Thursday, 28 April 2011

The lie of the ball?

Golf is a game in which the ball lies poorly and the players lie well.

Art Rosenbaum

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Greensomes Pairs

First Don O'Brian & Peter Watkins (Hcp 15) 36 points

Second Ian Joseph & Terry Phillips (Hcp 18) 34 points

Third Ken Pugh & John Rea (Hcp 14) 33 points

Monday, 25 April 2011


If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.

Sam Snead

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Good play?

While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.

Henny Youngman

Thursday, 21 April 2011

April Spring Cup!

Monday 18 April Spring Cup results as follows:

Winner Bryan Foster Gross 80, Hcp 13, Net 67
Second Peter Quelch Gross 92, Hcp 23, Net 69
Third Eddie Bowles Gross 90, Hcp 17, Net 73 Called a foul on himself, played wrong ball Disqualified
Fourth now Third Don O'Brien Gross 84 Hcp 11 Net 73

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Meeting new people!

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

Jack Lemmon

Five Clubs and Pals Trophy

Monday 11 April. Some high score with only five clubs - makes you wonder if a full set is necessary!

First Terry Penfold 39 points
Second George Lockert 38 points
Third Tudor Williams 38 points

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Match against H.O.G.G.S

Brian Cowie reports

Played at Tilgate 14th April 2011.

This is our season curtain raiser. The weather was kind to us, and although we had a sprinkling of rain halfway through the first nine, the rest of the day was excellent weather. It’s really nice greeting our old friends at these matches and also meeting new faces. The match was held in great spirits, you could tell from the clubhouse banter after the match that everybody, win or lose, had had a good time.

Many thanks to Colin and Carole for their efforts in making this day a success. Colin kindly moved the tee positions so that we played off of good grass rather than the “ploughed field” we experienced on Monday. I J and his team provided us with an excellent meal and good service, a very well done to all of them.

The first match out was notable for the fact that all 4 protagonists couldn’t hit the ball!! We halved holes in 6, won holes with a 6 and lost holes to a 6 and until Geoff holed two consecutive long putts on 13 and 14 we were in the mix. Unfortunately we went down by 3/1. We said we thought it was the polite thing to do to your visitors, Peter was quick to point out after this kindness on our part that we would not get the same consideration when we visited them!! Well!!!

The match results were as follows:

Brian Cowie & Ron Humphrey lost 3/1 to Peter Channell (C)& Geoff Marlowe.
Bill Crozier & Dug Godfrey won 4/2 against Nick Rowles & Mike Short.
Tudor Williams & Peter Quelch won 7/6 against Gareth Bevan & Graham Croll
Ivor Clays & Ron Lewis won 4/2 against Richard Hanson & David Fry.
Bryan Foster & Colin Puddephatt won 3/2 against Alan Glover & David Attewell.
Terry Penfold & Ivor Blunden won 5/4 against Gavin Smith & mike Parks.

So you can see it was a 5 matches to 1 win for the Home team. Well done Lads, Ron and I are devastated we let you down!!!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives.

Lee Trevino

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Under 100!

I'll always remember the day I broke 100. I had a few beers in the clubhouse and was so excited I forgot to play the back nine.

Bruce Lansky

Thursday, 7 April 2011

April Monthly Medal!

In addition to Rob Crozier's 70th birthday (see below) Monday 3 April also saw a tightly fought monthly medal.

Divion 1

Bryan Foster nett 68
Ron Humphrey nett 69
Terry Penfold nett 72

Division 11

Reg Luff nett 72
Mike Dean nett 77
Alex Keating nett 77

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Rob Crozier's 70th Birthday!

The results of Monday's golf will follow when I have them! In the meantime the day celebrated Rob Crozier's 70th birthday.

I hope some cake was saved for me!

Monday, 4 April 2011

One iron!

Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. I did it in 7.

Jim Murray

Sunday, 3 April 2011

March 4 Ball Challenge!

Monday 28 March saw a 4 ball challenge match.
The results were as follows:

First Reg Luff, Dug Godfrey and Alan Smith 146 points
Second Jack Snape, Ken Jordan, Rob Crozier
and Roger Pearce 123 points
Third Alex Keating, Bryan Foster, Ron Stocker
and Eddie Bowles 122 points

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Foxbridge Away Day!

Foxbridge golf club opened for business in 1992. The course was built on the land that was originally Foxbridge Farm, indeed the owner of the 14th century cottage opposite the course originally farmed the land. During its life Foxbridge has had many esteemed admirers, from the late great Max Faulkner, the 1951 Open Champion, and his life long friend and Ryder Cup partner Ken Bowsfield, who regularly played here, to more recent visitors including Chris Evans, Greg Rusedski, Robbie Williams, Ant & Dec and Jodie Kidd who lived locally and chose Foxbridge for their golf.

Foxbridge was also the venue for the Tilgate Seniors on Thursday 31 March.

Brian Cowie writes

On a cloudy and warm overcast day 19 players attempted to tame the 9 hole course. For those who don’t know the course each hole has a large double green with 2 pin positions. You play to a different coloured flag on each nine. It’s surprising how difficult this can be – just remembering which colour to play to!!

When we arrived they greeted us warmly, the organiser, me, was given a dozen golf balls for organizing the day. That’s a first as far as I am concerned, no club has ever given me anything before. The balls I donated for prizes after the golf. The food was excellent and the service was immaculate. It was apparent to all that we were valued clients whose business was actively sought after for future events. They offered me nearest the pin flags and I told them I usually made out cards for those holes. They said they had them if I wanted them and they would deliver them to each of the holes so that they were ready for us. When we arrived at the relevant holes the flags were there each had Tilgate Golf Club Seniors Section printed on them together with the number of the hole. The reason I have gone into such detail is that this day cost us £26 for Coffee and Bacon Roll on arrival, Golf followed by Ham, Egg and Chips and all the pampering we could get. Tilgate please take note.

As to the golf, it was reasonable in the main and exceptional in 1 or 2 cases.
The winners were:
N/P 5th Mike Dean
3rd shot 7th Terry Phillips
9th Brian Wood
2nd shot 11th Bill Huntley
14th George Lockert
18th Bryan Foster
Hacker Terry Phillips (bad day at the office!)
4th Ron Stocker 40 points
3rd Mike Dean 40 points
2nd Dug Godfrey 41 points
1st Ken Jordan 44 points

It should be pointed out that this was Ken’s first away day for some time due to health reasons. The predominant view was that it will be his last for some time if he persists in winning all the money!! Well done Ken and to all the winners. The last Away Day of the season is on 21st April at Seaford Head

The William Crozier Trophy leaders are: Dug Godfrey 281 points, Ron Stocker (defending champion) 280 points, Bryan Foster 276 points and Bill Huntley 272 points. The rest of us are a little too far back!! Good luck to all four on the day.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Keep your head down!

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him

Phyllis Diller