Results from Sonning Golf Club

Results for Sonning Golf Club Event

Thanks all for attending the Captains Day Farnham golf society event at the Sonning golf club on Friday 27th September. Blustery and rainy conditions (although it could’ve been worse) didn’t detract from some reasonable scores.
Congratulations to Spencer Coles who won with a steady 37 points with Paul Wallis narrowly coming in second on countback. Longest drive went to Sam Thompson and Gareth Sweet won nearest the pin. Pink ball went to Tobias Hemmings with a shabby 26 points.
The detailed results and financials can be seen in the members area.

Overall player of the year (shared)
147 Points Nick Kirsopp
147 Points Paul Wallis

3’s Competition
23 Nick Kirsopp (1st)
21 Paul Wallis (2nd)

Congratulations Nick on a great year of golf.

AGM
It was agreed that:
Tobias Hemmings would be captain;
The member handicap system would change to a more fluid system;
We would possibly play less courses, different locations and/or overnight stays;
With no other business raised, we all finished our beers and left the building.

See you all soon,
Gareth

Results from The Oxfordshire Golf Club

Results for The Oxfordshire Golf Club Event

Thanks all for attending the Captains Day Farnham golf society event at the Oxfordshire golf club on Friday 21st September. Blustery 2 to 3 club winds made for tricky playing conditions on a very open course.
Congratulations to Paul Tucker who won with an on handicap 36 points with Nick Kirsopp coming in second on 35 points. You can see the mughot here. Longest drive went to Ian Grout and Chris Hiscock won nearest the pin. Pink ball went to Chris Hiscock with a stormy 21 points.
The detailed results and financials can be seen in the members area.

Overall player of the year
140 Points Sam Thompson
134 Points Ian Grout
133 Points Nick Kirsopp

3’s Competition
19 Gareth Sweet
17 Chris Ungaretti

Congratulations Sam on a storming year of golf.

AGM
It was agreed that:
Subs will go up to £40, of which £4 from each member would go to the 3’s competition as a cash prize (1st and second place) and £6 from each member would go towards an end of season prize fund or curry fund;
Nick would be responsible for booking courses, communication with gold clubs and for the general herding of cats. I have sent Nick all the relevant details/passwords/admin rights to enable him to do this;
New members were discussed and it was agreed that any new members would start with a handicap of 18;
All members agreed that mandatory handicaps were beneficial for non club handicap players and Phil is kindly in charge of the online handicap system. Members paid the £15 charge for this service;
Terry raised the point that he is useless with technology, so I have messaged him this morning with his website username/password again and sent him a link to the WhatsApp FGS group!
6 Courses were voted in for next year (you can see them in the 2019 tab on the Overall Results excel file)

With no other business raised, we all finished our beers and left the building.

See you all soon,
Gareth

Results from Foxhills Golf Club Society Event

Results for Foxhills Golf Club Event

Thanks all for attending the Farnham golf society event at Foxhills golf club on Saturday 30th September. Pretty good conditions, although damp underfoot led to average scores.
Congratulations to Phil Boyle who won with a bang on handicap 36 points with birthday boy Kirk Stoll 2nd on countback with a 33 pointer. You can see the mughot here. Longest drive went to Chris Ungaretti and Glen Sweet won nearest the pin. Pink ball went to Darron Clark with a dismal 17 points.
The detailed results and financials can be seen in the members area.

Congratulations to Paul Tucker who won the Farnham Golf Society Player of the Year for 2017 with 145 points from his best four rounds. Tied in second place was Andy Schofield and Phil Boyle on 141 points followed by Terry Leader on 137 points with Sam Thompson and Gareth Sweet on 136 points.

The 3’s competition was tied between Paul Tucker and Andy Schofield, both with 23 from their best four rounds. Glen Sweet kindly donated a week in Spain to each player.

2017 Farnham GS Player of the Year Paul Tucker at Westhill
2017 Farnham GS Player of the Year Paul Tucker

AGM
Spencer Coles was voted in as handicap secretary
Gareth Sweet continues as treasurer
Sam Thompson steps down as Captain

Spence will be entering all players handicaps into an online system which will generate starting handicaps for next season based on all results on all courses we have played in 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Event winner will now be cut 1 shot from handicap for the subsequent 2 matches
Last place will be added a shot onto their handicap for the subsequent 2 matches
It was agreed that all decisions on starting handicaps will be final

It was decided that the days captain will be the winner of the previous event.

Sam is still happy to book the seasons courses with consultation with the treasurer and handicap secretary.

Gareth

Final Results and Player of the Year for 2015

Results for the Basingstoke Golf Event & Player of the Year

Thanks all for attending the Farnham golf society event at the Basingstoke golf club on Friday 2nd October. Again, we were fortunate with the superb weather on a very well maintained golf course.

Congratulations to Rich Carter who won with a seasons best 43 points from second placed Spencer Coles on 42 points. You can see the mughot here…I’ve also added a few bonus shots on that page.

I’ve updated the spreadsheets in the members area on both the results page and the financials page to reflect the last event, both on and off the course.

Congratulations to the joint overall winners, Spencer Coles and Glen Sweet and to Sam Thompson for the most 3 pointers.

Farnham Golf Society players of the year 2015
Spencer Coles and Glen Sweet tied to win the Farnham Golf Society overall player of the year

Player of the Year:
1st Place with 148 Points: Spencer Coles & Glen Sweet
3rd Place with 145 Points: Phil Carter
4th Place with 141 Points: Kirk Stoll
5th Place with 139 Points: Glenn Fairchild & Nick Kirsopp

Most 3 Pointers:
1st Place with 31: Sam Thompson
3rd Place with 25: Kirk Stoll & Glen Sweet
4th Place with 24: Gareth Sweet
5th Place with 23: Phil Carter

As agreed at the AGM, Sam Thompson has been overwhelmingly nominated as Captain for the 2016 season.
Please look out for emails from either Sam or myself after Christmas with details for next seasons Farnham Golf society events. Thanks to you all for making our inaugural year a great success and see you in 2016!

Gareth

FGS Event Basingstoke 2nd October

Basingstoke Golf Day
Friday 2nd October. Meet at 9am for full breakfast. First Tee 10am

20 Players confirmed to play:
Steve Arnott
* Phil Carter
Richard Carter
Robbie Christie (Buggy booked)
Darren Clarke
** Spencer Coles
* Glenn Fairchild
Byron Fowler
Matt Hibbert
* Nick Kirsopp
Terry Leader
Bill Lewington
** Gary McClounan
Alan Robinson
** Kirk Stoll
Gareth Sweet
* Glen Sweet
Sam Thompson
** Paul Tucker
Chris Ungaretti

* Last group out
** 2nd to last group out

It’s been a great year of golf, with the player of the year competition still all to play for. Any of the top 8 golfers are capable of winning it if results go their way.
It’s also very tight in the 3’s with 6 players within 3 points of each other.

The prize giving will be held at the golf club so everyone can attend. As it’s the last event we will also be having the AGM, so if you have anything important you would like to raise please keep that in mind.
Just as importantly, we will be asking you to nominate a new captain – in the event of more than one nomination, all members will vote on it.
I’ll also be sending out a separate email, please respond as soon as you can if applicable.
See you all next week
Gareth