Fixtures and Match Results – 2015

 

Date Opponents Venue Result Score
Feb 28 Marlborough Woking Won 6 2
March 1 R Cinque Ports G C Deal Lost
March 28/29 Brent Knoll Burnham & Berrow Lost 2nd round
April 9/12 Halford Hewitt Deal & Sandwich Won Plate
April 12 Blundell’s Burnham & Berrow Half 5 5
April 19 Tonbridge The Berkshire Won
April 22 Wrotham Heath G C Wrotham Heath Lost ½
May 2 Saunton G C Saunton Lost
May 12 Littlehampton Seniors Littlehampton Lost ½
May 16 Sherborne G C Sherborne Lost
May 26 Lancing Littlehampton Lost 2 4
June 5 Woodbridge G C Woodbridge Won ½
June 6 Aldeburgh G C Aldeburgh Lost 7 11
June 13 Rye G C Rye Lost 4 6
June 23 Woking G C Woking 4.00pm Won 3 2
July 9/11 G L Mellin West Hill Lost in semi-final
Aug 8 Malvern Woking Won 5 3
Aug 15 Cheltenham Tidworth Won 3 1
Sept 5 West Sussex G C Pulborough Lost 2 9
Sept 12 Downside New Zealand Won
Sept 25-27 Grafton Morrish Hunstanton Lost in first round
Oct 4 School/Staff Sherborne Lost 2 3
Oct 18 The School Remedy Oak Won 4 0
Oct 24 Radley Woking Half 4 4
Nov 14 Aldenham Ashridge Won 3 1

Match details

 


 

v Marlborough at Woking on February 28th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. R T Mather & E C J Sweet
2/1 1 R M Swann & M J S Scorer 0
  1. N I Gavin-Brown & C A J Maconie
½ R M Lee & R C Bell ½
  1. I J Holmes & H J Butt
2/1 1 M F Lewis & M R Evers 0
  1. M H Saunders & B J A Leach
½ E L S Weiss & O B L Cornish ½
Total morning 3 1
  1. I J Holmes & B J A Leach
0 R M Swann & M R Evers 1 up 1
  1. N I Gavin-Brown & H J Butt
1 up 1 R M Lee & E L S Weiss 0
  1. R T Mather & M H Saunders
1 up 1 R C Bell & O B L Cornish 0
  1. E C J Sweet & C A J Maconie
5/4 1 M F Lewis & R R Garran 0
Total afternoon 3 1
Result won 6-2 6 2

 

 


 

v Royal Cinque Ports GC at Deal on March 1st 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. N D A Aubin & E T Elliot-Square
0 M A Febery & M J McCabe 5/4 1
  1. S Gillett & N K Whalley
0 S P Dorritt & K W Hannah 2 up 1
  1. T J Couzens & G O Curtis
½ J R Early & C M Chamberlain ½
  1. E P Fricker & A P Sumner-Pike
½ P A Wills & T R J Muldoon ½
5.S Buchanan & J R E Irving ½ S E MacDonald & M A Wroe ½
Result lost 1½-3½    

 


 

Brent Knoll Bowl

 

v Navy at Burnham and Berrow on March 28th 2015
Score Points Score Points
1.N K Whalley & J B D Pralle 0 M A Selway & R J Moore 6/5 1
  1. N D A Aubin & E F Fricker
2/1 1 G P Norris & A J Kippen 0
  1. E R S Kelly & J R E Irving
1 up 1 A A Hills & S D Howard 0
Result won 2-1 2     1

 

 

v Wigorns on March 28th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. N K Whalley & J B D Pralle
0 P R Scarrett & A W Robinson 5/4 1
  1. N D A Aubin & E F Fricker
0 P R Greenhalgh & M J Farmer 4/3 1
  1. E R S Kelly & J R E Irving
½ M B Peplow & D T Oliver ½
Result lost ½-2½ ½    

 

Report from Nigel Whalley

This year’s Brent Knoll turned out to be a rather wet and windy affair, and unfortunately Sherborne were not on their best form. Last year we had beaten both the teams we were drawn against on Saturday but they were out for revenge. We were drawn against the Navy first. The top pair started well with Pralle holing a 10 footer for a half at the first, and Whalley chipping dead from the right of the second. After that we took 3 from around the green every time, and produced a long run of bogeys which, after a steady performance from the Navy, ended in defeat on the 13th green. The second match sparked into life on the 2nd hole when one of the Navy team refused us a free drop from a plugged ball in the rough on the right of the second. Various discussions ensued including a phone call to the club house. Eventually, the Navy captain in the third match confirmed the free drop as the local rule was printed on the notice board in the Club, and had also been told to us on the first tee! Aubin was fuming about all the fuss and the Navy player was grumpy for the next six holes. The incident inspired the Sherborne pair who should be congratulated for beating the two scratch golfers on the 17th green. The final pair were now standing on the 17th tee, 2 up and looking good. However, it was not to be plain sailing. With a 30mph wind off the right, the high draw from Irving was blown well off course and lost in the buckthorn. Kelly went back to the tee and hit a similar shot into the same place. The hole was conceded. Two excellent drives down 18 left short irons to the green. Irving was just off the edge of the green and the Navy were 25 feet away. A good long putt from Kelly went 6 feet past and Irving holed with style and confidence to win the match one up.

All the effort on the last few holes took its time and we were already due on the tee when we finished. A rushed lunch, and back out 20 minutes later, we were playing a return of last year’s final against the Wigorns. The top match got off to a solid start; two up after 5 and feeling much more in control. However, that did not last. Whalley hit a bad drive at 6, a poor second at 7, a good drive at 8 that did not turn on the wind and into a bunker, and Pralle’s tee shot on 9 just spun back off the front of the green. We were two down at the turn and never recovered against steady golf. The news behind was not good when we heard that the 2nd match were six down and the last match were three down. However, the 2nd match were three down, but with only four holes left. Unfortunately, a spectacular second shot by the Wigorns from a bank on the right finished 15 feet from the hole and the match was lost. The last match was only one down with three to go when a half was agreed.

This was a disappointing day for Sherborne who were in the Sunday morning consolation stableford for the first time in over ten years. We woke on Sunday to the gale that was forecast, with rain and a 50mph wind. We were relieved to hear when we got to the Club that the stableford had been cancelled and the plate competition semi-final and final were being played over 4 holes each. It was that bad.

 


 

Halford Hewitt

 

v Whitgift at Deal on April 10th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. T J Couzens & R A R Francis
3/2 1 N Gates & J W Garmody-Firth 0
  1. E R S Kelly & J R E Irving
0 M J Hayes & S A Hollins 5/4 1
  1. N D A Aubin & G O Curtis
0 M D S Webster & J S Marchbank 1 up 1
  1. S Gillett & J D B Pralle
5/4 1 P J Hedges & J J Beck 0
  1. C R Martin & E T Elliott-Square
0 R S Gibson & J D G Ufton 4/3 1
Result lost 2-3 2     3

 

Report from Toby Couzens

We were drawn to play Whitgift on the Friday morning at Deal; our third Friday draw in a row. The potential team had their first outing at the trial weekend which started with 36 holes at the Berkshire at the end of February, followed by 27 holes at Deal the next day and concluding with an 18 hole match against the Club on the Sunday.

Due to the Friday first round, we used the Thursday for a friendly match against Epsom at Prince’s as a chance to see who was fit and in form before selecting the team and pairings. However, the quality of golf wasn’t great and it was a display of damage limitation as opposed to classy scoring. The team and pairings were agreed as follows on the Thursday evening: Rhys Francis and Toby Couzens; Robin Irving and Ed Kelly; Nick Aubin and Gordon Curtis; Stuart Gillett and Josh Pralle; Clive Martin and Ed Elliot-Square.

Francis and Couzens led by example. They were confidently hitting fairways and greens all morning and on the odd occasion a green was missed they got up and down. They brought home a solid point, winning 3 and 2. Irving and Kelly were down and Irving was fighting the hooks. Even Kelly’s imperial short game and putting talent wasn’t enough. They were out played, eventually losing 5 and 4.

Gillett and Pralle played “Spiethian golf”, taking only 30 to reach the turn. They won comfortably by 5 and 4. John Youngman who was spectating suggested he couldn’t recall during 55 years of Hewitt experience ever witnessing such outstanding golf. Peter Hedges, who was playing for Whitgift, was shell-shocked!

The news from the engine room wasn’t good. Martin and Elliot-Square were not firing on all cylinders, with the former not at full strength as he was still recovering from flu, and unfortunately their opposition took advantage beating us 4 and 3.

The outcome therefore hinged on the third pair of Aubin and Curtis. Reports suggested that neither side had played the front nine particularly well, but somehow we were still in with a chance. As they turned to play the gruelling back six holes at Deal, the wind picked up, as did the intensity of the golf.

We gifted the 15th after Curtis lost his second shot right, and went two down. Curtis hit his 16th tee shot right into thick rough. Aubin struggled to move it far, but it did find the semi rough. The opposition had lost their tee shot and were now playing their provisional ball. We were 160 yards from the green in two, Curtis hit his iron shot slightly heavy and the ball was now 20 yards short in three. The opposition had a 25- foot putt for a six and Aubin was debating whether to chip or putt up the bank in front of the green. He chipped it, the ball checked and stopped quicker than expected; we two putted and won the hole with a double bogey six – one down.

Aubin kept the momentum going by hitting a good tee shot on the 17th to the right edge of the fairway. A well struck six iron just caught the left swale on the green but we were putting. Whitgift were short right in two and putted up to leave a nerve- jangling six footer. Aubin’s putt from the bottom of the swale was good for pace, but slightly left. Whitgift go for their par and miss, the crowds all sigh, and Curtis has a five footer to get the match back to all square. The ball slides by on the left side and we remain one down.

Surprisingly, Whitgift carve their tee shot at the 18th short and right into the rough. Curtis took a few deep breaths, pulled out his driver, and hit a low bullet, killing a few worms along its flight path, leaving Aubin 170 yards from the middle of the fairway. Whitgift hit an impeccable rescue wood from the right rough to ten foot. Aubin hits a high six iron straight at the flag, leaving a twelve footer for birdie to take the match to extra holes. Sadly the ball slides by the left side of the hole and Whitgift have two for the match from ten foot. Whitgift lag the first put and the match is conceded.

The disappointment amongst the team and supporters after losing yet another first round match was immense. Our opposition continue to improve and we need to do the same. A huge thank you to all the supporters that continue to show faith and travel down to the Kent coastline to support the team, which is much appreciated.

The Plate pairings were confirmed as Francis and Pralle, Irving and Elliot-Square, Aubin and Curtis, with Irving assumed the captain’s role allowing Couzens the chance to return home for the first time in eleven years to celebrate his wedding anniversary.

The mood became relaxed and the boys were going to have fun. First at Prince’s that afternoon were Oundle who we beat 2-1. Francis and Pralle should have tried a little harder, as they seemed to be having far too much fun! The boys continued their fun and celebrations in the King’s Arms, nearly needing to call out the Kent fire brigade, but Aubin got them all to bed, eventually. On Saturday morning, the sun was shining and they quickly got revenge on Glenalmond 2-1 and then Wrekin 2½-½.

There was a short discussion over dinner and Irving decided to keep the same pairs but mix the order a little. Starting from the 10th hole at Royal Cinque Ports, the semi-finals began. Francis and Pralle were solid; Aubin and Curtis were struggling a little and Irving with Elliot-Square put on a real masterclass of short game skills at the end of their contest against Rossall. They were one down with two to play, when playing the short 8th. Irving put Elliot- Square in the first bunker. The opposition then followed into the bunker just in front. Elliot-Square then decided a full shot back into the wind might be easier so knifed the bunker shot 80 yards over the green onto the beach where the ball came to rest on a plastic milk bottle carton. Irving while cursing Elliot-Square, took a few deep breaths, and then put us to ten feet and Elliot-Square holed for a four. All square on the 18th tee they go on to win in extra holes and we had made the plate final against Epsom.

Having played Epsom in a friendly on Thursday and being shown how to play the game, this was a good chance to make amends. Francis and Pralle did just that playing good golf and winning 2 and 1, but unfortunately the middle pair lost by 6 and 5, so the spotlight was shining again on Aubin and Curtis. Were they able to draw upon the disappointment of losing in the main event against Whitgift? Thankfully yes! They came through a tight game eventually winning 1 up and Sherborne had won the Halford Hewitt Plate.

 

 


 

 

v Blundell’s at Burnham and Berrow on April 12th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. P J Hodges & T C B Williams
2/1 1 N C Ashworth & A R Vallance 0
  1. J G B Fish & M J Rowland
0 C M Clapp & R J March 5/3 1
  1. R O Grayburn & N I Gavin-Brown
0 D Crews & G L Howe 4/3 1
  1. N D Macpherson & R A Bagnall
0 A L C Ward & I C Cockram 4/2 1
  1. P J Macintosh & R J Fisher
0 S J Tilley & D A d’Arcy Hughes 2 up 1
Total morning 1     4
  1. J G B Fish & P J Macintosh
3/2 1 A L C Ward 0
  1. R A Bagnall & T C B Williams
4/3 1 G L Howe 0
  1. P J Hodges & N D Macpherson
1 up 1 D Crews 0
  1. M J Rowland & N I Gavin-Brown
2 up 1 I C Cockram 0
  1. R O Grayburn
0 C M Clapp & D A d’Arcy Hughes 4/3 1
Total afternoon 4     1
Result half 5     5

 

 


 

 

 

v Tonbridge at The Berkshire on April 19th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. M P B Falconer & G H Prentice
2/1 1 J G A Seeley & H J Cloke 0
  1. J O Hill & R T Mather
½ A R T Cooper & T P Mertens ½
  1. S Buchanan & H F Gill
0 A H V Monteuuis & J Ludden 2/1 1
4.L J Hinch & B J A Leach ½ P E Morris & J R Davie ½
  1. R N T Short & E C J Sweet
2/1 1 W Morgan & M J W Shales 0
  1. A E Beattie & T G P Mackay-James
1 up 1 M G Young & F I Sumner 0
Total morning 4     2
  1. M P B Falconer & R N T Short
0 A R T Cooper & M J W Shales 1 up 1
  1. G H Prentice & H F Gill
½ P E Morris & H J Cloke ½
  1. L J Hinch & R T Mather
2/1 1 J Ludden & J R Davie 0
  1. S Buchanan & J O Hill
3/2 1 A H V Monteuuis & T P Mertens 0
  1. A E Beattie & B J A Leach
0 W Morgan & J G A Seeley 6/5 1
  1. T G P Mackay-James & E C J Sweet
1 up 1 F I Sumner & R A C Berkeley 0
Total afternoon    
Result won 7½-4½    

 

 


 

 

v Wrotham Heath GC at Wrotham Heath on April 22nd 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J R E Irving
½ G Fisher ½
  1. M G L Jerrom & J P Irving
0 N R L Hart & B F Lake 7/6 1
  1. J S R Arbuthnot & W T R Thackwell
0 M L Allfree & A J Hodgson 6/4 1
  1. B J A Leach & M H Pryor
0 S M Topliss & M F J Knox 1 up 1
  1. D C Watney & D J Dinkeldein
0 H Dearden & G W Smith 5/4 1
Result lost ½-4½ ½    

 

 


 

 

v Saunton G C at Saunton on May 2nd 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. D J Dinkeldein & W Eglington
0 G J A Laycock & P C McMullen 5/4 1
  1. T J Rowland & A P Steele-Perkins
0 G H Aitken & S I Charnock 7/6 1
  1. M D Macpherson & M T B Pope
0 T L Bigge & D I R Wallace 1 up 1
  1. N D Macpherson & M J Rowland
0 R Mayne & G J Davidson 2 up 1
  1. P J Macintosh & J P Irving
0 P Bristow & C Macpherson 5/4 1
  1. P J Hodges
1 up 1 P Vicary & P A Kitchin 0
Total morning 1     5
  1. P J Macintosh
0 P C McMullen & H L R Bastiaenen   2 up 1
  1. M T B Pope & J P Irving
0 G J A Laycock & G H Aitken 1 up 1
  1. M D Macpherson & N D Macpherson
4/2 1 D I R Wallace & S I Charnock 0
  1. T J Rowland
½ C Macpherson ½
  1. P J Hodges & M J Rowland
0 P Bristow & R Mayne 3/1 1
  1. W Eglington & A P Steele-Perkins
0 P Vicary & G J Davidson 5/4 1
Total afternoon    
Result lost 2½-9½    

 


 

 

v Littlehampton Seniors at Littlehampton on May 12th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. D C Watney & D J Dinkeldein
½ C T Stabler & M R Rodden ½
  1. W T R Thackwell & R N Cullen
0 P Northhurst & M Dean 3/2 1
  1. S M Rees-Williams & M G L Jerrom
0 N J Hoal & D C Osborne 3/2 1
  1. C P Sharman & J N W May
0 D G Norris & P C Macgovern 1 up 1
Result lost ½-3½ ½    

 


 

 

v Sherborne GC at Sherborne on May 16th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J R E Irving & L J Hinch
0 F.W Skinner & A Neill 2 up 1
  1. R W Parsons & E C J Sweet
4/2 1 P S Francis & M Lee-Warner 0
  1. T J Rowland & H J Butt
5/4 1 K J Matthias & T S J Matthias 0
  1. P. J Mackintosh & C J Wilyman
0 M J Cleaver & M J Hatch 4/3 1
  1. B J A Leach & G E J Jerram
½ A E Beattie & N K Cook ½
  1. A P Steele-Perkins & C J A Maconie
0 J W Allan & J Howes 2 up 1
  1. J M Rowland & P M Wilson
0 I Corke & A L Bird 1 up 1
Result lost 2 ½ – 4½    

 


 

Summer Meeting

 

Summer meeting at Sherborne on May 17th 2015
H’cap Gross Net Points H’cap Gross Net Points
Under 70s Over 70s
J R Fielder 18 100 82 27 D J Dinkeldein 13 24
J G B Fish 10 - - 22 R D Draper 23 32
L J Hinch 13 85 72 36 R J Fisher 14 27
J P Irving 18 102 84 26 J M Rowland 17 31
G E J Jerram 27 112 85 26 A P Steele-Perkins 19 33
B J A Leach 18 99 81 29 P M Wilson 23 26
P J Macintosh 18 91 75 35
T J Rowland 13 89 76 32 School
R N T Short 18 98 80 30 S P W Reed 12 25
E C J Sweet 20 97 77 31 H J Williams 5 77 72 36

 

Turner & Foot Challenge Putter (Scratch medal) FirstSecond L J HinchT J Rowland 8589
Page Challenge Cup (Handicap medal) FirstSecond P J MacintoshE C J Sweet 7577
Stableford Competition (Handicap stableford) FirstSecond A P Steele-PerkinsJ M Rowland 3331
Over 70s Stableford FirstSecond R D DraperR J Fisher 3227
Harry Croly Cup (under 27 handicap stableford) L J Hinch 36
Jeremy Summerscale – School stableford FirstSecond H J WilliamsS P W Reed 3625

 

 


 

 

v Lancing at Littlehampton on May 26th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. D C Watney & D J Dinkeldein
1 up 1 N M Mutirjee & O D Harris 0
  1. S M Rees-Williams & D E Lane
0 D J L Godfray & C Martin 3/2 1
3.W T R Thackwell & W J Rydon 0 C D Mackenrick & D Parvin 1 up 1
Total morning 1     2
  1. S M Rees-Williams
0 N M Mutirjee 1 up 1
  1. W T R Thackwell & W J Rydon
4/3 1 N G T Lloyd & O D Harris 0
  1. D E Lane & D Parvin *
0 C D Mackenrick & C Martin 4/3 1
Total afternoon   1     2
Result lost 2-4   2     4

 

 

 


 

 

 

v Woodbridge G C at Woodbridge on June 5th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. H F Gill & J P Irving
1 up 1 R A Youngman & W A Catchpole 0
  1. W J Rydon & S Buchanan
1 up 1 R A Stinton & D J Leech 0
  1. M E Prager & M H Pryor
½ J W Whately-Smith & D J Griggs ½
Result won 2½-½     ½

 


 

 

v Aldeburgh G C at Aldeburgh on June 6th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. S Buchanan & H F Gill
0 M A Jones & R J Wharton 1 up 1
  1. T G Gordon & W J Rydon
3/2 1 D K Wybar & G W E Murray 0
  1. G J Webb-Wilson & M H Pryor
0 T S Rowan-Robinson & P D Over 3/2 1
  1. E C J Sweet & A A Mackay-James
0 J C E Lightfoot & H R Lightfoot 4/3 1
  1. J O Hill & R W Parsons
4/3 1 J M Scowsill & J P Webster 0
  1. H J Butt & R G I Wilson
0 P J R Watson & P H Hardiman 2/1 1
  1. J P Irving & L J Hinch
½ J M Latham & D G Inglis ½
  1. A E Beattie & N K Cook
0 C E Clarke & J W Whately-Smith 2/1 1
  1. M E Prager
0 H S Wolley 2/1 1
Total morning    
  1. H F Gill & R W Parsons
½ G W E Murray & C E Clarke ½
  1. L J Hinch & N K Cook
4/3 1 T S Rowan-Robinson & H R Lightfoot 0
  1. M E Prager & W J Rydon
0 M A Jones & J W Whately-Smith 3/2 1
  1. G J Webb-Wilson & S Buchanan
0 P J R Watson & J M Scowsill 2/1 1
  1. M H Pryor & J O Hill
2 up 1 D K Wybar & J M Latham 0
  1. J P Irving & R G I Wilson
0 H S Wolley & J C E Lightfoot 4/3 1
  1. A E Beattie & A A Mackay-James
2/1 1 P D Over & J P Webster 0
  1. H J Butt & E C J Sweet
1 up 1 R J Wharton & C J Ib 0
  1. T G Gordon
0 D G Inglis 4/3 1
Total afternoon    
Result lost 7-11 7     11

 

 


 

 

v Rye GC at Rye on June 13th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J G A Chappell & J S R Arbuthnot
0 D J Youngman & C C D Spink 4/3 1
  1. M Humphreys-Davies & D Dinkeldein
0 P J Chatterton & C J Stephenson 1 up 1
  1. R W Parsons & S F Brown
3/2 1 T P Fagg & R R Vasser-Smith 0
  1. R D Sanderson & J P Irving
0 S H Clark & N Carter 1 up 1
5.M G L Jerrom & S M Rees-Williams 2/1 1 A P J Highwood & S W G Pettigrew 0
Total morning 2   3
  1. M G L Jerrom & D J Dinkeldein
0 P E M Croft & S H Clark 1 up 1
  1. R W Parsons & D J Youngman
1 up 1 S F Brown & A P J Highwood 0
  1. J G A Chappell & J P Irving
3/2 1 T P Fagg & C J Stephenson 0
  1. S M Rees-Williams & M Humphreys-Davies
0 N Carter & R R Vasser-Smith 4/3 1
  1. J S R Arbuthnot & R D Sanderson
0 S W G Pettigrew & P J Chatterton 2/1 1
Total afternoon 2     3
Result lost 4-6 4     6

 

 


 

 

The Berkshire Meeting

Meeting at The Berkshire on June 16th 2015
Harris Hempson Shaw12+ Shaw12+ Storrs 50+ Shaw & S Williams36 holes
H’cap Scr H’cap Scr H’cap H’cap F’somes
J N Chantrey 9 81 36 - - - 28 64
T J Couzens 2 73 37 - - - 34 71
D J Dinkeldein 13 90 27 90 27 27 29 56
E T Elliot-Square 5 75 37 - - - 35 72
S Gillett 2 75 35 - - - 37 72
L J Hinch 13 - 29 - 29 - 31 60
J P Irving 18 - 11 - 11 11 33 44
J R E Irving 4 72 40 - - - 29 69
E R S Kelly 5 73 41 - - - - 41
P J Macintosh 17 - 26 - 26 - 31 57
T G P Mackay-James 18 1 19 - 19 - 28 47
M D Macpherson 18 90 36 90 36 36 38 74
R T Mather 12 82 38 82 38 38 38 76
R W Parsons 11 - - - - - 37 37
J R Porter 12 90 36 90 36 - 34 70
J B D Pralle Scr 74 34 - - - 29 63
G H Prentice 10 84 35 - - - 34 69
M H Pryor 13 94 27 94 27 27 35 62
W J Shaw 12 87 33 87 33 - 34 67
G J Webb-Wilson 10 - 24 - - 24 - 24
I T Webb-Wilson 14 - 29 - 29 29 39 68
O Webster-Smith 15 96 27 96 27 27 39 66
D J Youngman 6 84 30 - - 30 29 59
Z Zakaria 7 83 32 - - - 33 65

 

Harris Challenge Vase(Scratch medal) FirstSecond J R E IrvingT J Couzens 7273
Hempson Challenge Cup(Handicap stableford) FirstSecond E R S KellyE T Elliot-Square 4137
P E M Shaw Cup(12 and over scratch medal) FirstSecond R T MatherW J Shaw 8287
P E M Shaw Cup(12 and over handicap stableford) FirstSecond M D MacphersonJ R Porter 3636
Storrs Challenge Salver(Veterans) FirstSecond R T MatherM D Macpherson 3836
Parry Inter-House Challenge Bowl First Abbey House
Shaw and Stables Challenge Cup(Stableford foursomes) FirstSecond I T Webb-Wilson & O Webster-SmithA D Macpherson & R T Mather 3938
Howell                 Howell Williams Salver(Combined rounds) FirstSecond R T MatherM D Macpherson 7674

 

 

 


 

 

v Woking G C at Woking on June 23rd 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. M G L Jerrom & J S R Arbuthnot
0 P R Bodington & P S Chantrey 2/1 1
  1. P B Farmer & J N W May
2/1 1 R A Henderson & C R Carr 0
  1. M H Pryor & W T R Thackwell
1 up 1 N B Butt & D C S Willis 0
4.D J Dinkeldein & R D Sanderson 0 S Keigher & W A Cowpe 3/2 1
  1. J P Hargrove & I J Holmes
4/3 1 R N S Grandison 0
Result won 3-2 3     2

 


 

Mellin Salver

                                                                         

v Hurstpierpoint July 10th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. C G Nevill & N K Whalley
8/7 1 E H R Goodacre & D J Pitt 0
  1. R A R Francis & M W Farley
0 N A Budge & C D B Millington-Hore 5/4 1
  1. D J Youngman & M Cannon Brookes
7/6 1 J R Fraser & D N Stratford 0
Result won 2-1 2     1

 

v Aldenham July 11th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. C G Nevill & N K Whalley
3/2 1 I Wilson-Soppitt & J D L Yule 0
  1. R A R Francis & M W Farley
2/1 1 R D Hall & S C Lewis 0
  1. D J Youngman & M Cannon Brookes
4/3 1 P J Easby & G Green 0
Result won 3-0 3     0

 

Plate

 

v Shrewsbury July 11th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. C G Nevill & N K Whalley
0 M A Smith & W A J Pollock 3/3 1
  1. R A R Francis & M W Farley
½ A J G Wright & P St J Worth ½
  1. D J Youngman & M Cannon Brookes
0 W R Painter & J M Shaw 5/4 1
Result lost ½-2½ ½    

 

Report from John Youngman 

Day one dawned warm, fine and sunny, complementing the excellent condition of the West Hill golf-course. The fairways were hard and bouncy placing a premium on straight driving while the greens were fast and true in spite of the severe problems encountered earlier in the year when about half of them had to be dug up and re-laid after becoming water-logged.

First out were our Burles over-65 team comprising Mike Falconer and Gavin Webb-Wilson (Pair 1) and Mike Jerrom and David Dinkeldein (Pair 2) playing against Hurstpierpoint Pair 1 did well to recover from 2 down to win 2/1 and, after Pair 2 had succumbed, they contested the play-off but lost at the second extra hole. In the afternoon, playing Aldenham in the Burles Plate, Nick Chamberlin replaced Falconer and Alan Gale (scarcely recovered from a shoulder operation) replaced Jerrom. Both pairs won their matches to take us into the semi-final.

Meanwhile we had been able, for the first time for several years, to field two pairs in the qualifying round for the Millard Salver (over 75’s). Simon Brown and Peter Southcombe failed to qualify but Pair 2 comprising Simon Shirley and Richard Hughes were successful, taking us into the semi-final.

On Day2 the Mellin Salver itself (over 55’s) started and in the first round Chris Nevill (making a welcome first appearance in this event) and Nigel Whalley (Pair 1) and Mark Cannon Brookes and John Youngman (Pair 3) – the latter now totaling 150 years of age and surely near their “sell-by” date – defeated their Hurstpierpoint opponents by comfortable margins while Rhys Francis and Michael Farley (Pair 2) lost their match. So into the second round against Aldenham. We won all three matches and we were in a third semi-final.

For the Burles Plate semi-final against Cheltenham Falconer returned to partner Chamberlin in Pair 1 while Gale and Dinkeldein continued in Pair 2. Both pairs won to take us into the final on the third day.

Meanwhile Brown and Shirley represented us in the Millard semi-final but lost narrowly by 2/1 to Oundle.

The third and final day produced yet more glorious, sunny weather. The Mellin team which played unchanged throughout were up against a strong Shrewsbury side. Pairs 1 and 3 were unable to reproduce their winning form while Pair 2 halved their match and so we lost 2/12 to1/2. This was no disgrace but we could all have played better and would have had to be at our best to beat a team which had won the tournament three times in the last five years and went on to win again, defeating Loretto in the final.

However, we finished on a high note when the Burles team – somewhat reformulated overnight and now comprising Brown and Falconer (Pair 1) and Dinkeldein with Patrick Farmer (Pair 2) – triumphed, convincingly defeating Lancing 2/0 in the final.

Overall this was a year of qualified success but it was great to win a trophy and to continue the improving trend of recent years.

 


 

v Malvern at Woking on August 8th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J M C Brock & D J Dinkeldein
3/2 1 D O H Rocke & M L Hind 0
  1. A A & T G P Mackay-James
0 C N Boyd & J W A Horton 3/2 1
  1. E C J Sweet & R G I Wilson
0 J G Shearer & C C Halliwell 2/1 1
  1. W T R Thackwell & B J A Leach
2/1 1 B C Raymond 0
Total morning 2     2
  1. J M C Brock & R G I Wilson
2/1 1 B C Raymond & M L Hind 0
  1. T Mackay-James & W T R Thackwell
2/1 1 J G Shearer & J W A Horton 0
  1. B J A Leach & D J Dinkeldein
0 D O H Rocke & C N Boyd 2 up 1
  1. E C J Sweet & A A Mackay-James
1 up 1 C C Halliwell & R A Barnes 0
Total afternoon 3     1
Result won 5-3 5 3

 


 

v Cheltenham at Tidworth on August 15th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. M D Macpherson
2/1 1 E P Coomber 0
  1. H J Butt & W T R Thackwell
2/1 1 T J Stannard & G J Benke 0
  1. R D Draper & E C J Sweet
2/1 1 E L Rowland & H M Rees 0
  1. J P Irving & A P Steele-Perkins
0 R I MacLeod-Smith & R M Morgan 5/3 1
Result won 3-1 3     1

 


 

v West Sussex G C at Pulborough on September 5th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. I J Holmes
0 G T Bush 6/5 1
  1. R T Mather
6/5 1 P C Lahaise 0
  1. M E Prager
0 J D H B Rothman 1 up 1
  1. J S R Arbuthnot
0 R M Chalmers 4/3 1
  1. R D Sanderson
0 A J H Salter 1 up 1
  1. D E Lane
0 D L Lindsay 5/3 1
  1. S M Rees-Williams
0 G Jukes 2 up 1
  1. J P Irving
0 N L Digings 5/3 1
  1. M H Pryor
0 S Leefe 2/1 1
  1. M G L Jerrom
0 K R H Mitchelson 3/2 1
  1. W J Rydon
3/2 1 R A Rydon 0
Result lost 2-9 2     9

 


 

v Downside at New Zealand on September 12th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. A A & T G P Mackay-James
3/2 1 N A Cook & A D Kennedy 0
  1. J J V Godfrey & J P Irving
0 J C P Stephens & D E Ferrers 2/1 1
  1. S Buchanan & J O Hill
3/2 1 M H Liddell & M C R Thatcher 0
  1. G H Prentice & R T Mather
4/2 1 P H Chalk & D J Hennessy 0
  1. H J Butt
1 up 1 P H Crawford & G Philip 0
Total morning 4     1
  1. R T Mather & J O Hill
5/4 1 N A Cook & M C R Thatcher 0
  1. A A Mackay-James & J J V Godfrey
0 M H Liddell & G Philip 2/1 1
  1. G H Prentice & J P Irving
2/1 1 P H Chalk & P H Crawford 0
  1. H J Butt & S Buchanan
½ A D Kennedy & D E Ferrers ½
  1. T G P Mackay-James
0 J C P Stephens & D J Hennessy 5/4 1
Total afternoon    
Result won 6½-3½    

 


Autumn Meeting

Autumn meeting at Rye on September 19th 2015
Hcap am pm Total Under40s Over40s Over 55Veterans
J S R Arbuthnot 12 29 -
S F Brown 14 21 -
N P H R Chamberlin 14 21 26 47 47 47
D J Dinkeldein 12 31 -
J J V Godfrey 7 31 17 48 48
J P Irving 18 26 -
M G L Jerrom 12 20 -
R W Parsons 11 29 26 55 55
M H Pryor 13 26 17 43 43 43
S M Rees-Williams 18 20 -
D C Watney 17 29 -
O Webster-Smith 15 29 -

 

   Captain’s Prize First R W Parsons 55
Hugh Rowan Salver First M H Pryor 43
Greig Challenge Cup (over 40s) First N P H R Chamberlin 47
Autumn Challenge Cup (under 40s) First J J V Godfrey 48
Manning Trophy First Not awarded
Veterans Salver First N P H R Chamberlin 47
Morning round First J J V Godfrey & D J Dinkeldein 31
Afternoon round First R W Parsons & N P H R Chamberlin 26

 

 


The Grafton Morrish

 

v Sedbergh at Hunstanton on September 25th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. R A R Francis & T J Couzens
0 J F Edgar & C B Abraham 3&2 1
  1. J R E Irving & E R S Kelly
5&4 1 C T Webb & H E Flather
  1. S Gillett & E T Elliot Square
0 A Smith & W J Jeffries 4&3 1
Result lost 1-2 1     2

 

Report from Toby Couzens

After automatic qualification into the finals as defending champions, the team arrived on the Wednesday night energised and in fine form. Practice at Hunstanton on Thursday was good with Elliot Square playing some particularly good golf.

The draw was tough, and in true Grafton form, there were a few shocks in the early rounds with more and more schools having good, colourful young golfers to strengthen their old boy’s sides.

The first round saw us drawn against Sedbergh, who we have not played before. Our pairings were: Francis and Couzens; Irving and Kelly; Gillett and Elliot Square. The top pair struggled from the off, three putting the first, finding gorse on the second and then a fairway bunker on the third. Unusually for them they didn’t find any sparks and had a frustrating game eventually loosing 3 and 2. The second pair were asked to repeat their Brent Knoll form and that’s just what they did. Ten pars and three birdies was enough to see off their opponents 5 and 4, great golf! The third pair started strong but then struggled to keep the ball in play, eventually being out putted with the opposition holing from thirty foot on the 14th and twenty foot on 15th to seal the match 4 and 3.

The team headed into the Hunstanton Clubhouse, in shock, disbelief and mildly angry. This was a match that we should have comfortably won, but Friday September 25th 2015 was just not our day. The team wanted to go put things right so we signed up for the Solihull Salver playing with Brighton and St Columbus at 09.24. The pairs were slightly altered as we were now playing at Brancaster and we wanted to get as many points as possible to qualify for the Committee Bowl by finishing as one of the top four schools. The sun was shinning brightly, the wind was calm, and the course was in stunning condition.

The stableford scores were: Gillett and Couzens 31; Francis and Elliot Square 25; Irving and Kelly 28; giving Sherborne a total of 84 which was only good enough to finish 7th equal. Our 2015 Grafton Morrish quickly came to an end…..

The team all thank the OS society and squad members for their continued support and hope that 2016 will prove more successful. The team is committed to continue practicing, strengthen our minds and look forward to the next scratch event in April.

 


 

v School and Staff at Sherborne on October 4th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J P Irving & M W Farley
0 T G Stagnetto & W R H Caldwell 5/3 1
  1. R A L Leach & A R Gale
3/2 1 C J Wake & O M C Shale 0
3.R J Fisher & H C Cornell ½ C L Stagnetto & C Smith ½
  1. P B Farmer & A P Steele-Perkins
½ P S Francis & T O Trumper ½
  1. L J Hinch
0 F D Purchase & M E Purchase 2/1 1
Result lost 2-3 2     3

 


 

v The School at Remedy Oak on October18th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. R A R Francis & R J S Busher
7/5 1 C T Symonds & L E S Watson 0
2 J O Humphrey & S P W Reed 7/6 1 J T H Baker & H G L Foreman 0
  1. J R E Irving & J M T Caldwell
3/2 1 J J A Brill & O M C Shale 0
  1. L J Hinch
8/7 1 T O Trumper 0
Result won 4-0 4     0

 


 

v Radley at Woking on October 24th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. H J Butt & J P Irving
½ P W Goodden & M W Tufnell ½
  1. C E S Clifton & R G I Wilson
0 T M C Ashby & R G Finlayson 5/3 1
  1. T G Gordon & S F Brown
4/2 1 J S B McCowen & E H E Sawbridge 0
  1. D J Dinkeldein & R T Mather
½ R A J Hill & C J Sugden ½
Total morning 2     2
  1. H J Butt & C E S Clifton
0 P W Goodden & T M C Ashby 2 up 1
2 R G I Wilson & J P Irving 3/2 1 M W Tufnell & J S B McCowen 0
  1. R T Mather & S F Brown
3/2 1 R A J Hill & R G Finlayson 0
  1. D J Dinkeldein & T G Gordon
0 E H E Sawbridge & C J Sugden 6/4 1
Total afternoon 2     2
Result half 4-4 4     4

 


 

v Aldenham at Ashridge on November 14th 2015
Score Points Score Points
  1. J P Irving
2/1 1 S C Percy & I R Eggleden 0
  1. W J Rydon
0 N D Melvill & H D G Cowan 1 up 1
  1. D J Dinkeldein & N I Gavin-Brown
1 up 1 S C Lewis & F C Simeons 0
  1. J D Hobson & S F Brown
4/3 1 J D L Yule & M C Capon 0
Result won 3-1 3     1