Veterans in 2018

London Beach Vets at Christmas Party

London Beach Vets at Christmas Party

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.

Graeme Macgregor is keen to start a regular nine-hole competition on Friday mornings. It would be open to all but he is especially keen to involve those who can no longer play 18 holes. If you would like to take part, please email him on .

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:

Officers 2018

Officers 2018

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

Forthcoming Events

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

Wed 12 Dec – Christmas Lunch 1pm

Misty Morning

Misty Morning

Recent results

Wed 21 Nov – Texas Scramble

1st Terry Farmer, Arthur Mills, Ian Simpson, Dave Thornton – 59.6
2nd Duncan Atkinson, Alan Brewer, Charles Mitcham, Dennis Read – 63.9

Wed 7th  Nov – Turkey Trot

1st Keith Sims 36pts
2nd Brian Smith 34pts OCB
3rd Alan Brewer 34 pts

Turkey Trot

L to R Alan Brewer, Keith Sims, Brian Smith

Wed 31 Oct – Red Ball Stableford

1st Eddie Chambers, Roger Fuller, Norman Taylor – 132
2nd Terry Farmer, Dennis Read, Tug Wilson – 103
3rd David Ball, Alan Brewer, Peter Cockcroft – 102

 Wed 17 Oct – Stableford

(L to R) Terry Russell, Alan Brewer, Terry Farmer

(L to R) Terry Russell, Alan Brewer, Terry Farmer

1st Terry Russell – 43pts. New hcp 12

2nd Alan Brewer – 39 pts OCB

3rd Terry Farmer – 39 pts. New hcp 20

Wed 10 Oct – Texas Scramble

Texas Scramble

Winning Team: (from L to R) Peter Cockcroft, David Ball, Gordon Thurstans – 62.0

Wed 3 Oct Ribald Cup

Captain’s Team 5, Vice Captain’s Team 4

Captain's Winning Team

Captain’s Winning Team (LtoR) John Mansell, Eddie Chambers, Tug Wilson, Brian Smith, Ian Simpson (Capt.), Charles Mitcham, Arthur Mills, Terry Farmet, Roger Fuller

Wed 26 Sep – Autumn Pairs Trophy

1st Colin Young (34) & Phil Brotherwood (37) -71pts
2nd Terry Farmer (28) & Arthur Mills (42) – 70 pts
3rd Peter Sands (32) & Peter Cockcroft (37) – 69 pts

Wed 19 Sept – Blind Pairs

Winners: Dave Thornton & Peter Cockcroft – 72 pts

Wed 12 Sep Medal

1st David Ball 67
2nd Keith Sims 71
3rd Charles Mitcham

Sun 9 Sept- Tri-Match

Men 308, Ladies 286, Vets 281

Thurs 30 Aug – Vets Pairs Knockout Final

Winners: Phil Brotherwood & Colin Young

Wed 1 Aug: Vets Championship

Vets Champion: Charles Mitcham 147 (nett)
Lowest Gross: Phil Brotherwood 179
Fewest putts: Tug Wilson 64
Over 70’s Trophy: Brian Smith 184

Vets Championship

(From L to R) Phil Brotherwood, Tug Wilson. Charles Mitcham, Brian Smith

Wed 25th July – Yellow Ball Stableford

Ian Bridgland, Peter Cockcroft, Arthur Mills, Charlie Mitcham – 169

Wed 18th July – Stableford

John Mansell 37pts
Eddy Chambers 36 pts
Ian Bridgland 34 pts

Wed 27th June – Stableford

1st Tug Wilson 37 pts
2nd Ian Simpson 34 pts
3rd Ian Bridgland 32 pts

Sun 24th June – Match v Men – Lost 3:4

Men vs Vets

L to R Brian Chipperfield (Club Captain), Ian Simpson (Vets Captain)

Wed 20th June – David Vincent Cup (5 clubs)

1st Peter Sands 37 pts
2nd Peter Cockcroft 35 pts
3rd Mike Selling 33 pts OCB

David Vincent Cup

L to R Mike Selling. Peter Sands, Peter Cockcroft

Wed 13th June – Leeds Castle

1st David Ball 38 pts
2nd Norman Taylor 33 pts

Wed 30th May– Medal

1st Dennis Read – 66 net
2nd Charles Mitcham – 71 net
3rd Peter Sands – 72 net

Wed 25th Apr – Medal

1st Tug Wilson – 73 net
2nd Eddie Chambers – 77 net
David Ball – 79 net

Wed 18th Apr – Texas Scramble

Alan Brewer, Ian Bridgland, John Mansell – 64.8

Wed 11th Apr – 9-hole Stableford

1st: Tug Wilson 20pts
2nd: Brian Smith OCB 17pts
3rd: Peter Sands 17pts

Wed 4th April – Texas Dice competition

1st Team: Tug Wilson, Arthur Mills, Brian Smith – 69.9

1st Team: Tug Wilson, Arthur Mills, Brian Smith

Tug Wilson, Arthur Mills, Brian Smith

2nd Team: Charlie Mitcham, Peter Sands, Mike Fitzcharles – 70.8

2nd Team: Charlie Mitcham, Peter Sands, Mike Fitzcharles

Charlie Mitcham, Peter Sands, Mike Fitzcharles

NP on 10th – Tug Wilson

NP on 10th – Tug Wilson

Tug Wilson

Highest net: Brian Piddock, John Mansell, Ian Bridgland – 82.9

Wed 21 March – Texas Scramble

1st Terry Farmer, Arthur Mills, Norman Taylor – 66.2
2nd John Mansell, Dennis Read, Brian Smith – 67.1
3rd Alan Brewer, Ian Bridgland, Colin Young – 68.0

 Wed 14 March – Captain’s Drive-in

Overall winner: Mike Wells 33 pts

London Beach Vets – Texas Scramble Rules

Birds seen and heard on course this year

Greylag Goose - Everywhere

Vets Diary 2018

Member’s Handicaps in November 2018

First Name Surname WHS HI
Duncan Atkinson 16.3
David Ball 17.4
Richard Bamford 44.5
Alan Brewer 17.9
Ian Bridgland 26.5
Phil Brotherwood 12.9
Nick Catt 25.0
Eddie Chambers 25.1
Malcolm Eardly 24.1
Paul Ellis 13.2
Melvyn Eyles 14.9
Terry Farmer 23.7
Ernie Frost 33.1
John Humphries 16.4
Ray Locke 8.9
Sean McLoughlin 28.0
Brian McLean
Arthur Mills
Wilf Missing 19.5
Charles Mitcham 20.9
Dennis Read 25.8
Terry Russell 17.4
Peter Sands 21.0
Mike Selling 27.1
Brian Smith 17.7
David Smithers 19.1
Tim Sparkes 22.0
Norman Taylor 25.2
Dave Thornton 13.4
Gordon Thurstans 20.2
Alan Unwin
Mike Wells 25.5
Tug Wilson 15.3
Dave Woollaston 20.1
Colin Young 15.7

Friendly Matches

Match 14



Vets Trophies 2000 to the present

London Beach Golf Course