B.O.G.S. Challenge Matches
BOGS vs BLOGS- Sat 7th Oct
Wet, Wet, Wet were the conditions on Saturday 6th October for the Annual BOGS versus BLOGS match. The BOGS took on a BLOGS team of 18 Ladies for the coveted ceramic replica toilet trophy - narrowly won last year by the BOGS. Despite the conditions, that progressively got worse as the morning went on, it was a good turn out on both sides. The format of better ball match play and with the ladies getting a generous additional 6 shots made for a tough challenge for the BOGS. As the conditions got worse, many of the fourballs came in after 13 holes and only a hardy few played out the full 18. In the end, the conditions, the additional 6 shots the BLOGS received and any other excuse the BOGS could find all proved a bit too much and the BOGS team ended up overall losers at 11 holes to 24.
After drying out and a very welcome Soup lunch, the result was announced and the BLOGS captain Judi Monico received the coveted trophy from BOGS captain John Farnworth.
How much the additional bonus shots given to the BLOGS made a difference and how many this should be next year will be debated for some time to come.
BOGS pipped by BYGEMYST & Late Arrivals in the Annual Challenge
In what is now the competition's 7th year, the three big Saturday men's social golf groups, battled it out in the BOGS vs. BYGEMYST & Late Arrivals Team Challenge.
Always a popular and keenly fought contest, there was another fantastic turn-out with no fewer than 84 players between the two sides. Some great performances and results were reported with some of the highlights as follows:
8 up - Nick Willis and David Richardson
6 up - John Haines & Steve Coppock
6 up - Tim Whitwham & Dom Whitehouse
6 up - Andy Jones & Ben Jones
6 up - Paul Randles & Steve Mason
Best individual performance of the day was by Seb Lovell who, playing off scratch, went round in 3 under for a Gross 67. Sadly for Seb, he and his partner still finished 6 down to inspired opposition who dovetailed remarkably well to secure victory!
Both teams performed admirably, but the overall result saw the combined BYGEMYST & Late Arrivals team secure a notable victory and ensure 12 months bragging rights.
Following an excellent carvery lunch in the Biddenham Suite, BOGS Captain for the Day, Joe Nellis (in the absence of John Farnworth) presented the trophy to joint winning Captains Clive Haywood & Geoff Gooding (see photo).
Joint Winning Captains Geoff Gooding (Late Arrivals) and Clive Haywood (BYGEMYST) being presented with the trophy by BOGS Captain for the Day, Joe Nellis