Malling Area Golf Society

2016/17 May 17th Round 3:
Bearsted Golf Club - The Summer Shield

Bearsted Golf Club
Ware Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 4PQ

01622 738198
www.bearstedgolfclub.co.uk

Coffee and bacon roll08:00
18 holes of golf, first tee09:00
Dinner and presentation15:00
TBC.
TBC.
Price£38 (£28 non-dining)


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Bearsted Golf Club

Order of Play

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7
# = non-dining, (G) = guest, (B) = Buggy

Captain's Match Report

The Summer Shield has long been played on the glorious sunlit uplands of Deangate Ridge situated atop the ridge running right through that jewel of a small island in the Med. i.e. the isle of grain a small island in the Medway.
This year the summer competition was moved to Bearsted and whilst I didn’t see any Bears that's probably because the more sensible ones were sheltering from the appalling conditions or having a quiet moment to themselves in the woods.
Those of us lucky enough to be caught in the torrential storms only the once will be thankful we managed to get out early enough.
As I sat in the clubhouse following a nice warm shower (the driest I had been that day) I watched members and guests slowly return to the warmth of the clubhouse marvelling at the creation of new lakes and rivers and wondering how long it will take for their kit to dry out, almost like being in Belgium on tour! I had a slight wait as my two compatriots on the day decided enough was enough as did some of the following players who bailed (ho ho) after nine.
My guest Poseidon had cancelled due to the prospect of an impending drenching so our eagerly anticipated 40 turned out to be a very respectable 34. After the obligatory bacon roll we set off with the hope that the darkening foreboding skies would pass us by. Having been teamed up with Derek Reed and Paul Keynor (Ede Aruede having been washed out first thing) I was anticipating a lively and humorous round. Things commenced quite well with a deceptive looking par three which I managed to bogey and we were off!
I think the rains started about the fifth hole and that pretty much seemed to wrap up the fun and the golf as other than laughing to spite the weather there wasn’t much anyone could do. Those of us (fool) hardy souls who braved the elements for the full 18, possibly for some only risking drowning in the hope of handicap protection for the forthcoming European sojourn to the heat of Portugal.
Two of the highlights for me were a chip from a few feet off the green which sploshed gratifyingly into the cup for a bridie and walking from green to tee – I think it was just after “Centenary Bridge” and was possibly “deluge” or “drenching apocalypse” whatever the path lead us between two lakes (which I am sure were permanent). As we tripped skipping in the rain to the next tee we imagined that the black dots bouncing on the path were more of the rain we become used to but as we got closer we realised to was an army of froglets celebrating their newly found legs and lungs by having a good old leap about in the puddles the sweetest site to gladden the heart on such a gloomy day.
Our three ball never managed to hit any of the greens on the par threes so we gave the following groups nothing much to aim at. This was replicated by the following groups it seems as other than the first of our competition par threes the sixth there was only one name on the cards. Barry England was the third name on the card for the sixth being wet obviously suits him!
Bob Kennedy was nearest on the 8th with Barry again sploshing to glory on the 16th. Pete Tweddell peaked right at the end with nearest the pin on the 18th well done Pete.
As expected the general scores were not as high as one might hope for on a more suitable day for the Summer Shield. Despite all this, winner of Division One and also the Summer Shield was Trevor Woods who put in a splendid card of 35 points! Very well done Trevor. Trevor narrowly beat our best guest Bob Kennett who carded a brilliant 34 playing off 19 good job he is not a member yet, that feels like it would probably be a four stroke cut. Lording it over Division Two was Graham Nunn who hit a divine 25 points bring joy unconfined to the assembled throng. Raining (sic) supreme over the lower echelons of Div 3 Dave Elaham returned with a most magnificent 29 points, see you in Division Two soon Dave! I am not sure if we are returning to the balmy joys of Deangate ridge next year or staying at Bearsted but I am fairly certain wherever we go we are likely to encounter better weather than we had for the summer shield this year.
I hope you all received notification of the 20 20 Kent cricket match at Tunbridge wells after our next MAGS English meeting at Poult Wood and I look forward to seeing some of you circa half four in the morning on Tuesday ready for our European tour this year to Portugal. Depending on what happens at the vote and how that effects cheap flights in the future we won’t know until later so for now lets forget about all that and look forward to some fun in the sun and some dry happy golf.
Pip Pip El Capitaine

Results

Division 1Trevor Woods35 points
Division 2Graham Nunn25 points
Division 3Dave Ealham29 points
OverallTrevor Woods35 points
Best GuestBob Kennett34 points
Average Score24 players23 points
Nearest the pin(Hole 8)Bob Kennett
Nearest the pin(Hole 16)Barry England
Nearest the pin(Hole 18)Peter Tweddell
Nearest the pin in 3(Hole 6)Barry England

Pos. Player Starting
H/C
Starting
Div.
Front 9 Back 9 Total Finishing
H/C
Finishing
Div.
Champions
Points
1 Trevor Woods 17.1 1 18 17 35 13.5 1 12
2 Dave Ealham 24.7 3 12 17 29 22.9 2 10
3 Tim Grimes 27.1 3 14 15 29 25.3 3 8
4 Barry England 7.0 1 13 15 28 5.5 1 7
5 Dave Elsworth 24.6 3 13 14 27 23.4 2 6
6 Peter Barrett 25.2 3 11 14 25 24.6 3 5
7 Graham Nunn 22.9 2 11 14 25 22.3 2 4
8 David Smith 21.8 2 13 11 24 21.5 2 3
9 Richard Coward 17.9 1 10 13 23 17.9 1 2
10 Derek Reed 12.0 1 11 11 22 12.3 1 1
11 Ian Rowan 22.8 2 12 10 22 23.1 2 0
12 Steve Tothill 21.8 2 13 9 22 22.1 2 0
13 Peter Gray 25.9 3 14 8 22 26.2 3 0
14 Brian Woods 25.0 3 11 10 21 25.6 3 0
15 Graham Gove 12.3 1 12 9 21 12.9 1 0
16 Geoff Mills 28.0 3 14 7 21 28.0 3 0
17 Peter Self 14.2 1 9 11 20 15.1 1 0
18 Mark Parsons 28.0 3 10 10 20 28.0 3 0
19 Chris Lewis 13.7 1 10 10 20 14.6 1 0
20 Dave Verga 28.0 3 7 12 19 28.0 3 0
21 Peter Tweddell 20.9 2 7 12 19 22.1 2 0
22 Dave Catchpole 21.1 2 11 8 19 22.3 2 0
23 Paul Keenor 18.9 2 8 8 16 21.0 2 0
24 Paul Damper 11.7 1 7 7 14 14.4 1 0
25 Michael Corcoran 23.0 2 N/A N/A DNF 23.0 2 0
26 Dave Gentle 21.0 2 N/A N/A DNF 21.0 2 0
27 Candice Hanson 36.0 3 N/A N/A DNF 28.0 3 0
28 Harry Pendleton 28.0 3 N/A N/A DNF 28.0 3 0
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