Winter Comp Rd 5 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 3
On a cold but sunny day, the 7 ladies who ventured forth carded an interesting collection of scores, both high and low which resulted in a QRO game. Lia was the winner with a consistent 17 points out & back, one shot behind was Christina who had an impressive 20 points on her back 9.
Susan maintains a 3 shot lead in the Eclectic after 3 rounds over Val, Lia and Sheena.
On a good day for scoring, Paul Brown emerged as the winner on 40 points, 2 ahead of Richard Owen and Toby Hunt; CSS computed to 39 points.
The leader in the Winter Competition with 5 rounds played and 3 to go is John Morris on 115 points, one ahead of Graeme Syme and two ahead of Toby Hunt.
John and Toby are currently tied in the Duke’s Eclectic on 63.
A glance at the â€˜Pars’ reveals the consistency of Graeme’s game leading the season with 50 to date.
Four Ball Better Ball
Some good complementary play was in evidence and the winners on 46 points were Nigel Ward and Tony Kopczak on 46 points from Matt and Simon Mandelbaum. Early leading clubhouse pairing of Toby Hunt & Paul Grand finished 4th on count back with 43 points behind Graeme Syme and Craig Froude.
Points were awarded against the men’s par and SI, the Committee deciding against the CONGU recommendation of play to the ladies par and SI. The handicap software only permits all players playing to one gender’s card or the other’s in pairs competitions.
Winter Comp Rd 4 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 2
On a blustery day, the new Lady Captain followed her excellent shot for her drive-in with a magnificent 39 points, leaving the rest of the field trailing 10 points in arrears, with Sheena in second place.
Not surprisingly, this has put her into the lead at the half-way stage of the Eclectic, with Sheena again in second place.
The wind featured but otherwise conditions were fair and it was surprising that scoring was so low. Tony Kopczak was the clear winner on 36 points, one ahead of Toby Hunt and 3 clear of Russell Cavell, Simon Mandelbaum, Jim Deissler and Ed Henery.
Tony was the only Cat 1-3 player (and only by 2/10ths of a shot) to come within 2 of SSS 38 points and so SSS fell -3 to 35 points with only Tony receiving any handicap reduction.
In the associated Winter Competition, Graeme Syme now leads by a point from Toby hunt, Matt Mandelbaum and John Morris.
Toby leads the Duke’s Eclectic by 1 from Nigel Ward after two rounds.
Winter Comp Rd 3 / Princes Eclectic Rd 2
A lovely sunny day didn’t seem to help anyone but Lia who beat the rest of the field and Alison by 8 points.
After 2 rounds Val still leads the Eclectic, followed closely by Lia after today’s winning score.
New member Jon Scriven emerged the runaway leader with 45 points – well done Jon. Maintaining his consistent form, Graeme Syme scored 40 points to finish second. Tony Koczak, Hiro Ushido and Simon Mandelbaum followed 2 points further back.
The competition was a non-qualifier for handicapping purposes, with 2 temps and the high probability of the course varying by more than 100 yards from the measured course. Further good play from Jon could see his handicap cut under the General Play provisions.
In the associated Winter Competition, Matt Mandelbaum leads Graeme Syme by 2 points.
And in the second round of the Prince’s Eclectic, Kerry Sargeant leads John Morris by 2 with a net 63 after Â½ handicap allowance.
Millennium Monthly Medal / Team Event
Great to be back on the golf course after all the snow.
Three ladies took advantage of the good weather on Sunday. Val stormed into the New Year with a superb 40 stableford points leaving Alison and Susan floundering in her wake!.
The winner of the monthly medal and Millennium trophy with 65 is Richard Owen. Perhaps Father Christmas gave Richard an indoor putting device since his putting was a sight to believe – especially from off greens into the hole. Second was Graeme Syme with a highly commendable 66 with Kerry Sargeant 3rd on 68.
Conditions were favourable and CSS remained at SSS 66.
Richard also leads the 2011 Birdie tree. New member Chris Jones leads the 2011 â€˜Twos’.