Veterans in 2019

Veterans 2019

Veterans at London Beach

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 below, 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: Proshop@londonbeach.com

Officers 2019

Officers 2019

Left:  Mike Wells, Captain and Secretary    Centre: Ian Simpson, Vice Captain   Right:  Alan Brewer, Treasurer

Forthcoming Events

(all tee-off at 9 am unless otherwise stated)

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Wed 11 Dec: Christmas Lunch

Wed 8 Jan 2020: AGM

Misty Morning

Misty Morning

Recent Results

Wed 4 Dec – 9 hole Texas Scramble

1st Ian Bridgland, Arthur Mills, Brian Smith – 32.5
2nd Terry Farmer, Roger Fuller, Charles Mitcham – 33.6

Wed 20 Nov: Texas Scramble

1st: David Ball, Ian Bridgland, Gordon Thurstans 68.5
2nd Brian Smith, Mike Wells, Colin Young 69.0

Wed 13 Nov:  Greensomes competition

1st Ian Simpson and Arthur Mills 71
2nd Brian Smith and Peter Sands (Lowest gross score)72
3rd Mike Wells and Rick Bamford 73

 Wed 6 Nov Turkey Trot

1st Mike Wells 41 pts, 2nd Dave Thornton 37 pts, 3rd Gordan Thurstans 36 pts

Wed 23 Oct – Match v Westgate & Birchington: Drew 3:2

Wed 9 Oct – Texas Scramble

1st, Tug Wilson , Peter Cockcroft , Hugh Shyvers , Norman Taylor 59.6
2nd David  Thornton , Rick Bamford , Brian McLean , Mike Wells  60.9

Wed 2 Oct – Match v Tenterden (H): Won 4:2

 Wed 25 Sept – Autumn Pairs Trophy

Winners: Simon Stolworthy & Terry Russell – 68 pts

2nd: Dave Thornton & Andy Hall – 64 pts

3rd: Ian Bridgland and Mike Wells – 63 pts

Autumn Pairs Trophy
L to R Mike Wells (capt), Simon Stolworthy, Terry Russel

Wed 18 Sept – Match v Boughton (H) Won 4:2

September 11th Monthly Medal

1st Gordon Thurstans 72 nett OCB

2nd Norman Taylor 72 nett Brian McLean 75 nett OCB

Wed 4 Sept – Match v Tenterden (H) – Lost 2½ : 3½

Wed 28 Aug: Match v the Ladies – Vets 443 and Ladies 410. Over the two matches, Vets 884 and Ladies 805 so Vets retain the Trophy.

Wed 21 Aug Match v The Ridge – Lost 2:4

Wed 14 Aug – Match v Westgate & Birchington – Drew 3:3

Wed 7 Aug – Match v Etchinghill (H) Lost 3:4

Vets Championship 2019

From L to R:  Mike Wells (Capt.), Simon Stolworthy – Vets Champion (143), Ian Bridgland – Fewest putts (63), Charlie Mitcham – Seven Tees Trophy (152), Andy Hall – Lowest gross (160)

Wed 27 July – Match vs Hawkhurst (H): Lost 1:5
Mon 22 July – Captain’s Day at Lamberhurst

1st Colin Young 38 pts. 2nd Brian Piddock 30, 3rd Gordon Thurstans 28

Wed 17 July – Stableford

1st Norman Taylor – 37 pts
2nd Brian Smith – 36 OCB
3rd Andy Hall – 36

Stableford
(L to R) Norman Taylor, Brian Smith, Mike Wells (Capt.), Andy Hall

Tues 16 July (day 1) -Match v Ladies

Vets 441 pts, Ladies 395

Wed 10 July – Medal

1st Tug Wilson 67 net
2nd Dave Thornton 71 OVB
3rd Arthur Mills 71

Wed 3 July Match v Old Peelers (A) Won 5½:½

Wed 26 June – David Vincent Cup (5 clubs)

1st Dave Thornton 38 pts
2nd Brian McLean 37
3rd Gordon Thurstans, Eddie Chambers, Brian Smith 36

Wed 12 June – Monthly Medal

1st Simon Stolworthy 74 nett
2nd Peter Cockcroft 76
3rd Dave Thornton 77, Eddie Chambers 77

Fri 7 June – Match v The Ridge (A) – Lost 2½:3½

Wed 5 June – Match vs Littlestone Warren (H): Won 5½:½

Wed 29 May Spring Stableford Trophy

1st Mike Wells (Capt.) – 40 pts
2nd Peter Sands – 36 pts
3rd Simon Stoloworthy – 35 pts

L to R Peter Sands, Mike Wells, Simon Stolworthy

Wed 22 May – Texas Scramble

1st Alan Brewer, Dave Thornton, Ian Simpson, Simon Stolworthy – 55.8
2nd Phil Brotherwood, Andy Hall, Peter Sands, Norman Taylor – 58.0

15 May – Match v Boughton (A) ; Lost 0:6

Wed 1 May. Match v Old Peelers. Won 5½:½

Wed 24 Apr Medal

1st Andy Hall 69, 2nd Colin Young 70, 3rd Peter Cockcroft 73

medal
L to R Peter Cockcroft, Mike Wells (Capt.), Andy Hall, Colin Young

17 Apr: Texas Scramble

1st Eddie Chambers, John Mansell, Brian Piddock, Simon Stolworthy – 59.6
2nd Brendan Carroll, Dave Thornton, Mike Wells – 60.6
3rd Ian Simpson, Norman Taylor, Colin Young – 63.1

Wed 27 Mar – Match v Littlestone Warren (A). Won 4½:1½

Wed 13 Mar- Captain’s Drive-in

Drives
Vets Captain 2019 drives-in

Overall winner: Dave Thornton (39pts)

2nd overall: Keith Sims (35 pts)

Keith

3rd overall: Brendan Carroll (32 pts)

Brendan

NP on 4th: Dave Thornton

Dave

NP on 13th: Brian Smith

Brian

NP in two on 7th: Duncan Atkinson

Nearest Captain’s drive: Phil Brotherwood

Phil

Barclays’ Chris Woods draws raffle prizes

Raffle
Raffle

Captain’s concluding speech

Speech

 

Mon 18 Feb – Tri-match

1st Hawkhurst – 318

2nd Littlestone Warren – 314

3rd London Beach – 287

London Beach Vets – Texas Scramble Rules

 

Birds seen and heard on course
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Diary 2019

Diary

Members’ Handicaps November 2020

First Name Surname Handicap
Duncan Atkinson 16
David Ball 19
Rick Bamford 34
Alan Brewer 18
Ian Bridgland 27
Phil Brotherwood 13
Brendan Carroll 18
Eddie Chambers 24
Peter Cockcroft 20
Terry Farmer 23
Roger Fuller 27
Andy Hall 7
John Mansell 29
Brian McLean 20
Brian Miller 24
Arthur Mills 28
Wilf Missing 22
Charles Mitcham 18
Brian Piddock 27
Dennis Read 28
Terry Russell 16
Peter Sands 21
Mike Selling 25
Hugh Shyvers 25
Ian Simpson 29
Brian Smith 18
Simon Stolworthy 9
Norman Taylor 25
Dave Thornton 13
Gordon Thurstans 19
Mike Wells 27
Tug Wilson 16
Dave Woollaston 15
Colin Young 15

Friendly Matches

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Vets Trophies 2000 to the present