The Nevill course was in very good condition with the greens a little quicker than most players had seen this year. We had an excellent turnout of 24 members with the pace of play being very good. Unfortunately, we had an injury on the first 9 holes with James Harding unable to continue for the second nine holes.
Would the MGS European Tour champion return to his own course and turn the competition in to a just a battle for second place continuing his good form. The answer was a clear No!
The average stableford score for the day was 30.83 with the defending champion making four birdies on his valiant attempt to retain the trophy. However, Graham Smith built on the 17 points amassed on the front line with a brilliant 20 points on the back 9 to win by one shot on 37 points (just 3 over par on the challenging back 9). This event was played off full society handicaps with all players “putting out” this being a silverware event: –
|Second||Phil Taylor||36 (B9CB 19)|
|Third||Rod Lunn||36 (B9CB 18)|
The best two scores from three counted with one team winning by a good margin – see below.
|Winners||Chris Buck, Phil Taylor & Rod Lunn||85|
|Second||Stuart Bourne, Rob Weaver & Alan Bigley||82|
|Third||Tony Willmott, Mark Hughes & Will Lunn||80|
Nearest the Pin (12th Hole 150 yards).
A cracking shot from Graham Smith, getting inside good shots from Chris Buck and Graham Meadows to win this one. Unfortunately, a solid par rather than birdie was made.
Nearest the Pin in Two (8th Hole 356 yards).
A superb second by Andrew Jenner to three feet and then making the birdie made this hole look easy.
Fifteen birdies were achieved on the day (the biggest number at one event for some while) –
|Player||Hole||Score||Yards & Stroke index|
|Rod Lunn||2nd||4 on the par 5||531 yds SI 13|
|Graham Smith||2nd||4 on the par 5||531 yds SI 13|
|Andy Williams||4th||2 on the par 3||169 yds SI 15|
|Rod Lunn||6th||2 on the par 3||179 yds SI 11|
|John Miller||6th||2 on the par 3||179 yds SI 11|
|Rod Lunn||8th||3 on the par 4||356 yds SI 7|
|Andrew Jenner||8th||3 on the par 4||356 yds SI 7|
|John Miller||10th||4 on the par 5||477 yds SI 18|
|Phil Taylor||12th||2 on the par 3||150 yds SI16|
|Alan Bigley||12th||2 on the par 3||150 yds SI16|
|Rob Weavers||12th||2 on the par 3||150 yds SI16|
|Rod Lunn||13th||4 on the par 5||453 yds SI 4|
|Stuart Bourne||13th||4 on the par 5||453 yds SI 4|
|James Gallifant||13th||4 on the par 5||453 yds SI 4|
|Andrew Burnett||14th||3 on the par 4||397 yds SI 6|
The societies next event is scheduled for THURSDAY 15th June at Nizels which is Captains Day with the Freddie Jones Foundation Trophy up for grabs. This will be a popular event so do get the date in your diary and let’s hope for some more great weather.