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Annual General Meeting
A scintillating AGM was held at the clubhouse after the morning round, with the usual officer reports and discussions.
For those members not able to attend the Secretary’s Report for 2014 is available at this
Winter Comp Rd 5 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 3
An interesting day underfoot! With frozen fairways and greens, the balls skittered around for the first few holes, before the temperature rose enough to revert to the more usual squelchy conditions. As a result scoring was variable amongst the ladies.
Jayne Maxwell played her usual steady game, finishing with a birdie on the 18th to win the day’s competition with 34 points. Sheena Harrington and Val Riziotis were three behind on 31 points. With scoring at this level, CSS increased by two to 75 and 34 points.
After 3 rounds of the Eclectic Sheena has maintained her lead of three shots from Val, but Jayne is now also three shots back.
A frozen clubhouse pond and hard frosty conditions greeted competitors as an additional challenge. The going was good to muddy and soft in places.
Ed Henery emerged the winner in spite of some short putting with a highly commendable 39 points. Two behind was Mike Shabani, first nine 23 points but three blobs on the back, and 3rd Danny Deprez 36.
In the associated Winter Competition, Ed and Danny share the overall lead on 112, four ahead of James Barker and Martin Heinrich.
With the last round of the Duke’s Eclectic to be played Ed and Mike share the lead on 68.5.
Winter Comp Rd 4 / Princes Eclectic Rd 2
Luckily for us the weathermen got it wrong and although it was a predominantly grey and cold day, it remained dry. This didn’t really help most of the ladies, and change in SSS certainly didn’t! With the CSS going up by two to 71, Jayne Maxwell, today’s winner played within her buffer zone to cause the rest of the group to get 0.1 back. Jayne won by three points with 34 from Val Riziotis in second place.
After 2 rounds of the Eclectic, positions are switched, with Val leading the way by one shot from Jayne. Six ladies have now registered a score for this eclectic, but these two have a cushion of eight shots on the chasing group.
Cold conditions limited length of ball flight and conditions were decidedly muddy on a number of holes. This proved little obstacle to the in-form James Barker who clinched victory with 41 points, two ahead of Charles Ajani and Paul Brown and a further point ahead of Danny Deprez. The handicap committee applied a recommended Exceptional Scoring Reduction to James who is now 5.5 playing 6. Well done indeed James!
James is now tied with Martin Heinrich half way through the associated Winter Competition and just one ahead of Danny Deprez.
In the Prince’s Eclectic Ed Henery leads by 2.5 from James on 66.5.
Winter ComP Rd 3 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 2
A good turn out for the ladies on a day of tricky winter golf conditions saw scoring to be a challenge. As a result it was another reduction only round. The winner on the day was Gina Jillett on 30 points, followed by Val Riziotis and Jayne Maxwell on 25 points.
In the Eclectic, Sheena Harrington, despite playing only 12 holes, still leads the way after two rounds, by three shots from Val Riziotis. Five ladies have now posted a score for each hole.
A cold start and finish interspersed with welcome sunshine. Muddy throughout and just the right degree of moisture to foul up trolley wheels. Despite these conditions, James Barker rose as cream to the top to win on 35 points, just one ahead of Jon Cooper and one further ahead of Cuneyt Sazer. CSS dropped (stableford) to SSS 36-2 =34 and James again earned a .2 handicap reduction to 7.6.
Reflecting his dominance, James leads the Duke’s Eclectic after 2 of 4 rounds by no less than five from Mike Shabani.
After three rounds of the Winter Competition Martin Heinrich is the current leader on 102, two clear of Ed Henery.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
Only 3 ladies turned up for the January team event, which made the team arrangements a little tricky. As a consequence, each played their own ball, but no cards were exchanged, It was a challenging day with little visibility at the start, and alternative icy or muddy conditions on the greens. Doreen, Sheena and Tenesi had some good and some not so good holes, but had it been a qualifier, it would have been reduction only! Onwards and upwards for the next 51 weeks of 2015.
A chilly start with early fog and patchy frost set the scene for competitors. Most found it challenging to score well but the one notable exception was James Barker who went out in level par and returned a net 63. James wins the Millennium Jug and earns a handicap reduction to 7.8 – well done indeed. Nigel Ward and Mike Shabani took 2nd and 3rd places with a count back separating their 71s.