 20 16 78 348
23 Tim Grimes 22 23 15 17 77 256
24 Steve Farley 12 14 12 13 51 354

Total Lost Balls = 246
*Lost Ball Prediction. Winner - Tim Grimes - 256


Overall - Ride Her Cup

Team R1 R2 R3 R4 PB Total
Red 8 13 9 12 -10 32
Blue 8 4 9 6 -2 25

Euro Tour 2019 Captain's Report

Fellow tourist, what can I say? With very little chance for any in depth review, it certainly seemed to me that things went unusually smooth and rather well.

Everyone not only managed to attend Gatwick at the allotted time with the prescribed paperwork but they also managed to board the plane and depart. Not only that but (and I have checked) we all made it home on the same day! A new epoch in the world of Rowan tours and the first time ever this achievement has been reached I think we all deserve a pat on the back.

Arriving at the good old Dom Pedro was like returning to a favourite restaurant or bumping into an old friend. There we were again littering up the foyer, frightening children with our gargantuan pallid frames in the pool and wondering if they might have anything nice for brekky.

In order that we didn’t all get too bored with the same fodder we had a slight twist to the format this year by the introduction of the Ride Her Cup red and blue team format. After the first day both teams were exactly level and on the last day with the pink ball adjustments there was still only one point in it, Dave having marshalled his forces wonderfully to overcome a mid competition hammering.

Personally, I felt the format worked well, firstly as it meant only waiting for three four balls, secondly it added a new dimension and thirdly I enjoyed (ish) playing two courses twice. I have no idea whether playing one twice then the other twice was better than daily alternating because I think there were probably more influential factors in play than the familiarity with the course. So much so that the second time of playing Millennium we tee’d off from the wrong hole on day two despite playing the course the day before.

My scores wavered from poor on day one to adequate day two abysmal day three and winning on day four, again more by luck than judgement I’m sure. This trip more than any other, I was amazed at just how much my game can vary not even from one round from a front nine of 8 points on day two to a back nine of 19? I would love to suggest that there was a technique I adjusted, and it all came right but as far as I was concerned I was doing the same stuff each time.

I would like to thank all those who suffered a round with me on the bad days (you know it’s a bad day when your buggy partner runs out of supportive things to say about hole 8 and starts on about the weather) and also those who got to witness the emergence of some actual golf on the better days. It was lovely to have a round with some of our newbies this year, Messers Marshalsay, Farley and Downs and witness the emergence of Mr Farleys game whereby he was outdriving some of us and putting out to win the match for the blue team. It was lovely to see the joy at being successful at such a simple game, sadly the older sages amongst us were less surprised when the following day all had not gone so well, such is the fickle nature of the game there is always enough to bring us back and always more to do.

Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get a round in with Phil Parker or Bryan England, who were both also on tour for the first time but maybe next year. It was great to have you both along this time thank you.

In terms of the results the gold prize envelopes went to messers Tweddell and Damper on day 1 with scores of 32 and 30 on Laguna and Millennium respectively

Day 2 it was messers England Jnr and Moore with 31 and 32

Day 3 Stewart Ryan and Simon Muir both shot 31 to win and day 4 myself and Mr Self scored 30 and 31 to take the cash, although it being the charity day and us being lovely chaps the prize pot was put back into the charity bag.

So a mix up of names from both teams winning with between 30 and 32 a vote of confidence for the handicap system and also fairness of the teams I think. A special mention for Mark Moore scoring the highest of anyone on either course with a 32 especially as this was twice what he scored the day before in last place on Laguna day 1 a real turn around well done.

As previously mentioned, the Reds were victorious by 7 points thanks to a great performance on the last day.

The lost ball competition was won by Timmy TT who despite not being sure if the hotel was left or right of the entrance road and also wandering out of the 19th hole bar, not left back to the hotel but right to go around the back way! Did have an accurate assessment of how wasteful, wayward and generally wonky we all could be around a golf course. With scores after the day one losses of 74, predictions ranged from 168 to 402 with TTT plumping for 256 and the actual lost being 246 a shade over ten each. Well done Tim!

Thank you all for your contribution to what felt like a happy, enjoyable and successful trip. A special thanks to our ever faithful statto Pete who despite throwing me a slight curveball on day three, put in a lot of effort at a time most of us were relaxing and enjoying ourselves and probably fielded more inane questions than even I did. Your input and suggestions with little tweaks and improvements were invaluable especially as after the first night I was operating on severely reduced capacity and what was left was utilised on keeping me mostly upright, thanks mate!

As ever planning has started for 2020 so expressions of interest please.

We can go back to Vilamoura with its well-known charms and do exactly the same again. Or play two different courses or a new one each day. The two I chose this year were the cheapest so any variations will be at greater cost. We could go to a cheaper hotel?

We are also looking at an all inclusive deal to turkey it would be a 7 night break, four rounds of golf all buggies booze and food included and its about £680 plus flight so I would suggest about a grand - if you factor in food and drink costs for Vilamoura I would suggest it’s a better deal. Hotel is evidently five star with usual amenities four or five restaurants, pool etc but probably no where local to go off site?

If you have any other good options ie somewhere with good courses that’s not going to be wet and cold and we can reasonably afford, please let me know. Sorry I can’t make Poultwood but at MAGS on the 19th,I will be presenting (or dropping off on way home as it isn’t staying in the house) the glorious Wedgwood urn which traditionally has been the presented to the tour winner.

Thanks once again to one and all and here is to next years tour

Cheers

Ian

Euro Tour Group 2019

Mags 2020 Touring Party

Rowan tours we never sleep, are overwhelmed by all your quick and positive responses, were feeling the love guys thank you x

The following have all signified their interest in 2020 turkey tour: Sunday 7th June to Sunday 14th ,Belek golf hotel, all inclusive, two courses, four rounds, airport transfers buggies etc all in, budget (£995)

ROWAN

GRIMES - EVENTUALLY

VERGA

BURBRIDGE

PA PARKER

DOWNS

KISBY

WARNCKEN

PRIESTMAN + HIS MATE Rufus

PARSONS

DAMPER

TOTTHILL

MOORE Snr

TWEDDELL

CROUCH

SO 16 SO FAR WHICH GETS US A TOUR THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GENTS. IN ORDER TO GET THE VERY BEST DEAL WE NEED TO BOOK THE GOLF BREAK BY END OF JULY.

Flight costs rise slowly as times gets closer to departure so ideally the sooner the better.

Two key points I will need a deposit for the flight and the break by end of July so please bear that in mind. (We are negotiating exact levels at the moment but worst way its circa £135).

Secondly if you know someone who may be interested but isn’t on the list chase them up. If we can get to 24 again that would be great. Mags members in preference but tbh anyone who you can vouch for, with the deposit money by the end of the month works for me !

I would rather avoid the sweat of being saved by private Ryan again next year, so will close the book at the end of the month and as we can’t go with an odd number realistically 20 or 24 would be our targets. If we get to 24 its marginally cheaper as we get a 1 in 8 go free deal so try your best gents

I will keep you updated but see what you can generate by Dale hill on 19th the earlier we can book flights the better really

It would be good to see Lewis, Marshalsay, Englands, Parker, Muir et al all on the team sheet for TT2020 get calling make someones day!

PIP PIP roddy (head of Entertainment and complaints) Rowan Tours

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