The first 6 holes were Stableford where men conceded 2 shots to ladies. On a back 3 count back, Jim Fogarty emerged the winner from Graeme Syme.
The next 6 holes were the unforgiving Bogey format with men again conceding 2 shots to ladies. Julian James was the clear winner finishing 3 up from John Morris, Sean Dalton and Richard Owen – all 2 up.
The last 6 holes were Medal with ladies receiving 4 shots from men before the 1/3rd reduction. Paul Patching coasted to victory finishing with eagle 18 for his 20.67. John Morris was second with 22.33 – a sixth of a shot ahead of Ian Smith. Julian James would probably have been in the frame but for a 10 at 17.
The Victor Ludorum prize went to non-participant Kerry Sargeant for 3 birdies and an eagle in a gross 65 net 59 round. Mindful that a general play adjustment for Kerry would require referral to SCGU under CONGU Clause 23.4(b) [becoming a Category 1 player] the Handicap Committee will nevertheless keep his performance under close review.
Fourteen pairs competed in this popular format. Ladies received 4 shots before the 3/8ths combined allowance and 2 pairs produced a score of 37 points.
On count back, Ian and Julie Smith won on the back 6 from Tracy Wright and Kerry Sargeant. New member Mads Bruun accompanied Sean Dalton to take 3rd position on back 6 count back from Captain Richard Owen and Vice Captain Gurpal Sekhon.
Good teamwork was evident from Peter and Sheena Harrington who recorded the only â€˜Two’ at 3.
After a very wet Saturday, there was a good turn out to play on a rather â€œmuddyâ€ golf course for the Christmas Hamper.
The winner, with a very good score of 40 points was Gurpul Sekhon with Jim Fogarty in second place with 36 points with a better back nine from Julian Ratnage who came third. Men ceded 2 shots to the Ladies and the best lady was Lia Donath with 33 points.
Monthly Medal / Ladies Team Event
Report by Jayne Maxwell
Thank you everyone for supporting me on my first day as Lady Captain and what a beautiful day it was. The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the frost on the ground made for a very pretty scene even though it was difficult to see and find golf balls!
The game format was the best score on Par 5’s, the best two scores on Par 4’s and the best three scores on Par 3’s. There was a large turnout and it was a fun event.
The winning team on the day was Doreen Dolby, Jini Beacham, Jayne Maxwell and Michele Mair who had 85 points.
Many thanks to everyone who played. The next team event is on Sunday 4th January.
A frosty start greeted competitors, with many NRing early in the round with lost balls.
Back office staff in the Handicap Secretary’s office mulled over the results, fortified by the wine, there were 3 glorious 65s. On a count back, Graeme Syme took the (ginger) biscuit from Jim Fogarty and Gary Flounders.
CSS was unchanged from SSS 68.
The Ladies AGM is scheduled for Saturday 6 December. The venue is THE DYSART at 135 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AA.
Tee off is 11 am starting with coffee. The AGM follows at 11.30 and a 3-course lunch at 1 pm.