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2010 Results

Our results for the 2009/2010 season are as follows

(most recent event first):

Challenge Trophy
The Leicestershire Golf Club
- 29th October 2010
27 hole stableford (full handicap)

The final event of the 2009/2010 BUNGS season took place at The Leicestershire Golf Club and 28 players arrived to compete for The Challenge Trophy. Unlike most events, this final day of the season sees us compete over all 27 holes.

The weather on the day was dry and comparatively warm for the time of year although there was a fairly stiff breeze which made things tricky when trying to hit the small greens, which were in excellent condition and pretty quick.

With only 28 players, prizes go to the top four only and fourth place went to Bill Ball, playing off 7 who scored 14 on the morning 9 holes and 33 on the afternoon 18 for his 47 point total. Steve Harris, playing off 8, also scored 47 with an identical morning and afternoon score but he pipped bill into third place on countback with a better back nine in the afternoon round.

As one of the League Cup contenders, Jamie Moore knew he needed a good finish to stand a chance of taking the years order of merit prize. Playing off 19, Jamie certainly performed and scored 18 in the morning and 30 in the afternoon for a 48 point total which was good enough for second place - was it good enough to take the League Cup though?

Also vying for the League Cup crown was Mike Fox who had been in excellent form with a win, a 4th and a 7th in three of his last four outings. Playing off 19, Foxy's fine form continued and he scored 15 in the morning and 35 in the afternoon for a 50 point title and taking his second BUNGS event of the year.

Despite the win, unfortunately for Mike and for Jamie in second, Simon Hayward also had a good day and his fifth place was enough to increase his League Cup score to 113 which was just two points ahead of both Mike and Jamie on 111. Well played Simon on a successful year and the recent news of a forthcoming new arrival to the Hayward household. Full League Cup standings can be seen here.

Graham Bilsland had pretty much got the Gross Birdies League sewn-up and a further two birdies at The Leicestershire took his total to 19 points, a massive 8 points clear of his nearest rival. Full Gross Birdies League standings can be seen here.

The Nett Birdies League was a much closer affair with just one point separating the top three. In third, Dave Grubb had a day to forget with only one nett birdie. In Second, Graham Thorpe has a much better day and scores 7 birdies meaning the current leader, Karl Hughes, needed 6 to tie and 7 to win. He couldn't manage either and with only 3 nett birdies on the day, meaning Graham Thorpe took the title. Full Nett Birdies League standings can be seen here.

View full results and handicap adjustments from The Leicestershire

Gross 2's Scored by the following
12th Par 3 175 yards Bill Ball £10
12th Par 3 175 yards Adrian Marchant £10

Captain's Trophy
Worksop Golf Club
- 29th September 2010
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

32 players headed North to Worksop Golf Club on Wednesday morning (whilst one BUNGS member stayed in bed thinking we were actually playing on Friday morning) and were greeted with the sight of temporary greens which was a bit of a shock. Despite assurances from the club that no maintenance work was due to take place on the course, the greens were hollow-tined and top-dressed the previous week and the greenstaff were keeping everyone off the main greens.

James Shipman and Shaun Mullaney headed to the pro shop to find-out what was going-on and after intense negotiations, the greenkeeper agreed to go back onto main greens and the club gave a £15 per head reduction and a free course planner, which was a decent enough offer although it's a shame Worksop didn't read any of our confirmation letters and inform us of the work being carried out.

It has to be said however, that the lady in the pro shop could not have helped more and was a credit to the golf club, as were the catering staff who looked after us so well throughout the day.

Onto the golf and the heavy rain kept off for the morning round and it looked like we might have got away with the worst of the weather. The morning scores over the 11 holes played were pretty good and third went to Dave Jones on 22 points, second to Karl Hughes on 23 and the winner on Captain's Day was The Captain himself, Brian Keates, with 24 points.

After the usual soup and sandwich lunch, it was back out onto the course for the afternoon competition. Despite the greens having the recent maintenance work, they weren't too bad to putt on although they were very slow. They became even slower when the heavens opened and the heavy rain hit most of us for the vast part of the round. Four 'lightweights' had enough of the wet conditions and did not even finish the round.

Fifth place went to Karl Hughes on 34 points playing off 10. Karl pipped Graham Thorpe into fifth on countback with a better back six but he lost fourth to Mike Fox due to Foxy having a better back nine. Playing off 19, Foxy's 34 points came via 19 on the front nine and 15 on the back nine.

One point ahead was Tim Thacker playing off 11 who scored 19 on the front nine and 16 on the back nine for his 35 points. One the same score but with a better back nine was James Shipman. James scored 18 on the front nine and 17 on the back nine off his handicap of 8.

One point further ahead was a player who has been in fine recent form (he should be playing three times a week) but has narrowly missed-out on victory in the past. Not this time however as Simon Hayward scored a whopping 21 on the front nine and 15 on the back nine for his 36 point total off his handicap of 14. Well played Simon.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Worksop

Gross 2's Scored by the following
8th Par 3 195 yards James Shipman £5
8th Par 3 195 yards Mike Fox £5
8th Par 3 195 yards Paul Herrmann £5
8th Par 3 195 yards Graham Thorpe £5
11th Par 3 149 yards Steve Lloyd £5
18th Par 3 160 yards Steve Lloyd £5

BUNGS Shield
Rothley Park Golf Club
- 3rd September 2010
36 hole eclectic stableford (3/4 handicap)

35 bungs members plus three guests arrived at Rothley Park Golf Club to be greeted with fog but this lifted whilst bacon sandwiches were being taken and a beautiful sunny day remained for the rest of the day.

The course was in great condition and the greens in particular were very good and as fast as any we've putted-on this year.

The BUNGS Shield is a 36 hole eclectic event, meaning you have two 'bites at the cherry' playing holes both morning and afternoon choosing your best score to count.

Despite having two chances, many people struggled on the small sloping greens but those at the top of the field had some excellent scores.

Just outside the prizes in his first BUNGS event was Neil White, playing off 14. He scored a whopping 23 points on the front nine but only managed 17 on the much longer back nine for a 40 point total and was beaten into fifth on countback.

Fifth place went to Graham Bilsland who scored an even 20 points off each nine off his handicap of 1. Also on 40 points and beating Graham into fourth on countback was Graham Thorpe playing off 23. Graham scored 18 on the front nine and 22 on the back nine.

Third place went to Martyn Dodwell who scored one more than Neil and the two Graham's on a 41 point total. Martyn steadily scored 21 on the front nine and 20 coming home off his handicap of 5. Three points ahead of Martyn was one of our guests for the day, Richard Mansell. Playing off 4, Richard scored 23 on the front nine and 21 on the back nine for his 44 point total. Richard actually played the afternoon round in 2 under par so it was an excellent performance.

The winner of this year's BUNGS Shield went to a player in fine form, Jamie Moore, playing off 20. Jamie scored 21 points on the front nine and a superb 24 points on the back nine for a massive 45 point total. Jamie also took the lead in this year's League Cup competition - well played Jamie.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Rothley Park

Gross 2's Scored by the following
4th Par 3 140 yards Alan Tolley £10
7th Par 3 123 yards Martyn Dodwell £10
7th Par 3 123 yards Adam Thompson £10

Pairs Championship
Beau Desert Golf Club
- 28th July 2010
18 hole fourball-betterball stableford (3/4 handicap)

37 players made their may to Beau Desert, one of the finest golf courses in The Midlands. Apart from the odd shower, the weather was fine and the course was difficult. Stray from the fairway and the deep rough and heather were certainly going to punish you. Even when you got the ball on the green, the difficulty continued as they were fast and sloping and many people had problems.

The morning money was played as an individual stableford and was won by Howard Holliday who scored 22 points over the 11 holes. Second and third were Brian Keates and John Mansell respectively, both on 20 points.

The group containing Tim Thacker, Jamie Moore & Phil Latham were enjoying their morning round so much that instead of walking back to the clubhouse after the 11th, they went for an extended walk around the rest of the course thanks to Thacker's navigational skills.

After the usual soup and sandwich lunch it was onto the afternoon fourball-betterball and the course was getting the better of most of the pairings. In fact, 37 points was good enough to be in the prizes and 3rd place went to defending champions Chris Craddy and Adrian Marchant, playing off 16 and 12.

One point ahead in second place were Tim Thacker (12) and Phil Latham (21) who only scored 17 on the front 9 but a great 21 on the back nine for their 38 point total. They may have felt that such a good back nine might of given them a chance under the countback system but the winners were a whopping 7 points clear on 45 points. Steve Lloyd (6) and Ian Talboys (10) made three gross birdies each and went round in gross 68 scoring 22 points on the front nine and 23 on the back nine for one of the biggest ever winning margins the society has seen. Well played Steve and Ian.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Beau Desert

Gross 2's Scored by the following
3rd Par 3 149 yards Steve Harris £5
7th Par 3 147 yards Ian Talboys £5
10th Par 3 102 yards Adam Thompson £5
16th Par 3 132 yards Adam Thompson £5

BUNGS Championship & BUNGS Masters
Edgbaston Golf Club
- 2nd June 2010
18 hole stableford (full handicap) - 27 holes for Masters Qualifiers

36 players arrived at Edgbaston Golf Club on a fine sunny day at a superb golf venue. The course was in great condition but the greens were not as fast as expected which was a little bit of a disappointment.

The morning money was won by Dave Grubb who scored 19 points. One behind on 18 and in second place was Wayne Stoddard and one point further adrift was Ian Talboys on 17.

Onto the main competitions in the afternoon and this event saw us playing for the BUNGS Championship over 18 holes and running concurrently was the 2010 BUNGS Masters, where all 27 holes counted.

Fifth place in the BUNGS Championship went to Ian Talboys, playing of a handicap of 10 with 38 points. Ian's 38 points added to his 17 in the morning was enough for him to take the BUNGS Masters title for the fourth time in six years, with a 55 point total - five clear of the person in second place - well played Ian.

Also on 38 points was Paul Herrmann playing off 13. Paul pipped Ian into fourth with a better back nine and was delighted to take the £10 side bet from Steve Lloyd (first time you've won in ages Paul!).

The top three players all scored 39points and it took countback to decide the winner. Playing off 15, Simon Hayward scored 20 on the front 9 and 19 on the back for his 39 point total but had to settle for third as Wayne Stoddard continued his fine form from the morning. With exactly the same 'out and back' totals as Simon, Wayne took second place with a better final six holes.

With an outward nine of 17 points, Mike Fox must of felt that chances of winning the title were beyond him but with a superb 22 points on the final 9 holes, Foxy took his first BUNGS title since 2003, very well played Mike.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Edgbaston

Gross 2's Scored by the following
3rd Par 3 159 yards Adam Thompson £5
5th Par 3 174 yards Dave Minten £5
7th Par 3 132 yards Alan Tolley £5
16th Par 4 271 yards Dave Minten £5

BUNGS Memorial Salver
Oxley Park Golf Club
- 30th April 2010
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

32 players made the journey to the outskirts of Wolverhampton to Oxley Park Golf Club for the 2010 BUNGS Memorial Salver. The morning weather was bright but with the forecast of rain to come later. After some excellent bacon and egg sandwiches, it was off to the first tee for the morning 10 hole practice, starting from the 9th tee.

Those that had a go on the putting green were in for a bit of a shock when they made it onto the course as the actual greens were about twice as fast as the putting green and took a little getting used to.

The scoring during the morning ten holes was pretty good and third place went to John Haley who scored 22.Beating John into second on countback was Steve Booth and the winner was Stewart Fairweather, two points ahead on 24.

After the usual soup and sandwich lunch, it was back onto the course to compete for the Salver. Although the scoring wasn't quite as good as in the morning, the scores were still pretty impressive.

Continuing his fine play from the morning was Steve Booth, playing off 11 who scored 35 points for fifth place. One clear of Steve was Gordon Galloway who scored 36 off a handicap of 8. Also on 36, but with a better back nine, was Dave Grubb who took third place, playing off 24.

Graham Thorpe had a very good day scoring 38 points off his handicap of 24 but had to settle for second place as Brian Hornby's superb 22 points on the back nine was enough to pip Graham and take the victory off his handicap of 17. Well played Graham.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Oxley Park

Gross 2's Scored by the following
6th Par 3 120 yards Gordon Galloway £10
12th Par 3 141 yards Graham Adams £10
14th Par 3 129 yards John Shaw £10

The Enterprise Cup
Fulford Heath Golf Club
- 1st April 2010
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Another good turn-out saw 35 players players arrive at Fulford Heath Golf Club for the 2010 Enterprise Cup competition. It was a bright start to the day but the weather was to take a turn for the worse during the morning 9 hole practice.

The prize money for the morning round was split between three players who all scored 18 points. On countback, first place went to Mark Johnson in only his second BUNGS event, second went to Dave Grubb and third was Howard Holliday.

With the rain falling for the latter part of the morning and during our lunch break, it continued throughout the afternoon 18 holes to a point where a lot of the greens were waterlogged, with relief being taken for casual water on nearly every hole. The conditions were the same for everyone though and all but three players battled though to the end, much to their credit as it turned very cold towards the end of the afternoon.

The poor weather and conditions always meant the scoring wasn't going to be particularly good and 30 points was enough for a place in the prizes. Playing off 17, John Haley took fifth place on countback from Steve Booth with a better back nine.

There were three players two points ahead of John and Steve and in fourth place was Dave Grubb who continued his good form from the morning. Playing off 25, Dave scored 18 points on the front 9 and 14 on the back 9. In third, ahead of Dave with a better back nine, was Steve Lloyd who scored 17 on the front 9 and 15 on the back 9 off his handicap of 7.

Also on 32, with the best back nine of the three was Craig Vale, playing off 19. Valey scored a steady 16 points on each nine. One clear and taking his sixth BUNGS competition was James Shipman, Playing off a handicap of 8, James scored 18 going out and 15 coming home for his 33 point total. Well played James.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Fulford Heath

Gross 2's Scored by the following

Early Year Opener
Charnwood Forest Golf Club
- 5th March 2010
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

One of the highest BUNGS turn-outs for some time, 38 players, arrived at Charnwood Forest for the first event of the 2010 calendar year. On arrival all 9 holes were on temporary greens after a heavy frost overnight, but the sun was bright and by the time the first group strode to the first tee, all but one of the greens were back on the playing surfaces (and this hole was on the proper green by the time we came around for the back nine).

The putting surfaces were in a superb condition for the time of year as was the rest of the course, although there were plenty of mats but this is to be expected in March. The course is a well drained undulating heathland layout and is a really good test of golf, with small sloping greens and despite the weather remaining sunny all day, scoring was going to be difficult.

As this was the first event of his reign as 2010 Society Captain, Brian Keates had his drive-in and a sweepstake had been instigated on how far his opening drive would go. Initially standing on the tee with his putter, Brian had some of the society members worried that he was going to just tap one off the tee, but he soon returned to his bag for the 'big dog'. With 41 guesses ranging from zero to 222 yards, there were a lot of people keeping watch to add pressure to Brian. He certainly gave the ball a good smack but it was a 'bit' of a slice and the drive was only measured at 148 yards (perhaps he should have used his putter). No-one guessed 148  yards but there were guesses one yard either way so the prize was split between Ian Talboys and Mike Fox.

Before we get to the top five prize winners, a special mention must be made to Graham Adams who managed to play the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th holes, only scoring one point. He went even better than this when playing them for the second time, managing to blob all of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th. A truly remarkable achievement Graham. He did manage to get 13 points on the six holes he did score on though.

Onto the prize winners and 32 point was scored by the person in fifth place, Phil Latham, who scored 15 on the first nine and 17 on the second nine playing off a handicap of 21. Also scoring 32 but losing out on countback were Ivan Heathcote and Karl Hughes.

32 was also scored by the players finishing in fourth and third. Although on the day the results were announced as Jamie Moore finishing in 4th with Brian Keates in 3rd, upon inspection of the scorecards it has been spotted that there was a mistake on Brian's card at the 11th hole (a par with two shots is four stableford points, not five as shown on the card). This meant that Brian's score was actually 32, rather than 33 as put on the card, meaning Jamie leapfrogs Brian into third on countback (we owe you an extra prize Jamie).

Two points ahead of the group on 32 and with a very steady performance, playing off a handicap of 16, was Simon Hayward. Simon scored 16 on the front nine and 18 on the back nine for his 34 point total.

A full five shots clear of Simon and with his best round of golf for some time was Jeff Sackett. Despite the disadvantage of being American and also having to play with a Scotsman, on the first 9 holes Jeff had a superb score of 23 points off his handicap of 18. His back nine was no where near as good but a steady 16 points was enough to secure his first BUNGS victory and a hefty handicap cut. Well played Jeff.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Charnwood Forest

Gross 2's Scored by the following
5th Par 3 183 yards Shaun Mullaney £5
5th Par 3 183 yards Jeff Thacker £5
5th Par 3 183 yards Mike Fox £5
7th Par 3 203 yards Bill Ball £5
14th Par 3 165 yards James Shipman £5
14th Par 3 165 yards Shaun Mullaney £5
16th Par 3 193 yards Ivan Heathcote £5

The Christmas Cup
Maxstoke Park Golf Club
- 17th December 2009
11 holes only due to snow -  stableford (full handicap)

32 players de-iced their cards, donned their thermals and headed to Maxstoke Park for the 2009 BUNGS Christmas Cup.

After some excellent bacon rolls and several cups of coffee it was out into the cold and onto the first tee. The course was fairly wet due to recent rain but was in a good condition considering, and the greens were a lot faster than you would have thought. Despite the cold, the weather was good and bright but this wasn't to last.

The first group managed to get to the 18th green before the first snow flakes arrived. Such was the intensity of the snow shower that came, by the time the second group arrived at the 18th green, there was a good covering of snow over the whole course - making it unplayable.

A few hardy soles carried-on playing but the vast majority of the field headed for the clubhouse and warmth of the showers.

After a brief meeting of some committee members it was decided to reduce the scoring holes to the first eleven (the hole the last group were on when the snow arrived).

Overall scoring was pretty steady from most players, but a special mention must go to 2009 League Cup Champion, Graham Bilsland, who scored a whopping 6 stableford points on the opening nine holes. He did manage to match the 6 points with two scored of three points on holes 10 and 11 however, but still this wasn't enough to avoid coming last.

Onto those at the right end of the leaderboard. Fifth place went to Ian Talboys, playing off 10 who scored 21 points over his 11 holes. Ian beat John Bayliss into fifth on countback. One point ahead of Ian and playing off 15 was Ivan Heathcote who scored 22 points. Ivan was pipped by Pete Barrow on countback into third as, playing off 23, Pete also scored 22.

Second place in his final event as a very successful BUNGS Captain was Bobby Ho. Playing off 13, Bobby scored one point more than Ivan and Pete to finish with 23 points.

In total contrast to our last event in Llandudno where he finished dead last, Adrian Marchant, playing off 11, came top of the pile this time by beating Bobby on countback with his 23 points. Well played Marcho.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Maxstoke Park

Gross 2's Scored by the following

The Cliff Thompson Salver
Conwy Golf Club  - 20th November 2009
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

28 players were due to arrive at Conwy Golf Club in Llandudno for a full Welsh breakfast but Bobby Ho had to do some last minute work at the hospital, so only 27 players stood in the Conwy clubhouse with the rain pouring down outside. Unbelievably, the Conwy chef had decided that he'd prefer an extra couple of hours in bed rather that cook breakfast for the group (which had been booked months in advance). With the chef having the only key to the kitchen fridge, the poor waitresses were in a panic as our first tee times approached and still no sign of the Chef. Eventually a spare key to the fridge was found and the young girls (even too young for Mansell) managed to rustle-up some sausage and bacon sandwiches to ease our rumbling bellies.

Even tough it was still chucking it down with rain, the forecast for the day was far better than that predicted for the following day at North Wales Golf Club, and there was no guarantee that we'd be playing on the Saturday. A vote was therefore taken and the decision was made to play for The Cliff Thompson Salver on the Friday at Conwy and then play the fourball-betterballs at North Wales on Saturday.

The opening groups headed off to the first tee in the wind and rain, but the rain did ease as they were on the second hole, meaning we stayed dry but the wind was strong and made for a good test of golf, even off the shortened winter tees.

With 18 points after 9 holes and 30 points after 15, John Shaw looked odds-on for a prize finish but two blobs on 16 and 17 were crucial and John, playing off 5, finished outside the prizes with his 32 point total on countback.

Fourth place went to Howard Holliday, playing off 6. Howard scored 15 on the front nine and 17 on the back nine for his 32 point total. In third and also on 32 points was Chris Craddy, playing off 16. Chris also scored 15 out and 17 back but pipped Howard into third with a better back six holes.

Playing off 9, Karl Hughes also scored 32 points, helped by holing his third shot at the 10th for an eagle (he wasn't going to be on in two was he!). For his 32 points, Karl scored 14 on the front nine and 18 on the back nine to beat John, Howard and Chris into second.

Just one point clear of the bunch on 32 was Phil Latham, playing off 22. Phil had a steady front nine scoring just 14 points but came alive on the final  five holes, scoring 13 points which helped him to his 33 point total and his second BUNGS victory - well played Phil.

The afternoon and evening were spent in the hotel sampling the wine, beer and spirits on offer. As usual, Bilsland, Mansell and a few unnamed others went into Llandudno to see what else was 'on offer' but were back in the hotel by early evening having drawn a blank. Bobby Ho arrived around 9pm and set about drinking the hotel's lager supply dry and was even forced (by a drunken James Shipman) to sing along to an Elvis number with the hotel's entertainer.

The following morning started dry and everyone made the very short drive to North Wales Golf Club in good spirits (and a few sore heads) but with trepidation of the weather to come. The first group teed-off at 10.30 and managed to get round to the third until the wind and rain arrived. The wind was strong the the rain steady and it remained like this all day - waterproofs did their job for a while, but eventually the rain seeped through and everyone got absolutely soaked. All but two players did complete the 15 holes that were open, which was a good performance in those conditions.

Playing fourball-betterball in such horrible conditions (over only 15 holes), Ian Talboys and Keates must have thought they had first prize in the bag with a huge total of 38 points but Phil Latham made it a clean sweep for the trip with his partner Mike Fox to score 39 points and take the larger share of the prize money. Phil and Mike 'dovetailed' superbly, especially on the back nine, scoring 3 points on 7 of the 9 holes - well played fellas.

After a warm shower, a few drinks and a steak pie and chips meal, Bobby made the presentation and we all headed back home through the rain to end a wet, but successful, winter trip to Llandudno.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Llandudno

Gross 2's Scored by the following
2nd Par 3 131 yards John Mansell £10
15th Par 3 134 yards John Shaw £10

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