Roll Up Roundup – 11th September 2018

Results of the Roll up on the 11-09-2018

37 Members signed up to play in the Morgan Pairs & Alec Baker Putter Trophy

The results for the Morgan Pairs was.

In 3rd place with a joint score of 73 Points:   Martin Clark & Brian Stepney

In 2nd place with a joint score of 77 Points:  Dave Merrison & Keith Arlott

In 1st place with a joint score of 81 Points:    Brian Reid & Roland Syphas


The winner of the Alec Baker trophy was.

Jerry Senior with a total of 27 Putts.


2018 Tom Gotzl Pairs

Congratulations go to Nick Tomaszewski & David Roberts who won the this year’s Gotzl Pairs competition beating Terry Clark & Peter Pitts on the 2nd extra playoff hole.

Roll Up Report – 4th September 2018

Welcome to this the first online roll-up report that I’m sure you have all been waiting for – not!!!    Nothing really changes, however, as we start with the inevitable announcements.

  1. As both Richard and I are away for the next two weeks [what planning I hear you say], Bill Baker will be stepping into the breach. It is not the easiest of tasks at the best of times, so would you please give Bill a bit of space during registration and save any queries or points you wish to make until after the event.
  2. The numbers wishing to play in the Awayday now exceed thirty, so if you have not yet expressed an interest and wish to play, do let Laurence or myself know [yes I will process Emails while away] or merely sign-up using the sheet on the Seniors’ notice board. For those of you that have signed-up already, would you be good enough pay the fee ‘as soon as’ now so that Laurence can sort out the finance, etc. – many thanks.
  3. So that you are aware, one of the most popular matches on our calendar “Seniors v Ladies”” will take place on Monday 1st October.  If you would like to play would you please confirm your interest by using the sign-up sheet posted on the Seniors’ notice-board, and final one:
  4. A reminder about the Celts v Sassenachs’ match being run over the 29th/30th September.  Again, a sign-up sheet has been posted but this time on the Mens’ notice board, and the good news is that it’s open to 5-day members provided you make a £5 contribution to the chosen charity.

Enough of this I hear you say, and so to the all-important results:

There was no BoB winner this week so the pot rolls over to the 13th, while in the roll-up where the cut-off handicap was 20 and over, the winners were:

Eclectic – 6th [and final] Round
Group Position Name H’cap Score
1 1st Peter Ellen 10.7 42
1 2nd Roger Bates 10.0 40 c/b
1 3rd Peter Pitts 18.6 40 c/b
1 4th John Drage 18.5 39
2 1st John Ordish 22.4 42 c/b
2 2nd Gordon Blake 20.5 42 c/b
2 3rd Ian Bensted 26.3 42 c/b
2 4th Barrie Layfield 25.2 42 c/b


What this gives in terms of the overall competitions, is:

1st place with 61-points                  Dave Roberts

Joint 2nd with 58-points                     Brian Stepney & Nick Tomaszewski

4th place with 57-points                     Rod Forder

Congratulations to all our winners, and next week we have another exciting competition for you in the form of the Morgan Pairs – for the benefit of the uninitiated it will all be explained on the day, which weather-wise promises to be rather like yesterday.

I now go to pack the bucket & spade – so at least it will be quiet for a couple of weeks!!!!!

Roll Up Roundup -28th August 2018

Firstly an apology to Glyn Williams for missing his name off the ‘roll of honour’ when announcing the runners & riders yesterday.   You will have gathered that there was a problem created by the traffic jam at the clubhouse computer station, but we have a solution in place [we hope] that should avoid a repetition at future qualifiers.

Although both are a little way off yet, a couple of gentle reminders:

Awayday:   If those of you that have ‘signed-up’ for the day at Wrag Barn on 18th October could now pay your fee ASAP that would help Laurence a great deal, and to this end we will be set up to receive your fees next week.   Those of you that have yet to sign-up don’t have to be shy either, as you will be able to sign-up and pay at the same time.

BHF Race-night:   Correction on this as the British Heart Foundation race-night will be held at Faringdon Bowls Club on 6th October rather than as previously announced – full details on the website or have a chat with Gordon Blake

Moving on;   if you saw a few low flying pigs yesterday it’s cos we had winner in the BoB competition, and the honours go to Peter Fisher – well done Peter.   Next week we move onto the 8th, so probably a chance for the pot to start rebuilding!!!!

As for the main event, the corrected results for the sweep prizes were as follows:


    Division 1 & Casuals Cups    
Group Position Name H’cap Score
1 1st Brian Rawle 10.0 38
1 2nd Glyn Williams 14.0 37
1 3rd Phil Toms 18.0 36 c/b
1 4th Stephen Sands 17.0 36 c/b
2 1st Mike Berry 23.0 42
2 2nd Bill Baker 20.0 41 c/b
2 3rd Nick Tomaszewski 19.0 41 c/b
2 4th Paul Wynn 23.0 40 c/b

Congratulations to Brian Rawle & Mike [Chuck] Berry, and apologies again to Glyn.   Next week we burst into September [already] meaning that the monthly competition cycle starts again with the final round of the Eclectic Trophy and there promises to be a slight recovery in the weather:   part sun, light breeze and temperatures in the low twenties – what more could you ask for.

And finally:   for future reports we will be posting directly onto the seniors website and will merely provide a link by Email when published – in case you were wondering this is to both encourage greater use of the website, while simplifying the processing of reports.   Which also reminds me; if you need to get in touch would you please use the above Email address pending a glitch in the ‘firms’ Email being sorted!!!!

Many thanks, and have a good one

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!!!!!



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