Winter Four Ball

The Final of W.W. 4 Ball 2016 goes to 21st Hole

The conclusion of this year’s 4 Ball Competition, between Defending Champions Pinkman & Luke Burgess V Lee Rhodes & Bob Singh, was a match well deserving of the Final.

Friday 11th November provided a beautiful autumn day for golf with the course at Robin Hood prepared meticulously.

Despite holding a 3 hole advantage at some stages, Luke & Pinkman approached the 15th green only 1 up. A halved hole brought no change. The 16th produced some fireworks, with Lee chipping in from the bunker for a winning 2. ALL SQUARE,

17 saw a lost ball, and some difficult shots through & round trees. Luke got his par 4, but Lee wins the hole with a 4 net 3. Lee & Bob 1 UP.

On to 18, where  a superb approach by Pink from 165 yds. yielded a Birdie 3 to win the hole. BACK TO ALL SQUARE and SUDDEN DEATH on further holes.

On the first extra hole, Lee very nearly repeated a chip-in from the edge of the green, but the ball lipped out to deny him a win and the match. Hole halved and on to the 2nd  where the  hole is also halved in Par.

Now for the 3rd extra hole. (Shots for Bob & Pink). From the tee, Bob hooks into the practice ground ditch, can only drop out. Pink in the trees on the left has to chip out. Lee & Luke are mighty down the fairway. All on the approach shots then. Bob loses his way and is out of it; Pink (3 net 2) & Luke 2 on the green. Extra adrenaline from Lee puts him out the top of the green from where he plays a tentative chip only halfway to the pin on the front, played 3. Luke misses his Birdie putt. All down to Lee & Pink, both putting downhill on the slippery green. Lee misses and rolls past. So does Pink, but sinks the return for a 5 net 4, to win the hole and the match.

Congratulations to Pinkman & Luke Retaining the Trophy in 2016

Winter Four Ball Roll of Honour

 

Year

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

 

Name

John Raison

Dave Wydall

Dave Grenfell

John Hopkins

Kevin Hobbs

John Raison

Geoff Irwin

Dave Grenfell

John Raison

John Raison

Alan Rogers

Kevin Hobbs

Scott Key

Jake Scott

John Raison

Luke Burgess

Luke Burgess

Chris Moore

Pete Millane

Luke Burgess

Luke Burgess

 

Name

Mike Patrick

Chris Grenfell

Paul Virgo

Gordon Allen

Keith Ceillam

Pinkman

Alan Redwood

Paul Virgo

Pinkman

Pinkman

Pete Olds

Alistair Reay

Richard Arthey

Keith Scott

Pinkman

Leighton Rickards

Leighton Rickards

Simon Heaton

Mark Averill

Pinkman

Pinkman

 

 

 

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Luke and Pinkman

 

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The Final Pairings

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Bob & Lee congratulate Luke and Pinkman

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