Ken Wapling putts well to win at Westerham with a very good 40 points on a very blustery September day
A low turnout of only 11 at Westerham golf club which was in fantastic condition and a good test of golf – a shame more members could not make this event. The average for the day reflected the tight holes and windy conditions being just 31.09. The members were pleased to see Sandi back for her first outing in 2018. The results were as follows: -
With a fantastic 40 points and playing very well Ken Wapling wins the individual prize.
The best two scores from the teams of three counted: -
|Winner||Alan Bigley, Tom Bennett & Andy Williams||79|
|Second||Ken Wapling, John Collingwood, Micky Mann & Andy Tippett||77|
|Third||Mark Hughes, Dereck Coppard, Sandi Hoolahan & Clive Butler||76|
Dereck at the prize giving very unfairly stated what everyone else was thinking in that it is unusual for one team to have the winner and runner up of the individual comp to only come second in the team comp that takes the best 2 from 3stableford scores. He then realised the other two players in that team were Micky Mann and Andy Tippett and there was his answer!!
Winner Nearest the Line: Captain Alan Bigley (probably would have also won a longest drive comp on this hole as well)
Winner Nearest the Pin: Clive Butler with one of the very few shots to settle on the short grass.
Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 5 birdies which takes the seasons total to 51 (including 7 two’s): -
|Mark Hughes||2nd||3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)|
|Micky Mann||2nd||3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)|
|Andy Tippett||2nd||3 on the 366 yd Par 4 (SI 8)|
|Andy Williams||4th||2 on the 137 yd Par 3 (SI 18)|
|Alan Bigley||10th||4 on the 462 yd par 5 (SI 5)|
With three quarters of the 2018 season passed I thought I would publish the current player of the year standings. The player of the year award goes to the player with the best four stableford scores during the season. The following all have four rounds under their belt this year:
Also worthy of note was the speed in which the heads and tails was won at Westerham – just two spins of the coin! The first a “head” reduce the field from 10 to 3 and the second toss of a “tail” giving us Mr Alan Bigley as our winner!
The next monthly meeting is for the GBH Trophy – a pairs competition at the Nevill Golf Club in Tunbridge Well – 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.