The Seve Cup VII Pairings and Format

Round 1 Valley Course (9 holes) – Foursomes Matchplay – Tee off 10:30am
 
1.       Theodorou & Evans     vs         Marshall & Joyce
2.       Hewett & Lunn             vs         Preston & Gill
3.       Ralley & Waite             vs         Cardoso & A. Williams
4.       Etheridge & Scott         vs         B. Williams & Sanchez
5.       Stevenson & Barr         vs         Craigie & Dharmasingham
6.       Russell & Harlow          vs         Grose & Bullock
7.       Scargill & S. Williams    vs         Wilson & Coleman
 
Foursomes essentially means playing alternate shots between your pair with one ball. One partner will always tee off from the odd holes with the other teeing off on the even. I will send some more details on handicaps and more detailed rules nearer the event.
 
Round 2 Meon Course (18 holes) – Matchplay Pairs – Tee off 1:15pm
 
1.       Theodorou & Evans     vs         Marshall & Joyce
2.       Hewett & Lunn             vs         Preston & Gill
3.       Ralley & Waite             vs         Cardoso & A. Williams
4.       Etheridge & Scott         vs         B. Williams & Sanchez
5.       Stevenson & Barr         vs         Craigie & Dharmasingham
6.       Russell & Harlow          vs         Grose & Bullock
7.       Scargill & S. Williams    vs         Wilson & Coleman
 
This is the normal format that we play on Day One so doesn’t really need much explaining. Stu and I were going to mix these pairings up to make it slightly more interesting, but I don’t think we’ll have enough time to everyone finish the foursomes, grab some food and then tee off. Keeping the pairings the same means if you draw or lose your foursomes match you’ll then have the opportunity to redeem yourselves in the afternoon. Again I will send an e-mail nearer the time detailing handicaps and any rules people need to know.
 
Saturday night
 
-          We finish the rounds approx 6:30pm;
-          Check into the hotel;
-          Shower and change and meet everyone for dinner at approx. 8pm;
-          After dinner we complete the auction;
-          Announce single line-up for Day Two; then
-          Drink and be merry.
 
Sunday
 
-          Breakfast;
-          Check out of hotel;
-          Tee off for Round 3 Singles Matchplay at 10:44am;
-          Complete singles matches approx 4:30pm; and
-          Presentations and carriages home.

Seve Cup VI: Pairings

Match 1: Preston & Gill Vs Cardoso & Grose

Match 2: Joyce & Marshall Vs Flinty & Bully

Match 3: Agi & Scragill Vs Maz & Gav

Match 4: Ethel & Stevenson Vs Hewitt & Craigie

Match 5: Chappers & Bulky Vs Wilson & Myers

Match 6: Hall & Isaac Vs Blaskey & Evans

Match 7: Rusty & Harlow Vs Jarvis & George

www.oddboys.co.uk has it down as a 7-0 Team Lyle victory after day one

Tournament review: The Pooch & Mutt North London Open

WILSON SILENCES CRITICS WITH RUTHLESS DISPLAY IN FINAL MAJOR OF THE YEAR

They say a week is a long time in politics, well a month is an enternity in golf. Or at least it may have felt that way for the Team Lyle captain Stuart Wilson. That was until the approximately 5pm on Saturday at the Inaugural Pooch & Mutt North London Open 2012. One month previous there was mumurings of a lack of leadership, direction and indeed question marks around Wilson being the right man to take Lyle forward in 2013 after another singles day hammering in SC5.

One month later he becomes a major winner with a ruthless display of excellent golf in wet and windy conditions at the Hainault Golf Course. He didn’t do it the easy way either. Knowing he needed to par the last to take it to a play off with the Spartak Masters winner Cardoso, which would eventually be a 3 way play off after Dominic Tootill, (playing in a later group than both) an ex scratch handicapper also carded a nett Par round of tidy golf.

Talent has always been in abundance with Wilson, but to actually see off stiff competition also from Preston and Theodorou (both 1 over par) and Grose (2 over) showed genuine backbone. The three hole putting play off went to sudden death with Cardoso, after Toothill 3 putted the 2nd. Wilson yet again demonstrated nerves of steel similar to Kaymer in the Ryder Cup last month to slot home a down hill 4 footer to take the final major of the year – firmly putting to bed the debate around his ruthless streak and performing on the big stage. Despite the public display of support from Lyle after the SC, surely they now feel privately too, he’s the only man to take the faltering team forward.

Who knows, with 4 of the top 6 being Lyle players, maybe the tournament, along with the Grose & Cardoso partnership smashing Preston & Tootill in the same week could signal a shift in the balance of power between the two teams. In April, maybe the Lyle performance in Wales could be traced back to this week as the turning point.

Only time will tell.

Thanks a lot to everyone. Especially the CEO of the title sponsor. Faldonia too, for contribution to the 11th place prize.

The P&M NLO committee.

Photos from Seve V

Pairings for Seve Cup V: Day 1

Preston (Capt) & Gill vs Craigie & Stanbridge
Dominator & Tom Stevenson vs Cardoso & Grose
Waite & Scargill vs Bulldozer & Jarvis
Etheridge & Isaac vs Blaskey & Myers
Marshall & Joyce vs Cheggers & Rom
Rusty & Harlow vs Hewitt & Wilson (capt)
Hall & Chappers vs Mario & Evans

How the teams line up

Details for Seve Cup V

Faldo
Preston (capt)
Scargill
Waite
Gill
Harlow
Hall
Russell
Toothill
Stevenson
Joyce
Etheridge
Isaac
Marshall
Chapman

Lyle
Wilson (capt)
Cardoso
Cheggers (Day One)/Flinty (Day Two)
Bullock
Hewitt
Stanbridge
Blaskey
Craigie
Myers
Theodorou
Grose
Jarvis
Evans
Dharmasingham

The format
The format will be the same as last year where Day One will comprise matchplay pairs and Day Two will be matchplay singles. However this year we are changing the handicap rules, to avoid situations where a player needs a hole in one just to get a half!! See attached word doc for details. I hope its straight forward stuff, but if you don’t understand then we can explain it to you on the day or you can email Wilson or me beforehand. Your opponents will be marking your scorecards.

Weekend Details
Venue: Marriott Tudor Park Golf & Country Club
Link: http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/hotel-information/golf-courses/tdmgs-tudor-park-a-marriott-hotel-and-country-club/
Address: Ashford Rd, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4NQ.
Transport: Please arrange your own.

Saturday 6th Oct – Matchplay Pairs:
Players begin to arrive – 10:30am
Pairings for Day One Matchplay pairs announced – 11:12am
1st tee off pairs matchplay – 12:12pm
Complete rounds
Check into accommodation (see accommodation list attached) – approx 6pm
Dinner – 8pm
Auction – 9.30pm
Matchplay Singles Order announced – 10pm
Drinks and early night

Sunday 7th Oct – Matchplay Singles
Breakfast
Check out of accommodation (this has to happen before you tee off otherwise you’ll be charged an extra night)
1st tee off for singles matchplay – 10:20am
Hopefully finish approx 4pm
Presentations and awards

Auction
Following the huge success of the auction last year, Mario will be organising this again. For those of you that do not know about the auction, each player is auctioned off on Saturday evening to the highest bidder. The person that owns the player who scores the highest stableford score on Singles Day (Sunday) will scoop the entire pot of money collected. Last year’s pot was over £700!! Well worth getting involved and identifying any potential bandits from Day One. Mario will be in touch in due course to get a few words from you for your write up in the auction brochure.

Prizes available
The Seve Cup
14 x individual prizes for winning team – golf balls
Stableford Trophy – scores the highest stableford score on Sunday
MVP of the weekend – selected by the captains
Worst Player
Nearest pin x 2
Longest drive x 2
Best dressed
Worst drinker
Most Improved Player
Team Lyle player of the tournament – voted for by team
Team Faldo player of the tournament – voted for by team
Prize Draw for prompt payment – The Seve Umbrella

So you are aware who made the free prize draw for the much talked about Seve Umbrella see below:

Grose (fastest)
Harlow
Isaac
Rom
Bully
Guy
Hewitt
Wilson
Agi
Rusty
Tom
George
Joyce
Gill
Preston