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Off with a half. - April 24, 2016

The Third Team are off to a good start with an away win against Shirehampton Park’s second team. With many on Northern duty with dreams of making this years Open at Royal Troon they will be pleased that the team battled with wins from Martyn Burt and Neil Bright and Mark Driscoll together with Kev Neal. Mike Broom and James Roberts added the grateful half.

Players Club tough away draw - March 10, 2016

The Players Club have been handed a tough draw away in the preliminary round of the Presidents Cup to Cotswold Hills. Martyn Burt will skipper the team with the match needing to be completed by May 2nd. In the Senior Scratch Foursomes we received a bye.

Help 4 Heroes Champions once more - October 23, 2015

We are pleased to congratulate our team of five who on Tuesday won the national final of the National Golf Club Challenge in aid of the Help 4 Heroes charity.

Held at the iconic Trump Turnberry Hotel and Golf complex the team of Arend Welmers, Simon Ness, James Roberts, Kevin Taylor and led by our Club Captain Dave Jones overcame the other finalists to win the Lee Westwood Trophy for the second time.

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Help 4 Heroes beckons once again. - September 7, 2014

Since it’s first year in 2010 The Players Club have reached all of the national finals of the National Golf Club Challenge in aid of the help 4 heroes charity.

This years qualifiers to represent the club are:- Julian Law, Martyn Burt, Jon Ford, Steve Horswell and Adam Roe.

This is the last year of this prestigious national competition so we wish the boys all the best for the 20th and 21st of October.

One Day and Five Champions. - June 23, 2014

In what was probably the best Club Championship ever with nine holes remaining it was still quite open as to who would be the 2014 champion. With great conditions the course played firm and fast and that caught many out as the hammer fell at 79 gross for the top sixteen cut. Notable absentee’s included five time champion Nick Perkins, Lee Britton and Graham Hinckley who all missed by one and Chris Iles was the unlucky 17th player who lost out on countback with the 79s. The mornings best score came from 55 year Mike Jarvis and 13 year Alex Ault both beat par with 71. Lee Godwin and Mark Charlton were three back on 74. In the afternoon the early fallers were Adam Bubb and Lee Bruton, though Zac Annear got back in the mix before dropping shots at 12 and 13 and found the water at 15. Simon Hendy took 4th spot with an afternoon 75 whilst Mark Charlton’s 77 saw him third on 151. In the play off young Alex took 6 at the first extra hole.

In the Senior championship with over 30 entries Andy Platt scored a three over par 75 to take the gross whilst Barry Jacques the net with a 67. Ryan Prosser took the junior championship with 74 and Sara Mortimer’s 46 points on the Stranahan took the ladies prize.

Albatross or Hole In One!! - February 1, 2014

What a day! Saturday February 1st saw NEIL DUGGAN holing out in one on the 2nd hole in the club Stableford competition an amazing achievement.
A short time later STEVE WEITZ, playing the par five 11th hole caressed home his 4 iron second shot for a very very rare Albatross and SIX Stableford points!!

Congratulations to both of you!

Finals Day Role of Honour - October 14, 2013

Finals Day on Sunday saw the culmination of the years singles matchplay competitions along with the Last Voyage for the years competition winners and the Final Medal for all those not good enough this year to be in the big show!

The Scratch Cup was taken by Mike Jarvis with an impressive 4&3 win over Kev Caswell.
The Fox Singles Matchplay was won by Arend Welmers with his 2&1 win over Martin Neal.
The Plate was won by James Roberts over Steve Holiman on the first extra hole on the Stranahan Course.

The winner of the Last Voyage – making him the winner of this years winners is Dan ‘Molly’ Molloy.

The sad winner of the Finals Day Medal – making him the best of the rest is Mark Pullen.

Congratulations to all of this years winners and competitors, you have all contributed to a great competitive year of golf at The Players Club.

Help 4 Heroes Final 2013 - October 2, 2013

On October 21st and 22nd our super team of Kevin Caswell, Kevin Hodge, James Roberts, Graham Hinkley all led by our club champion and head greenkeeper Nick Perkins will defend our national title from 2012 at the final of this years National Golf Club Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes.

If you see any of the guys keeping busy on the course or practice areas of the club sharpening their skills please be sure to wish them good luck.

Stranahan Trophy 2013 Scores - August 10, 2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Hcp Nett
140 Andy Ferris 4 3 3 3 6 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 6 3 5 5 74 2 72
Andy Ferris 3 4 4 6 4 3 3 3 5 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 4 3 66 2 64
143 James Parker 5 4 6 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 78 3 75
James Parker 3 5 4 4 4 2 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 2 4 5 3 65 3 62
143 Mark Charlton 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 73 1 72
Mark Charlton 3 4 5 6 4 3 3 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 4 4 70 1 69
144 Alistair Balcombe 4 2 4 5 5 4 6 4 5 3 5 4 2 5 5 4 4 4 75 0 75
Alistair Balcombe 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 69 0 69
146 Andrew Benwaite 5 3 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 6 5 3 3 4 76 4 72
Andrew Benwaite 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 5 3 70 4 66
146 Chris Dawe 6 5 4 3 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 6 3 4 4 78 2 76
Chris Dawe 3 4 4 5 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 6 4 3 3 4 3 68 2 66
146 Ceri Fernley 5 2 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 6 3 5 6 3 4 4 75 0 75
Ceri Fernley 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 2 3 5 5 71 0 71
147 Lee Bruton 3 3 6 4 6 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 3 3 5 3 3 4 75 2 73
Lee Bruton 4 4 4 6 5 2 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 5 3 5 2 72 2 70
149 Nick Perkins 5 3 6 5 6 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 6 3 3 5 79 0 79
Nick Perkins 2 3 4 4 6 3 4 2 4 4 4 5 6 3 4 4 4 4 70 0 70
149 Ricky Shackell 4 4 6 5 6 4 4 4 5 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 81 4 77
Ricky Shackell 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 68 4 64
150 Lee Ayres 4 3 5 3 6 3 5 5 6 3 5 5 7 4 5 3 4 6 82 1 81
Lee Ayres 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 4 2 3 5 4 68 1 67
151 Ian Martin 4 4 5 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 6 6 4 4 6 3 4 4 77 3 74
Ian Martin 3 5 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 4 3 5 9 4 3 3 3 4 74 3 71
152 Scott Ayres 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 6 6 3 5 4 4 6 5 3 4 4 76 4 72
Scott Ayres 2 3 6 6 4 3 5 5 3 5 2 6 4 4 5 6 4 3 76 4 72
153 J Benwaite 4 3 4 3 5 5 5 3 4 4 5 6 5 5 5 3 5 5 76 0 76
J Benwaite 5 5 4 7 6 3 5 3 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 5 3 77 0 77
153 Lee Godwin 5 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 3 5 8 3 5 5 83 7 76
Lee Godwin 4 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 2 4 5 5 2 3 5 4 70 7 63
153 John Griffiths 4 3 4 4 4 7 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 5 5 3 4 5 77 5 72
John Griffiths 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 5 5 4 6 3 6 4 78 5 73
153 Phil McTiffin 4 4 4 4 6 5 4 5 4 3 5 5 3 4 5 3 3 5 76 5 71
Phil McTiffin 3 4 6 7 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 5 5 4 4 3 6 3 77 5 72
153 Don Phillips 5 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 5 3 5 5 3 5 4 78 5 73
Don Phillips 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 3 7 6 75 5 70
154 Simon Hendy 5 3 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 3 6 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 80 6 74
Simon Hendy 3 5 6 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 74 6 68
156 Luke Ayton 7 3 4 3 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 3 4 4 79 3 76
Luke Ayton 3 4 3 9 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 7 4 77 3 74
156 Kyle Trewin 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 6 4 3 7 81 3 78
Kyle Trewin 3 4 6 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 6 4 3 6 6 4 75 3 72
157 Peter Aitken 6 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 5 6 5 4 5 80 5 75
Peter Aitken 3 4 5 7 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 6 3 77 5 72
157 Kev Hodge 4 3 4 3 6 3 5 4 5 4 7 5 3 6 7 3 3 5 80 5 75
Kev Hodge 4 4 4 6 4 4 6 4 4 4 3 4 7 3 4 3 5 4 77 5 72
157 R Hogg 4 3 5 5 6 6 4 4 4 3 6 5 5 6 7 3 4 4 84 4 80
R Hogg 3 4 4 6 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 6 6 4 3 4 4 2 73 4 69
157 Dave Morris 7 3 5 3 7 4 4 5 5 2 5 6 3 6 6 3 4 6 84 3 81
Dave Morris 4 4 5 6 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 73 3 70
157 Dayson Pearce 6 3 4 2 6 8 4 4 5 4 6 6 3 5 6 3 5 4 82 5 77
Dayson Pearce 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 6 5 4 3 6 4 5 75 5 70
158 Matt Warman 4 3 5 3 5 5 6 5 4 3 5 5 3 5 5 3 5 4 78 4 74
Matt Warman 3 5 5 6 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 80 4 76
160 Ian Stefanovich 6 3 3 4 7 6 4 5 4 5 6 5 3 6 5 5 4 5 86 8 78
Ian Stefanovich 5 4 6 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 2 5 5 4 3 4 5 3 74 8 66
163 A Batten 5 3 5 3 6 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 6 3 4 5 81 5 76
A Batten 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 6 3 6 7 4 3 7 5 5 82 5 77
163 David Main 7 4 5 4 6 5 4 4 4 4 6 5 3 6 6 4 7 4 88 7 81
David Main 4 4 3 7 5 4 3 3 5 6 3 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 75 7 68
164 Ryan Lovegrove 5 5 4 5 6 5 9 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 8 3 3 4 86 8 78
Ryan Lovegrove 3 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 2 78 8 70
164 Dan Molloy 5 4 5 3 5 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 84 7 77
Dan Molloy 4 4 8 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 6 5 4 3 4 4 5 80 7 73
165 Neil France 4 4 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 3 5 6 4 7 5 3 5 4 87 6 81
Neil France 4 4 6 5 4 2 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 3 5 4 78 6 72
166 Mike Broom 5 4 4 4 5 6 4 3 5 3 5 6 3 5 6 2 5 6 81 9 72
Mike Broom 4 5 5 6 4 3 4 6 5 5 3 6 5 5 3 4 6 6 85 9 76
166 Rob Greenham 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 6 3 6 6 3 5 8 3 5 5 86 9 77
Rob Greenham 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 6 80 9 81
166 Phil Sharpe 6 3 4 3 5 6 4 5 3 3 5 5 6 5 6 4 4 5 82 9 73
Phil Sharpe 5 4 5 6 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 4 5 6 84 9 75
167 Jim Collier 4 3 3 3 5 4 5 5 6 4 5 4 6 5 7 3 5 6 84 9 75
Jim Collier 3 5 3 6 6 3 4 3 6 6 3 6 5 4 9 4 3 4 83 9 74
167 Stuart Hale 5 3 6 6 6 4 5 4 6 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 9 4 85 4 81
Stuart Hale 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 72 4 68
167 Chris Holland 5 3 4 4 6 7 5 4 6 3 6 7 4 4 8 3 5 8 92 11 81
Chris Holland 3 6 5 5 4 3 4 3 5 6 4 5 4 4 3 3 5 3 75 11 64
168 Chris Iles 4 4 6 3 6 4 7 4 5 3 3 5 6 6 6 7 4 4 90 7 83
Chris Iles 3 5 4 5 6 3 4 3 4 4 3 6 6 6 3 3 5 6 78 7 71
168 Pat Welch 7 4 5 4 6 4 5 8 4 4 5 7 6 4 4 3 4 4 88 5 83
Pat Welch 3 5 6 7 4 2 4 3 4 5 3 5 7 4 3 5 6 4 80 5 75
169 Neil Bright 3 4 4 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 5 7 4 3 4 4 76 8 68
Neil Bright 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5 6 3 5 6 3 5 8 4 6 7 93 8 85
170 Ali Young 5 3 5 4 8 5 5 7 6 3 5 5 3 7 5 3 4 4 87 7 80
Ali Young 5 6 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 7 4 5 6 4 3 4 4 5 83 7 76
171 Dave Alred 4 3 6 5 7 5 4 5 6 2 6 5 4 6 5 4 3 6 86 4 82
Dave Alred 3 5 6 5 5 4 5 3 6 6 3 5 5 4 4 6 4 6 85 4 81
171 Steven Holliman 5 3 7 3 7 6 4 5 5 3 7 5 5 5 9 3 5 5 92 12 80
Steven Holliman 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 6 7 4 3 4 8 3 79 12 67
172 Steve Horswell 5 3 6 3 5 5 5 7 8 4 5 5 5 8 6 3 5 6 94 5 89
Steve Horswell 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 4 5 5 8 78 5 73
172 Simon Wilson 7 5 4 5 5 8 4 5 4 6 7 5 5 5 6 3 4 5 93 6 87
Simon Wilson 5 5 5 5 6 3 4 3 4 5 3 6 5 4 3 4 4 5 79 6 73
173 Kev Taylor 5 4 7 7 6 7 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 5 7 4 5 8 94 7 87
Kev Taylor 3 7 5 5 4 2 4 3 5 5 3 5 6 4 3 6 4 5 79 7 72
175 Mark Driscoll 5 3 6 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 6 6 3 5 5 4 4 6 86 6 80
Mark Driscoll 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 4 5 10 89 6 83
175 Mark Weston 6 3 5 6 5 4 4 7 4 4 7 5 3 5 10 7 4 6 95 9 86
Mark Weston 3 5 6 5 5 3 6 3 6 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 5 5 80 9 71

English Senior Open 2013 - July 18, 2013

ENGLISH SENIOR OPEN 2013
Glen Ralph won the English Seniors Open on the last green holing a ten footer to edge out Candian Rick Gibson. The course played firm and fast all week in prepartion for the big one next week at Royal Birkdale. Next year we hope the event will be much bigger when Royal Porthcawl will play host to the Senior Open golf championship. Some great scores throughout the week with several players posting 67’s and four under was 8th place and out of the money.

Glen Ralph 68 68 70 206
Rick Gibson 68 68 71 207
Roger Roper 71 69 69 209
Charles Haynes 67 70 72 209
Matt Briggs 69 73 67 209
Shaun Ball 68 69 74 211
Hendrik Burhmann 71 69 71 211
Mark Wharton 75 67 70 212
Gilbert Litschka 69 74 72 215
Scott Davidson 78 71 67 216
Klas Tenmark 74 70 73 217
Keir Smith 73 73 72 218
Peter Mortimer 72 74 74 220
Ernie Foster 71 73 76 220
Terry Bunyan 72 72 80 224
Mark Gammell 75 75 76 226
Richard Fish 77 74 75 226
Peter Cernold 76 78 73 227
Nick Mitchell 81 76 81 238
Eric DeDoncker 82 81 76 239
Mike Greig 86 84 85 255
David Ray 72 78 dsq