Fourball
Written by Administrator

 

 

2016 Report


Winners, Steve Jarvis (left) & Gerard De Wolff (right) with CAGU president Doug Poole

 

The first major competition of the year was played at the Gog Magog golf club, Wandlebury course yesterday. Like last year’s event at Girton, it was bright and sunny but there was a cold wind and the starters on duty were both looking forward to getting back to the clubhouse.

There were many good scores after round one with no fewer than 17 pairs with 40 Stableford points or better. Early leaders were the home club pairing of Alistair Rust and Alf Ramsey who recorded an excellent 43 points, which included 20 points in their 1st 7 holes.

As the excellent scores continued to come in the leaders after the 1st round were Mark Dutton and Keith Moore from the St Ives club with a massive 45 points. Their 21 points going out was followed by a mighty 24 points coming home. Keith, who is a member of the County Seniors team, is renowned as a big hitter and the Wandlebury course obviously suited his game.

In all there were 17 scores of 40 points or better.

Early leaders in the clubhouse after the afternoon round were County Vice Captain Mark Reeve and his brother John from Saffron Walden with 42 + 42 =84 points. Joining them later in the afternoon were Nigel Baker of Brampton Park and Peter McNally from Ely City with 43 +41 =84 and past winners Gareth Bell of Gog Magog playing with James Clough of the Links who scored 41 + 43 = 84. Gareth and James at this point were leading on a card play off and had a chance to win the competition for the 2nd time in 3 years but the danger to them was Steve Jarvis and Gerard De Wolff who were still on the course having carded 43 points in their opening round.

Steve, course record holder on the Old Course and Gerard, course record holder on the Wandlebury course are a formidable pair in fourball and it came as no surprise when they stormed in with an afternoon 44 points for a magnificent winning total of 87 points.

Winners of the afternoon round were promising County youngsters Owen Meeds of St Neots and Ollie Rust of the home club with 44 points.

A special mention to the club captain John Evans and the staff of the Gog Magog GC for all of their help during the day, including the secretary, the bar and catering staff, green staff and the professional staff. The course was in very good condition for the time of the year.

Many thanks to the 2 referees, Steve Kane and John Williams for their sterling work in keeping the field going in difficult cold conditions.

Next year’s County fourball will take place at the St Neots golf club on Sunday 9th April.

 

Prize winners

1

 

STEVE JARVIS & GERARD DE WOLFF

87

2

 

GARETH BELL & JAMES CLOUGH

84

3

 

MARK REEVE & JOHN REEVE

84

4

 

NIGEL BAKER & PETER McNALLY

84

5

 

MARK DUTTON & KEITH MOORE

84

 

Best PM round

OLLIE RUST & OWEN MEEDS

44

 

 

Scoreboard

 

  COMPETITORS CLUB HANDICAPS AM PM TOTAL
1 STEVE JARVIS & GERARD DE WOLFF GOG MAGOG +2 & 6 43 44 87
2 GARETH BELL & JAMES CLOUGH GOG MAGOG & LINKS 4 & 4 41 43 84
3 MARK REEVE & JOHN REEVE SAFFRON WALDEN +1 & 6 42 42 84
4 NIGEL BAKER & PETER McNALLY BRAMPTON PARK & ELY CITY 7 & 15 43 41 84
5 MARK DUTTON & KEITH MOORE ST IVES 9 & 5 45 39 84
6 SPENCER BURLINGHAM & CALLUM BROOKES SAFFRON WALDEN 6 & 3 40 43 83
7 ALLAN CAMPBELL & TOM ROGERS GOG MAGOG 5 & 5 40 43 83
8 ED DIMAMBRO & TOBY CRISP LINKS 2 & '+2 41 41 82
9 RICHARD HEYES & PAUL TUITE GIRTON 4 & 5 40 42 82
10 OLLIE RUST & OWEN MEEDS GOG MAGOG & ST NEOTS 3 & 5 38 44 82
11 ALISTAIR RUST & ALF RAMSEY GOG MAGOG 13 & 17 43 39 82
12 OLLIE WRIGHT & PAUL HODGKIN RAMSEY 5 & '+1 40 41 81
13 TOM HARPER & ED HARPER LINKS 9 & 2 38 42 80
14 JOE THOMPSON & JAMES ELSE RAMSEY 6 & 7 40 39 79
15 MARK PARSONS & STUART BRADFORD GOG MAGOG 8 & 10 42 37 79
16 CARL BEYNON & DAVID HORNSEY ELY CITY 6 & 8 40 39 79
17 JOSH MUIR & MARTIN HOLLANDS RAMSEY 5 & 2 39 40 79
18 JOSH HULL & NICK GEAR RAMSEY 7 & 5 39 39 78
19 ALAN TODD & CHRIS ELLIS ELY CITY 10 & 11 41 37 78
20 ANDREW BARNARD & MARK LYDON BOURN 6 & 7 37 40 77
21 CRAIG SUTHERLAND & ANDY STUBBS BOURN 4 & 3 40 37 77
22 SIMON RUSSELL & ADRIAN COOK ST IVES 5 & 6 38 39 77
23 CHRIS NIXON & MARTIN GREY ELY CITY 1 & 7 36 41 77
24 JASON EVANS & DAVID MARRIS LINKS 2 & 3 36 39 75
25 STUART WATERS & ANDREW COMPTON GOG MAGOG 8 & 5 38 37 75
26 CHRIS COOKE & STEVE WELHAM GOG MAGOG 9 & 11 38 37 75
27 JAMES VALLINS & OLLY TUCK SAFFRON WALDEN 3 & 2 36 38 74
28 JAMES McLAUGHLIN & ISAAC ROWLANDS ELY CITY 5 & 6 35 39 74
29 JODY GREENALL & PAUL FARRANCE ELTON FURZE 1 & 4 37 37 74
30 IAN MACDONALD & DAMIAN ALLTREE SAFFRON WALDEN 2 & 12 37 36 73
31 MARK SMITH & DALE ISAACSON ELY CITY 5 & 2 39 34 73
32 MATTHEW HARTLEY & KEVIN DISS LINKS & GOG MAGOG 2 & 1 35 38 73
33 LUKE RYAN & JAMES HART ELY CITY & ST IVES Scr & 8 37 36 73
34 MARK CRITOPH & MICHAEL SPINA GOG MAGOG 12 & 10 35 37 72
35 RUSSELL GIBLET & JACK KENYON GIRTON Scr & 5 40 32 72
36 ALAN WOOD & HARRY BAILEY BRAMPTON PARK 9 & 8 36 36 72
37 JOHN BRYANT & CHRIS GRACE RAMSEY 17 & 14 36 36 72
38 CLIFF MILES & NICK RUSTON ST IVES & RAMSEY 4 & 10 38 34 72
39 CHRIS BROWN & CHRISTIAN PUTTOCK LINKS 4 & 3 36 35 71
40 ROGER TACQ & PHIL MURFITT RAMSEY 12 & 16 37 34 71
41 JOHN SUMMERFIELD & JAMIE HIBBERT ELTON FURZE 3 & '+1 38 33 71
42 JACOB GAMBLE & JAKE FREEMAN SAFFRON WALDEN & GIRTON 5 & 5 35 35 70
43 DAVID KIRK & OLIVER KIRK LINKS 14 & 12 36 33 69
44 ANDREW GREEN & YAN CASSERTA ST IVES 8 & 8 38 31 69
45 LEE KING & JIM LAW BRAMPTON PARK 6 & 7 36 33 69
46 MIKE PERCIVAL & STEVE TOMKINS BRAMPTON PARK 12 & 11 34 31 65
47 GEORGE WALTERS & ADAM SCOTT ELTON FURZE 7 & 3 32 32 64
48 PHILIP RUST & JAMES RUST GOG MAGOG 8 & 18 34 27 61