The “Christmas Fun Event” at Dewlands Manor saw 24 players battle it out for the various prizes. The weather was very cold with the greens being more white than green and as hard as concrete! The average stableford score in the individual competition was a good 14.28 points.
An early morning start for all with a packed and tight day ahead with a Christmas meal scheduled for 2.30 om followed by the AGM. A big thank you to Mr Chris Buck who looked after the scoring for the day verifying every card with a microscope. The morning commenced with a Texas Scramble team event
|Winners||Mark Hughes, Ken Wapling Tom Bennett & Greg Wapling||-2 *|
|Second||Jerry Watkiss, Frank Goulding & Paul Hillman||-1|
|Third||Alan Bigley, Kelvin Paterson, James Galifant||L|
* -3 gross (-2 nett) as handicapped at the start commencing from +1
The Last Chance Trophy.
Playing off full society handicaps over a second nine the winner was Mr Kelvin Paterson who played very well.
|Winner||Kelvin Paterson||19 (cb last 3 8pts)|
|Second||Alan Bigley||19 (cb last 3 7pts – cb last 2pts)|
|Third||Jerry Watkiss||19 (cb last 3 7pts – cb last 1pt)|
|Fourth||Alan Bond||19 (cb last 3 5pts)|
Afternoon team competition. Pretty obvious that a team including first and second above is probably in pole position. Even vice-captain elect James the third member of the team could prevent a win by 4 pts over the rest of the field.
|Winners||Alan Bigley, Kelvin Paterson, James Galifant||43|
|Second||Jerry Watkiss, Frank Goulding & Paul Hillman||39|
|Third||Micky Mann, Dereck Coppard & Andy Bishop||38|
Winner Nearest Pin in 2 (4th): Andy Williams
Winner Nearest the Pin (6th): Dereck Coppard
Winner Nearest Pin in 3 (9th): Andy Bishop
A special mention goes to Mark Hughes for being a great sport and wearing his very festive chicken body suit around the course – very entertaining!
A fine Christmas meal at the Middle House followed including the AGM where we were pleased to see Kelvin Paterson appointed as Captain with his vice-Captain being James Galifant for 2019.
The Handicap Sec Report and 2018 stats has been posted to the website – please do have a quick read when you have a minute. Please also have a look at the significant rule changes that come in to force from 1 January 2019.