Sunday, 29 May 2011


Golf is a game in which you shout "fore," play six, and write down five.

Paul Harvey

Friday, 27 May 2011

Whitsun Trophy!

Monday 23 May Whitsun Trophy

Winner Mick Hart 39 pts
Second Joe Burgin 37 pts
Third Alan Smith 37 pts

Friday, 20 May 2011

The Perfect Swing

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

Ben Hogan

Thursday, 19 May 2011

H.O.G.G.S Away Match Horton Park

Tuesday 17th May

Brian Cowie writes

Once again on a brilliant summers day we attempted to beat HOGGS on their own patch. The reception we received was great and the course was in excellent condition. The catering was also very good.

I disgraced myself by playing some of the best golf I’ve played in many a month, thanks to the support and encouragement of Bryan Foster. I’ve lost my 100% failure record at the 4th attempt, well done Bryan. Those who went before in Bryan’s position know who you are!!!

The match results were as follows:

Brian Cowie & Bryan Foster beat Peter Channell & Geoff Mallow 7/6
Joe Burgin & Peter Quelch lost to Keith Digton & Nick Rowles 4/2
Ken Pattenden & Brian Wood beat Doug Roddick & Alan Glover 4/2
Ron Humphrey & Colin Puddephatt lost to Fred Hoosang & Mike Easton 5/4
Bill Crozier & Ivor Blunden lost to John Parr & David Fry 4/3
Terry Penfold & Ron Lewis lost to Max Davison & Graham Croll 5/3

Resulting in a 4 / 2 win for the home team.
Our Season record now stands at played 4 won 2 lost 2.
Individual matches, played 24 won 12 lost 11 halved 1.

Canvey Island Away Day Match!

Wednesday 11th May

Brian Cowie writes

Our third match of the year took place at Canvey Island versus Castle Point on the river estuary. The weather was good and we were looked after well by our hosts. The course was not long and most of the difficulties seemed to be when you went too long with your shots, it was a course for those with ability to pick their way around without necessarily using the “big stick” all the time. Needless to say that was no good for me!! The results were:

Brian Cowie & Ken Pattenden lost to Ron Watson & Dennis Hollington 4/3
Gavin Grove & Dug Godfrey lost to Roy Pickard & Bill Assenheim 5/4
Bill Crozier & Peter Quelch won against Roy Cook & Paul Whittle 2/1
Colin Puddephatt & Ivor Blunden lost to Ray Hodgson & Ken Marshall 4/3
Bryan Foster & Alan Smith finished all square with John Smith & Pat O’Brien
Ron Humphrey & Roy Lowe lost to Terry Durrant & George Middleton

Resulting in a 41/2 to 11/2 victory for the home team.
I maintained my 100% loss record. Our record this far is played 3 won 2 lost 1.
Individual matches are played 18 won 10 lost 7 halved 1.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Four Seasons Trophy!

Monday 16th May

In spite of no club house or facilities the Four Seasons Trophy was a keen contest.

First Reg Luff 41pts
Second Ron Humphrey 39pts
Third John Wilson 39pts

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Seaford Head Final Away Day of the Season!

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Brian Cowie writes

20 players turned out for the last meet of the winter season and the concluding leg of the William Crozier Trophy. Leading going into the final days play was Dug Godfrey closely followed by Ron Stocker, the defending champion, Bill Huntley and Bryan Foster.

The weather was again excellent and the day was again a success. We have played 10 Away Days this winter and each have been a success.

The winners were:

Nearest the pin 2nd shot at the second Bill Power
“ “ “ 10th Ken Pattenden
“ “ “ 12th Bryan Foster
“ “ “ 16th Gavin Grove
“ “ “ 3rd shot at the 18th Terry Penfold

Hacker Joe Burgin
4th Winner over Bryan Foster better back 9 Bill Power 39
3rd Bill Aston 40
2nd Ken Pattenden 41
1st Stan Smith 42

The William Crozier Trophy was won, for the second time in three years by Bryan Foster. Well done all those who made him fight for it.

Thank you all for a wonderful and rewarding season and for the collection you made for me. Look forward to seeing you all next August when we will start the Away Day Season again. Brian

Monday, 16 May 2011

Tilgate Fire Investigation!

Eddie Bowles investigates:

The worst tee in the country?

The burnt remains

Two suspicious characters lurking near the club hourse

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Tilgate Golf Club Fire

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Forty firefighters tackled a blaze, which destroyed the clubhouse at Tilgate Golf Course in the early hours of Sunday morning 15 May.

The Tilgate Seniors will play golf as usual on Monday but they will beed to bring their own coffee!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Best wood?

The best wood in most amateurs bag is the pencil.


Thursday, 12 May 2011

A gimme

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers, neither of whom can putt very well.


May Texas Scramble!

Texas Scramble Monday 9 May as follows:

Robert Crozier
Stan Smith
Gordon Kennedy
Bryan Foster
71 Gross Hcp 10 Net 61

Don Warner
Reg Luff
Ian Foster
Eddie Bowles
Gross 71 Hcp 10 Net 61

Ron Lewis
Colin Puddephatt
Dug Godfrey
Ron Stocker
Gross 73 Hcp 10 Net 63

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Rosebowl latest!

From our special reporter and photographer Eddie Bowles, is his report on the competition.

Ian Joseph acting the clown after his round. Is that a golf club between your legs or are you just pleased to see me?

Bryan Foster looking confident after his round (misplaced I think!)

Brian Wood and Bill Power playing amonst the bluebells on the 7th in the May Rosebowl

The results were:

First Bill Crozier(Hcp 16) 39 points

Second Ken Jordan (Hcp 25) 36 points

Third Stan Smith (Hcp 28) 35 points

Sunday, 1 May 2011


I'm hitting the woods just great, but I'm having a terrible time getting out of them.

Harry Toscano