2018 Golf

JAWS CHRISTMAS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Wednesday 5 December 2018 - Oakland Park Golf Club

Despite the threatening weather forecasts 11 hardy golfers took to the fairways at 10 am after feasting on bacon baps and coffee.  The ground conditions were soggy in places and heavy everywhere but all players finished the course in 4 hours - well done.  Repairing thence to the bar for some ale and chips.  No results were disclosed until the evening dinner at The Emperor.

Our Chairman, Andy, won the trophy with 39 points with Ian McD and Phil Cox in second and third places.  The nearest the pin prizes went to Mary and Ian - and the longest drive prizes to Mary and Andy.  The wooden spoon was awarded to Krysia and, after much discussion, the Squeaky Toy was awarded to Janet Crookes (but we will not say why).  The full results are listed below.  

I have thanked Oakland Park Golf Club for the warm reception we received and also for erecting a halfway house gazebo from under which Colin and I served coffee, liquor and Christmas cake as if we were professional caterers.  My thanks to Colin for helping me all day long.  

George.

Player

H'cap

S’points

Comments

 

Andy Stone

12

39

   

Ian McDougle

33

33

   

Phil Cox

13

31

   

Brian Letchford

34

30

   

Tony Nestor

18

29

   

Janet Crookes

38

29

on countback

 

Derek Hussey

30

27

   

Mary Holmes

29

22

   

Barrie Luscombe

25

20

   

Mike Halder

23

19

   

Krysia Edwards

34

16

Stress of organising

 
     

evening meal

 
         
         

Prizes

       

Trophy Winner:

Andy Stone

     

Nearest the Pin - Men

Ian McDougle

     

Longest Drive-Men

Andy Stone

 

boring!!

 

Nearest the Pin - Ladies

Mary Holmes

     

Longest Drive - Ladies

Mary Holmes

     

Wooden Spoon

Krysia Edwards

   

No-Blob Trophy

Not Awarded

     

Squeaky Toy

Janet Crookes

 

Loogate!!

 
         

Handicap Adjustments

 

From

To

 

Andy Stone

Reduced by 2

12

10

 
         

All others subject to 2019 review.

       

 JAWS GOLF SOCIETY FOR NOVEMBER 2018 - NOT PLAYED (BAD WEATHER)

JAWS GOLF SOCIETY REPORT FOR 3RD OCTOBER 2018

Nine worthy souls attended Hennerton golf club today to challenge for the much cherished honour of winning the Jaws trophy. 

The weather resembled a summers day rather than that of an early Autumn one and was much to the delight of the participants. The course was untidy around the edges and the greens were a strange whiteish colour due to Autumn maintenance which made putting judgement more difficult. However, the scenery surrounding the course made you feel good to be there.

The setting inspired four individuals to score more than 36 points with the winner Colin Willes scoring a magnificent 46 points.  When asked as to what inspired him to his magnificent score he replied that he adopted a three quarter swing.  That might be good advice for some of us who’s form has not been so good of late.

Janet and Krysia were unable to find the fairway to win the Ladies longest drive prize. A few of us gentlemen found the bloody great tree on the 12th scuppered any chance of winning the men’s longest drive prize.  It was the man in form, Colin Willes who registered the longest distance, measured at nearly 230 yards, to take home a second bottle of wine. I have to confess that I had some fortune to win the nearest the pin.  Tony Nestor expressed his despair that again he had won the wooden spoon that he had promised himself he would never win again.  Whoops. 

In addition to all the other prizes Colin also registered a NOBLOB round and is now the holder of that trophy too. The squeaky toy went to Roy as follows:  There was a sign at the 7th tee box requesting you to refrain from taking your tee shot until the group on the 8th had taken theirs. I was advised by Phil Cox that he had been ticked off by the ladies ahead of them for not obeying the notice.   Despite the message from Phil I committed the same sin as he did.  My action was therefore, unforgivable.

A full list of scores is set out below:-

 

Jaws Handicap

Stableford

   

Colin Willes

33

46

 

Worthy winner. Longest Drive and NOBLOB. Beware of handicap!!!

Barry Luscombe

29

39

 

On countback. 2nd time runner up. Beware of handicap.

Janet Crookes

38

39

 

On countback.

Krysia Edwards

34

37

   

Lee Chapman

29

34

   

Andy Stone

11

32

   

Phil Cox

12

31

 

On countback

Roy Jackson

16

31

 

On countback

Tony Nester

17

26

 

Not a good day.

We must now look forward to the possibility of gathering at the Burnham Beeches course for the November challenge.

JAWS SOCIETY GOLF REPORT FOR 12th SEPTEMBER 2018

In the end 9 Jaws golfers braved the early morning traffic and the mixed weather forecast to make it to Wokefield Park for the September competition.  After coffee and bacon rolls, and the usual briefing, to which no one listened, we made our way to the first tee.  The practice putting green was not at its best and we all hoped the actual greens would be somewhat better (they were, but not a great deal!). The course had plainly suffered in the hot summer and the fairways and tee grounds were also not in best condition, but the course played well and proved a difficult proposition for all of us, judging by the relatively low Stableford scores.  The weather held with a small shower and some enjoyable sun.   In the end, Ian Griffith triumphed, despite a low Jaws handicap, with Andy Stone picking up both the nearest the pin and squeaky toy prize (for pouring his early morning coffee all over the table).  Phil Cox won the longest drive. 

We all enjoyed singing Happy Birthday to Janet Crookes and the cake she shared with us after the game.

Andy will  be updating the handicaps and Roy Jackson is organising October’s game at Hennerton.

 

Jaws Handicap

Stableford

   

Ian Griffith

13

28

 

Worthy winner

Barry Luscombe

29

27

 

On countback

Phil Cox

12

27

 

On countback. Winner of longest drive with a monster

Phil Crookes

16

27

 

On countback. Pressure of organisation too much

Andrew Stone

10

25

 

No blob, nearest the pin, and squeaky toy winner!

Derek Hussey

30

22

   

Brian Letchford

33

21

 

On countback

Lee Chapman

29

21

 

On countback

Janet Crookes

40

20

 

Not a good day for the birthday girl

JAWS GOLF SOCIETY REPORT FOR August 4th 2018

 

Results of the JAWS annual Golf Tournament 4th August 2018,

The South Buckinghamshire

22 players (5 Ladies and 17 Gentlemen), which worked out as six teams of 3 and one fourball, competed in the tournament at The South Buckinghamshire (AKA Farnham Park) on Saturday 4th August..

The weather was hot and sunny, as it has been for the last two months. The golf course fairways were dry and hard giving some exceptional length of shots and appropriate scores being highlighted by Stewart Smith’s 300+ yard drive on the 12th and Bente’s eagle three on the ladies par 5 16th hole.

In order to try to restrict players to only one prize the Team game this year featured a Yellow Ball. The idea being that only the player using the yellow ball in turn would score double team points. This cause some confusion and resulted in some teams still marking their team card over half an hour after completing the round!!

Particular Thanks to Brenda and Phil Cox for hosting the post match barbecue for the second time running. Special thanks also to all the helpers for providing tables and chairs and for setting up and clearing up later and on Sunday. As always the salads and desserts brought to be shared by everyone were delicious (Thanks Val for organising as ever). We all had a superb dinner, with special thanks for the cooking efforts of Ian Griffith and Phil’s supersized barbecue together with joint efforts of self cooking on Phil’s charcoal cauldron.

After the prize giving the evening was rounded off by David Griffiths entertaining us with his self accompanied guitar singing (with some audience participation) and a magnificent Pispronounciation (Mispronunciation) version of Rindercella (Cinderella) after Ronnie Barker!!( How he remembers the words to all these without a crib sheet is a mystery!!??)

The following received magnificent bottles of wine and Prosecco for their efforts, with the winners also getting trophies. Well done to Ian Griffith and Krysia Edwards on their excellent performances in winning 2 prizes - despite my best efforts to limit anyone to a single prize. There will need to be further handicap adjustments and another change to the team competition to avoid this next year – I hope!!

 

Ladies

Gentlemen

Nearest the Pin

Not won

Ian Griffith

Nearest the Pin in 2

Not Won

Andy Stone

Runner up

Janet McDougle

David Griffiths

Winner 

Krysia Edwards

Ian Griffith

Team Award

Ian Griffith, Krysia Edwards and Roy Jackson

In the competition for the Gentlemen's trophy Ian Griffith won on count-back from David Griffiths with Maurice Westbrook coming in third four points behind.

Krysia won the Ladies trophy amassing an excellent 40 points. Janet McDougle came second with a great effort of 39 points..

Not surprisingly the Team Award was won by Ian Griffith, Krysia Edwards and Roy Jackson with 120 points, outstripping the next best teams led by David Griffiths and Bente Gregory by 6 points.

There were several NOBLOB rounds by David Griffiths, Ian Griffith, Janet McDougle and Bente Gregory. The NOBLOB was not awarded but the records will show that it was won by Ian.

Honest Ron as always gave us an amusing account of how the betting had gone, and behind his impassive exterior it appears that he didn’t have a good day and threatened to be away on holiday for next years event!!!

Ian Griffith and Derek Hussey have very kindly offered to host the BBQ over the next two years. So next year it will be at the Hussey’s and will be held on either the 3rd or 10th August 2019. The following year it will be held at the Griffith’s.

There was a small financial gain on the day of 22 pence.

Andy

 Results

Gentlemen

H'cap

S’points

 

Comments

Ian Griffith

14

39

On count back

David Griffiths

7

39

Excellent   off 5 under

Maurice Westbrook

31

35

 

George Holmes

26

34

 

Ian McDougle

31

33

Count back last 9

Mike Halder

22

33

Count back last 6

Lee Chapman

27

33

 

Brian Letchford

31

32

 

Phil Cox

13

31

Stress of hosting??

Roy Jackson

19

30

Count back last 9

Barrie Luscombe

30

30

 

Andy Stone

12

29

Stress of organising!!

Tony Nestor

17

28

Count back last 9

Len Worley

28

28

 

Stewart Smith

16

27

 

Derek Hussey

28

26

 

Brian Kay

34

N/R

 

Ladies

H'cap

S’points

Comments

Krysia Edwards

32

40

Beware of handicap cut!!

Janet McDougle

29

39

Well played

Bente Gregory

13

38

 

Lesley Pamment

19

36

 

Mary Holmes

27

35

 

Handicap Adjustments. Subject to review before next year’s tournament.

Handicap Adjustments

 

From

To

Comments

Ian Griffith

Reduced by 3

14

11

 

David Griffiths

Reduced by 2

7

5

 

Brian Kay

Increased by 2

34

36

 

Derek Hussey

Increased by 1

28

29

 
         

Krysia Edwards

Reduced by 5

32

27

extra reduction for scoring 40 again!

Janet McDougle

Reduced by 2

29

27

 

Mary Holmes

Increased by 1

27

28

 

JAWS GOLF SOCIETY REPORT – June 6th 2018

9 committed JAWS golfers assembled at a seasonally chilly Chiltern Forest Golf Club at 9.00am on Wednesday June 6 2018.

However, good news! The sun soon came out and we enjoyed a very sunny and warm morning in the Chiltern Hills, with stunning views over the Vale of Aylesbury

(so Dr Letchford informed me).

Chiltern Forest is not for the faint hearted, as it has some pretty serious height elevation (is it all uphill, with very little downhill…..?) – but the course was in excellent condition, and proved to be a worthy test for our finely tuned golfers.

The scoring reflected the challenging course, with Krysia pushing Ian Griffith to new heights (we are talking golf here) to claim the trophy. Congratulations Ian and a very good effort Krysia.

The full scores were:

Player                   Handicap              Score

Ian Griffith              13                          32 points

Krysia Edwards        37                          29 points

Ian McDougle          32                          26 points

Andy Stone             10                          25 points

Roy Jackson            16                          24 points

Phil Cox                  12                          24 points

George Holmes       26                          20 points

Derek Hussey          30                          19 points

Brian Letchford        32                          16 points

Your esteemed Captain, Andy Stone, won nearest the pin, Roy Jackson muscled the longest drive for men, and Krysia crushed a drive only a few yards behind to claim a hotly contested ladies longest drive prize!

Unsurprisingly the NOBLOB Trophy was not won!

George Holmes convincingly won the squeaky toy on two counts – close to causing physical damage on one tee and using the ladies tee (a Freudian slip) on the 2nd hole.

Onwards and upwards to our July competition.

Phil Cox

 JAWS SOCIETY GOLF REPORT FOR 2nd MAY 2018

It is hard to find words to describe the indescribable so this report will be extremely short.

Suffice to say that the skies opened, the rain poured down and the wind howled across the golfing terrain. The fourteen starters are to be congratulated for their fortitude in starting and the seven of us who actually finished all 18 holes are to be applauded. However, thank you all for trying to produce anything resembling a round of golf on such an appalling day.

Not surprisingly the scores reflected the conditions, but fortunately I can leave it to Andy to decide what to do about the handicaps in the circumstances.

Brian

Results

Player                          Handicap         Score   Comments.     

Andy Stone                 12                    29        Great performance in the conditions

Tony Nester                17                    26        Chased Andy all the way

Phil Crookes                16                    22        Delayed by M40 pile-up and no bacon butty

Janet Crookes             39                    22        Best lady performance.

Brian Letchford            31                    17        Pressure of organising and rubbish weather.

Krysia Edwards           36                    14        Gutsy performance rewarded by longest drive.

Roy Jackson               16                    13        Could not possibly comment – but he will be back.

Bente Gregory             14                    DNF

Barry Luscombe          27                    DNF

Lee Chapman             27                    DNF

Len Worley                  28                    DNF

Phil Ely                        32                    DNF

Colin Willes                 32                    DNF

Krysia Edwards           36                    DNF

Prizes

Trophy Winner                        Andy Stone

Nearest the pin                                    not awarded

Longest drive - men                            Andy Stone

Longest drive – ladies                         Krysia Edwards

Wooden spoon                                    Roy Jackson

No-blob trophy                        not awarded – lots of blobs

Squeaky Toy                                       Phil Ely – for turning out on what appeared to be the middle of winter in shorts.

JAWS GOLF SOCIETY REPORT FOR 4th APRIL 2018

Many thanks to Janet Crookes for organising the April golf under extreme weather and course conditions!! Andy

It was a plucky 8 players who turned up at Wycombe Heights for our April event. I had wondered what would happen, with the snow and rain of previous weeks, and the threat (according to some forecasts) of thunder and lightning, so I really appreciated everyone making the effort.

My tentative suggestion that we use the shorter Par 3 course was soundly dismissed, and so we headed out before the rain started. In fact, it mainly held off with only a few sharp showers, and allegedly a few flakes of snow towards the end.

The course was not too muddy most of the time, but the greens were variable – and of course we all faced the same challenges! This might have contributed to the fact that both the No Blob and Nearest the Pin prizes were not awarded.

However, the scores showed that good performances were possible. Phil Crookes was the winner, in his first match since November (perhaps showing that winter practice is counter-productive?), closely followed by Tony Nester. Tony won the Men’s Longest Drive, and Janet Crookes salvaged something from a horrendous round by out-driving Krysia for the Ladies’ Longest Drive. Janet only narrowly escaped taking home the wooden spoon, which will be at Krysia’s, still cunningly disguised as a bottle of bubbly. The Squeaky Toy remains with Lee, as he dropped it and now has to repair it (nb: it seems it had already been broken and repaired by an earlier recipient).

We can only hope that May brings better weather, better conditions, and (in my case) better golf!

Janet

Player

H'cap

S’points

Comments

 

Phil Crookes

20

35

Excellent return to playing

 

Tony Nester

17

34

   

Colin Willes

31

32

   

Andy Stone

12

28

   

Lee Chapman

26

24

   

Derek Hussey

28

22

   

Janet Crookes

38

19

Distracted by organising?

 

Krysia Edwards

35

19

   
         

Prizes

       

Winner if non JAWS

       

Trophy Winner:

Phil Crookes

     

Nearest the Pin

Not awarded

     

Longest Drive

Tony Nester and Janet Crookes

 

Wooden Spoon

Krysia Edwards

   

No-Blob Trophy

Not awarded

     

Squeaky Toy

Lee Chapman

     

JAWS GOLF SOCIETY REPORT FOR 7TH MARCH 2018

March JAWS Golf this month was held at the Winter Hill Course at Cookham.
A most appropriate name for a course after the previous week’s disruption with the ‘Beast from the EAST’!
It was touch and go up until the night before as to whether the course would be allowing Buggies and normal battery trolleys and contingency plans with another course had been made but did not need to be implemented.
Having managed to ‘persuade’ 13 keen golfers to get up for an early JAWS start (maybe should do this more often) and a light rain shower to further freshen the course the day turned into one of the best of the year with light winds and a serious amount of sunshine and warmth.
George Holmes returning from his recent surgery had taken the wise step to employ a Buggie Chauffeur in Sid for the day and put in a sound performance on the day. Welcome back. Some problems with the Chauffeurs selection of buggy resulted in third choice eventually proving up to the job!
Honours for the day went to Roy Jackson who despite getting a flat battery half way round managed to notch up 34 points winning from Andy Stone on count back. He also won the Men’s longest drive with little competition from the others.
Another valiant round from Ian Griffith gained him the ‘No Blob’ Trophy a great achievement on this course.
Andy Stone won the nearest the pin and only 2 players managed to land on the green. Lee Chapman our guest ‘Associate’ was the other who after a unanimous vote from the players was duly presented with the Squeaky Toy, a just reward for choosing to ignore what ‘arrows’ meant surrounding the greens!
On a long ladies course our two ladies Janet and Krysia vying for the Ladies Longest Drive which was clinched by Krysia, well done after her Half Marathon at the weekend.
At the lower end of the rankings there were three contenders with Peter Jones gaining the Champagne Boxed Wooden Spoon on count back obviously tiring after his long drive and early start from Hertfordshire.

Player H'cap S’points Comments
Roy Jackson 18 34 Great Result considering Battery Failure
Andy Stone 13 34 Lost on count back but steady as always
Ian Griffith 13 29 And no blob!
Lee Chapman 25 27 Fantastic first appearance
Ian McDougle 31 23 On the way back again
George Holmes 25 22 Good performance assisted by his chauffeur for the day!
Phil Ely 31 21 Good response to pressure on Sunday
Janet Crookes 37 21 Pipped by Phil on count back
Derek Hussey 27 20 Organisational nightmare sapped energy on back 9
Krysia Edwards 34 18 Not bad after the half on Sunday
Colin Willes 30 17 Thinking of next holiday
Barrie Luscombe 26 17 Handicap reduction taking its toll
Peter Jones 30 17 One shot less on countback

Prizes

Trophy Winner: Roy Jackson Well deserved
Nearest the Pin Andy Stone Only 1 of 2 on green
Longest Drive - Men Roy Jackson Before Battery Failure?
Longest Drive - Women Krysia Edwards Well done
Wooden Spoon PeterJones Handicap relief awaited
No-Blob Trophy Ian Griffith Andy was 1 blob behind
Squeaky Toy Lee Chapman Needs lesson about arrows

After a recovery drink in our private room (allocated to ensure we did not annoy the members) we now look forward to the next challenge in April.
Janet Crookes has kindly agreed to organise this at Wycombe Heights on Wednesday 4th April. Details to follow.

JAWS GOLF REPORT. TRICKY RICKY. WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

Who says JAWS are a bunch of wimps ? ( Burnham Joggers probably ) . Twelve of us were expecting hypothermia yet still made the trek to Rickmansworth . In fact it turned out to be remarkably pleasant with sunstroke a continual threat !

The results were :-

STABLEFORD SCORES :

Tony Nester          39       Phenomenal round. A well-deserved trophy winner

Ian Griffith             34

Janet Crookes       33       Top scoring lady

Stewart Smith       31

Bente Gregory       30

Barrie Luscombe    29

Colin Willes           28

Ian McDougle        27       The pressures of being an organiser !

Derek Hussey       26

Andy Stone           25

Janet McDougle     20

Brian Letchford      19       Proudly accepted the wooden spoon

NEAREST THE PIN

This was on the 5th with its fiendishly difficult elevated green . Most of us decided to land the ball somewhere else.

The winner was that man again Tony Nester

LONGEST DRIVE MEN :

Mister Consistent always features in the prizewinners. Well done Ian Griffith .

LONGEST DRIVE LADIES :

Wasn't sure about playing , glad she did now. Well done Bente

NOBLOB TROPHY :

Everybody blobbed on at least one hole , so by some strange democratic process it was decided that , Colin Willes, who shared the trophy last time can mount it on the plinth in his living room for this month

SQUEAKY TOY AWARD :

No one individual did anything particularly embarrassing but the trio of Stewart Smith, Ian Griffith and Bente Gregory played the wrong green on one of the holes so for the first time a whole team won the Squeaky Toy together with 3 appointments at Specsavers

HANDICAP ADJUSTMENTS :

When Andy Stone returns to the weather here after sunning himself in the Caribbean he will probably be in a foul mood. So be warned you winners, there will be some savage handicap cuts !!!

NEXT EVENT :

Watch this space, Derek has agree to organise , probably at Winter Green

Thanks everyone for turning out yesterday

Ian