18th May 2013
The Hadden Hill and Badgemore Park starting times have been published.
17th May 2013
After 3 events, Adam Batty (Hazlemere) leads the way.
After 3 events, Adam Batty (Hazlemere) leads the Order of Merit. Next week we go to Castle Royle for The Masters and then we have the Colts and Mid Age Championships the following week. Shortly thereafter, The Beaumont Pease and the Frilford Heath Gold Medal. For current placings click HERE
Last year's Joint Winners - Jack Haines and Carl Corbin
17th May 2013
The starting times have been published - eventually!
The starting times for the Mid Age Championship are available by clicking the link below. The missing names have been identified and notified.
17th May 2013
The starting times have been published - eventually!
The starting times for the Mid Age Championship are available by clicking the link below. The missing names have been identified and notified.
9th May 2013
The draw for the Hillman Trophy Plate has been published.
The draw for the Hillman Trophy Plate was published on 10th May and hard copies posted to Club Managers and Organisers. For a copy of the draw click HERE.
Thorney Park - Winners 2012
9th May 2013
The draw for the 2nd round of the Hillman Trophy is complete.
The 2nd round of the Hillman Trophy is underway. Click HERE for the draw.
Maidenhead - Winners 2012
6th May 2013
Michael Verity (Burnham Beeches) wins the inaugural Spring Trophy at Temple on 6th May.
Michael Verity (Burnham Beeches) wins the inaugural Spring Trophy at Temple on 6th May. George Bell (Stoke Park) was just one shot after a 71. More details will follow. Follow this link for the Result:
3rd May 2013
For a round up of the latest news read County Jottings
For a copy of the May 2013 County Jottings please click HERE
3rd May 2013
The latest Order of Merit Tables have been published
Brothers John and Conor Gough from Stoke Park lead their respective age group Order of Merit. John has won two events and come second in the third. Meanwhile Conor has had two seconds and a share for third. In the Under 14s, Steven Stanhope is in second place just a few points ahead of Guilhem Loisel-McFadden in third. In the Under 12s Daniel Stafford is in second place thanks to his two early wins and James Greogry lies in third place, fractionally ahead of his brother Thomas.
Click HERE for the Under 14s Order of Merit table
Click HERE for the Under 14s Order of Merit table
1st May 2013
Both the Amateur Championship and Seniors Championships are open for online sign up.
Both the Amateur and Seniors Championships are open online. Remember that the Penfold Trophy is part of the Amateur Championship and you sign in to that event. There is no separate Penfold Trophy entry facility.
Will you be here in August?
28th April 2013
Round 3 of the Nike Futures Tour took us to Sunningdale Ladies on 28th April. Steven Stanhope and Struan Hancock took the honours in their age groups.
We had our third event at Sunningdale Ladies on Sunday 28th April. On this short, but demanding, course a number of players were able to shoot some really low scores. If you have a good short game you can certainly get your handicap down here if you can play the par 3s. Oscar Fuentes (Bearwood Lakes) proved that point with a remarkable nett 45 (14 under the CSS) off a handicap of 27. Amazingly he only won the Under 12s handicap prize by 2 from James Gregory (Stoke Park) with 3 others a further 2 back with nett 49s. Those lads will be happy with their handicap reductions!
The main events, of course, are Scratch and it was Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) who won the Under 14s secton with a gross 59 - just one over par. It may be some time before Steven enjoys breaking 60 again in his golfing career. He was 3 clear of John Gough (Stoke Park), who won the first 2 events. His second place keeps him heading the Order of Merit. Struan Hancock (Bearwood Lakes) had an excellent 66 to win the Under 12s section on countback from Thomas Gregory (Stoke Park). They share the OOM points as all ties share combined points. We move on to Hadden Hill at the end of May for Round 4. For the Under 14 Results click HERE. For the Under 12 Results click HERE. Order of Merit tables will be updated during the week.
15th April 2013
Thomas Lawton, has been awarded the first BB&O U14s Achievement Award. .
Under 13 Squad member and East Berkshire Junior, Thomas Lawton, has been awarded the first BB&O U14s Achievement Award introduced to recognise the most improved younger golfer.
Voted for by the County’s Junior Management, factors taken into account include the more obvious handicap reduction as well as on-course attitude and dedication to practice.
During 2012, Thomas achieved a handicap reduction of more than 10 shots and ended the year playing off 9. He is obviously a fast learner and a junior capable of satisfying county coach Jason Brand who was full of praise for his dedication to practising correctly. Congratulations to Thomas who received his award from BB&O U14 Manager Peter Smith at his Club’s AGM.
Peter Smith presents Thomas Lawton with his Trophy
12th April 2013
Stoke Park won the Junior Champion Club at Harewood Downs on 11th April.
Stoke Park won the Junior Champion Club event at Harewood Downs on 11th April. The Team of John Gough, Aiden Osabase and Arron Millar finished just one shot ahead of East Berkshire and Hadden Hill in a very close contest. Just 3 shots separated the first eight places and if was good to see such a big field with 23 Clubs taking part. Stoke Park go on to Woodhall Spa in early August to see if they can repeat Hadden Hill's sucess of 2004 when they became Junior Champion Club of England. Click HERE for the Result.
John Gough and Aiden Osabase
Aaron Millar absent
10th April 2013
The second event of the season took place at Temple on 9th June.
The second event of the Nike Futures Tour took place at Temple on 9th April. Slightly better weather than last week but the same result! Both John Gough and Daniel Stafford recorded back to back wins in the Under 14s and Under 12s sections respectively. John Gough (Stoke Park) had another excellent 73 to win by 2 from Stanley Lewis (Chartridge Park). Daniel Stafford (Castle Royle) again pipped Conor Gough (Stoke Park) into second place this time by 2 shots after a 81. Click HERE for the Under 14 Result and HERE for the Under 12 Result. For the latest Order of Merit tables click HERE for the Under 14s and HERE for the Under 12s.
8th April 2013
The Preliminary Round of the Hillman Trophy was completed on 8th April.
5th April 2013
The first event of the season took place at a freezing Ellesborough on 4th April.
The first event of the Nike Futures Tour took place at Ellesborough on 4th April. In freezing cold conditions the boys struggled round and managed to enjoy the day despite the weather. In the Under 14s section John Gough (Stoke Park) produced an amazing round of 73 to win by 6 clear shots from Guilhem Loisel-McFadden (Castle Royle). Daniel Stafford (Castle Royle) won the Under 12s with John's brother Conor Gough (Stoke Park) taking second place. Click HERE for the Under 14 Result and HERE for the Under 12 Result
The white bits in the pictures are SNOW FLAKES!
23rd March 2013
Ellesborough and Temple starting times have been published.
18th March 2013
The first Order of Merit event was held at Buckinghamshire GC on 13th March.
Adam Batty (Hazlemere) finished 5 under par for the day to win by 3 shots from Matt Kippen (Enmore). Eight other BB&O players finished in the top 10 to earn OM points. There are 5 counting events in May so by early June we should have some idea who will be challenging towards the end of the season. For the current rankings click HERE
5th March 2013
The 51st Annual Dinner was held at Blue Mountain on 4th March.
230 members and guests enjoyed a splendid evening at Blue Mountain on 4th March. Pam Benka, President of England Golf proposed the toast to the BB&O and Pierre Bechmann, Captain of the R&A replied on behalf of the Guests. Geoff Miller, Chairman of the England Cricket Selectors concluded the evening with a wonderful series of anectdotes and had the audience in stitches for 40 minutes.
Geoff Miller, Pam Benka, Max Kaye (President) & Pierre Bechmann
The Captain, George Wilson was delighted to present the Captain's Tankard to Joe Richardson (Frilford Heath).
The Junior Manager, Jan Hubrecht was delighted to present the Boddington Trophy to Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield).
21st February 2013
On line entries are now being accepted for the Spring Trophy, Mid Age and Colts Championships
We have made some changes this year to our Fixtures formats. We have introduced a Spring Trophy over 18 holes on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May at Temple GC. The Autumn Trophy will be played at The Lambourne on Sunday 6th October again over 18 holes and will also incorporate the new BB&O Open Championship for Pros and Amateurs. At the same time we have split the Colts and Mid Age Championships back to 2 separate events and have limited the field so that we can use a one tee start. We hope you will like these changes and I look forward to us having slightly better weather this season.
Click on the Competitions Menu above and then on the Competition, you wish to enter, for more details.
13th January 2013
Registration is now open for the 2013 season.
6th January 2013
Applications are now being accepted for the new season starting in April.
The BB&O County Card Scheme has been put together to enable Members of Affiliated Clubs to play at other courses – both within BB&O and other English Counties – at reduced green fee rates. The scheme mirrors those which have been adopted in most County Unions and provides benefits to Club Members, Clubs and the County Union. Unlike Commercial 2 for 1 schemes ALL the income collected by the County Union goes straight back into the game at grass roots level.
Click HERE for more details
Within England there is a ‘consortium’ of County Unions which enables County Card Members to play at any of the host courses within any of those County Unions. The participating Counties are Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Middlesex, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire & Herefordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire. Currently, these County Unions have over 1,300 clubs who host County Card Members. All of these courses – together with those BB&O Clubs who have joined up – will be available to BB&O County Card Members.
We look forward to receiving your renewal or welcoming you as a new member of the scheme.
12th November 2012
For a round up of the latest news please....
1st November 2012
Wins for Ross Hampshire (The Oxfordshire) in the U14s and Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) in the U12s in the last event of the year.
A first win of the year for Ross Hampshire from the home club and the 6th win of the year for Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) on an autumnal day at The Oxfordshire on 31st October. Despite Nick's record number of wins on the Nike Tour this year he was not able to overtake Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) in the Order of Merit. With Steven's 4 wins and 3 second place finishes on the Tour and his win in the Under 12s Championship, he just crept into the top spot finishing just over 3½ points ahead of Nick in the best 9 from 12 format. In the Under 14s Order of Merit an extremley close finish saw Zac Cooper (Harleyford), Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield) and Michael East (Burnham Beeches) all in with achance of taking the title. Michael just squeezed in by the narrowest of margins with Zac finishing second and Elliot in third place.
Click on 'Competitions' in the Menu above then on 'Previous Opens' then on 'Nike Futures Tour The Oxfordshire' for the amalgamated Stableford result and HERE for the Under 14s Scratch Result and HERE for the Under 12s Scratch Result.
Click HERE for the final Order of Merit for the U14s
Michael East (Burnham Beeches) Nike Futures Tour U14s Order of Merit Winner
Click HERE for the final Order of Merit for the U12s Order of Merit table.
Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) Nike Futures Tour U12s Order of Merit Winner
23rd October 2012
The County Seniors won the Foursomes Final at Sherborne on Monday 22nd October.
The County Seniors finished their season in style by winning the Southern Counties Seniors at Sherborne on 21st October. The four finalists from the Preliminary Rounds were BB&O, Suffolk, Gloucestershire and England County Seniors Champions - Hertfordshire. We were drawn to play Hertfordshire in the morning semi final and were determined to make up for our narrowest of defeats in the League and in the County Qualifying at Moor Park in June. Much discussion over dinner resulted in a change of our batting order as we tried to second guess the Hertfordshire strategy. They must have had the same thoughts as we ended up playing the same people - just in a different order!
As predicted we lost games 1 and 3 but compensated with good wins in games 2 and 4. It was all down to the last game and we went down the last 1 up. A half would be no good as the tie break formula would give Hertfordshire the win. Rod Crisp and Gilbert Runnicles were not looking too good after the tee shots, but a good recovery and excellent 3rd shot saw the reach the par 5 in regulation and 2 putts were good enough to win 1 up.
We took on Suffolk in the final after lunch and with the weather closing in we had to finish after 11 holes. We were well ahead and the end result was about right at 3½-1½. This was a fitting end to David Shaw's tenure as Seniors Manager and we thank him for all his hard work over the past 6 years.
The Southern Counties Seniors Foursomes Champions
22nd October 2012
Thorney Park beat Harewood Downs Artisans 5½-1½ in the Final at Burnham Beeches on 21st October.
Thorney Park overcame Harewood Downs Artisans in the Final of the Hillman Trophy Plate at Burnham Beeches on 21st October. Both teams were in their first Final but there were not many signs of nerves as the contest got underway. Most of the games went down to the wire but it was Thorney Park who got the better in the close matches and took the Trophy 5½-1½.
Thorney Park - Winners 2012
Harewood Downs Artisans - Runners Up 2012
14th October 2012
Maidenhead won the Hillman Trophy for the 3rd time when they overcame Sonning 5-2 at Temple on 13th October.
Maidenhead got the better of Sonning in the Hillman Trophy Final at Temple on the 13th October. They got off to a flying start and soon had a 2 points advantage after winning the first 3 games but losing the 7th quite heavily. With Maidenhead dormie 4 in game 4 it was not long before they closed this one out to get the 4 points need for victory. With games 5 and 6 producing a win for both Clubs, the overall result was 5-2 to Maidenhead as they won the Trophy for the 3rd time having had success in 1993 and 1997.
Maidenhead - Winners 2012
Sonning - Runners Up 2012
27th September 2012
David Niven (Newbury & Crookham) wins the Alan Hobson Trophy at Felixstowe Ferry.
David Niven won the England Golf South Eastern Seniors Championship at Felixstowe Ferry on 26th September. He led by 1 shot from John Ambridge, a recent England International, after an excellent 74 in terrible conditions. The second round was abandoned after torrential rain (makes a change in 2012) and theresult declared on the first round score. Dunan Forbes (Sonning), our President Elect, won his age group with an excellent round of 79.
David Niven (Newbury & Crookham) - Alan Hobson Trophy
22nd September 2012
What a finish to the 2012 Order of Merit. Jack Haines and Carl Corbin share the honours.
In a nail biting finish to the Order of Merit, 4 players were in with a chance at Harleyford on 21st September in the final event of the year. Going in to the Autumn Trophy, Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) held a 6½ point lead over Ashley Watkins (East Berkshire), a 7 point over Alex Lodge (East Berkshire) and an 8 point lead over Jack Haines (Buckinghamshire). Any number of permutations were possible but for any of the others to win, Carl had to finish outside the top 6 at least. With all the players in the last 2 groups in was not until the complete scores had been entered that it transpired that Carl and Jack had tied on 37½ points with Ashley in 3rd on 35 points and Alex 4th on 34½ points. With no rules in place for a countback to decide the winner the Trophy was awarded jointly to two outstanding players. For full results click HERE
Jack Haines (Buckinghamshire) and Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) - Order of Merit Winners
21st September 2012
Jack Haines (Buckinghamshire) successfully defends the Autumn Trophy. Chris Little (Frilford Heath) was just one shot adrift.
Jack Haines (Buckinghamshire) successfully defended the Autumn Trophy over 28 holes at Harleyford on 21st September. Due to extreme slowness of play, with many groups taking between 4½ and 4¾ hours to complete 18 holes, the Committee decided that there was no chance of all the players finishing in daylight and therefore curtailed the second round to just 10 holes. Chris Little (Frilford Heath) finished just one shot adrift and Marc Grimsey (Harewoods Downs) a futher shot back. For the full result click HERE
Jack Haines (Buckinghamshire) Autumn Trophy Winner
10th September 2012
Needing just a draw against Essex to be almost certain of winning the League, we came up ½ point short at Romford on 9th September.
Once again just ½ point could see the difference between winning a League and coming second. This time at Romford we got off to a poor start against Essex and trailed at lunch 1-3. Nonetheless we felt we could still pull off an escape and despite losing the first 3 games in the afternoon we were still in with a shout right until the end but we never quite closed it out. We can still win the League but must beat Hertfordshire in our re-arranged match at Brocket Hall on 23rd September. Any support would be welcome. Click HERE for the match result and HERE for the latest North of the Thames League positions and HERE for the final South of the Thames League positions.
The Team at Romford
30th August 2012
The Under 16s completed their League fixtures at Pavenham Park on 30th August. Two wins saw them win the League for the first time.
The Under 16s completed their season at Pavenham Park on 30th August with a whitewash of Middlesex and a narrow victory over Bedfordshire. We win the League for the first time. Click HERE for the Middlesex result and HERE for the Hertfordshire result and HERE for the final League Table.
The Team at Pavenham Park
30th August 2012
Wins for John Gough (Stoke Park) in the U14s and another for Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) in the U12s at Frilford Heath on 30th August.
A win for John Gough (Stoke Park) in the Under 14s and yet another win for Nick Elmey (Drayron Park) in the Under 12s Nike Futures Tour at Frilford Heath on 30th August. Click on 'Competitions' in the Menu above then on 'Previous Opens' then on 'Nike Futures Tour Frilford Heath' for the amalgamated Stableford result and HERE for the Under 14s Scratch Result and HERE for the Under 12s Scratch Result. Click HERE for the up to date Order of Merit for the U14s and HERE for the U12s Order of Merit table.
28th August 2012
The Under 16s took on Surrey at Huntercombe and enjoyed a good win.
The Under 16s took on Surrey in the annual match sponsored by 'The Mugs'. An excellent performance in the morning foursomes was followed up with a strong series of singles games and we eventually won 11-4. This makes the score 10-9 in our favour over the 19 years the match has been played.
The Team at Huntercombe
23rd August 2012
The Under 14s completed their season at Ashford Manor on 23rd August.
The Under 14s completed their season at Ashford Manor on 23rd August with a big win against Middlesex and a narrow victory over Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire win the League on game points difference. Click HERE for the Middlesex result and HERE for the Hertfordshire result and HERE for the final League Table
21st August 2012
Zac Cooper (Harleyford) U14s and Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) U12s both win at Goring & Streatley in the latest Nike Futures Tour event.
Another win for Zac Cooper (Harleyford) in the Under 14s and yet another win for Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) in the Under 12s Nike Futures Tour at Goring & Streatley on 21st August. Click on 'Competitions' in the Menu above then on 'Previous Opens' then on 'Nike Futures Tour Goring & Streatley' for the amalgamated Medal result and HERE for the Under 14s Scratch Result and HERE for the Under 12s Scratch Result. Click HERE for the up to date Order of Merit for the U14s and HERE for the U12s Order of Merit table.
15th August 2012
The Seniors enjoyed two good wins at Hockley to reach the Finals of this comeptition at Sherborne in October.
The Seniors played Surrey in the Semi Final on the morning of August 14th at Hockley GC near Winchester. We played well to achieve a 4½-½ win. The other Semi Final was between Hampshire and Sussex which Hampshire won 3-2. We looked forward to some revenge over Hampshire who beat us last year at Hankley Common and we were not disappointed as we won 4-1 in a series of tight games. We now go to the Finals at Sherborne in October to play the winners of the 3 other Group Sections. For the Morning Result click HERE and for the Afternoon Result click HERE ...................when available
The Team at Hockley
11th August 2012
Max Smith wins by one from 3 others in a very close finish at East Berkshire on 11th August.
The Amateur Championship has been won by Max Smith (Newbury Racecourse) in one of the tightest finishes in a number of years. Four players were all in with a chance coming into the 16th. Only Max (in the final group) was able to play the last 3 holes in level par. With a great second into 18 he could afford 2 putts from 10 feet to win the 83rd Championship. For full results click HERE.
Max Smith (Newbury Racecourse) Amateur Champion
6th August 2012
Defending Champion David Langley held off a strong challenge from George Bell retain his title at Buckinghamshire on 6th August.
Defending Champion David Langley (Castle Royle) shot two rounds of 70 to finish 4 under par and beat George Bell (Stoke Park) to retain his title at Buckinghamshire on 6th August. Trailing by one after the morning round he had 4 birdies in the afternoon and could even afford to drop a shot at the last to become only the 6th player since 1954 to defend the title. Click HERE for full results.
David Langley - Junior Champion
5th August 2012
Wins for Sam Bower (Burnham Beeches) and Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) at The Berkshire on 5th August.
A first win for Sam Bower (Burnham Beeches) in the Under 14s and another win for Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) in the Under 12s Nike Futures Tour at The Berkshire on 5th August. Played around the Blue course the scoring in this Stableford competition was very good. Click on 'Competitions' in the Menu above then on 'Previous Opens' then on 'Nike Futures Tour The Berkshire' for the amalgamated Stableford result and HERE for the Under 14s Scratch Result and HERE for the Under 12s Scratch Result. Click HERE for the up to date Order of Merit for the U14s and HERE for the U12s Order of Merit table.
3rd August 2012
In the Douglas Johns Trophy at Harewood Downs on 2nd August, Arrun Singh Brar just got the better of Harry Burt in extra holes.
Our 5th playoff in 8 years saw Arrun Singh Brar (Brockenhurst Manor) see off the challenge of Harry Burt (Wrekin) to win the Douglas Johns Trophy at Harewood Downs on 2nd August. In tricky conditions, scoring was slightly higher than in previous years, but nevertheless Arrun held off to win from a big chasing pack of 4 who all finished 1 shot off the playoff. For full results click HERE
Arrun Singh Brar - Douglas Johns Trophy Winner
1st August 2012
Elliot Wills enjoyed a 2 shot win in the Under 14s Championship at Castle Royle on Tuesday 31st July.
Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield) scored a very impressive 74 around Castle Royle to win the Under 14s Championship on Monday 31st July. Michael East and Sam Bower both from Burnham Beeches were just a couple back after their rounds of 76. For full results click HERE
Elliot Wills - Under 14s Champion
30th July 2012
Needing just a drawn match we fell agonisingly short by ½ a point at The Berkshire on 30th July.
A disappointing end to the League season with the narrowest of defeats to Hertfordshire on 30th July. Needing a drawn match to win the League we fell frustratingly short by just ½ a point. We were hoping for something from the first four games but got nothing. With the first three Hertfordshire players being very strong it strengthens the remainder of the team below them. Even so we did get four and a half out of the last six, but without at least a half from the first four games we didn't quite get there. We must now hope that Bedfordshire can somehow manage a draw against Hertfordshire. Against such strong opposition this looks highly unlikely.
The Team at The Berkshire
29th July 2012
Qualifying took place for the Amateur Championship at Burford on Saturday 28th. Gary Mumford (Woburn) won the Trophy by 5 clear shots
Gary Mumford (Woburn) was the runaway winner of the Penfold Trophy after a steady morning round of level par, he played superbly in the afternoon and returned a 5 under par 66 to finish 5 clear of clubmate George Wilson who finished level par for the day. 23 players gain entry into the Amateur Championship at East Berkshire next week and there are another 8 reserves. Click HERE for the full result.
Gary Mumford - Penfold Trophy Winner
25th July 2012
Wins for Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield) in the U14s and Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) in the U12s on a very hot day at Donnington Grove.
Click on 'Competitions' in the Menu above, then on 'Previous Opens' then 'Nike Futures Tour Donnington Grove', for the amalgamated Stableford result and HERE for the Under 14s Scratch Result and HERE for the Under 12s Scratch Result. Click HERE for the up to date Order of Merit table for the U14s and HERE for the U12s Order of Merit table.
24th July 2012
Another good win at Fulwell puts us at the top of the League Table.
A good win at Fulwell on a hot day (makes a change) now means that we need a draw against Hertfordshire next week to win the League. A good start, had us in the driving seat for most of the match and with just one loss in the first few games we were never really in trouble of losing and we closed out the match 7½-2½ For the North of the Thames League Tables click HERE
The Team at Fulwell
23rd July 2012
A good win for Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) in the Under 12s Championship at Beaconsfield on 23rd July.
Steven Stanhope won the Under 12s Championship by 4 shots from Conor Gough at Beaconsfield on a glorious sunny day on Monday 23rd July. The course was still playing tough, with heavy rough after such a prolonged wet spell, so his score of 80 was a very creditible effort. For the full result click HERE
Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) Under 12 Champion
14th July 2012
Yet another washout at Crowborough Beacon! I'm sure we are all getting really fed up with not being able to complete events.
I'm fed up
Yes, once again another weather affected event. This time, for the most important County Team event of the year. Play was abandoned for the day at 2.30pm. About 2/3 of the field had finished Round 1 but as a result was needed, it was decided that as after everyone had played 12 holes (3 players on each 9 holes), those cumulative gross scores would count. I'm afraid we were nowhere near in the final shake up. We had not performed very well at all and were not even close to Suffolk who go through to the English County Finals. Hope the weather stays fine for them! Click HERE for the Result
9th July 2012
Our 1st Team match against Hertfordshire was abandoned due to a waterlogged course at Brocket Hall. We will arrange a new date.
Rain, rain, rain and then more rain!
7th July 2012
Woburn win the Champion Club and Sam Whitehead the Courage Trophy at a rain sodden Stoke Park on 6th July
On another awful day of weather the Champion Club and Courage Trophy was reduced to an 18 hole tournament. Everyone was disappointed as Stoke Park was in stunning condition and was a real test off the Blue Championship tees. The players were all aware that in the event of the Championship being reduced to 18 holes, then all 3 scores would count to determine the Champion Club. With one 3 ball left on the course, Harewood Downs were leading on 15 over before Woburn's Sam Whitehead produced a great round of 2 under par 69 put them in the lead at 14 over par. Sam's round won him the Courage Trophy by a marigin of 2 from Harry Chapple from Calcot Park. Woburn will now go on to challenge for the England Champion Club title at Stoneham in September. Clich HERE for Champion Club scores and HERE for the Courage Trophy.
Woburn - Champion Club
Sam Whitehead, Andy Taylor & Ryan Thrussell
Sam Whitehead - Courage Trophy Winner
4th July 2012
After the East Berks Stag we have joint leaders with Jack Haines (Gerrards Cross) joining Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) at the top of the table.
For the up to date standings in the Order of Merit click HERE
30th June 2012
Harewood Downs won both the Scratch and Handicap Championships at Heythrop Park on 29th June.
The team of George Bell and Paul Heselden had a terrific day at Heythrop Park on friday 29th June when they won both the Scratch and Handicap Club Foursomes Championships. Playing off a combined handicap of 2 they had an excellent round of 75 in the morning to share the lead with Alex Lodge and Ashley Watkins from East Berkshire in the Scratch Championship. Their nett 74 was just one behind first round joint leaders Bob Lucas and Brian Kelly from Sand Martins and Dan Scourfield and Nathan Gibbard from Bicester in the Handicap Championship. A fine found of 73 in the afternoon saw them open up a large lead in both events and they eventually finished 5 clear of the Gerrrads Cross pair of Craig Buttivant and Jake Haines in the Scratch Championship and 4 clear of Simon Hopkins and John Wilks from Burford in the Handicap Championship.
George Bell and Paul Heselden
16th June 2012
Paul Raines (Winter Hill) just edges out Adam Batty (Hazlemere) to take the Colts Championship at The Lambourne on 15th June.
Paul Raines (Winter Hill) won Colts Championship at The Lambourne on 15th June. In very difficult conditions his score of 3 over par was an excellent effort and he just got the better of Adam Batty (Hazlemere) who was 2 shots back as he finished runner-up for the second year in a row. Alex Lodge (East Berkshire) finished 3rd on 152. For the full Result click HERE
Paul Raines (Winter Hill)
15th June 2012
Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) won the Mid Age Championship at The Lambourne on 15th June by 4 shots from Nick Scrutton.
Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) enjoyed a 4 shot margin from Nick Scrutton (Castle Royle) to take the Mid Age Championship at The Lambourne on 15th June. His scores of 71 and 74 were exceptional on a really difficult day and his 3 under par outward half in the afternoon gave him a comfortable lead that he never relinquished. For the full Result click HERE
Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park)
11th June 2012
A near perfect result at The Bedford giving us a healthy lead in the League.
A resounding and well earned victory in atrocious cold, windy and wet June weather conditions. With two matches remaining the aim is to retain our current first place in the standings and set ourselves up for the League decider.
The Team at The Bedford - Nobody wanted to go outside!
9th June 2012
Wins for Damien Hewitt (Castle Royle) in the U14s and Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) in the U12s on a horrible day last Friday.
4th June 2012
Another good win at Heythrop Park on Sunday 3rd June.
Wet and horrible conditions were the order of the day at Heythrop Park on Sunday 3rd June as we played our second League Match against Middlesex. A great morning with a clean sweep in the foursomes and despite a few early losses we held on at the end and finished with a 9-3 win. Three players were awarded their County Colours after making 5 League appearances. Ashley Watkins (East Berkshire) Joe Richardson (Frilford Heath) and Ollie Tite (Witney Lakes). Well done to all three.
Ashley Watkins, Joe Richardson and Ollie Tite wearing their County Colours
28th May 2012
A win for Alex Nicholls (Goring & Streatley) in the U14s and a best of the day round for Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath) won him the U12s Trophy
27th May 2012
A comprehensive win at Heythrop Park gets the 1st Team up and running for the League season
A convincing 10½-1½ victory aginst Bedfordshire at Heythrop Park on 27th May saw us get off to the best possible start for the season. Taking the foursomes 3½-½ gave us a comfortable margin at lunchtime and with 4 wins in the first 5 afternoon singles games, the result was confirmed. With 2 more wins and a half we gained a healthy 'game point' score which may come in handy at the end of the season should the League be tied.
Andrew Lynch (Stoke Park) received his County Colours from George Wilson after making 5 League and South East Group appearances
21st May 2012
A good start to the season with a big win over Essex
The Seniors got off to a great start to the season with an emphatic win against Essex on 21st May at Maidenhead. Excellent performances from the 'youngsters' were backed up by solid play from the 'the old guard' to ensure a comfortable win.
17th May 2012
The second OOM event was played at Castle Royle G&CC on 16th May.
A great win for Carl Corbin (Wokefield Park) after a playoff with Jack Haines (Gerrards Cross) in the second event of the season. They both finished on 5 under par 1 shot ahead of David Langley from the home club. For the OOM table click HERE
16th May 2012
Bob Lander (The Lambourne) takes the Seniors' Championship at his first attempt at Denham GC on 14th/15th May.
Bob Lander (The Lambourne) won the Seniors' Championship at Denham GC on 14th/15th May by 5 shots from David Niven (Newbury & Crookham). His exceptional round of 70 on the second day saw him leave the field in his wake after 2 days of extremely testing weather conditions. Click HERE for the full result and HERE for the Team scores.
Bob Lander receives the Seniors' Trophy from Max Kaye.
The Age Group Winners were David Niven, Gregor Brown (Frilford Heath), Chris Osborne (Temple) and David (not so) Young (Denham).
David Niven (Newbury & Crookham)
Gregor Brown (Frilford Heath)
Chris Osborne (Temple)
David Young (Denham)
7th May 2012
Another win for Zac Cooper (Harleyford) in the Under 14s and a terrific result for Harrison Arnold (Blue Mountain) in taking the Under 12s Trophy.
4th May 2012
Save your money the Open Championship has been won
Due to the current economic climate it has been decided by the R&A to save everyone a lot of time and money and to change the format of the Championship this year. This year's Champion, with (just) an Active Handicap, blitzed the field with an impressive 144 stableford points over the 72 holes with just 6 blobs, on the demanding Hunstanton pitch and putt. Tigger was tied for second but had 7 flobs and lost on countback. Luke and Rory were left in the shade - it was quite sunny though. Colin was grumpy and Lee couldn't putt. If only he had my short game!
13th April 2012
A win for Zac Cooper(Harleyford) in the U14s and in the U12s James Duffy (Castle Royle) took first place.
12th April 2012
23 teams contested the Junior Champion Club event at North Oxford on 11th April. Shrivenham Park won by 5 shots
Shrivenham Park - Junior Champion Club
An excellent turnout of 23 Clubs contested the Junior Champion Club event at North Oxford on 11th April. Some fantastic scoring from a number of players resulted in a very close run contest until the 3rd member of the Shrivenham Park team - Callum Jeffries - produced a stunning round of net 59that helped his team leapfrog the field to win by 5 shots from Frilford Heath with 3 other clubs just 1 shot further back. Shrivenham PArk now go on to represent BB&O at the England Golf final at Woodhall Spa in August. We hope they can emulate Hadden Hill who won the final in 2004. Click HERE for the full result and HERE for the Individual scores
6th April 2012
Wins for Michael East (Burnham Beeches) and Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) in the Under 14s and Under 12s respectively
30th March 2012
Some 54 delegates attended the Annual Council Meeting at Maidenhead GC on 29th March.
Chris Wilkes and Peter Frost
The Annual Council Meeting was held at Maidenhead GC on Thursday 29th March. The business side of the meeting comprises the reports from the Team Mangagers and the approval of the Accounts and nomination of Officers.
Duncan Forbes (Sonning) was elected as President-Elect and will take office in 2013. Peter Phillips (Henley) was appointed a Life Vice President for his work in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the Junior teams. Charles Tennant (Reading) was similarly honoured for his 8 years of work as the Championship Chairman. Most of the 'Any Other Business' focused on the effect of the current water shortage on Golf Clubs.
On a glorious Spring afternoon the first 'Major' of the year took place with Peter Frost and Chris Wilkes of Buckingham edging out the Executive Committee duo of Mike Partridge and David Cowap to claim the spoils.
16th March 2012
We are pleased to announce that the County 1st Team will continue to use the Heythrop Park Resort facilities for our coaching needs.
After a couple of successive Winter Coaching programmes we are pleased to announce that we will continue to use Heythrop Park Resort as our 1st Team Coaching Headquarters. With excellent practice, coaching and fitness facilties and good support from the Club it was an easy decision for the new Captain, George Wilson, to make. The Club have also embarked on a Junior Academy programme - details of which can be found HERE
12th March 2012
County Cards are being despatched this week. The on-line purchase option is open or you can send in an application form and cheque. Follow the links in the County Card Menu above.
Stoke Park - one of the latest additions to the County Card Scheme
There are now over 1,250 clubs to play at.
6th March 2012
Our 50th Annual Dinner was held at The Blue Mountain Golf Centre on 5th March.
The 50th Annual Dinner was held at the Blue Mountain Golf Centre on 5th March. The Toast to the County Union was proposed by Paul Baxter, President of England Golf. Max Kaye responded and Toasted the Guests. Alistair Low, Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, replied on behalf of the guests and the evening was rounded off by Bob 'The Cat' Bevan MBE who had everyone in stitches.
Left to Right: Max Kaye, Paul Baxter, Bob 'The Cat' Bevan and Alistair Low
Andrew Lynch (Stoke Park) was presented with the Captain's Tankard by outgoing Captain - Malcolm Reid
Max Nicholls (Newbury Racecourse) was awarded the Boddington Trophy for the most improved Junior Golfer in BB&O in 2011.
Jan Hubrecht made the presentation
3rd March 2012
An excellent draw for the Elite Squad at Wellington College on 3rd March. Next Match away to Hampshire at Meon Valley on 1st April.
9th January 2012
The Nike Golf Futures Tour Registration and Entry Forms are now available.
Please click on the 'Junior Section' part of the Menu above then click on the 'Futures Tour' Sub Menu to see more details.
We pleased that Nike Golf have agreed to sponsor our U12/U14 Futures Tour in 2012. They will be providing prizes for all the events in the schedule as well as supporting the cost of the clothing for the 'Futures Tour' boys. They will also be the providers of the 'Official' golf ball for the Under 14 and Under 16 teams playing in the Home Counties League in 2012 and will also provide a range of products to our 1st Team Squad. We thank them for their support and hope we can win a few things this year.
13th December 2011
Most fixtures can be found in the 'Diary' menu option above. A PDF version is also available here.
Can you win as much as our Boys Champion of 1993 and Amateur Champion of 1997 and 1998 ??
13th December 2011
All three 2011 Editions are available here for download.
16th November 2011
The Merger of the EGU & EWGA has been approved by the Voting Members today. More details will follow.
The merger of the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) was approved today (16 November 2011) at simultaneous general meetings of both organisations.
The merger will come into effect on 1 January 2012 and will create England Golf, one national governing body to represent all amateur golfers in England.
The merger proposal was approved by 86 per cent of the voting members of the EGU, meeting at its headquarters in Woodhall Spa; and by 100 per cent of the voting members of the EWGA, meeting at the National Motor Cycle Museum at Solihull. Both organisations had to approve the proposal by a majority of at least 75 per cent for it to be successful.
The decision was immediately hailed as a triumph for golf and a vital step forward for the game. Nigel Evans, Chairman EGU and Sylvia Perrins, Interim Chairman EWGA said: “This merger is in the best interests of golf and we are delighted that it has been given overwhelming support by our members. We look forward to a new era and to realising our vision for the future. “England Golf will speak with one voice and send out the powerful, modern message that golf is a game for all, for men and women, boys and girls.
“A unified organisation, which promotes both the men’s and women’s game, will be more attractive to new golfers, will help us to grow the game, will be more appealing to commercial partners and sponsors and will mean we can be more cost effective.”
The merger vote followed a long period of consultation and preparation, which began in 2009 when a steering group was formed of members of both organisations.
Following lengthy discussions, and the involvement of ten working groups, the proposal was produced and ratified by the Boards of both organisations before being put to the voting members.
Key points of the merger
• The headquarters of England Golf will initially be at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa. The EWGA offices in Edgbaston will continue in use until at
least October 2012.
• The counties will continue to be the voting members. Counties will be encouraged to merge their Unions and Associations, but this will not be
• The Board of England Golf will initially include 10 stakeholder non-executive directors, six nominated by the EGU and four women nominated by the EWGA. One of these 10 will be nominated as Chairman.
• The first sole President of England Golf will be a woman. The President will be supported by the immediate Past President and the President-Elect. One of
these three will always be a woman.
• Club golf will go on, from day-to-day, as it does now, but members will benefit from the positive perceptions created by the merger and by the better
support available for clubs.
• All the championships and tournaments currently run by the EWGA and the EGU will continue.
• The regional and group structures of the two organisations will continue to run competitions. The decision-making role of the EWGA regional committees will end.
• Affiliation fees for men and women will be harmonised and will be equal by 1 January 2014. Women will continue to pay an additional subscription to the
Ladies Golf Union.
7th November 2011
We are pleased to announce that Fuller's London Pride will sponsor our Men's Championships and Trophy Events in 2012
I am pleased to announce that Fuller's London Pride will continue to be the sponsors of and the 'Official Beer' of the BB&O Championship and Trophy events. Needless to say this will not include our Junior events and we thank Fuller's for their continued support.
24th October 2011
Buckingham’s Scott Parker crowned London Pride EGU Steward of the Year
Picture from left to right - David Spencer, Brands Marketing Manager, Fuller's, Scott Parker, London Pride EGU Steward of the Year 2011 and Craig Wagstaff, English Golf Union Finance Director. Copyright Ben Fisher.
Scott Parker, Steward at Buckingham Golf Club has been named The London Pride EGU Steward of the year 2011. He was declared the winner and presented with his prizes at a special end-of-season lunch, hosted by Fuller’s Beer Company at The Counting House in the City of London. “I’m speechless,” he said. “This is unbelievable. Listening to the quality of the other regional winners, I thought they had more credence for winning than me.”
A panel comprising of Fuller’s and EGU officials as well as the 2010 winner Andy Shaw from Southport Old Links Golf Club voted for Scott, the South East Regional winner ahead of the other successful regional stewards, Yvonne James from Rugby Golf Club, representing the Midlands, John O’Donoghue from Portmore Golf Park, the South West winner and Simon Ward, Wilmslow Golf Club, representing the North.
“I can’t thank everyone at the club enough for their support and encouragement,” added 40 year old Parker. “Two years ago I was out of work and doing a part-time job in a pub. Then a Past Captain of Buckingham said there was a job going that I might like and that was that”. Watched by his smiling fiancee Kelly, Parker added: “The club gave me a massive opportunity and it has led to this. I can’t believe it.”
The London Pride EGU Steward of the Year is a joint initiative run by the English Golf Union (EGU) and Fuller’s London Pride and aims to reward the steward providing the most outstanding service and welcoming experience for the golfer at the 19th hole. Now in its fifth year, the competition has received a record number of initial nominations, with standards of candidates exceptional, making judging harder than ever. The final candidates were judged on their level of commitment, as well as their innovation and standard of service and presentation.
In review of Scott’s achievements, the Judges remarked, “It is clear what an asset Scott is to Buckingham Golf Club. The atmosphere created by him and his team is so welcoming to everyone involved or visiting the club, with many of the members coming to consider themselves as not just customers, but friends as well. "Not only this, but it is unmistakable how committed, dedicated and passionate he is about every aspect of his work, with welcoming words and humble attitude nothing is too much trouble and this is why we are delighted to be awarding Scott as the London Pride EGU Steward of the Year 2011." In addition to his trophy, Scott takes away with him two tickets for a day’s play at a Lord’s Test Match, with two nights accommodation at a Fuller’s hotel.
David Spencer, Brands Marketing Manager for Fuller's London Pride, said: “Fuller's London Pride and the English Golf Union have been working together for five years on the Gold Medal, Winter Warmers and the Steward of the Year award and it’s all about high standard, quality and service with a smile that makes people want to come back. "We're delighted to see the standards of the competition getting higher and higher each year and the event becoming more popular with the number of clubs involved increasing by 50%.”
Craig Wagstaff, Finance Director of the EGU, added: “This award is all about someone who makes a difference at the 19th hole. There are some extraordinary men and women behind the bars at clubs and Fullers and the EGU congratulate everyone that has been nominated this year. “It is a rewarding and mutually pleasant arrangement we have with Fuller's and we are extremely grateful in the current economic climate to have them on board”.
The London Pride EGU Steward of the Year is part of a five year partnership between Fuller’s London Pride and the EGU to support clubs and members throughout the country and recognise the importance of amateur golf in the development of the game as a whole.
23rd October 2011
The Final was played at Goring & Streatley on 23rd October with Reading getting the better of West Berkshire 5-2
19th October 2011
The Half Yearly Council Meeting was held at East Berskhire on 19th October.
The Half Yearly Council Meeting was held at East Berkshire GC on 19th Ocotber. There was a good audience of nearly 60 to hear the EGU CEO - John Petrie - give a presentation on the proposed merger between The English Golf Union and The English Women's Golf Association. He outlined the benefits of the proposed merger and answered a number of questions from the floor. The President then asked those present if they were in favour of merger. The Clubs represented were unanimoulsy in favour of merger. The Secretary/Treasurer advised, at the end of the meeting, that he had also received 38 positive responses, 2 abstensions and one not in favour, from those Clubs who had sent apologies for non attendance. He also advised that the Executive Committee, 2 weeks earlier, had also supported the merger and in conclusion it was apparent that the President, as BB&O Voting Member, should vote in favour of the proposal at Woodhall Spa on 16th November. Once again the Club Represenatives present, endorsed this action.
The rest of the business of the Meeting was dealt with and then an excellent lunch was provided by the host Club and a number went out to play the Greensomes Foursomes competition, which was won by Peter Smith and Derek Andrews from Donnington Valley.
Peter Smith & Derek Andrews
17th October 2011
The Final was played on 16th October on the Blue Course at Frilford Heath, with Mill Ride just beating Studley Wood after extra holes.
The Final was played on a lovely Autumnal day at Frilford Heath on 16th October. In a very closely fought match, the result was 3½ points each after all the games had finished. Game 4 then went into extra holes and Mill Ride won the 1st to take the Trophy for the first time having been Runners Up in 1993.
Mill Ride - Winners 2011
Studley Wood - Runners Up 2011
27th September 2011
I am very sad to report that Tim passed away yesterday after a long illness. Tim was President from 2003/2004. Click 'Read More' for funeral arrangements.
Tim's funeral will take place at Chilterns Crematorium on Tuesday 4th October at 10.45 am. The address is Whielden Lane, Amersham. HP7 0ND
24th September 2011
Sandy Bolton (Frilford Heath) wins the Order of Merit Trophy
After a long season Sandy Bolton (Frilford Heath) just got the better of 4 time winner Ashley Walton to win Order of Merit Trophy. His joint second place in the Autumn Trophy at Flackwell Heath was good enough secure the title having been runner up to Ashley for the last 2 seasons. He needed a near record score to achieve his goal and we look forward to another battle next year. Click HERE for the final rankings.
Sandy Bolton (Frilford Heath)
23rd September 2011
Jack Haines (Gerrards Cross) won the final competition of the year by 1 shot from Sandy Bolton & Daniel Caton
Jack Haines (Gerrards Cross) produced 2 excellent rounds of golf to win the Autumn Trophy at Flackwell Heath on 23rd September. His rounds of 71 and 69, giving him a 2 under par total, were just good enough to edge out Sandy Bolton (Frilford Heath) and Daniel Caton (Burnham Beeches). We had a record field for this event and everyone thought the course was in excellent condition, especially the greens and we were blessed with almost perfect weather for the day. A good end to a busy season. Click HERE for full results.
Jack Haines (Gerrards Cross)
11th September 2011
A good win at Stanmore, but not good enough to win the League.
We had a good win at Stanmore against Middlesex on 10th September. Needing to win by 9-3 to win the League we got off to a great start and ought to have won the foursomes 4-0. Unfortunatley that turned into 3-1 and left us a huge task to win 6 of 8 games in the afternoon. At one point in looked possible but it wasn't to be and we shared the afternoon singles 4-4. Luke Williams (Donnington Grove) played his 5th League match and was awarded his 'colours' by the outgoing Captain - Malcolm Reid - who has done a great job over the past few years; but has had to settle for 2nd place in the League each season.
The Team at Stanmore
8th September 2011
Chris Aubrey(Caversham Heath) runs away with the Order of Merit
Chris Aubrey (Caversham Heath) had a terrific run in the first 3 weeks of the JOOM season and won by 18¼ points from Junior Champion, David Langley (Castle Royle) with Matt Milligan (Sand Martins) in 3rd place. Click HERE for the full results.
Chris Aubrey (Caversham Heath)
27th August 2011
A round up of the latest news
22nd August 2011
Chris Little (Frilford Heath) successfully defends his Under 14s Title.
Chris Little (Frilford Heath) successfully defended his Under 14s Title at Castle Royle on 22nd August. In a close run contest he just held off David Evans on countback after an excellent back 9 of 1 under par. David Bart (Burnham Beeches) was another shot back in third place. Clich HERE for the Results.
Chris Little (Frilford Heath)
21st August 2011
A strong performance from a young team in beating Bedfordshire.
We went to Dunstable Downs on Sunday 21st for our third League match of the season. A must win situation otherwise we had no hope of winning the League. We got off to a great start taking the foursomes 3-1 and kept up the good work in the afternoon to win the singles 5-3 and the match 8-4. Hertfordshire were playing Essex on the same day and had the same 8-4 result. We must win our match against Middlesex on 10th September by 9-3 to win the League.
The Team at Dunstable Downs
19th August 2011
BB&O win the Junior Foursomes at Sudbury
The BB&O Junior team of Josh Stanners (Hazlemere), George Bell (Harewood Downs), Luke Fitzpatrick (Stoke Park), James Foster (Newbury & Crookham), David Langley (Castle Royle), Matt Milligan (Sand Martins) and Jordan Williams (Frilford Heath) won the rain affected Junior Foursones at Sudbury on the 18th & 19th August.
Leading after 3 round of the round robin format, torrential rain flooded the course on the Thursday afternoon and play was suspended after just a few holes of the final matches. We were playing the bottom two sides and were confident of getting our hands on the Trophy as no one could catch us if we won these 2 matches. The Championshop Committee took the view that as the forecast was for more torrential rain (as it transpired) that the Title would be decided on the positions at lunchtime. This gave us our first win in this since 2006 and both the Manager, Chris Wilde and Coach Matt Woods were delighted with all the players perfomances. Click HERE for final placings. Go to the Results tab to find individual County results under the EGU South East section.
The Team at Sudbury
6th August 2011
John Kemp wins the Amateur Championship by 8 shots at Sonning.
John Kemp (Woburn) had an emphatic win at Sonning in the 82nd Amateur Championship. After many years as a Bedfordshire player, John moved to become qualified for BB&O last year. His 11 under par total for 4 rounds was 8 better than his nearest rivals. Lindsey-Ben Woolford also from Woburn just edged out Andrew Lynch (Syoke Park) on countback to take the runners-up spot. Altogether 21 players made the cut for the final day at 3 over par. Click HERE for the results.
John Kemp (Woburn)
1st August 2011
David Langley wins the Junior Championship at Buckinghamshire
David Langley of Castle Royle added a 2 under par 70 to his morning 71 to win the Junior Championship by 2 shots from James Foster (Newbury & Crookham) with Dean Marshall (Stoke Park) in third place. Sam Brass (Castle Royle) won the Under 16s title by just 1 shot from Tom Butterworth (Harewood Downs). Tom's elder brothr James finished 4th in the overall Championship and his net 135 saw him take the Handicap Trophy. Click HERE for the results.
David Langley (Castle Royle)
Sam Brass (Castle Royle) Under 16s
James Butterworth (Harewood Downs)
28th July 2011
Jordan Boulton (Notts) wins the Under 15 Championship at Harewood Downs
60 players from as far afield as St Mellion and Aberdeen contested the Douglas Johns Trophy at Harewood Downs on 28th July. Jordon Boulton from Notts had two good rounds to finish on 1 under par just edging out Haydn McCullen from Delamere Forest by 1 shot with Marco Penge from Worthing in third spot. Click HERE for the results.
Jordan Boulton (Notts)
25th July 2011
Nick Elmey (Drayton Park) wins the Under 12s Championship at Beaconsfield
Nick Elmey from Drayton Park had an excellent round of 76 to win the Under 12s Championship at Beaconsfield on 25th July. John Gough (Stoke Park) was second with Harry Bowness (Newbury & Crookham) in third place. Click HERE For the results.
Nick Elmey (Drayton Park)
16th July 2011
Amateur Championship - Penfold Trophy Results
At a very wet Tadmarton Heath on 16th July Paul Heselden came out top of the Amateur Championship qualifier hopefuls with a great round of 69. The Trophy Committee deemed that conditions were so poor and the players so wet that it would be better to abandon the afternoon round and take the qualifiers based on the first round scores. There were few, if any, dissenters amongst the players. Clich HERE for the results.
Paul Heselden (Harewood Downs)
2nd July 2011
Castle Royle retain their Champion Club Title
Castle Royle, represented by David Langley, Tom Wilde and James Murphy retained their title at Woburn on The Dukes Course by 4 shots from Frilford Heath. Tom Wilde's rounds of 74 and 68 gave him a 7 shot margin over Sandy Bolton from Frilford Heath in the Courage Trophy. Click HERE for the Champion Club results and HERE for the Courage Trophy result.
David Langley & Tom Wilde (James Murphy absent)
Tom Wilde (Castle Royle) receives the Courage Trophy from Max Kaye (President)
27th June 2011
Congratulations to Tom Wilde and Nick Scrutton from Castle Royle who won the Scratch Foursomes with two excellent rounds to finish on 145 - 3 ahead of Jamie Cook & Ollie Tite from Witney Lakes. Gareth Clarke and Mark Browning from Donnington Valley took the Handicap Foursomes title by one shot from Neil Clayton and David Thomson also from Witney Lakes. Click HERE for the result
Tom Wilde & Nick Scrutton
Mark Browning & Gareth Clarke
26th June 2011
A good win against Hertfordshire on a hot day at Heythrop Park
The County enjoyed a good win against Herfordshire at Heythrop Park on Sunday 26th June. On a scorchingly hot day it was a real test of stamina for all the players walking the 7,100 yard course plus the long walks between tees twice in a day. We got off to a great start in the morning foursomes taking those 3½-½. This left us in a comfortable position for the afternoon singles and wins from debutante Andrew Lynch, Tom Wilde, and the 2 Ashleys gave us a 7½-4½ victory.
The Team at Heythrop Park on a foggy morning before the sun beat down.
12th June 2011
Mathew Johnson wins the Colts Championship and James Cook wins the Mid Age Championship.
Mathew Johnson (Chipping Norton)
After a very long day at Heythrop Park on 10th June, defending Champion Mathew Johnson (Chipping Norton) won the Colts Championship after posting an excellent 73 in the afternoon to take the title by just 1 shot from Adam Batty (Hazlemere) and Dean Wright (Cavesham Heath). Dean's net 148 enabled him to win the Busby Bowl by 1 shot from Alex Lodge (East Berkshire). For full Results click HERE
Dean Wright (Caversham Heath)
In the Mid Age Championship, James Cook (Witney Lakes) had 2 excellent scores of 73 to win by 4 shots from Ashley Walton (Frilford Heath) who had the distinction of setting the new course record in the morning. Third place went to Mark Browning (Donnington Valley). For full Results click HERE
James Cook (Witney Lakes)
10th May 2011
Hugh Maurice (The Berkshire) holds on to beat David Lane (Goring & Streatley) by one shot
Click HERE for full result