Main Sweep Event

James Niknejad was very confident with his 10-shot lead going into the final day and claimed today “it’s not a R4 – it’s a victory lap”.

When I looked at the composition of the teams in the top 10 this morning there was so much variability, probably reflecting the tough pricing Jason set at the start of the week, that I thought could lead to some big moves. Scheffler’s name did feature on many near the top but, other than him, we had a full range of golfers to track.

James’ confidence was fully justified and, although the gap did get down to 6 shots at one point, he eventually extended his win to 12 shots when his team finished on 9 under – he was the only team to score under par. Impressive picking from James who has upped his game in the main event these days as he also collected a prize last year I believe – he was referred to as the LSS specialist as he collected this prize on more than one occasion in the early days.

In 2nd place at 3 over par is Chris and Mark Seal who scored 5 under for the day to move them up one place. 3rd position is taken by James Massey, who managed to get into the prizes despite having one missed cut golfer – James finished at 6 over. JK had a good final day after the disasters he had yesterday, McCarthy and Kitayama went out early but did well which pulled him back into contention. His team score was 5 under today to move him to a 7 over total. On Saturday morning he had ambitions to collect £2,600 and use it to upgrade the website; as he only picks up £650 we may not get the gold plated version he was dreaming of. We have a tie for 5th place between Carol Soutar and the day 1 leader Stuart Mackie with a sweep score of 8 over.

There are always hard luck stories and just missing out were Charles Tuchel and, once again, John Gutkin who got to 4th at once point until Aberg and Homa suffered at the start of their back nine – one day John you might time your run and collect something from these sweeps!

Scheffler was impressive over the back 9 as others faded away and just like James in the sweep there was no doubt who as going to win – Aberg found trouble at the 11th but showed resilience as he fought his way back to get close, but class told in the end – not bad for his Masters debut and surely he’ll win one of these soon. No one threatened to come through form the pack. I was chatting to Jason about it mid-round, his view was the course set up meant it was difficult to attack for risk of clocking up big numbers. It was still great viewing and whilst not a nail-biting finish, there were some great shots to watch.

Consolation Events – Note these are the team scores for all 6 golfers over the weekend.

MC1

Carol Soutar came out on top with a 1 under weekend score – however as Carol won a main prize she does not qualify for this one as well. Four teams scored 1 over at the weekend: Suzy Donaldson, Mark Josephson, Mark Doyle and Cavanaugh. We split ties by the team overall score and the respective scores were +13, +21, +22 and +25 so Suzy gets 1st place with Mark getting 2nd.

MC2

Barbara Dalton finished on 10 over with Tom Welsh on 11 over. Hard luck to 12 overs from Seth Underwood, Peter Crouch and Stuart Field.

MC3

James Weapon wins this with 17 over closely followed by Ryan Davies at 18 over. Just missing out were Dennis Holdsworth and Andy Davies – not sure if he is related to Ryan, if so, perhaps they might split it?

MC4/5

Keith Donaldson finished on +32 just pipping Mark Webber by one shot. The Donaldson team once again get some return from these sweeps as the regulars will recall Suzy had a couple of big wins last year.

Winning Golfer Prize

61 teams had Scheffler – of these only two picked the 2nd place golfer (Aberg). The team belonging to Chinese Ambassador and Chris Willmot managed this. The former team included Pavon (1 over) as his 3rd best finisher whereas Chris included Scott (4 over) so the prize goes to Chinese Ambassador. The Chinese Ambassador team just missed out in the main event but the £350 on offer here is comparable with the lower prizes in the main event. The team name of Chinese Ambassador reminded me that there were a couple of amusing team names in the list that some may have noticed – my favourite was Harry The Hammer, which I did find amusing when entering all the team details on Tuesday and Wednesday this week – some light relief when the going gets tough:-) into the early hours.

LSS

Tom Kim went out early and shot a 66 which no one equalled or bettered. We do not think anyone picked Kim so if that is the case then we’ll carry forward the £350 on offer to the PGA in May. Jason and I discussed it this eveningand there were 3 options: (a) pay to the next golfer, (b) carry it forward or (c) ‘croupiers tip’ as Jason referred to it – we decided to go for the middle option as that seemed fairer to all.

Hole in 1 Bonus

No holes in 1 yesterday – a couple came close most notably Zalatoris but we carry forward the £500 on to the USPGA next month. When the TV coverage went to Ryan Fox on 16 we wondered is this an ace? – Alas no for the Fox supporters as he dumped it in the water.

Other

We won’t go into the details again, but you’ll have been aware that we have had some technical problems with this sweep which has meant it has been very tough for us, but also not great for a few people who did not receive the updates. We will look at how we can improve things ahead of the PGA next month.  This is likely to require some investment. All we can do for now is apologise to those that were impacted and try to ensure we do not get repeat problems in future sweeps. Where people informed us they were not getting the updates we were able to send them on separately. So, please, if it does happen again let us know and we can try rectify it.

We’ll be back for the PGA Sweep in 4 weeks and hopefully we’ll see lots of you for that.

Summary of Prize Payouts

Main Event

1st              £2600 James Niknejad

2nd             £1300 Chris and Mark Seal

3rd              £900 James Massey

4th              £650 Jason Kelly

5th              tie  £370 each Carol Soutar and Stuart Mackie

Consolation Event

MC1 £320 Suzy Donaldson, £180 Mark Josephson

MC2 £250 Barbara Dalton, £150 Tom Welsh

MC3 £200 James Weapon, £110 Ryan Davies

MC4/5  £150 Keith Donaldson

LSS

£350 no one – cfwd to the PGA

Hole in 1 none so £500 cfwd to PGA

Winning Golfer Prize £350 Chinese Ambassador.

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Thanks Ian, and thank you all for playing.  As always, can those who won prizes please forward me their preffered payment method and details please.

JK

Position Name Score Missed Cut Weekend
1 James Niknejad -9 0 -1
2 Mark and Chris Seal 3 0 1
3 James Massey 6 1 3
4 Jason Kelly 2 7 0 15
5 Carol Soutar 8 1 -1
  Stuart Mackie 8 0 10
7 Charles Tuchel 10 1 9
8 Chinese Ambassador 12 0 11
  John Gutkin 1 12 0 8
  Ryan Leverton 12 0 7
11 Suzy Donaldson 13 1 1
  Edward Hogan 13 1 10
  Felicity Weekes 13 0 8
  Mayukh Chhibber 2 13 0 4
15 Ben Jones 2 14 0 14
16 Tom Atkinson 16 1 6
  Robert Goldsmith 16 0 15
  Graeme Hipkiss 2 16 0 4
  John Quinn 1 16 0 8
20 Douglas Russell-Lowe 17 0 11
  Josh Simpson 17 0 6
22 Simon Cope 18 1 10
  Mark Swires 18 1 14
24 John Bolsover 19 1 4
  Gary Flood 2 19 1 4
  Jack Wilkes 2 19 0 2
27 Jon Laycock 2 20 0 2
  Stewart Driver 2 20 1 8
  Neil Davies 20 0 7
30 Paul Kemp 21 1 13
  Stuart Field 2 21 1 18
  James Hickson 21 1 3
  Mark Josephson 21 1 1
  Alan Barber 1 21 1 11
  Carl Diable 2 21 1 10
  John Hill 3 21 1 3
37 Greg Snowden 22 0 2
  Rob Greenwood 22 0 12
  Lisa/Sue 2 22 1 16
  Mark Doyle 2 22 1 1
  Tom Boyd 22 0 14
  Phil Lewin 22 0 7
43 Louise Cromarty 23 0 3
  Dan Davies 23 0 4
  Dean King 2 23 1 8
  Gribble 1 23 0 8
  Sandeep Grewal 23 1 10
  Gwyneth Davies 23 1 8
49 Antony Childs 24 1 8
  Fraser Cromarty 24 0 10
  David Hargrave 24 1 15
  Gary Hodgson 24 0 14
  David Dalton 24 1 10
  Barbara Dalton 24 2 10
  Tom Donaldson 2 24 1 8
  Michael McQueen 3 24 1 11
  Redpot 24 0 8
  Dale Hartless 24 0 6
59 William Gallimore C 25 1 7
  Ron Smartt 25 0 16
  Dan Balsdon 25 1 12
  Cavanaugh 5 25 1 1
  Paul Eastwood 25 1 6
64 Barry Winter 26 0 19
  Ryan Jensen 26 0 8
  Danny Wilson 26 1 11
  Steve Dine 26 2 15
  Joe McEvilly 26 1 13
69 Jeremy Brooks 27 1 5
  Andy Thompson 27 1 11
  Matthew Bate 27 0 11
  Brian Pilotille 1 27 1 21
  Frankie Boland 27 1 8
  Ross – GCS 27 2 13
  Pamela Morgan 27 1 17
76 John Gutkin 2 28 1 12
  Seth Underwood 2 28 2 12
  Jack Anker 28 0 7
  Emily Sayers 28 1 17
  Stewart Driver 1 28 1 15
  Lee Crowe 28 0 16
  Alex Leverton 28 1 23
  Ian Draper 28 0 8
  Chris Willmot 28 1 9
  Luke Hogan 28 1 9
  Cavanaugh 1 28 0 21
  Pat Murphy 28 1 10
  Terry Madden 28 0 22
89 Tim Bortwick 1 29 1 14
  Christopher Hey 29 1 8
  Jan Murphy 29 1 17
  Rich Anderson 29 0 19
  Richard Butler 29 1 5
  William Gallimore B 29 0 18
  Bernard Tonge 2 29 1 12
  Carl Diable 1 29 1 5
  Redrich 29 1 16
  Douce Lawson 29 2 13
99 Espen Erichsen 30 1 12
  Charlie Goldsmith 30 0 18
  Jim Derby 30 1 15
102 James Gove 31 1 15
  Gavin Seeley 31 2 14
  Peter Black 31 0 13
  Dan Balsdon/Greg Snowden 31 2 22
  John Quinn 2 31 1 7
107 Chris Steele 32 1 20
  Peter Nixon 32 0 9
  Barry Drain 32 1 12
  Adrian Lis 32 2 23
  Nick Irens 32 1 13
  Tyran Taylor 32 2 17
  John Hill 2 32 0 10
  Bakey 2 32 1 17
  Naman Sujanti 32 2 19
116 Mike Hill 2 33 1 21
  Michael McQueen 1 33 1 8
  John Hill 1 33 0 10
  Dooks of Hazzard 33 1 16
  Jo Edwards 1 33 1 5
  Louis Gallacher 33 0 7
122 Jamie Spears 34 0 15
  Oliver Hickling 34 1 11
  Mick Laffey 34 1 19
  Luke Howard 2 34 0 11
  Shaun Marples 1 34 0 16
  Kate Hargrave 34 1 19
  Richard Warburton 2 34 1 15
  Alan Barber 3 34 0 17
  Michael McQueen 2 34 2 20
  Stephen Maddox 34 0 13
  Marek Lenartowicz 34 2 17
  Harry The Hammer 34 1 14
  Jack Wilkes 1 34 1 13
135 Lawrence Skinner 35 1 28
  Phillip Marshall 35 1 19
  Glen Joss 1 35 1 24
  James Morris 35 0 16
  Heston Orchard 35 1 10
  Sandy 1 35 1 18
  Gary Dinshaw 35 2 21
142 Douglas Durrant 36 2 14
  Ray Morgan 36 0 21
  John Demaine 36 1 9
  Tom Welsh 36 2 11
  Jeremy Willans 36 1 18
  Brian Pilotille 1 36 1 11
148 Peter Crouch 37 2 12
  Paul Bramley 37 2 18
  Greg Josling 2 37 2 23
  Toby Walton 1 37 1 16
  James Mitchell 2 37 1 9
  Richard Warburton 3 37 1 13
  Matthew Wood 37 1 15
  Rhodri Williams 2 37 1 8
  Harry Cottam 37 1 17
  Al & Deb H 2 37 2 22
  Richard Edwards 37 0 7
  Mark Ingram 37 1 15
  Rockstars 37 1 13
  Al & Ewan H 37 1 20
  Mark Doyle 1 37 1 20
  Terry Mahoney 37 1 16
  Alex Whitaker 37 2 19
165 Max Maxwell 38 1 12
  Kevin Bywater 38 0 15
  Richard Warburton 1 38 0 18
  Stuart Field 1 38 2 12
  Dominic Docherty 38 1 15
  Pauline D 38 1 13
  Jason Reeves 38 1 17
  Allan McMaster 38 2 13
  Jon Tait 38 1 15
174 Sandra Bramley 39 2 24
  John Meadows 39 2 26
  Matt V 39 1 19
  Josh Nutter 39 2 17
  Mark Sanderson 39 2 25
  Big Jim 1 39 1 19
  The Mouse 39 1 21
  Matthew Kenny 2 39 2 16
  David Butler 39 1 18
  Robert Blackburn 39 1 19
184 Sean O’Reilly 40 2 16
  Matt McCullagh 40 2 21
  Lionel Draper 40 1 14
  Leyton Hardwick 40 1 8
  William Gallimore D 40 1 10
189 Adam Johnson 41 1 13
  Greg Josling 1 41 1 9
  Oliver Chinery 41 1 26
  Oliver Reid 41 1 10
  David Cochrane 41 2 29
  Sam Dibb 2 41 2 14
  Andy Harbord 1 41 1 18
  Andrew Umbers 41 0 22
197 James Mitchell 42 1 25
  Toby Walton 2 42 1 16
  Anthony Twiss 42 1 19
  James Wearon 42 3 17
  Matthew Kenny 1 42 2 14
  Kyle Armstrong 42 2 21
  Amanda 1 42 1 21
  Cavanaugh 3 42 0 19
  Will Staddon 2 42 1 20
206 Helen Bywater 43 2 21
  Barney 2 43 1 29
  Craig Turnock 43 2 25
  Jo Edwards 2 43 0 21
210 Simon Stacey 44 1 12
  Robert Daw 44 1 14
  William Gallimore A 44 1 20
  Terry Johnston 44 1 25
  Joel Preston 44 2 15
215 Matthew Hetherington 45 1 16
  Freddie Leighton 45 2 16
  Lisa/Sue 1 45 2 23
  B Davidson 1 45 2 26
  Lambo 1 45 2 26
  Lee D 45 1 25
  Adam Lewis 45 1 29
222 Tony Wright 46 0 23
  Caroline Theyer 46 3 20
  Ben Jones 1 46 2 24
  Mark Allen 2 46 1 12
  Lisa/Sue 3 46 2 20
  Alan Barber 2 46 1 26
  Glen Joss 2 46 0 25
  Daniel Hudson 46 2 20
  John Gower 46 2 25
  Josh Kerslake 46 2 22
  Richard Thompson 46 1 24
  Darragh Butler 46 1 21
  Phin 2 46 2 22
235 Andy Davies 47 3 19
  Rhodri Williams 1 47 2 26
  Jason Kelly 1 47 2 18
238 Neil Marples 48 3 23
  James Connolly 48 2 19
  Shaun Marples 2 48 1 23
  Phineas Williams 48 1 29
  Jon Laycock 1 48 1 27
  Athos Christodoulou 48 2 17
  Michael Drain 48 1 16
  Simon Soutar 48 1 22
  Bakey 1 48 2 26
  Victoria 7 48 2 21
  Neil Gillam 48 3 29
249 Ian Walls 49 2 28
  Mike Hill 1 49 2 21
  Dean King 1 49 1 22
  Bernard Tonge 3 49 2 25
  Mark Bevan 3 49 3 21
  Ste Dawson 49 2 14
255 Ryan Davies 50 3 18
  Neil Johnson 2 50 3 28
  Peter Lowson 50 3 22
  Mark Allen 1 50 2 22
  Big Jim 3 50 2 24
  Alex Paramor 50 0 33
  Alex Morris 50 1 15
  B Davidson 2 50 1 23
  Christopher Ward 50 1 22
  James McConnachie 50 1 30
  Mayukh Chhibber 1 50 1 28
266 Andrew Crick 51 1 23
  Clint Griffin 51 1 18
  Niall Gallagher 51 1 31
  Eamonn Tiernan 51 1 30
  Nick Moss 51 2 13
271 Edward Nicholson 52 3 21
  David Wilkes 52 1 24
  Tony Hallum 52 1 25
  Al & Mark Perks 1 52 2 24
275 Barney 1 53 2 18
  Mike Hill 3 53 2 22
  Big Jim 2 53 1 27
  Tom Donaldson 1 53 2 22
  Al and Deb H 3 53 2 24
  Ian Vinten 53 2 21
  Graeme Hipkiss 1 53 2 24
  Andy Harbord 2 53 2 24
283 Seth Underwood 1 54 2 25
  Harrison O’Hara 54 1 24
  Tim Magnus 54 2 18
  Paul Brogan 54 2 21
  Ryan Bourne 54 1 36
288 George Maddox 55 3 28
  Steve Care 55 2 27
  Richard O’Brien 55 1 21
  Tim Backhouse 55 2 16
  Mark Holman 55 2 29
  Amelia Hickling 55 2 29
294 Simon Paterson 56 1 24
  Glen Bickle 56 1 29
  Dennis Holdsworth 56 3 19
  Steve Care 2 56 2 33
  Alan Barber 4 56 1 24
  Steven Gray 56 0 29
  Tom Bate 56 1 23
  William Rice 56 3 33
  James Dart 56 3 27
  Sam Dibb 1 56 1 26
  Mark Weekes 56 1 27
305 John Johnson 57 1 27
  Stuart Palmer 57 2 28
  Peter Clark 57 3 32
  Jason Palmer 57 1 31
309 Luke Howard 1 58 1 26
310 Tim Bortwick 2 59 2 22
311 Robin Lawson 1 60 2 27
  Cavanaugh 4 60 1 37
  Matt Warburton 60 3 28
  John Izzard 60 2 32
315 Tim Bortwick 3 61 3 36
  Mark Webber 61 4 33
  Toby Skinner 61 2 26
  Bernard Tonge 1 61 2 28
319 Steve Blakesley 62 2 25
  Lacey Clark 62 2 38
  Ciaran Griggs 62 3 26
  Daniel Gawith 62 3 24
323 John Radcliffe 63 3 31
  Al & Mark Perks 2 63 3 33
  Chris Congdon 1 63 3 30
  Robin Lawson 2 63 3 24
  Paul Maddox 63 3 28
328 Gary Flood 1 64 3 28
  Paul Butler 64 3 29
  Jim Josephson 64 2 32
331 Ross Steele 65 3 24
  Will Staddon 1 65 2 38
  Ralph Weekes 65 3 24
334 Mark Bevan 1 66 3 29
335 Niall Laffey 67 2 37
336 Neil Johnson 1 68 2 31
  Keith Donaldson 68 4 32
  Alain Poncelet 68 2 35
339 Al & Deb H 1 70 3 24
  Chris Congdon 2 70 3 35
  Cavanaugh 2 70 3 41
342 Jordan Folorunso 72 3 32
343 Keith Hunter 74 3 38
344 Karl Falvey 76 2 29
  Mark Bevan 2 76 3 37
346 Graham Stirling 78 4 36
347 Andrew Nicolson 94 5 44

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