London Beach Veterans 2022

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The Veterans section at London Beach is an active and friendly group of players over the age of 55. We have competitions most Wednesdays, meeting at 08:30, as well as matches against other clubs throughout the year. Small groups also meet most Monday and Friday mornings for informal golf.

Like to join us?

We welcome new players with or without handicaps. As you can see from the current handicap list alongside, we have a wide range of abilities so any vet will fit right in. For more information, or to join us, contact the Pro Shop on 01580 767 616, email:

Officers 2022

Officers 2022
L to R:  Ian Simpson (Captain), Mike Wells (Secretary & Auditor), Ken Birch (Vice Captain), Alan Brewer (Treasurer)

Forthcoming Events

Freedom at last and the course is looking beautiful.

Information on our Welfare Officer

Information on our welfare officer

Summer is coming

Recent Results

Wed 2 November – Texas Scramble

1. Colin Young , Mike Selling , Paul Ellis 60.7

2. Duncan Atkinson , Ernie Frost , Dennis Read 62.2

3. Brendan Carroll , Peter Sands , Nick Catt 62.5

 Wed 26 October- Yellow Ball Competition

1 Brian Jones , Alan Green , John Collison 187 pts

2 Colin Young , Terry Farmer , Ken Birch , Phil Brotherwood 176 pts

2. David Woollaston , Chris Pattenden , Paul Ellis , Melvyn Eyles 166 pts

Wed 19 October – Texas Scramble

1 Brian Smith, Paul Ellis, Melvyn Eyles 62

2 Alan Brewer, Nick Catt, Malcolm Eardley 66.9

3 Rick Bamford, Ron Ross, Ernie Frost 67.3

Wed 5 October – Stableford

1st Peter Sands 42pts

2nd Terry Farmer 41 ocb

3rd Arthur Mills 41

Wed 28 Sept – Scramble

1st Arthur Mills, Brian Miller, Malcolm Eardley, Hugh Shyvers – 61.4

2nd Glyn Leaney, Mick McVeigh, David Woollaston – 61.9

3rd Rick Bamford, Colin Young, Mike Wells – 63.8

Wed 21 Sept – Autumn Pairs Trophy

1st Wilf Missing & Martyn Senior – 78 pts

2nd John Humphries & Brian McLean – 77 pts

3rd Charles Mitcham & Norman Taylor – 76 pts

Wed 7 Sept – Medal

1st  Mick McVeigh 67

2nd  Charles Mitcham 70

3rd  Martyn Senior 71

Wed 31 Aug – Texas Scramble

1st  Chris Pattenden 42pts

2nd  Dennis Read 41

3rd  Melvyn Eyles 36

Wed 24 Aug – Waltz

1st Sean Doody, Ron Ross, Ian Bridgland: 83pts

2nd Dennis Read, Glyn Leaney, Brian Smith: 81pts c/b

3rd Brendan Carroll, Terry Farmer, Melvyn Eyles: 81pts

Wed 3 Aug – Texas Scramble

1st  Arthur Mills, Brian Miller, Hugh Shyvers, Mick McVeigh: 59.8

2nd  Norman Taylor, Glyn Leaney, Rick Bamford: 62.9

3rd  Alan Brewer, Mike Wells, Sean Doody: 64.5

Wed 6 July – Henk Eenkhoorn Salver

1st Colin Young 44pts

2nd Norman Taylor 40pts

3rd Wilf Missing 38pts

Mon 4 July – Captain’s Away Day

Competition Winner Ian Hunter 39pts

2nd Mike Selling 37pts

3rd Brian Jones 35pts

Nearest Pin on 11th Mike Selling

Nearest Pin in 2 on 18th Sam Brown

Wed 29 June – Texas Scramble

1st Rick Bamford, Brian Mille,r Ernie Frost, Gary Woodworth 62.1

2nd David Woollaston, John Collison, Arthur Mills 62.6

3rd Gordon Thurstans, Roger Fuller, Melvyn Eyles 63.1

Wed 22 June – David Vincent 5-club Challenge

1 Dennis Read 39pts

2 Mick McVeigh 38pts c/b

3 Ken Birch 38pts

Wed 15 June – Stableford

1st Colin Young: 40 pts

2nd Ray Locke: 39

3rd Hugh Shyvers: 38

Wed 08 June: June Medal

1st Brian Jones: 67

2nd Martyn Senior: 69

3rd Chris Pattenden: 71

Wed 1 June – Scramble

1st Nick Catt, Geoff Donovan, Brian Smith: 58.4

2nd Malcolm Eardley, Melvyn Eyles, Mick McVeigh: 64.6

3rd Ernie Frost, Peter Sands, Norman Taylor: 64.8

Wed 18 May – The Waltz

1st Malcolm Eardley, Brian Smith, Norman Taylor: 86 pts

2nd  Brendan Carroll, Dennis Read, David Woollaston: 81

3rd Nick Catt, Terry Farmer, Mike Wells: 81 ocb

Wed 11 May – Texas Scramble

1st Brian Smith, Tug Wilson, Gary Woodworth 64.7

2nd Alan Brewer, Chris Pattenden, Mike Wells, 65.8

3rd John Collison, Melvyn Eyles, Brian Miller, 69.4

Wed 4 May – Spring Stableford Trophy

1st Chris Pattenden 42pts

2nd Martyn Senior 41

3rd Terry Farmer 39

Wed 27 April – Texas Scramble

1st Tim Sparkes, David Woollaston, Martin Cole, Mick McVeigh 61

2nd Gordon Thurstans, Brian Smith, Malcolm Eardley, Arthur Mills 62.9

3rd Rick Bamford, Peter Sands, Glyn Leaney 64.9

Wed 20 April – Medal

1st Malcolm Eardley  67

2nd Norman Taylor 68 ocb

3rd Colin Young 68

Wed 6 April – 18-hole Stableford

1st  Nick Catt 38pts

2nd Colin Young 35pts

3rd Chris Pattenden 34pts

Wed 6 April – 9-hole Stableford

1st Brian Jones 20pts ocb

2nd Gordon Thurstans20pts

3rd Malcolm Eardley19pts

Wed 30 March – 5-Club Challenge

1st Mike Wells 39pts

2nd David Woollaston 36 pts

3rd Ray Locke 35 pts

Wed 23 March – Stableford

1st Nick Catt – 34pts

2nd Dennis Read – 33pts

3rd Norman Taylor – 31pts

Wed 16 March – Texas Scramble

1st Ray Locke, Brian Piddock, Norman Taylor, Mike Wells: 62.3

2nd Ernie Frost, Chris Pattenden, Colin Young: 64.1

3rd Ken Birch, Arthur Mills, Gordon Thurstans, David Woollaston: 65.3

Wed 9 March – Captain’s Drive-in and 9-hole Stableford

Nearest to Captain’s Drive: John Humphries

Nearest to 4th pin: Gordon Thurstans

Nearest to 7th pin in Two: Terry Russell

Winner of the 9 hole competition: Brendan Carroll – 21pts ocb

2nd: Terry Russell – 21pts

Wed 23 February – 9-hole Stableford

1st Ray Locke: 22pts

2nd Mick McVeigh: 18pts

3rd Chris Pattenden:17pts

Wed 16 February – 9-hole Stableford

1st Ray Locke: 18pts

2nd Glyn Leaney: 17pts ocb

3rd Mick McVeigh: 17pts

Wed 9 February – 18-hole Foursomes

1st Nick Catt & Ray Locke: 38pts

2nd Brian Piddock & Colin Young: 35pts

3rd Chris Pattenden & Dennis Read: 31pts

Wed 2 February – 9-hole Texas Scramble

1st  : Duncan Atkinson, Ernie Frost, Ray Locke: 32.0

2nd :  David Ball, Ken Birch, Mike Wells: 33.4

3rd  : Paul Ellis, Mike Selling, Colin Young: 33.9

Wed 26th January – 9-hole Texas Scramble

1st Nick Catt, Ray Locke, Arthur Mills, Hugh Shyvers: 31.0

2nd Paul Ellis, Dennis Read, Mike Wells: 33.5

3rd Brendan Carroll, Brian Piddock, Tug Wilson: 33.7

Wed 19th January – 9-hole Texas Scramble

1st Brendan Carroll, Arthur Mills, Gordon Thurstans: 28.0

2nd Ray Locke, Chris Pattenden, Mike Selling: 28.8

3rd Duncan Atkinson, Wilf Missing, Dennis Read: 34.5

Birds seen and heard on course

Greylag Goose - Everywhere

World Handicap System

Diary 2022

Diary 2023

Friendly Matches

Vets Trophies 2000 – 2021

Vets Trophies 2022

  • Spring Stableford - Chris Pattenden
  • Championship Net - Ian Bridgland
  • Championship Gross - John Humphries
  • Putting Trophy - Malcolm Eardley
  • Saturday Skins - Norman Taylor
  • Singles Knockout - Nick Catt
  • Birdie Trophy - Peter Sands
  • Vets vs Ladies - Ladies
  • Vets vs Old Peelers - Vets
  • Pairs Knockout - Norman Taylor & Tug Wilson
  • Most Improved Player - Ian Simpson
  • Autumn Pairs - Wilf Missing & Martyn Senior
  • Eagle Trophy - Not awarded
  • David Vincent Challenge - Dennis Read
  • Seven Tees Trophy - Ian Bridgland
  • Turkey Trot - Brian Jones
  • NEW Henk Eenkhoorn Salver - Colin Young