And what a day….. Graham unfortunately managed to modify a lamp post and his new car, as he reversed after taking the wrong turn…. Rain all the way to the course, which thank goodness stopped around 0745 and we teed off at 0800 hrs. Arriving at the course the temp gauge on the car was registering 20 degC …..2 tee boxes were used 1 and 3….. Just as we were about to tee off thick mist came in and we had to wait for a further 3-4 mins until it cleared.!! The conditions progressively improved and the sun came out for the second 9. Then … the wind starting blowing, quite strong. The course generally was in a good condition but the greens were poor, uneven pace and patchy, and allied to some very difficult pin positions contributed to only 4 players breaking the 100.
The winner was Jim Mah with a 95 for 34 points. Ted Parslow with the lowest gross of 88 came second. Jim cut 4, Ted cut 1.
13 players then adjourned to the 126 Restaurant down the hill and an excellent, superb value lunch was enjoyed by all.
The decision was taken to trial the flight randomiser after a majority vote starting next week.
Erol has kindly offered a prize of an excellent wine for the three best (out of 4 ) combined stableford scores, starting from today’s game.
Summary of Results