The weather could not have been kinder on a mid- November day with overcast skies, a very light breeze and relatively warm. Good to see Carl Valentine and Andy Bishop at the event who are long term friends of the society – we hope to see them out again with us regularly in the New Year.
A couple of the MGS members may have had better scores if the Hon Handicap Sec had not on a couple of occasions pointed them in the wrong direction to the wrong green!! The views as ever were stunning in particular on the upper part of the course on the back nine. Some fantastic scores not least in the team competition with two unbelievable scores!!
The overall results were as follows with the average individual score for the day being 36.32 comfortably the highest of the season.
The main event played off full society handicaps had the following outcome:
|Second||Captain James Gallifant||43|
|=Third||Micky Mann & Andrew Burnett||42|
Team Stapleford Trophy
The best two from three stableford scores counted (with the usual adjustment for the teams of four. The result was:
|Winners||Steve Smith, Nigel Burnett & Captain James||97|
|Second||Jerry Watkiss, Andrew Burnett, Rod Lunn & Graham Meadows||93|
Nearest the Line
Steve Smith – with powerful shot down from the cliff top
Nearest the Pin
Steve Smith again with a cracker but sadly no birdie two!
Anorak moment of the report is the day saw seven birdies.
|Andrew Burnett||2nd||3 on 310Yd par 4 (SI 16)|
|Alan Bigley||2nd||3 on 310Yd par 4 (SI 16)|
|Jerry Watkiss||13th||4 on the 452Yd par 5 (SI 6)|
|Carl Valentine||13th||4 on the 452Yd par 5 (SI 6)|
|Andrew Burnett||13th||4 on the 452Yd par 5 (SI 6)|
|Nigel Burnett||17th||3 on the 282Yd par 4 (SI 12)|
|Andrew Burnett||18th||4 on the 482Yd par 5 (SI 8)|
Our next meeting is our very popular Christmas Event with 18 holes at Dewlands followed by lunch at the Middle House and a few beers and the AGM afterwards. More details nearer the time but PLEASE NOTE it is on THURSDAY the 9th of December.