With the ominous black clouds fading away just in time for tee off, the Society enjoyed a pleasant early autumn day at Sweetwoods, with 9 two-ball, betterball teams setting out to compete for the prestigious GBH Trophy on a course in better condition than many of our golf games. The participants included a welcome guest and likely new member – Stuart Bourne.
One secret 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. Alan Bigley won the virtual prize for decision making, by being the only player to birdie their joker hole, thus earning 8 points for his team on the 4th. Sandi and Kelvin, however, cleverly overcame the problem by not playing either of their jokers for the entire round. Rumour has it they were hoping to play them at the 19th and get 2 drinks for the price of 1.
In the unfortunate absence of the rest of the committee, Alan Bond and Chris Buck did a sterling job of deciphering the scorecards and the Hon Sec David valiantly stepped up to ensure a smooth presentation ceremony and run the Heads & Tails competition (once he had found his reading glasses!)
The overall results were as follows with the average individual score for the day (excluding joker) being 29.65.
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 will get double points. The result was: –
|Winners||Peter Cudmore and Alan Bond||49|
|Second||Rod Lunn and Ken Wapling||47|
|Third||Alan Bigley and Andrew Burnett||46|
A secondary event played off full society handicaps excluding the extra “joker” points. The result was as follows: –
|Second||Alan Bigley||36 (17 B9CB)|
|Third||Rod Lunn||36 (16 B9CB)|
Nearest the Line
Sandi Hoolahan – with a great shot splitting the fairway
Nearest the Pin
Kevin Leftley with a cracker but sadly no birdie two!
Anorak moment of the day saw three players sharing seven birdies. Mr Bigley having more birdies than Covid lockdowns – and we had plenty of them !!
The next monthly meeting is at Seaford Head on the 19th November–– full details nearer the time.