The Jeff Hindle Memorial Cup @ Birchwood 2019 Report

Jeff Hindle Memorial Cup at Birchwood

Enough time has gone by since the passing of Jeff for there to be people out there who do not know the significance of Jeff to the PGS. Back in the late 1980’s/early 90’s the society nearly ground to a stop. I recall one event where only 8 people stayed after the golf for something to eat. Initially Brendan Brady gave the Portland the kiss of life by taking on the Secretaries post and injected some structure into the system. Later Jeff took on the task and the membership frailty was a thing of the past. We had events with over 50 competitors and filled hotels on our golfing breaks to Wales. The power boys certainly switched the society on and Bill Harris has kept things afloat since. Three cheers for ELP who helped the PGS survive.

Back to Birchwood where the inclement weather had took its toll on the course. It was very soft and lush. The greens were bagatelles. Mere bagatelles 3 of our luckier players might say.

Top 10

Player Score Posn. Prior Post Why
Tobin T 35 1 8.4 7.8 1st
Garner M 35 2 22.95 20.95 2nd
Murray B 34 3 28 27 3rd
Harris W 32   7.6 7.6 buffer
Martin J 30   24.9 24.9 buffer
Claffy M 29   22.1 22.3 buffer
Coburn J 28   18.8 19 0.2
Haynes G 28   9 9.2 0.2
McGovern D 26   15.3 15.5 0.2
Derbyshire P 24   28 28 max


 Nearest the Pins etc


Any 2's

Hole 4 Terry Tobin Yes
Hole 7 Mel Garner Yes
Hole 10 Steve Payne No
Hole 12 Kieran Dunn Yes Dave McGovern
Hole 17 Martin Claffy  
Longest drive Terry Tobin  


So at least Brian Murray can send his guard dog back to the kennels now the 2’s pot has been emptied.

Frances handed out a quiz for us to ponder. It was probably won by Terry Tobin he won everything else. I think if your 1st and 2nd names start with the same letter and have the same number of letters you should be barred from all competitions.  I’ll put it forward at the AGM there will be no shortage of seconders. Next stop Deane remember your tin hats.