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: –
|Second||Micky Mann||33 (17 back 9 count back)|
|Third||Andy Tippett||33 (16 back 9 count back)|
A hard-fought competition with the best two stableford scores from teams of three counting. The winning teams were: –
|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