Our 2023 Bishopswood Golf Club Champions

Helen Johnston & Richard Burt

Club Championship

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2023

The course was set, the weather hot and sunny, with fast running fairways.

Saturday saw two sessions with 48 competitors playing in handicap index order and at  8 o’clock Bishopswood General Manager Kevin Pickett with Richard Burt got the competition under way.

Many a tale was heard in the bar of the great shots played and the disasters which caused members to fall away from the leading scores, as the saying goes you cannot win it in round 1 but you can definitely lose it.

By mid-afternoon Richard Burt led the gross competition with a 5 over par 77, followed by Kevin Pickett (80) and 15 year old Henry Dutton (82) which would have been better had he not had a triple bogey on the 13th.

The handicap competition was a tighter affair with 12 players within two shots of the leader after the first session, this was however to change when scores were returned for the afternoon players, with two scores beating the leading score by one, and then the last player recording a net 68 to lead by two going into the second day.

A cut was made with 6 participants not making the second round.

Sunday morning saw no respite from the hot weather, although the breeze was stronger which help cool slightly the temperature, but not on the course, where the gross leader slipped up dropping 9 shots to par on the front nine. However after giving himself a stiff talking too, Richard pulled it back with a back nine 10 shots better, at one under par recording a two round score of 157.

Henry and Kevin Pickett shared the runners up spot on 163.

The net championship saw some very good scores on day 2, with eight players bettering the par score of 72. Many challenged for the lead as the round progressed, but some contenders fell away not matching their first round scores.

When the final putts were holed it left James Bartlett and Derek Allen tied for 3rd place on 140.

82 year old Monty Norman stormed into second with a net 66 finishing on 138, but the winner was the overnight leader Helen Johnston wife of our golf professional Gareth, who followed up her first day score of 68 with a 66 for a two round total of 134.

As usual the course was immaculately prepared by Lee and Pete, and a warm round of applause was heard in the clubhouse from all competitors. Front of house kept everyone fed and watered, some over indulgence was experienced or was it just the warm weather.

Finally Congratulations to both Richard and Helen (only lady competitor) on their victories.

 

 

Gross Result

Club Championship
Gross Result
Player Round 1 Gross score Round 2 Gross score Total Gross
Burt Richard 77 80 157
Dutton Henry 82 81 163
Pickett Kevin 80 83 163
Bartlett James 85 81 166
Smith James 85 86 171
Vaughan Paul 84 89 173
Chilver Chris 89 85 174
Smith Martin 88 87 175
Fleet Kevin 87 89 176
Bett Tom 90 88 178
Boreham Malcolm 89 89 178
Gemmell Andy 90 90 180
Hetherington Bob 88 93 181
Collins Steve 92 89 181
Gundry Darren 90 91 181
Courtenay Nigel 91 94 185
Norman Monty 96 90 186
Marwood Martin 93 94 187
Chaney Ben 90 97 187
Allen Derek 94 94 188
Prater Andrew 93 95 188
Dutton Andrew 94 94 188
Cunningham Mark 95 94 189
Deller-Merricks Neil 91 99 190
May Shelley 95 96 191
Davies Mick 98 95 193
Alexander Andy 100 94 194
Paget Norman 104 92 196
Rodford Mark 97 99 196
Quenault Brian 93 104 197
Leonard Nick 98 102 200
Pearce Stephen 103 102 205
McNulty Ruairi 104 101 205
Johnston Helen 104 102 206
Wisden Andy 107 100 207
Black Lee 101 108 209
Peatman Richard 97 112 209
Nash Bradley 105 116 221
Gardner David 108 114 222
Taylor Rob 103 119 222
Repton Nigel 89 n/r
Hayward Jack 101 withdrew
Ashfield Paul 98 missed cut
Futcher Paul 117 missed cut
Morrow Kerry 103 missed cut
Clinch Gary 107 missed cut
Davies Phil 102 missed cut
Bagnall Jim N/R missed cut

 

Net Result

Club Championship
Net Result
Player Round 1 score Net Round 2 score Net Total Net
Johnston Helen 68   66   134
Norman Monty 72 66 138
Bartlett James 72 68 140
Allen Derek 70 70 140
Smith Martin 71 70 141
Bett Tom 72 70 142
Dutton Henry 72 71 143
Burt Richard 71 74 145
Marwood Martin 72 73 145
Pickett Kevin 72 75 147
Hetherington Bob 71 76 147
Courtenay Nigel 72 75 147
Chaney Ben 70 77 147
Boreham Malcolm 74 74 148
Gemmell Andy 74 74 148
Alexander Andy 77 71 148
Pearce Stephen 75 74 149
Chilver Chris 77 73 150
Smith James 75 76 151
Wisden Andy 79 72 151
Prater Andrew 75 77 152
May Shelley 76 77 153
Vaughan Paul 76 80 156
Fleet Kevin 77 79 156
Dutton Andrew 78 78 156
Collins Steve 80 77 157
Deller-Merricks Neil 75 83 158
Paget Norman 85 73 158
Rodford Mark 78 80 158
Gundry Darren 80 81 161
Davies Mick 82 79 161
Black Lee 77 84 161
Leonard Nick 79 83 162
Nash Bradley 77 86 163
Gardner David 80 86 166
Taylor Rob 75 91 166
Quenault Brian 78 89 167
McNulty Ruairi 86 83 169
Peatman Richard 77 92 169
Cunningham Mark 86 85 171
Repton Nigel 71 n/r
Hayward Jack 84 withdrew
Ashfield Paul 88 missed cut
Futcher Paul 89 missed cut
Morrow Kerry 90 missed cut
Clinch Gary 90 missed cut
Davies Phil 92 missed cut
Bagnall Jim N/R missed cut