Kevin Hawkins with a nett -2 wins the Society Strokeplay Championship

Andy Tippet with 42 points wins the Society Stableford Shield

An excellent turnout of 22 on a favourite course of the society with a stiff wind protecting the course and making a number of holes a tough test of golf.  The weather was good with the sun on our backs and started with us having a drink and a bacon roll on the veranda with the amusing event of seeing Pat’s half eaten bacon roll being stolen from his hand by a very brave and large seagull. 

The society welcomed Mr Chris Paterson (guest) to his first MGS event and to Tom Bennett, Barry Browning, Chris Buck & Pat Layen attending their first monthly meeting of the year. The society found the course in good shape with the average score being a very solid 32.36. Twenty- two players battling it out for the Society Strokeplay Championship and the Society Stableford Shield.

Cooden GC hosted us very well, ensuring our shirts were tucked in for the commencement of play, with the day ending in a very good two course meal.

Society Strokeplay Championship

Open to those society members with a handicap of 18 or less saw Kevin Hawkins putting together a very good and solid round of golf.  The result was as follows: –

Place Player Score
Winner Kevin Hawkins (gross 82/ nett 70) -2
Second Alan Bigley (gross 83/nett 73) +1
Third Mark Hughes (gross 91/ nett 76) +4

 

Society Stableford Shield

Open to those society members with a handicap of 19 or above saw Andy Tippett scoring the highest stableford score of the 2018 season thus far.  The result was as follows: –

Place Player Score
Winner  Andy Tippett 42
Second Kelvin Paterson 40
Third Andy Bishop 38

 

Winner Longest Drive: Micky Mann with a belter

Winner Nearest the Pin:  Tim Gorringe with finest effort of the day on this tough par 3

Team Stableford

The best two scores from the teams of three counted:-

Place Team Score
Winner Andy Bishop, Andy Tippett & Tony Batchelder 92
Second Kelvin Paterson, Chris Paterson & Tom Bennett 89
Third Ken Wapling, David Howroyd & Andy Williams 84

 

Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 8 birdies all on par 5s !!! taking the seasons total to 28 (Messrs Bigley and Hughes – 4 each so far this year lead the way).  The 8 at Cooden were as follows:-

Player Hole Score
Carl Valentine 2nd 4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Jerry Watkiss 2nd 4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Andy Tippett 2nd 4 on the par 5 (SI 6)
Chis Buck 8th 4 on the par 5 (SI 4)
Tom Bennet 15th 4 on the par 5 (SI 7)
Alan Bigley 18th 4 on the par 5 (SI 11)
Mark Hughes 18th 4 on the par 5 (SI 11)
Kelvin Paterson 18th 4 on the par 5 (SI 11)

The next monthly meeting is at Nizels on the 20thJuly– individual and team stableford competitions off full society handicaps – full details nearer the time.  Hopefully we will attract another 20+ players to a course we have not visited for a little while.