Roll Up Roundup – 21st August 2018

Hi Everyone

We had a bit of a nonsense yesterday when, the number of ‘medal’ competitors being down, we sought to switch a few groups from the roll-up onto the 1st-tee to get you all started ‘as soon as’ only for these groups to then be held by slow-play.   No apologies for that as the aim had been to reduce the wait on 11th & 15th-tees, but as it produced the inevitable bleat from some quarters,  from now on we will stick to the more rigid [less helpful] regime.


No apologies either for leading with the announcements as I have a number from yesterday;

1                     Venessa has advised that her series of ‘nearest the pin’ competitions raised a total of £200 for the “Helen & Douglas House”, a local hospice.   I have a copy of their thankyou letter and will have it available at next week’s roll-up if anyone wishes to see it.

2                     Gordon Blake has asked me to announce that a ‘Race-Night’ will be held at the clubhouse on 6th October in aid of the Faringdon branch of the British Heart Foundation.   Price will be just £5 to include a ‘Ploughman’s’, and I look forward to the images of you horsing about – sorry couldn’t resist it!!!!!!

3                     A second reminder about the Awayday at Wrag Barn on 18th October.   Laurence has already had a good response and if you want to join in it’s not too late, a sign-up sheet can be found on our locker-room notice board, and more details about this and the Race-Night can be found on our website:

4                     Talking of the website, it really is worth a visit as it provides much more than just details of the events, including:   images of past events and competition winners [with the odd ‘helpful’ caption];   details of all the Trophy competitions;   not to mention past newsletters!!!   More to the point Terry would also welcome your contributions whether images, anecdotes for the ‘words of wisdom’ [or any other] page, funny or serious.   So do visit the website and feel free to ‘chip-in’.

5                     And the last one!   A team-game competition has been arranged for bank-holiday Monday open to all members.   Full details and sign-up sheet are available on the Men’s notice boarder in the locker room, or from ‘the man in the know’ Brian Reid.


I’m flagging already, so finally the results.   No BoB this week because of the medal, but next week we restart from the 6th, while this week the roll-up still attracted 33-competitors and with the cut-off handicap set at 22, the results were:


Casuals Roll-up
Group Position Name H’cap Score
1 1st Gordon Blake 21.3 46
1 2nd Brian Mace 17.7 42
1 3rd Phil Figgins 20.8 40
2 1st Arthur Strain 25.5 45
2 2nd John Ordish 23.0 41
2 3rd Keith Arlott 26.3 39 c/b


Well done to all of the prize-winners, and next week we have the penultimate round of the Division 1 & Casuals Cups.   For the benefit of the uninitiated this is a qualifier played-off the yellow tees but using your CLUB handicap, and the good news is that we should have sunny spells, light winds and a tolerable 20-degree temperatures.   We do our best!!!!!