|A very pretty picture. P.S. Ladies T’s just off screen to the left!!!|
13 golfers (it should have been 14 but Reinli was a no show having previously confirmed his attendance) played a rather soggy Kinrara. Taking account of the heavy overnight rain that didn’t abate until tee off, the course was in surprisingly good condition with much evidence of ongoing renovation work in many areas. As is our norm we played the white tees and were surprised to find these positioned on the forward tee boxes on every hole. More on that later. However, despite the shortness of the track most found it tough in part due to the very soft fairways with not much run and several plugged balls. The exception were our winner, John Laidley with an excellent 73 and 47 points with David Hughes regaining some form returning 85 for 42 points as runner up. Johns 73 was the lowest gross of course and the most golf was played by Alan Holgate who took 115 strokes to negotiate Kinrara.
Since we were playing from the ladies tees it was felt that it would be unfair to cut John 11 strokes as would be the norm and it was agreed that he would be cut 4 strokes from his REVISED USGA handicap which is now 8 so John will play off 4 next time out. David is cut 1 stroke.
On the subject of handicaps Aftab complained that his 15 h/c was too low. Aftab, the reason you are playing off 15 is that your first game with LC show that you declared a h/c of 13. You have played twice without being in the frame and so your h/c today was 15. As I understand it, your KGSAAS h/c is 24. It was agreed over lunch that the 3 scores you have returned would be computed to USGA h/c rules and your revised h/c is now 22 next time out.
M&M was taken at the RSC Annex and excellent it was too. With John donating his winnings to the pot we had a surplus of RM2 so a good result all round. Several members retired for further libation to the veranda bar where they are probably still as I write.