The day was wet and the course soaked. The event was a rainout.
Scoring proved difficult, but with 2 shots allowance from the ladies, Richard Owen emerged the winner on a count back 40 points from new member Paul Cook. Ed Henery was 3rd on 39 points with Greg Albertyn 4th with 38. First lady was Jini Beacham with 35 points.
llustrating that handicap secretaries are not immune from DQ, Sheena was DQ’d for signing for the wrong score, as was Paul a few weeks earlier.
In the associated Top Dog, Richard leads Julian James by one point.
Clapham Common Match
Report due soon.
A chilly and windy day nevertheless produced some good winning scores with Julian James the winner 67 on a count back from Graeme Syme. Two 68s followed from Paul Patching and leading lady Veronica Mitchell.
Round 1 of the Top Dog naturally reflects the men’s placings.
This year’s Spring Mixed had an excellent turn out and some good scoring in the cool conditions. Kate Emmanuel and Ed Henery won with 41 points beating Gina Jillett and Stewart McDonald on count back. Anne Holding-Parsons and Jon Cooper were third with 40 points and Cheryl Woodhouse and Richard Owen fourth with 39. Everyone stayed afterwards for some drinks and food and for an enjoyable social get together marred only by a slight shortage of chicken sandwiches.
Average spring conditions without sunshine allowed competitors to focus on golf, but many found the greens tricky.
Men received two shots in the competition and the winner emerged as Paul Appleton with 40 points with Darrin siankoski runner-up 38. Leading lady was Lia on 36 from Cheryl on a count back, both with 36 points.
Playing the first medal round of the year off the grass tees appeared something of a challenge to most of the ladies, or perhaps it was the result of being back to our summer slots and the games being very late out.
Kate Emanuel kept up her good form of the last few weeks, but could only manage third place this week on a net 74. Julie Smyth is this month’s medal winner with a net 71, followed one shot behind by Lia Donath on a net 73.
Scoring a net 65, Graeme Syme was this month’s medal winner by one shot from Aidan Hurley, Roger Darkins and Lee Eden on net 66’s. This was the first medal round of the year off the back tees and the CSS remained at 70.
Five birdies were recorded – Roger Darkins and Graeme Syme on the 3rd, Kerry Sargeant on the 10th and Peter Harrington & Graeme Syme on the 13th.
April Fool’s Day was in evidence with the competition entry being 25p short in one envelope and Â£10 over in the other! It would be much easier for the competition secretary if you could resist the temptation to get rid of shrapnel in the envelope and stick to Â£1/Â£2 coins.
The associated Grand Medal Trophy report due soon.