Brian Day wins at Cooden Beach edging out Sandi Hoolahan and Andy Tippett on an unseasonably windy day down on the south coast.

Captain James hosted an excellent day and was incredibly pleased to see an excellent turnout of 27 on Captains day which was played at one of societies favourite courses.  Although the fairways were a bit patchy in places the greens were excellent, and we received a warm welcome from the staff and officials at the club.  Out on the course the wind was gusting to 30 mph at times with a number of us finding ourselves way out right on the first hole and in trouble.  That said we saw some exceptionally good scoring and play with the handicap sec being very pleased with the general pace of play with all teams getting round in well under 4 hours.

The Captain was prominent in the socially distanced prize giving pictures below and we would all like to thank him for his efforts both before and during the day.  The Freddie Jones Foundation Trophy was up for grabs with Brian Day needing to get his silver polish out adding another bit of silverware to his newly built trophy cabinet (built during lockdown).  The result was as follows:

Freddie Jones Trophy

Some good scores with Sandi finishing 2nd for the second time this year:

Place

Player

Score
WinnerBrian Day 38
Second Sandi Hoolahan 37
Third Andy Tippett 36

No Nearest the Pin/ Rope or Longest Drive competitions held due to Covid 19 restrictions and need to handle markers – hopefully, we can find a safe way to reintroduce these at some point!

Team winners: Brian Day, Alan Bigley and Andy Tippett

Team Stableford 

The best two scores from the teams of three counted (adjusted for teams of four): – 

PlaceTeamScore
WinnerAndy Tippett, Brian Day & Alan Bigley86
SecondJames Gallifant, Ben Gallifant & Kelvin Patterson77
ThirdDes Cristian, Micky Mann, Pat Layen & Tom Bennett76

Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 10 birdies all on par fives taking the seasons total to 34:- 

PlayerHoleScore
Tony Coggill2nd4 on the par 5 (SI 12)
Andy Williams2nd4 on the par 5 (SI 12)
Micky Mann8th  4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Sandi Hoolahan8th4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Alan Bigley8th4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Micky Mann15th4 on the par 5 (SI 7)
Sandi Hoolahan15th 4 on the par 5 (SI 7)
Andrew Burnett15th 4 on the par 5 (SI 7)
Mark Hughes15th4 on the par 5 (SI 7)
Kelvin Patterson18th4 on the par 5 (SI 9)

The next monthly meeting is at Highwoods Golf Club a venue we have certainly not played fpr a few years. Please note this will take on THURSDAY 17th September.  We will be playing for the Anniversary Trophy – full details nearer the time.  Hopefully, we will attract 20+ players again to this event.