Our week of results begins, as always, with Monday morning's Vet's Competition. This week 47 competitors competed for the Stableford prize. Leading the field home was Alan Myers with a very steady 38 points. In second place, one point back, was Peter Fletcher with his 37. Both Alan and Peter reduced their handicaps by one shot as a result. And in third, it was the inform Bob Musson on 35 points. Aside from the main event, it was to be a fantastic success for Tom Morris in the competitions 2's sweep. Not only did Tom record the only 2 of the day which would have collected him a nice £42 , it was one of those most joyous occasions when the sweep was a rollover. Tom ended up with a cool £74 for his efforts on the short 16th.
Tuesday's Ladies' event was also a Stableford format. Taking first place was Francis Edwards with 33 points. Closely followed in second place with 32 points, and after a count back decision was Linda Jones, whose hole-in-two at the 11th was key to her success over eventual third placed player, Jean Sanders. Linda's two wasn't the only two of the day, Hilary Shortland also made easy pickings of the 11th hole.
It was Extra Stableford day on Wednesday 10th, and for the time of the year the event was well supported. It wasCrispin Sanders who took the initiative and fired his way to an awesome 39 points. A performance that not only left the rest of the field trailing 5 points behind, it also reduced Crispin's handicap by 2 shots, from 15 down to 13. Tony Marsh and Murray Alexander were Crispin's nearest rivals, both players returning scores of 34 points. However it was Tony who clinched the runner spot after a count back, helped by a hole in 2 at the 11th.
Captain Pro Charity Match
Julian and I took to the course for what was now definitely our last Captain Pro charity match. We rescheduled an original summer match, against Chairman of Greens, Grant Cristall and his recently home from uni son, Cameron. After a closely battled front 9 that Julian and I managed to win one up, we were pegged back to all square after a solid 4 nett 3 on the 12th from Grant. However, with three birdies in the next three holes form yours truly, the match was put to bed. Thank you to Grant and Cameron for their company and sportsmanship, and also, now that we've finished, I'd like to say a massive thank you to Julian for his time, efforts and company in the matches throughout the year. I look forward to next year's contest when my first game will be against Julian!
Winter League Match
Sunday's third round Winter league match was unfortunately cancelled due to freezing conditions. This now means the league is reduced from 6 rounds to 5 - with all the 5 rounds counting towards your total league score. The next scheduled round is on Sunday, 18th January 2015.
New Year's Day
After some discussions with Sue Timmins lLast year's winner) we present to you - The Hair of the Dog Cross Country. Come on up to the Club on New Year's Day for some highly entertaining golf, a few glasses of mulled wine, snacks and nibbles, and some fresh air and exercise to kick start the New Year. And who knows, you could even walk away with a brand newsSet of Callaway X2 Hot irons, a Big Bertha driver, or any other of many great prizes in my Pro Shop Christmas Draw.
The itinerary for the day will be as follows….
- 9.15 for 9.30am - Mulled Wine Reception, Registration and Score Card Collection
- 9.50am - Take your place on the course
- 10am - Shotgun Start - 9 hole, Cross Country Course, Texas Scramble
- 12.30pm - All in the bar for refreshments and nibbles
- 1pm - Prizegiving and Pro Shop Christmas Raffle Draw