Pat Layen uses a little bit of local knowledge to win by 3 points at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

The society welcomed back John Collingwood for his first outing of the year.  What a fantastic morning for golf with blue skies overhead, a light breeze and a mild temperature – a perfect November day with stunning Autumn views across Sussex.  The society generally found the course a tough challenge with the average score being just 26.2.

Pat a member at Crowborough played the back nine holes in a gross 38 (+2) with an almost faultless back nine. Several other strong society players struggled on a course where if you stray too far from the fairway you are punished in the heather and rough.

The results were as follows: –

Individual Stableford

Place Individual Score
Winner Pat Layen 37
Second Micky Mann 33 (17 back 9 count back)
Third Andy Tippett 33 (16 back 9 count back)

 

Team Stableford

A hard-fought competition with the best two stableford scores from teams of three counting.  The winning teams were: –

Place Team Members Score
Winners David Howroyd, Pat Layen & Alan Bond 74
Second Tim Gorringe, Micky Mann & Carl Valentine 71
Third Andy Tippett, Ken Wapling. Brian Day & Mark Hughes 69
Fourth Jerry Watkiss, Clive Butler & Alan Bigley 66
Fifth James Gallifant, Chris Buck & John Collingwood 64

 

Winner Longest Drive (Hole 14th):  Alan Bigley with another stonking drive down the middle on this long par 5.

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 13th):  Chris Buck with a cracking shot to 12 feet and making a very comfortable and well-deserved par.

The December fixture will be held at Dewlands Golf Club on the 15th December followed by Christmas Dinner and the AGM at the Middle House – further details to follow shortly.

A few birdies to mention:

  • Alan Bond with a 3 on the par 4 16th
  • Pat Layen a 4 on the par 5 10th
  • Tim Gorringe a 4 on the par 5 10th