Seniors Inter-club and internal fixtures

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What a team of super stars. Pictured left are Bishopswood's famous Yellow Jerseys who defeated Basingstoke in the home match on Friday 28th June 2019. This was their Finest Hour. Come on you Yellows!!

Jim Holmes Weekly Roll Up Organiser

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Jim Holmes, seen pictured left,will offer you are very warm welcome to the join ranks of enthusiastic senior golfers competing regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.It's great fun and provides the opportunity for you to forge new and long lasting friendships.
See you on the first tee.
Best wishes,

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What a fantastic 2019 Season of outstanding and successful golf we have all experienced both at team and individual level. It is now time to reflect on the many highlights of this enjoyable season.

Inter Club Matches. We commenced the program of 29 matches back in March with an away visit to Dummer. Since then we have played 29 matches winning 10, halving 4 and losing 15. The most remarkable result was away at Goring and Streatley when we retained the BAGS Trophy winning by 4 ½ - 1 ½ a most improbable result. During the season more than 50 senior golfers have represented the club. I offer a sincere thank you for supporting the team so well.

The Seniors Open was staged on the 10th July and attracted 13 teams from across the region. The day was a success in every sense especially for this year’s team winners Donnington Vale. A massive thank you is directed to all who helped on the day and the many who so generously donated raffle prizes that generated a profit of £400+ towards club funds. Well done and thank you all.

Individual Club Event Winners.
The pre- season stableford competition played on 13th March was won by Gary Clinch with 37 points closely followed by Roger Taylor and Dave Simpson both 36 points

The Odd Ball Challenge played on 29th March over 9 holes with just two clubs of your choice and a putter was won by Peter Wilson who scored a remarkable 20 points. I was playing in his group.
Peter played the round of his life. He enjoyed a round of impeccable and almost faultless golf. Congratulations to a worthy winner.

The Veterans Club Championship played on 24th July 2019. Graham Pickup was crowned the Club Champion. He beat off a late challenge from Norman Paget who finished second just one shot behind. The Nett Championship had to be decided with a play off. Sheila Crawford and Norman Paget finished level both having a nett score of 67. Norman had to settle again for the role of bridesmaid. Sheila having a shot in hand going up the first (the fourth hole of the play off) held her nerve to win the hole and the Nett Championship.

The Veterans Trophy played on 21st August 2019. The winner this year was Peter McNeillie who recorded an impressive score of 41 stableford points. Roy Ward, the 2019 Club Captain, finished second with Roger Taylor filling third place.

The Par Ardua Ad Astra Competition played on three days 22nd and 23rd July and 2nd August.
“Through Adversary to the Stars” is the motif of the RAF.
Great emphasis was placed on club members to remember and commemorate the sacrifice made by the 50,000+ service men of the RAF who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. The call to arms did not go unheeded and a field of nearly 30 golfers entered the competition. Richard West returned one of the best stableford scores of this season and of many previous seasons. His score of 52 points was 11 clear of Peter Wilson who finished second. Richard’s round was a remarkable, incredible and unforgettable achievement. Congratulations to Richard from all Bishopswood Club Members.

The Stableford Cup 2019. The competition comprises 7 rounds of golf played one round a month from April to October. The golfer with highest aggregate score, the sum of his best four rounds, is declared the winner. Surprisingly two golfers finished on exactly the same score of 154 points. It has been decided that first place will be shared between Tony Bateman and Peter McNeillie, they are joint winners. It was decided at the end of season meeting that in future, when there is a tied result, a clear winner would be decided on count back. i.e. The best aggregate score after three rounds would be declared the winner. If still tied then the best aggregate score after two rounds and so on.

Seniors Monthly Medals. The monthly medals proved to very popular and for certain demonstrated the in depth talent and skill of Bishopswood’s senior golfers. Each month the winning scores were better than the previous. Full praise and congratulations are warranted and accorded to the following: April Medal Colin Gifford 66 shots. May Medal Ron Bedwell 65 shots
July Medal Norman Paget 64 shots. August Medal Derek Abby 65 shots
September Medal Nick Avery 62 shots. The best medal performance of the season.

The Vets v Super Vets Challenge Cup competition was played on 25th September. 10 pairs per side competed for the cup and bragging rights. The match was a very close affair with 4 matches being halved, however the Vets managed to win 6 to 4.

The Ladies v Seniors Challenge match was played on 10th October. The course conditions on the day of the match did not favour the ladies. It was very wet and “sticky” and required more brawn than brain to be effective. The Seniors recorded a comfortable 7 ½ to 2 ½ win. The day was a great success both on and off the course with copious amounts of smiles and laughter to spare.

The End of Season Stableford Competition was played on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. The event was won convincingly by Norman Paget who scored an impressive 38 points well clear of second placed Malcolm Boreham on 35 points with the ever reliable Roger Taylor finishing third scoring 34 points. Well done Norman!! This victory, in some measure, compensates for your “near misses” earlier in the season.

So, on reflection, the season has been action packed and fun filled. There are lots of memories of superb team and individual performances to keep us warm during the long winter months.
I wish to finish this report by paying tribute and thanking all of you for the generous support and assistance offered so freely to me. Individually I wish to acknowledge and thank Peter Wilson for applying his financial skills on match days (money collecting) and to David Williams who professionally printed the team score cards, the printed cards really impressed our guests. A massive thank you to those who volunteered to be Captain of the day in my absence, notably Bob Mitchell, Norman Paget, Dave Simpson and Peter McNeillie. To Bob Lycett and Jenny Lycett who throughout the season were on hand to lend advice and support during my fledgling year.
Finally, on behalf of all Senior Club Members, we offer our sincere thanks to all Bishopswood Staff for providing the platform for us to enjoy the game we love. Individually we recognise the tireless efforts of the green keepers Lee and Peter. The Bar and Restaurant Staff ably led by Ben. To Steve Ward and the Club Shop Staff we say thank you for the warm reception we receive on arrival and the friendly advice and guidance freely given.

I wish to close this report by wishing you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2020.

Best wishes and kind regards,


Playing with the Seniors

Phil Hearn says: We have a very healthy Seniors Section (both in terms of numbers & physically). Regular roll-ups are Wednesday & Friday mornings and there is a full programme of Inter-Club friendly matches throughout the season. You will normally find several of them hanging around the bar - say hi and ask to be pointed in the direction of Seniors Organiser Jeff Wayling.
His telephone contact numbers are:
Home 01189 701708
Mobile 07973 759908

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