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Royal Ashdown Forest - West Course - 20th September, 2014

 

This was the first time we had played this course and the day was going to show this was a good choice. We were met at the course by one of their members who had all the paperwork ready and ensured that we all had a good day. The buffet breakfast was probably one of the best we'd had in ages.

The weather for september was surprisingly warm. The course has been voted the best under 6000 yard course in britain, however it was pretty challenging in places, but a lovely course and a great setting. Generally the points reflected the difficulty of the course with the exception of our winner Andy Ralph, scoring an amazing 39 points. Don't worry he's been cut over 4 pts. We had 2 players with 27 points but on count back, Matt came second and Pete came 3rd. The wooden spoon was awarded to Andy S with 14 points. Phil took the longest drive and Matt had nearest the pin. Congratulations to all the prize winners and look forward to seeing you all on the 1st November.

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Previous reviews, scores, handicaps etc can be found by clicking on the course links to the left.

Name
Points Scored
Handicap
Handicap Adjustment
Exact New Handicap
New Handicap
Andy Ralph
39
25.1
-4.2
20.9
21
Matt Robinson
27
25.2
-2.0
23.2
23
Pete Steer
27
26.1
-1.0
25.1
25
Ian Brenchley
26
20.8
+1.0
21.8
22
Mick Bull
25
19.3
+1.1
20.4
20
Phil Neeve
20
19.1
+1.6
20.7
21
Geoff Collins
20
26.0
+1.6
27.6
28
Geraldine Smithers
19
36.0
n/c
36.0
36
Alan Bristow
19
19.9
1.7
21.6
22
Alan Smithers
16
28.0
n/c
28.0
28
Ted Bristow
15
28.0
n/c
28.0
28
Andy Stringer
14
26.0
+2.0
28.0
28
Graeme Mcausland
27.6
27.6
28
Bill McCutcheon
28.0
28.0
28
Andy Hill
28.0
28.0
28
Mark Priddis
28.0
28.0
28
Barry Grant
19.5
19.5
20
Mike Steer
28.0
28.0
28
Simon Brenchley
27.1
27.1
27

 Courses Played to date with reviews and scores:

2014 Royal Ashdown Forest
Dale Hill
Tenterden
2013 The Ridge
Farleigh Court
Hempsted Forest
West Malling - Spitfire
2012 Farleigh Court
Tudor Park
Austin Lodge
2011 Woldingham
Pedham Place
Tenterden
The Ridge
2010 Darenth Valley
Farleigh Court
Hemsted Forest
Etchinghill
2009 Weald of Kent, Headcorn
Birchwood
Tenterden
Pedham Place
2008 Hemsted Forest
Lydd
Austin Lodge
Birchwood
2007 Kent National - Brenchley
Cranbrook - Hemsted Forest
Darenth Valley
2006 The Ridge
Etchinghill
Cobtree
2005 Poult Wood
Boughton
Birchwood

Handicap Reductions
0.4 per point over 36 points to a maximum of 4 shots

Handicap Increases
0.1 per point under 36 points to a maximum of 3 shots

In addition to the above the following reductions will also be taken.
8 or less players
Winner 2 points & 2nd place 1 point

9-12 players
Winner 3 points, 2nd place 2 points & 3rd place 1 point

13+ players
Winner 4 points, 2nd place 3 points, 3rd place 2 points, 4th place 1 point.