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Golf Society

Chidham & Hambrook Cricket Club hold an annual Golf Society at Chichester Golf Centre (Tower Course) at the end of each season. The inaugural winner in 2014 was Ben Gottesman and since then 3 different names have been on the winning trophy. The 2019 golf society will be held at Chichester Golf Club on Saturday 12th October followed by the annual awards ceremony and AGM at the Barleycorn pub.

 

Roll of Honour

Year Winner Handicap Points
2018 Willem Van Niekerk 12 39
2017 Clive Dungar 28 38
2016 Vinnie Smith 18 37
2015 Willem Van Niekerk 15 41
2014 Ben Gottesman 15 38

CHCC Golf Society Report 2018

Played at the Chichester Golf Centre on the Tower Course 03/11/18

03/11/18: The fifth annual Chidham & Hambrook Golf Society took place at Chichester Golf Centre (Tower Course) on the 3rd November and twelve players lined up to enjoy the late autumn sunshine. Club members enjoyed a hearty cooked breakfast in the presence of their illustrious Chairman Andy Gubbs and then the draw was made for the teams, players being seeded on handicap ability, producing 3 equal groups of 4 players.

 

The first group out was Vinnie, Ben, POD and John - who needed constant reminders of the number of strokes he had taken on each hole. Ben hit a spectacular shot on the par 3 third hole which won him the nearest the pin prize for the second time. One of the best moments of the day, apart from the consumption of cigars and whisky, was when John's approach shot on the 5th hole knocked into POD's ball on the green and moved it 20ft closer the hole and a virtual gimme! Best of the group was Vinnie who scored 33 points which gave him third place overall.

 

The second group consisted of Willem, Clive, Pete and Keyno - Willem won the longest drive on the 10th with a monster shot and he also won first prize overall scoring 39 points from a 12 handicap - expect a cut next year! Clive was unable to match last years heroics but still posted a respectable 29 points and Keyno managed to scoop the wooden spoon with a not too shabby score of 17.

 

The last group out was Dave (making his debut), Keith, Jim and Matt (also debut) - all members of this group played very well and they won the overall team prize with an average score of 29.25 between them. Jim finished second overall with 34 points (following a second count in the clubhouse).

 

PLAYER HANDICAP GROUP SCORE
Dave McLean 10 C 31
Willem Van Niekek 12 B 39
Ben Gottesman 16 A 25
Vinnie Smith 17 A 33
Keith Davey 24 C 29
Clive Dungar 24 B 29
Jim Mansell 26 C 34
Pete Wild 28 B 25
John Strudwick 28 A 26
Matt Rawlinson 32 C 23
Paul O'Donohoe 36 A 19
Jon Keynes 36 B 17

Prize Winners 2018

 

Overall Winner: Willem Van Niekerk (39 points)

 

Runner Up: Jim Mansell (34)

 

Third Place: Vinnie Smith (33)

 

Wooden Spoon: Jon Keynes (17)

 

Nearest The Pin (3rd): Ben Gottesman

 

Longest Drive (10th): Willem Van Niekerk

 

Group Winners: Group C Dave McLean, Keith Davey, Jim Mansell, Matt Rawlinson

CHCC Golf Society Report 2017

Played at the Chichester Golf Centre on the Tower Course 25/11/17

25/11/17: Bright sunshine and freezing cold temperatures greeted the Chidham & Hambrook cricket players as they turned up for the 4th annual golf society at Chichester on Saturday morning. Two late drop outs meant that the field was reduced to 10 players this year and as always the day started with a hearty English breakfast and cups of coffee in the warm dining room. Following breakfast the draw for the day's groups was made in true World Cup style with players being seeded on handicap ability and with the 4-ball and 2 x 3-balls all decided it was off to the first tee with thermals, gloves and hats at the ready.

 

Best dressed golfer of the day went to Paul O'Donohue who donned a Russian Oligarch's fur hat and porn star shades whilst Keyno made do with tracksuit bottoms and trainers. The first team led by Captain Willem all played good tee-shots on the first hole and that set the tone for the rest of the day with the winner and runner-up both coming from this group - mind you the wooden spoon winner also came from the same group so they did well to keep their average up and scoop the best team prize.

 

Willem won the nearest the pin with a splendid tee-shot on the 3rd hole landing just 10 yards shy of the pin and Ben Gottesman won the longest drive on the 10th hole with a thundering drive that sent shockwaves through the group in front. The fact that Ben and his group even made it to the 10th hole was a miracle as they went AWOL after the 8th hole, somehow getting lost in the middle of the Tower Course - no doubt stoked up on cigars and whisky!

 

The Group C captain Vinnie Smith lost the plot on the 8th hole - with play grinding to a halt in front (probably due to cigars and whisky as per above), complaints coming from the groups behind and Keyno doing his best to lose all of his borrowed equipment - Vinnie smashed his drive straight into the lake, threw his club his anger, shouted a few expletives and sent his next ball straight into the trees - that put paid to his ambitions of retaining the title.

 

Meanwhile out in front Clive Dungar, who had asked for a higher handicap than 28 the previous week, was keeping his nerve and playing some exceptional golf and ended up winning the title on 38 points - another new name on the trophy and a suprise winner with pre-tournament odds of 16/1 - he will be playing off a 24 handicap next year. Previous winners Willem (36 points) and Ben (34 points) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively from their 12 and 16 handicaps and the wooden spoon was awarded to Gubbsy who scored 6 points on his golfing debut.

 

The players enjoyed a few beers after the society where the golf prizes and cricket prizes were awarded in a low-key cermeony and then a number of the team retired to the Bosham Inn for a end of season meal and a few more sherberts.

 

PLAYER HANDICAP GROUP SCORE
Willem Van Niekerk 12 A 36
Keith Davey 24 A 28
Clive Dungar 28 A 38
Andy Gubbs 36 A 6
Ben Gottesman 16 B 34
John Strudwick 24 B 13
Paul O'Donohue 36 B 21
Vinnie Smith 17 C 27
Rory Peterson 20 C 30
Jon Keynes 36 C 22

Prize Winners 2017

 

Overall Winner: Clive Dungar (38 points)

 

Runner Up: Willem Van Niekerk (36)

 

Third Place: Ben Gottesman (34)

 

Wooden Spoon: Andy Gubbs (6)

 

Nearest The Pin (3rd): Willem Van Niekerk

 

Longest Drive (10th): Ben Gottesman

 

Group Winners: Group A, Willem, Keith, Clive, Andy

CHCC Golf Society Results 2016

12/11/16: Chidham & Hambrook CC held their 3rd annual golf society at Chichester Golf Club on Saturday and despite the incessant rain the day proved to be a huge success. Eleven players made it to the start line this year and after enjoying a full English breakfast, in the company of our illustrious Chairman Andy Gubbs who never turns down a free brekkie, everyone donned their waterproofs, put up their umbrellas and headed to the first tee. Keith Davey, with his retro 1970s golf equipment, set the tone for the day with an amazing tee shot on the 120 yard par three which landed 3 foot from the pin. This fine form carried through to the third hole where a similar shot won him the "nearest the pin" prize - if only the whole course consisted of par three holes!

 

Steve Clarke decided a warm up was in order before the big game so he took part in a 3 mile race at Oaklands Park securing a PB in the process - unfortunately he didn't secure a PB on the golf course! Fair play to his dad Peter Clark though who despite being in his eightieth year, completed the 18 holes in the torrential rain and scored a respectable 18 points - hope I'm still playing at 80.

 

A huge angry swan greeted the group A team on the ninth green which put everyone off their putts but it was Vinnie who was spitting feathers on the next hole as his massive drive was a few yards off the fairway - Willem eventually won the "longest drive" prize with a similar shot which was just on the fairway.

 

Several of the players were granted a 36 handicap before the start of player to try and give everyone a fair chance but this concession almost backfired as Pete Wild produced the round of his life which would have given him second place on countback. However he decided to take off his skirt half way round and opt for a 28 handicap but still carded a very respectable 31 points. In fact all of the group A players were in contention for the title but a few late wayward shots from Davey and a hamlet moment for Chesshire in the 17th green bunker left the way for Vinnie to be the clubhouse leader on 37 points.

 

Willem came in next with 36 points and in the last group only Big Jim reached the 30 mark leaving Vinnie the overall winner, Willem in second place, Matt in 3rd with 35 points and Group A as winners of the team prize. 

 

Most of the players then headed back to the Barley Corn for some pool and darts action and sampled some more of Granville's culinary delights! 

Played at the Chichester Golf Centre on the Tower Course 12/11/16 

PLAYER HANDICAP GROUP SCORE
Vinnie Smith 18 A 16/21 = 37
Matt Chesshire 18 A 20/15 = 35
Keith Davey 24 A 16/16 = 32
Pete Wild 28 A 16/15 = 31
Willem Van Niekerk 12 B 20/16 = 36
Steve Clark 28 B 5/13 = 28
Peter Clark 22 B 7/11 = 18
Paul O'Donohue 36 B 13/10 = 23
Ben Gottesman 14 C 11/17 = 28
Jon Keynes 36 C 9/17 = 26
Jim Mansell 26 C 13/17 = 30

Prize Winners 2016

 

Overall Winner: Vinnie Smith (37 points)

 

Runner Up: Willem Van Niekerk (36)

 

Nearest The Pin (3rd): Keith Davey

 

Longest Drive (10th): Andy Wild

 

Group Winners: Group A, Vinnie, Matt, Keith & Pete

CHCC Golf Society Results 2015

Chidham & Hambrook CC Golf Society 2015

Played at the Chichester Golf Centre on the Tower Course 27/11/15 

PLAYER HANDICAP GROUP SCORE
Vinnie Smith 18 A 17/18 = 35
Paul O'Donohue 28 A 8/11 = 19
Keith Davey 24 A 13/23 = 36
Ben Gottesman 14 B 19/14 = 33
Andy Wild 28 B 12/14 = 26
Steve Clark 28 B 8/16 = 24
Peter Clark 22 B 13/13 = 26
Willem Van Niekerk 15 C 22/19 = 41
Jon Keynes 28 C 2/7 = 9
Jim Mansell 28 C 22/14 = 36
Pete Wild 28 C 8/9 = 17

Prize Winners 2015

 

Overall Winner: Willem Van Niekerk (41 points)

 

Runner Up: Keith Davey (36)

 

Nearest The Pin: Willem Van Niekerk

 

Longest Drive: Andy Wild

 

Group Winners: Group C, Willem, Jon, Jim & Pete

CHCC Golf Society Results 2014

Played at the Chichester Golf Centre on the Tower Course 16/11/14 

PLAYER HANDICAP SCORE
Vinnie Smith 18 31
Paul O'Donohue 28 19
Clive Dungar 28 32
Ben Gottesman 15 38
Andy Wild 28 23
David Loten 28 28
Jim Mansell 28 26
Willem Van Niekerk 15 36

Prize Winners 2014

 

Overall Winner: Ben Gottesman (38 points)

 

Runner Up: Willem Van Niekerk (36)

 

Nearest The Pin: Ben Gottesman

 

Longest Drive: Vinnie Smith

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