Roll Up Report – 6th November 2018

Hi Everyone

With the return of summer [almost] 44-members stripped for action today for another of Bill’s team games, the results of which follow these messages:

  1. Thus far the committee has been totally underwhelmed with proposals to the AGM, the obvious conclusion being that you consider everything to be running perfectly. But if you actually consider that things can improved and have a suggestion on how to achieve it, now is the time to say – if you don’t tell us, we don’t know!
  2. Tickets are on sale in the clubhouse for the Quiz-Night on 30th November, and as this is the nearest that we are going to get to a Christmas social evening, do make the effort to join in if you can. You do not have to enter a team, just come along and we will link people up on the night.

And if you would like a warm-up, BHF are holding their annual quiz at the Corn Hall, Faringdon on 16th inst. – see Gordon Blake for details

  1. A number of ‘roll-up regulars’ have already signed-up for the Colin Pedley, and while the event is still some weeks away we would ask you to confirm your interest ASAP to enable us to sort out the catering etc.

And so to the results:

Another dry week in the BoB with no winner, meaning that with the pot building to the extent that we may have to engage the services of Securicor, we progress to the 6th next week – so a good opportunity to build the coffers in time to stock-up the ‘falling down water’ for Christmas.

As for the dancing-class that was the main event, and a close-run thing it was too, the results were:

  Waltz 1, 2, 3  
Position Name Net score
1st Richard Belcher 79
  Richard Bramwell 79
  Phil Eltham 79
2nd Ray Duckett 78 c/b
  Brian Mace 78 c/b
  Jerry Senior 78 c/b
3rd Chris Howard 78 c/b
  Peter Metcalfe 78 c/b
  Peter Wheeler 78 c/b

Congratulations as ever to our winners, and next week you will be fending for yourselves with an individual stableford, and the prospect of a sunny, clement day should provide all the incentive you need to turn out in droves!!!!!

Have a good one!



The Colin Pedley Trophy will be played on Tuesday 18th December 2018 and will be followed by a 1 course Roast Chicken Lunch and the 2018 Prize Presentation. The cost is £10 which includes the entrance fee and the lunch. Anyone wishing to play, please add your name on the signup sheet & pay either Bill Baker or Peter Ellen.

This must be paid  prior by the 11th December to allow the numbers playing and eating finalised and also the handicaps to be calculated and the draw made. The competition is an individual  Stableford from the Yellow tees and the playing handicap is the median of your Club & Seniors handicaps. The start will be from the 1st and 11th tees.

Your assistance in this will be greatly appreciated.

Captain’s Newsletter – 30th October 2018

Hi Everyone,

It looks as if we have seen the last of the fine weather, and with the clocks having changed winter will soon be upon us!   Consequently this newsletter will be reprising our most recent event while providing a ‘heads-up’ on what is to come to brighten the impending gloom.


Waters Nrst Pin (2)

I am reliably informed that the Awayday at Wrag Barn was a great success, providing a fitting ‘swan-song’ for Laurence Waters who is stepping down as Awayday Secretary.   Very many thanks for a job well done Laurence, and I’m sure that your fellow members will be queuing-up to treat you to the odd glass or two at the clubhouse bar in the weeks to come.


Retiring Awayday Secretary: Laurence Waters


As for the days facts & figures, as well as the much-coveted Jock Strap Trophy there were the usual sweep-prizes to be won with the principal results being:

Winner                        Tony Scrivens                         36 points

Second                        Roger Bates                            35 points

Third                           John Ordish                             34 points

Fourth                         Brian Reid                               33 points

A full list of all the prize-winners can be found as ever on the Seniors’ website:   And for the benefit of those that are not familiar with the valuable trophy named after & modelled on that much lauded Carswell member, Jock McStrap – see image below:



Tony Scrivens, being taken ‘in hand’ for winning yet another trophy!!!


Laurence’s departure serves as a reminder that as we approach the end of the year, it will soon be time to elect the committee members that will take office in 2019, which leads nicely onto:

Forthcoming Events

Captain v Vice-Captain:       This annual match arranged as a thank-you to those that have participated in ‘inter-club’ matches during the year will take place on 1st November.   Those participating will already have been notified of the draw.

Quiz Night:                            An opportunity for a pre-Christmas social get-together on 30th November at the clubhouse.   Doors open at 7:00pm and the entertainment will include the Quiz [hence the name], a 2-course festive buffet, and not forgetting the Christmas Jumper Competition.   All Carswell members and their spouses/partners are welcome, and tickets at just £11.00 per person are now available from the clubhouse & pro-shop office.

Colin Pedley Trophy:           This is the competition that closes the seniors’ golfing year which this year falls on 18th December, the format being an individual stableford played off the white tees and scored using the average of club & seniors handicaps.

The competition will be followed by a roast lunch and the presentation of the trophies & awards won throughout the season.   Cost of entry will be £10.00, payable in advance, to include the entry [£2.00] into the sweep.

Seniors AGM:                       This is being held on 8th January following the first roll-up of the New Year.   The reason for the switch from the previous December date is that an AGM should always be held after the close of the financial year, and ours runs from 1st January to 31st December.

The AGM will include the election of the Seniors’ committee and will also provide an opportunity for members to make proposals for changes and/or improvements in the way we operate.   Notices calling for nominations and/or proposals for discussion have now been posted on the notice board – but please note, you will need to submit your proposals on/before 30th November, and nominations by 18th December.   The AGM agenda including a list of proposals will in turn be posted by 14th December.

An optional buffet lunch will also be available at a cost of £8.00


Heard on the Course

Golfer 1:         With some 120-yards to the 18th green having played a very poor round – “do you think I’ll reach with my 7-iron.

Golfer 2:          “Eventually!!!!”


Roll Up Roundup -30th October 2018


‘Mea culpa’!!!   A cock-up yesterday when I evidently failed to check one of the cards and, [you’ve guessed it] it was incorrect, meaning that the wrong player was credited with winning group 1.   It was corrected ‘on the spot’ and no one was out of pocket, but apologies all the same – and I thought the dementia was in remission!!!!!

The image above is the nearest I could get to a forgetful old man!

A change of procedure for this report as I’m not going to repeat the announcements made at the roll-up as these will not only be covered in the belated October newsletter, but all the relevant details can be found on the Seniors website:

So, moving swiftly on:   42-hardy souls braved the chilly start to the day, and whether or not the cold was to blame there was no BoB winner this week.   Next week we start the circuit of the course again as we roll over the pot to the 4th.

In the main event where the cut-off was 21, and the results were:

Individual Stableford
Group Position Name H’cap Score
1 1st Brian Reid 10.2 35
1 2nd Ricky Braybrooke 14.5 34 c/b
1 3rd John Stiles 11.7 34 c/b
1 4th Rod Maloney 17.2 34 c/b
2 1st Brian Bonfield 22.4 38 c/b
2 2nd Richard Dewar 26.8 38 c/b
2 3rd Keith Arlott 25.3 36
2 4th Richard Tucker 22.7 35

As ever, congratulations to our winners, and next week we enter the world of ‘Strictly’ with a team-game called Waltz 1-2-3.   How to score will be explained on the day as you will need it fresh in your minds!!!

Apologies again for the cock-up!


November Quiz – Answer at the end of the Month

In a singles match, player A concedes player B’s short putt for a 4. Player B then

attempts to hole out and misses the short putt. Player A claims the hole. What is

the ruling?

A- The concession stands and player B has completed the hole in 4 strokes.

B – Player B loses the hole.

C – Player A can withdraw the concession and B is considered to have holed out

in 5.

Roll Up Report – 23rd October 2018

Hi Everyone

You obviously liked the sound of this week’s team-game as we had 51-members turn out, boosted of course by the ‘larger than life’ return of Peter Wright from foreign climes – welcome back Peter.   Nevertheless, we start with the ever-popular announcements:

  1. A good day was had by all on the Awayday at Wrag Barn, where Tony Scrivens won the much coveted ‘Jock Strap’ Trophy – if you want to see a whole host images from the day then just follow the links on the website: https://carswellseniors.comh

As this was Laurence’s ‘swan song’ as Awayday Secretary particular thanks to him for a great day, and I’m sure that I speak for you all in congratulating Laurence on a job well done during his tenure.

  1. We could do with one more player for the Captain v Vice-Captain match on 1st November, so if you qualify and want to play, please get in touch with Richard PDQ. The draw can then be made/published by the end of the week.
  2. We have now firmed up the arrangements for the Quiz Night on 30th The price will be £11/person to include a 2-course festive buffet, and all members and their guests will be welcome.   Full details will appear in poster form on the Seniors notice-board on/before next Tuesday, when tickets will also be on sale in the Clubhouse and Club Office.

Moving swiftly on, no winner this week in the BoB, meaning that next week the pot rolls-over to 17th hole.    In the roll-up where Bill had arranged another team game, the results were:

  Texas Scramble  
Position Name Net score
1st Tony Belcher 64.9
  Graham Flew 64.9
  Tony Scrivens 64.9
2nd Roger Bates 65.2
  Brian Rawle 65.2
  Jerry Senior 65.2
3rd Maurice Bawden 65.4
  Rod Maloney 65.4
  Brian Reid 65.4

Congratulations to our winners.

Next week you will have to ‘fend for yourselves’ as it’s an individual stableford – and the weather?   Still dry but a little fresher, so maybe an extra layer will be the order of the day.

Have a good one!