Hoolahan & Bigley win the GBH pairs competition trophies

We had four seasons in a day as we played our rounds at Hever.  The trees were looking lovely reminding me of this quote

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Brontë

Only the golf spoiled the scenery for some!! Ten two-ball, betterball teams set out to compete for the prestigious GBH Trophy.  We played the course just before it probably gets a little too muddy and sticky for many but all of us agreed the greens were in great condition.

One secret “squirrel” partner was needed to even up numbers with the added complication for many being the need for a decision on which hole to play their joker. Indeed, the handicap secretary was not the only one to score zero on his chosen hole which when doubled up equalled what Brian Clough said the Football Association knew about football yes “FA”.

The overall results were as follows with the average individual score for the day (excluding joker) being 24.68 the lowest average for the year by some margin.

GBH Trophy

A pairs competition with the best stableford score for that pair on each hole counting with the additional interest of a “joker” being available for each player on one hole, which got double “bubble” points. A fabulous back nine of score of 21 points tipped the balance in favour of Hoolahan & Bigley in a very tight run competition. 

The result was: –

WinnersSandi Hoolahan & Alan Bigley47
SecondStuart Bourne & Micky Mann46
ThirdGraham Smith & Jerry Watkiss 42

Individual Stableford

A secondary event played off full society handicaps excluding the extra “joker” points. The result was as follows: –

WinnerMicky Mann35
SecondSandi Hoolahan33
ThirdGraham Smith32

Nearest the Rope

Stuart Bourne – split the fairway with less than a foot to the centre of the rope.  He went on to make a fabulous par on this very long par 5.   

Nearest the Pin

Sandi Hoolahan – with a great shot and making the birdie putt which puts the cherry on top of that achievement.  

Just two birdies I believe on the day reflecting the tough conditions: – 

Rod Lunn            11th3 on the 383 yard par 4 (SI 3)
Sandi Hoolahan12th2 on the 88 yard par 3 (SI 17)

The next monthly meeting is at Willingdon  on the 18th November–– full details nearer the time.  

A date for your diary

The annual MGS Xmas bash with golf at Dewlands followed by
lunch and AGM at the Middle House will be on
Friday 9 December

Details to follow