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"S.A.S (Syd & Sean show!!)
On Saturday the 23rd of October the Bagot Arms Golf Society descended on Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club for the 2021 'Captains Day' and season finale.
Stoneleigh provided a stunning canvas on which some of the Bagot's best showed off their skills. It was a masterclass at one stage as players attacked the flag from all angles in their quest to win one of an amazing 18 nearest the pin prizes on offer. Chad O'Grady battled it out with highly fancied Sean Flanagan in the final pairing for the K.O Cup, whilst at the front of the course Simon Gardiner needing just 35 points to overtake Mark Bailey at the top of the leaderboard, went about his business quietly with some steady but unspectacular golf. Mark Bailey was unfortunately not present on the final day so this gave the chasing pack a real incentive, as they all chased down the leader slowly hole by hole. An in-form Jim Harris was one of the favourites to catch mark early on, but even a terriffic score of 41 points was never going to be enough. Tony Roche hitting a bit of form at the wrong end of the season came in with 39 points, a score which could have been so much better had just a couple of those long putts dropped. So it was left to Simon Gardiner. With the holes now running out Syd found himself needing seven points from the final three holes.
A five on the 16th, a 419 yard par 4 left Syd needing two fours on the last two holes to win.
A four on the 196 yard par 3 left Syd wuith the daunting task of making a par on the testing 389 yard par 4 18th over water. An absolute screamer of a drive left Simon with just an 8 iron to the green. Only a par will do at this stage as his ball landed three yards short of the green.
Simons go to shot is an 8 iron around the greens and when he stood over the ball we were all imagining the ball to stop near the hole. With the adrenalin flowing Simons chip and run raced past the hole stopping 8-10 feet away.
After all the hard work it now looked like a tie for first place was on the cards. What seemed like an eternity Simon stood over the ball. This putt to win Player of The Year! .....The ball never looked like straying from its line, "its in, its in!" Rochey screamed, as Tommy Dodds was having a fag and Jason Wellings was looking in his bag for an apple. They were so excited!
Fair play Syd, that was some finish....Oh I almost forgot, the KO Cup!! I cant really give a match report on this one, although I do hear Chad put up a good fight and actually gave Sean a game, ..unlike the rest of us this year. Sean eventually came in a 3 & 1 winner. Sean has been the find of the season for the BAGS, lets hope we can keep him on-board for many more seasons to come. Its a good job Sean decided take up golf and join the Bagot and not follow in his fathers footsteps to a life of drink, holidays, football, more drink and more holidays. Honestly Sean its a curse!!
Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club
OUR RATING: 8/10
Full Breakfast coffee/tea 8/10
Evening meal 8/10
Practise facilities 6/10
Greens Condition 8/10
Would we return? A definite yes
Nothing but praise for this great society of ours. Its been a testing season for us all with a few hiccups along the way but we got through it and I loved every minute of it,.. well almost.
A big shout out to the committee for everything they have done this year. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to bring you these superb golf days each month so a big up to the committee Steve Smith, Brendan O'Reilly, Jason Wellings, Simon Gardiner , Ray Simmonds and Tony Roche.
Thank you BAGS, keep watching this space,there will be more golf news to follow soon.
Dona Lola Rescheduled for 2022
After the huge success of last years golf trip to Spain, we have decided to do it all again. We now have 26 confirmed with a few more welcome to join us subject to availability.
We are now rescheduled to visit on the 23/06/2022 for 4 nights with 3 games of golf, including buggies at La Cala 'America', Los Naranjos and the superb Calanova. Steve Willetts and Brendan O'Reilly will be aiming to defend their title next year.
We will also have a new European Trophy after Tommy Dodds lost the last one!!
ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CARDS
Please take 2 minutes of your time with your playing partner to check your scorecards before signing them. This is an important part of the golf day and although your cards will be checked again in the clubhouse by a committee member, it really does speed up the process if the cards are marked clearly and correctly.
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