Roll Up Report – Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Seniors Roll up 23rd  July 2019

Firstly I apologise for the lateness of issuing this report, as everything seems to be blamed on the weather this week I see no need to divert from this as my excuse.

On Tuesday we had 53 players taking part in the roll up playing Division one and Casuals cups.

Away Day

If you intend to play in this competition please ensure your names are entered on the sign up sheet in plenty of time.

Knighton Trophy

The sign up sheet is on the Seniors notice board, please ensure you sign up sooner than later, this year we will be teeing off on more than one tee so that players complete in a timely manner.

Inter Club Match

On Monday 22nd we played away against Kirtlington, the result was:

 31/221/2 to Kirtlington.


Nearest the pin

Well done to Phil Toms

Grp 1 .        
                    H/c pts
1st     Ricky Braybrooke 18 44
2nd    Dave Merrison 18 40 c/b
3rd    Rod Maloney 16 40
4th     Peter Fisher 14 39
Grp 2    
  H/c        Pts
1st     Chris Curd 19 38
2nd    john Ordish 23 37
3rd    Phil Figgins 20 36 c/b
4th     Richard Bramwell 26 36


The BorB rolls on to the 13th  this week, I am informed that one of our non participating members did manage to birdie the 8th which goes to show that it is possible so well done Tony.

Next weeks format.

2’s and 3’s

Two to count on par 4’s and 5’s and all three to count on par 3’s.

Roll Up Report – 16th July 2019

Seniors Roll up  16th July 2019

26 players took part in the roll up this week with another 20 entering the MMM, once again we were blessed with fine weather which meant that the ball travelled much further than certainly I’m used to.

I’m sure that all members will be shocked to hear of the tragic death of one of our young club members, Ross Standing, Ross who was just 27 years old was involved in a traffic accident whilst driving to the golf club, our thoughts are with His family and friends at this very sad time

On Sunday Gerri Lisi was leaving the site and was also involved in a traffic accident at the entrance, this should be a reminder to all of us that although there is a 50 mph limit on the A420, when traffic is heavy extreme caution needs to be taken.

It was good to see Greg Phillips at the club on Tuesday, I’ve been in touch with Greg and he’s hoping to be about much more in the near future.

Date for the diary

October 3rd away day


 Bacon roll & coffee on arrival and a two course carvery lunch following the golf for £46

Inter club matches

The match on the 11th July ended 31/2 – 21/2 to Radley

July Medal Winner

Keith Hardinge

This weeks Results

    Grp 1  
    h/c pts
1st Chris Curd 20 43
2nd Bill Baker 19 40
3rd John Stiles 14 37
    Grp 2  
    h/c pts
1st Chris Howard 29 41 c/b
2nd Barrie Layfield 27 41
3rd Roland Syphas 29 40


Hole 8 next week.

Next weeks format

Division 1, Casual Cups.

Captain’s Report on Seniors Open 2019

Seniors Open 4th July 2019

Thankfully the day started with the sun shining, which is always a worry especially with One hundred players scheduled to play this year.

Along with the golf club staff, Brian Reid and I arrived on site at 07:00 with things to arrange before the players arrived.

At 08:00 our faithful putting competition controller Ron Temple arrived, suitably attired in his usual garb of striped blazer, true to form not one person was allowed past without first donating the statuary one pound, whether they were taking part in the days competition or were just passing his station.

Next to arrive were the ladies who volunteered to control the registration, Jan Crawshaw and Beryl Vann, by the result of the amount of raffle tickets sold no one escaped from their mesmerising control.

The Starter for the day Brian Stepney arrived in time to have his breakfast minus the sausage, he gave strict instructions that the missing sausage was to be served with a coffee at his place of work precisely at 10:30.

It was around 08:00 that the first players started to arrive, this was followed by a steady stream over the next four hours.

Breakfast was well received and the service that was provided by the clubhouse staff was exceptional and worked with military precision.

At 08:50 the first call came from

 Brian Stepney through the PA system, instructing the first group of players to report to the starters position for instructions, this continued at 10 minute intervals until the final group left the tee four hours later, at this point I was informed by Brian that he had achieved in getting everyone away on time but could take no responsibility on the timings of their return.

Around 10:00 Keith Arlott who is still recouping after his knee operation arrived to man the drinks wagon, Keith did a few runs ( in his buggy ) around the course early on, returning on two occasions to replenish his stocks, as the final groups came around to the 10th Keith decided to station himself by the tee, this was I believe to try and get some tips on improving his game!

As the groups progressed around the course it was a relief to see that by restricting the start times by ten minutes rather than the usual eight seemed to work well, there was the odd occasion when groups were held up however these seemed to be few and far between.

Hole 17

This was everyone’s opportunity to show off their golfing skills to our resident Professional Derek Craik, there were One hundred “golfers” playing and only Six managed to win the sleeve of balls, from what I understand now is that Derek is expecting to be busy over the coming months giving lessons, if everyone took part in the competition then it meant that Derek had a 94% success rate, however, having worked in an industry where targets were set by our customers at 99.9% , Derek, we need to see some improvement by next year!

A full list of winners can be found on this website

It now just leaves me to thank all those who helped to make the day a success.







Green keepers





Ron Temple

Brian Stepney

Jan Crawshaw

Beryl Vann

 Keith Arlott

All members who sponsored holes and donated raffle prizes, there are too many to mention ( truth is I don’t want to miss anyone out )

And last but not least thanks to this year’s vice captain Brian Reid who put everything together and achieved not only a record attendance but also a memorable day for all who took part.

The amount raised for our charity will be announced shortly when our financial secretary has finalised the income v the outgoings.

Roll Up Report – Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Seniors roll up 2nd July 2019

We had a good turnout this week with 49 members playing a yellow ball format in glorious conditions.

New Member

We welcome Gordon Neilson to the seniors this week, Gordon joins us from Frilford Heath and is obviously an accomplished golfer playing off 7.

Inter club matches

The match last week against The Wiltshire was;

  4 ½ to 1 ½   to The Wiltshire

BBQ Friday 12th July

Don’t forget your tickets which are on sale in

the clubhouse, come along enjoy quality food prepared by our resident chefs and entertainment from Dave Davies (not of the Kinks fame)



1st               B Bunning                   C Berry               B Howard         86

2nd              K Hardinge       I Bensted           P Fisher              85

3rd              J Cotton             P Wynn     T Clark                         81


Hole 6 next week.

Roll Up Report – Tuesday 25th June 2019

Seniors roll up 25th June 2019

Captains Cup

54 members played in this competition, the weather threatened to pose a problem, however, for those of us who are made of sterner stuff we carried on regardless.


After the competition had closed I used what I believed to be the correct way of calculating the winner using count back, this proved to be incorrect and for this I apologise.

The correct way to determine the winner using count back is to calculate the scores using nett results not gross as I did.

Therefore the results of the competition as declared by howdidido is:

1st Chris Curd

2nd Glyn Williams

3rd Brian Rawle

Inter club matches

The match last week against Cleeve Cloud was:

  6 / 0 to Carswell


Hole # 4

Next weeks format

Not as advertised

We will be playing yellow ball

Roll Up Report – 18th June 2019

28 members played in the roll up this week with others playing the Mid Month Medal.

Seniors Open

The draw has now been made for the Open and will be published shortly, additionally it will be posted on the Seniors website.

I would like to thank all those who have donated prizes for the raffle and others who have sponsored holes.

Inter club matches

The game against Naunton Downs last week  resulted in a 51/2 to 1/2   win for Carswell.

Date for the Diary

July 12th BBQ with entertainment by the Dave Davies Duo, tickets are now on sale at the clubhouse at £15 pp open to members and guests.


No BorB next week as it’s the Captains Cup


  Grp 1  
    h/c pts
1st Alan Kirkpatrick 15 43
2nd Phil Figgins 21 41
3rd Brian Mace 19 39
  Grp 2 h/c pts
1st Peter Wheeler 24 37
2nd Richard Dewar 26 36
3rd Arthur Strain 25 35

Next weeks format

Captains Cup

Stroke play, white tees, club handicap.

Roll Up Report – 11th June 2019

Seniors roll up 11th June 2019

24 brave members turned up this week playing division one, casual cup, which was surprising following the weather reports, however these turned out not to be as severe as expected.

Seniors Open

We now have 47 teams entered into our Open, if anyone wishes to sponsor any of the holes please inform myself or Brian Reid a.s.a.p.

We also need prizes for the raffle which helps to raise funds for our chosen charity which is The British Heart Foundation.

Inter club matches

The game against Donnington Valley on the 4th resulted in a 5-1 win for Carswell.

Date for the Diary

July 12th BBQ with entertainment by Dave Davies Duo


The BorB moves to the 4th next week.


    Group 1  
    h/c pts
1st Glyn Williams 15 40
2nd Graham Brindley 15 33
3rd Gordon Blake 16 32c/b
    Group 2  
    h/c pts
1st Richard Tucker 20 35
2nd Richard Dewar 24 29c/b
3rd Dave Merrison 18 29c/b

Next weeks format

Individual stableford & MMM

Roll Up Report – 28th May 2019

Seniors roll up 28th May 2019

44 members turned up this week playing the first of the Division one, Casuals cup rounds.

Score Card Completion

It became obvious that the standard of card completion left something to be desired in a number of cases this week

It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to ensure that cards are legible and correct at the end of the match, once submitted any issue could lead to disqualification, therefore, I think it may help to explain the standard required.

Individual Stableford

The gross number of strokes should be recorded in column A to correspond to the player, the net number can be recorded in column D solely as an aid, Stableford points then recorded under net result.

Stroke Play

The number of strokes taken need only be recorded under column A to correspond with the player.

Inter Club Match

The game against The Springs on the 23rd resulted in a tie.


The BorB moves to the 13th next week


  Grp 1    
    h/c pts
1st Richard Tucker 20 39                      
2nd Tony Dyet 18 38 c/b
3rd Glyn Williams 15 38 c/b
4th Tony Scrivens 9 38 c/b
  Grp 2    
    h/c pts
1st Brian Bonfield 25 37   
2nd Richard Bramwell 26 36
3rd Barrie Bunning 21 35
4th David Roberts 25 34 c/b

Roll Up Report – 7th May 2019

Seniors Roll up Tuesday 7th May 2019

45 members turned up this week playing “Yellow Ball Killer” from the comments made following the game it appeared to be well received, although the curse of the Seniors struck again when a certain player picked their ball up with a shot left and was also the yellow ball player!


The next round for the singles and doubles has been drawn and published on the notice board and the website,

A signup sheet for the Captains cup is also on the notice board, monies will be collected from next Tuesday.

Inter club matches

The rain last week stayed away for the majority of the time although a few of the last groups were unlucky to get caught out, the final result for the match was:

Carswell 2 Cleeve Cloud 4


The BorB moves to the 6th next week

 Date for the Diary

Friday July 12th

BBQ & Entertainment by “the Dave Davies Duo”

Roll up Results


1st     Phil Toms,         Malcolm Higgins,              Roland Syphas                   84

2nd    Nick Tomaszewski,  Martin Hinckley,      Peter Wheeler          82

3rd   Chris Howard,           Ian Bensted,              Paul Wynn                  82 c/b                                     

Please Note: The website is having its annual decoke and will not be updated for another two weeks.

Roll Up Report – 23rd April 2019 inc Away Day

Seniors Roll up Tuesday 23rd April 2019

46 members turned up this week playing in the first of 2019s  Division 1 & Casual cups.

System input

Unfortunately one member refused to enter his results into the system following the game this week, this is a requirement going forward and refusal by any individual may result in a ban on taking part in future competitions when system entry is required.

Away Day

Thanks go to Bob Howard for organising what was an enjoyable day, we almost managed to avoid the rain although some avoided it more than others, the greens were in excellent condition and proved to what can only be described as challenging, the results were

First                              Peter Ellen

Second                        Roger Bates

Third                            Glyn Williams

Nearest the pin        Richard Tucker

Longest Drive            Brian Reid


Congratulations to Roger Bates on getting the BorB this week, I can confirm that it was an impressive bunker shot which rolled straight into the centre of the cup.

 Next week is hole # 17

Roll up Results

Group 1

                                                h/c             pts

1st     Tim Hoiles                  20              41 c/b

2nd    Brian Reid                  11              41

3rd    Roger Bates               13              39 c/b

4th     Chris Curd                  19              39

Group 2

                                                h/c             pts

1st     Colin Taylor               22              40

2nd    Roger Fletcher          21              38 c/b

3rd    Gordon Westerhof  22              38

4th     Brian Bonfield          25              37 c/b