Winter Comp Rd 8 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 4
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Winter Comp Rd 7 / Princes Eclectic Rd 4
An elite field of three profited from a really rather pleasant day albeit with rather soggy greens after an unpromising start with heavy rain. Susan Smith was the winner with 35 points.
Harriet Carr won the cumulative Prince’s Eclectic with a net 70 with Susan Smith just one shot behind on net 71.
A back 9 count back was needed to separate 3 excellent 43s returned: Mike Smeal 1st, Kerry (1 under par) Sargeant 2nd and Peter Harrington 3rd. Jim Fogarty was DQ for signing for a 2 not 3 at 11.
Scoring was very good generally with CSS being reduced 1 from SSS to 64 (increased to 41 points).
Kerry now leads the Winter Competition, two ahead of Graeme Syme and four from Toby Hunt with just the last round left.
Kerry is also confirmed as the Prince’s Eclectic winner by 3 from Richard Owen. Paul Grand, Graeme Syme & Toby Hunt share 3rd place. There were good late runs from Richard and Paul but Kerry was invincible with his 59.
Winter Comp Rd 6 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 3
Although the weather continues to be cold with snow and rain, ten ladies turned out to play the third round of the Eclectic competition on the Duke’s course.
Jini Beacham triumphed with 35 stableford points and Harriet Carr in second place with 33 points.
The final round of the Duke’s Eclectic will be held on 28th March. After 3 rounds Cheryl Woodhouse is in first place with a net 74, Harriet Carr is second with a net 77 and Sheena Harrington third with a net 80.
The winner on a back 3 count back was John Morris from Richard Kenwood – both 39 points. Third was Jim Deissler 38 and 4th Toby Hunt. Playing inspired golf (no doubt from his net 60 the previous week), John made the galleries come alight with a hole in one at the 9th – and treated fellow competitors to the customary drink afterwards in the clubhouse.
The high incidence of Category 1-3 players returning within 2 of SSS 66 (38), CSS was actually reduced to 65 (increased to 39 points) with the unusual result of no handicaps being reduced, even to decimal places.
In the associated penultimate round of Duke’s Eclectic, Toby Hunt and Kerry Sargeant are tied with 64 with John Morris 3rd 66.
The Winter Competition itself is led by Graeme Syme on 118, one ahead of Toby and Kerry one further behind.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
Three teams entered the February team event and the clear victors were Sonia, Susan and Veronica with 72 stableford points. The other teams managed 69 and 68 stableford points and shall remain nameless.
New Vice-Captain John Morris stamped his authority on the field to win by 3 clear shots with a net 60. Indeed, a score in the 50s was on he cards as John stood on the 10th tee one under parâ€¦. Nigel Ward & Tony Kopczak took 2nd and 3rd positions with 63s.
Conditions were conducive to good scoring generally but CSS remained at SSS 65.
Annual subscriptions are due on 1st February. The rate remains unchanged at Â£50, with Senior members paying Â£25 (men 65 and over, Ladies 60 and over on 1st February).
Please check this recent Committee Notice for details on how to pay.