Bernard Matthews loses experimental turkey
Bernard Matthews loses experimental turkey

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

Place Team Members Score
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.

Place Individual Score
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.

Place Team Members Score
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.

. . . and for those who can't remember, here are some reminders of the day!