Early starters Lee Eden and Jim Fogarty took the top honours in the Lissaman Cup which was played for a change on Duke’s. Lee’s winning score was a net 70, one head of Jim. Conditions were better than previous, but varied and autumnal.
The final Top Dog positions confirm Paul Appleton as the winner – his JH Taylor victory being the clincher. Toby Hunt finished a very creditable 2nd.
News From the Park
Captain Jon Cooper has issued the next edition of the occasional newsletter – News From the Park. It’s available now online.
Winter Tee Times
This is a quick note to let everyone know that as we move towards winter we have our usual playing order change that takes effect from this Sunday.
The playing sequence for the winter season will be in the order of 4 men’s games, followed by the ladies’ section occupying 4 or 5 games, and the residue of the men will play after the ladies.
Although it has been annoying that our start times have recently been delayed we expect the situation to settle down shortly and our first game should tee off no later than 8:45, the first of the ladies’ games should tee off at 9:13, and the final contingent of men should start to tee off at 9:48. I have my fingers crossed that this schedule will become the norm and I would like to remind everyone that we like to see players at the portacabin 30 minutes before their anticipated tee time.
For those that are playing this Sunday don’t forget that the clocks go back, and also don’t forget that it’s the Lissaman Cup – ‘ three clubs and a putter ‘. Anyone who wants to play but their name is not on the booking sheet please email by return and your name will be added..
In a very close fought contest for the October Monthly Medal, Julie Smith emerged victorious with a net 72, beating Maureen Slade on the Back 9. Angela Flynn was one shot behind in 3rd.
LGU Silver Medal
Only 4 ladies completed the necessary 4 rounds in the LGU Silver Medal. Sheena Harrington’s aggregate score of +9 beat Julie Smith into 2nd place by 1 shot.
LGU Bronze Medal
Veronica Mitchell and Louise Williams had to be content with joint 2nd place, narrowly beaten by Jan Oliver’s winning aggregate score of +20.
Report due soon.
Charity Cup & Barton Bowl
With an excellent 40 points, Norma Lynch won the MacMillan Charity Competition with Maureen Slade in 2nd place on 38 pts.
The CSS was 73 / 35 pts, an increase of 2 over the SSS.
Congratulations to Maureen Slade who also won the Barton Bowl play-off which was played on the same day. This makes it the 2nd year in a row for Maureen. She beat Sheena Harrington into 2nd place.
Report due soon.
Autumn Meeting Rd 2 (L)
The second round of the autumn meeting took place on 7th September and was well attended by 22 playing ladies.
The format was a 4 ball better ball off 3/4 individual handicap. Although the scores were not record breaking Julie Smyth and Lorna White were clear winners by 3 points. The winning partnership dove-tailed well from hole to hole, but it was noted that Julie played well below handicap and so it will not be long before she is cut.
The weather was warm and sunny and the ladies, enjoying a glass of wine and refreshments organised by Veronica Mitchell and one of Julie’s famous cakes, collected their hard fought and won prizes and monthly medals since May this year.
It was good to see ladies playing who had not been to the Park for some months, returning to the fold and there was a special welcome to Jayne Maxwell, who is still in plaster. Jayne, unfortunately, broke a leg whilst playing for the ladies of Richmond Park in a friendly match against Amida in September.
Thank you ladies for making the meeting a special occasion.
A superior back 9 of 38 gave Peter Harrington the monthly medal from Kerry Sargeant – both with 68s. There were three 69s in the pack following from Messrs. Winter, Smith and Diamond.
CSS remained as SSS at 68 with just one playing handicap change – for handicap secretary Paul Grand with a cut from 18 to 17. As always his round could have been much better until a 10 and a 9 blotted his card. Men’s handicap list…
This was the final round of the Grand Medal Trophy and Ian Smith is confirmed as winner, four ahead of Kerry Sargeant – well done Ian.