Despite an eagle 3 on the last Andy Williams is pipped at the post on count back by Micky Mann
A low turnout of only 10 on one of the best February days in memory – spring like weather welcomed us to East Brighton – a great shame more members could not make this event. The average for the day was a very good 33.1 with the season starting with two good scoring days of golf on courses in great condition for January and February (Royal Eastbourne Jan ave 33.2). Of note was Andy Williams eagle the first the society has seen for over 4 years!
With a fantastic 38 points and playing very well on the back 9 Micky Mann won the individual prize.
|Winner||Micky Mann||38 (23B9CB)|
Surely Mick Mann’s team are well placed to win this – maybe not !! The best two scores from the teams of three counted: -
|Winner||Tony Batchelder, Andy Williams, Alan Bigley & John Collingwood||80|
|Second||James Galifant, Mark Hughes & David Howroyd||79|
|Third||Kevin Leftley, Kelvin Paterson & Micky Mann||74|
Winner Longest Drive: Alan Bigley with another massive hit
Winner Nearest the Pin: Kelvin Paterson hit a nice shot to with 12 ft – will he make birdie ….no……will he make par…..no….will he make bogey…..yes just !!
Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 4 birdies and an eagle which takes the seasons total to 14: -
|Andy Williams||3rd||3 on the 341yd Par 4 (SI 11)|
|John Collingwood||5th||4 on the 546yd Par 5 (SI 13)|
|Alan Bigley||11th||4 on the 435yd Par 5 (SI 6)|
|Andy Williams||18th||3 on the 455yd Par 5 (SI 18)|
|David Howroyd||18th||4 on the 455yd Par 5 (SI 18)|
Also worthy of note was the speed of the round – Kelvin has now played two rounds in under 4 hours this year – who can believe it!
The next monthly meeting is for the Mad March Jugs Trophies - a pairs competition at the tight Copthorne Golf Club – full details nearer the time. Hopefully we will attract a good number and ideally an even number! to this event 18+ players would be nice.