A close competition with a single putt or chip separating the top four with Graham Meadows taking the spoils on a hard day at the golf office at Willingdon

We had the best day of the week weather wise which was fantastic and despite the torrential rain earlier in the week the course was in excellent condition – dry under foot and with good well drained greens. Attendance was again good with 18 members and a guest turning up for a course we have not played for a while as a society.  Speaking to the members after the round the thoughts on the course were a little marmite in nature – with the course condition being a real positive but a few potentially dangerous crossover holes being the negative. A big welcome to Rex Dinnage attending as a guest of James Gallifant for the first time (lets hope that didn’t put him off – just joking !!).   

Individual Stableford Result

Congratulations goes to Graham Meadows edging a win over three players in second place all having a score of 34 and a back nine count back of 17 that could only be separated on a back 6 count back if that was needed but let’s not worry about that for this report as Graham pipped them for first place anyway by a single point.    

WinnerGraham Meadows35
= SecondPhil Taylor, Steve Smith & Graham Smith34 (B9CB 17)

Team Competition Result 

The team event was also very close indeed. The results were as follows:-

WinnerDavid Howroyd, Graham Meadows & Joe Carroll76
SecondGraham Smith, Peter Cudmore & Andy Williams75
ThirdChris Buck, Stuart Bourne & Micky Mann74

Nearest the Pin in ONE (5th Hole 135 yards).   

  • Alan Bigley hitting this difficult green and the second of two tough par 3s in a row.

Nearest the pin in TWO (18th Hole 375 yards).   

  • Steve Smith I think although Mr Leftley’s name was on the marker !!


Only three birdies on the day as follows: –

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
Micky Mann8th4 on the par 5527 yard (SI 16)
Kevin Leftley16th   3 on the par 4301 yard (SI 18)
Phil Taylor16th  3 on the par 4301 yard (SI 18)

The societies next event is our Christmas Bash at Dewlands followed by Christmas lunch at the Middle House and then our AGM on the 9th December. Details will be out very shortly so keep a keen eye out for them.