We had good weather following the torrential rain the day before on our society day at the Weald of Kent. The greens were in excellent condition however the ditches often placed at circa 180 yards off the tee were somewhat annoying at times. Overall, the feedback from the attendees was that it was a good and enjoyable day with the fly past by four F16s welcoming Mike Pettit as a guest and Kelvin back to his first meeting since January was good to see and a bit noisy. I can confirm that Kelvin’s return was not just because we needed an experienced tosser for “heads and tails” after the meal. That said what a tosser catching 6 out of 6 spins of the coin. We had 20 players with the average stableford score being 33.68 the highest of the year so far – that said we have Seaford next month which also tends to be high scoring!!
Congratulations goes to Chris Buck who won the individual honours on the day picking up his winnings in a very nice shirt, if I may say so, with an excellent round of golf edging out Andrew Burnett by just one shot.
Team Competition Result
A very tight competition boiling down to the odd missed putt or wayward chip. The results were as follows in this team event taking the best three stableford scores from the teams of four for a change:-
|Winner||David Howroyd, Andrew Burnett, Joe Carroll & Rob Montagu||124|
|Second||Phil Taylor, Mick Pettit, Chris Buck & Alan Bond||123|
|Third||Andy Tippett, Graham Meadows, Micky Mann & John Collingwood||115|
Nearest the Pin (8th Hole 139 yards)
Mick Pettit hitting a very good shot and making a solid par.
Nearest THE LINE (10th Hole 392 yards)
Chris Buck splitting the fairway in two with his drive.
Only two birdies on the day as follows: –
|Player||Hole||Score||Yards & Stroke index|
|Andrew Burnett||15th||3 on the par 4||306 yds SI 8|
|Graham Meadows||13th||2 on the par 3||123 yds SI 16|
We are now getting towards the business end of the season in terms of the Player of the Year competition. This competition looks at the four best rounds for each player across the calendar year (so the more you play the better the choice). Very tight at the top with the top 10 shown below:-
|Player||Appearances||Best 4 Average|
The societies next event is scheduled for Friday 16th September at Seaford Head Golf Club. Let’s hope for some more great weather.