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Results from Golf Days

Our results for the 2021/2022 season are as follows

(most recent event first):

BUNGS Shield
Kirby Muxloe Golf Club
- 23rd June 2022
36 hole eclectic stableford (3/4 handicap)

Steve Gibbons, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Shield
Steve Gibbons, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Shield

Write-up by Steve Lloyd
27 players made their may to Kirby Muxloe via various routes for the 2022 eclectic competition, The BUNGS Shield.

The course was in a really good condition and the greens had plenty of subtle (and not so subtle) breaks and was a good test.

The weather started sunny and warm but as the day progressed the clouds moved in and it looked like we were in for a thunder storm at one point but luckily it was just a light shower, one of several during the day.

There was some decent scoring with four players on 37 points, unfortunately for Howard Holliday and Mark Johnson, they left empty handed (not strictly true for Howard who bagged a nearest the pin and the longest drive). Peter Meaney was the 'best of the rest' in the 1-18 handicap category (Jeff Sackett took the 19-28 category with 36 points), which meant that with a better back nine,Craig Vale took fourth place with his 37 points off a handicap of 13.

One point better on 38, playing off 10, was Steve Barkshire in third and with a better back six holes, Shaun Mullaney (off 6) pipped Steve into second place.

The winner, taking his second win in the last three events was Steve Gibbons. Playing off 21 (with 16 shots) Steve scored 40 points, two shots clear of second and took the BUNGS Shield and a nice handicap cut before the Anglesey tour. Well played Steve.

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Gross 2's Scored by the following
2nd Par 3 153 yards Howard Holliday £5
2nd Par 3 153 yards Jeff Sackett £5
16th Par 3 142 yards Adam Thompson £5
16th Par 3 142 yards Phil Latham £5

BUNGS Championship & BUNGS Masters
Walsall Golf Club
- 26th May 2022
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Henry Hau, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Championship
Henry Hau, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Championship

Write-up by Graham Thorpe
A busy day, for The Bungs members with three competitions to play for at the Walsall club, one of our favourite venues.

The Bungs Masters was also being played over 27 holes today, and the morning 9 hole competition took place as well.

The team of Bobby Ho, Henry Hau and Darren Penny took the prize with 38 points for a near flawless display and were smugly sat in the club house eating their delicious sandwiches as the remaining field could get nowhere near. A good morning for Bobby too as he was leading the Masters competition with 21 points.

The afternoon although breezy saw the introduction of the sun which was nice and warm. The afternoon competition was a close contest. Finishing in fourth place was Ian Ronson with 34 points off a handicap of 16 losing on count back to James Shipman in third place with 34 points off a handicap of 11. Runner up it was that man again Bobby Ho with 34 points off a handicap of 14, (winner of the Masters with 55 pts from 27 holes).

The winner and one of his partners was Henry Hau with 35 pts from a handicap of 23. Having been close in recent events it was Henrys first BUNGS success, well done Henry shame about the Handicap cut.

Adam Thompson won the 1-18 handicap prize with 32 pts and Steve Gibbons won the most coverted prize of 19th-28 handicap  with 24 points.  

The Captain's Par 3 Challenge rolled onto the next event with no group close.

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Gross 2's Scored by the following
No 2's scored

BUNGS Memorial Salver
Redditch Golf Club
- 27th April 2022
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Steve Gibbons, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Memorial Salver
Steve Gibbons, winner of the 2022 BUNGS Memorial Salver

Write-up by Graham Thorpe
A better day greeted us for the second BUNGS event of 2022.

Having negotiated the M42 traffic jams, 26 members turned up for the afternoon challenge. The morning competition was a closely run thing but the cream as always came to the top with a score of 38 points from 9 holes,  Captain Phil Latham led his team of Darren Penny, Steve Harris and Graham Thorpe to a deserved number one podium finish!  

We started early for the afternoon session, which again was closely contested over some tricky greens as the sun tried to break out and warm us up. In fourth place was Darren Penny off a handicap of 16 scored 32 points . In third place was Ian Ronson off a handicap of 18, with 35 points. Runner up was Kevin Morris also on 35 points, off a handicap of 2, he also had the longest drive, nearest the pin in 2 and a 2 on hole number 11 - coupons galore. Steve, you will need to replenish the Pro V1's again !

The winner on 31 points and his second BUNGS success, playing off a handicap of 23 was Steve Gibbons with 37 points. Well done Steve get that handicap down.

Craig Vale won the 1-18 handicap prize with 31 pts and Mike Fox won the most coverted prize of 19th-28 handicap  with 22 points.

The Captain's Par 3 Challenge rolled onto the next event with an almost impossible green selection here today.

There were three 2's all on the 11th green, Kevin Morris , Peter Meaney and Andy Smith took the money. Well done chaps.

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Gross 2's Scored by the following
11th Par 3 156 yards Kevin Morris £10
11th Par 3 156 yards Peter Meaney £10
11th Par 3 156 yards Andy Smith £10

Enterprise Cup
Worksop Golf Club
- 1st April 2022
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Write-up by Graham Thorpe
On a very cold morning at 2 degrees, I chipped the ice off my windscreen to make my way to Worksop Golf Club.

The 60 minute journey saw a low turnout of 21 members turn up for the first event in 2022.  The Temperature had now risen to 3 degrees after bacon sandwiches and coffee and with several layers on to combat the sneaky wind the morning tournament commenced. The winning team, finishing with 32 points, were Howard Holliday, Steve Gibbons and John Martin.

The main talking point over lunch was the depth of sand in the bunkers, and how to get out of the manufactured sand pits. In particular Karl Hughes had never seen so much sand ever at Trentham (where he is a member), since he had visited Skegness on holiday.

The afternoon temperature had sneaked up to just below 10 degrees, and a low scoring but tight competition took place with five members finishing on 31 points.

In fourth place was Paul Jobbins off a handicap of  8 scored 31 pts lost on the back nine. In third place was our new Captain Phil Latham off a handicap of 13 lost out on the back 6.

Runner up was Tim Thacker who had nearly given up on himself at one point, off a handicap of 12 lost out on the back 3 holes.

The winner on 31 points and his second BUNGS success, playing off a handicap of 15 was Steve Dewey. Kevin Morris won the 1-18 handicap prize with 31 pts and Steve Gibbons won the 19th-28 handicap prize with 23 points.

As a final footnote the greens were very good and quite slick as well as tricky and the sandpits were unbelievable !

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Gross 2's Scored by the following
No 2's scored

Christmas Cup
Maxstoke Park Golf Club
- 9th December 2021
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Adrian Marchant, winner of the 2021 Christmas Cup
Adrian Marchant, winner of the 2021 Christmas Cup

Write-up by Steve Lloyd
27 players arrived at Maxstoke Park Golf Club in Coleshill on a bright but chilly December morning to find the course in a great condition for the time of year,probably the best it's been on any of our December visits.

In general scoring was pretty steady from most people. Fifth place went to Adam Thompson playing off 5 and one point ahead in fourth place,playing off 25 was Graham Thorpe. Also on 35 was last season's League Cup winner John Shaw playing off 2. John pipped Graham into third place with a better back nine of 18 points.

Second place went to Steve Raji who had a cracking front nine of 20 points but just 16 on the back nine for his 36 point total,playing off 16.

Last time out at Woodhall Spa, the event was won by Jamie Moore and this time it was his recently reconciled 'wife' Adrian Marchant who took the honours this time. Playing off 12, Adrian scored 20 on the front nine and followed that up with 19 on the back nine for a 39 point total and the Christmas Cup trophy. Well played Marcho.

 

 

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Gross 2's Scored by the following
2nd Par 3 157 yards Wayne Tandy £20

Somebody cut Thorpey's buggy in half!
Somebody cut Thorpey's buggy in half!

The Cliff Thompson Salver
Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin Course)
- 13th November 2021
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Write-up by Steve Lloyd
32 players made their way North to Woodhall Spa for the first event of the 2021/22 season. After a slightly chaotic breakfast it was onto the Bracken course for the first days fourball-betterballs. The weather was bright and chilly but really good for November, there were even some nutters in just t-shirts! The money for the top three pairs went to Steve Gross and Craig Vale in third on 39 points, Jason Cooper and James Shipman in second also with 39 points (better back six holes) and the winners were Mike Fox and John Shaw on 43 points.

After several drinks at the golf club, everyone headed to the hotel for a few more drinks and then a wondrful meal. It was then off to the bar again where some had a game of poker and others got acquainted with some of the locals over a game of pool. It didn't take Jamie long to make friends, I'm sure calling someone a speccy c*nt shows the height of friendship in Woodhall Spa. To be fair, it's a bloody good description of Jamie!

Jamie Moore, winner of the 2021 Cliff Thompson Salver
Jamie Moore, winner of the 2021 Cliff Thompson Salver

Saturday morning was another dry day and it was onto the superb Hotchkin course to compete for the Cliff Thompson Salver. At the top of leaderboard it was very tight, 32 points was enough to be in the prizes, scored by both Jason Cooper (handicap 17) and Adrian Marchant (12). Marcho pipped Jason into fourth on countback, with Jason having to settle for fifth. One point ahead was Chris Dewes scoring 33 off a handicap of 4 finishing in third. After triumphing in the final of the matchplay competition, Phil Latham continued his good form scoring 34 points off a handicap of 14 and that was good enough for second place. The winner, also on 34 points but with a better back nine was speccy c*nt himself,Jamie Moore. Playing off 14, Jamie scored 15 on the front nine and a superb 19 on the back nine for his total and first BUNGS victory in over ten years, well played Jamie.

 

 

View full results and handicap adjustments from Woodhall Spa

Gross 2's Scored by the following
5th Par 3 138 yards Karl Hughes £5
5th Par 3 138 yards Mark Johnson £5
8th Par 3 184 yards James Shipman £5
12th Par 3 147 yards Gary Tyler £5
12th Par 3 147 yards Steve Harris £5

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