For many of us this was the first time to play The Mines and what a great experience it was.Registration was smooth and uneventful and the same should have been said about our 2 Tee Box Start had not a number of our players ignored your Temporary Convenors clear written instructions and in their excitement to start stormed off to Tee Box 1 rather than Tee Box 10.Having finally decided they needed to storm back to Tee Box 10 they risked falling behind a pretty large contingent of LEGGS Lady Players.But Robinson was having none of this and led his foursome straight onto the Teebox and fired away before the Ladies could raise a word of complaint.This probably raises serious doubts whether the Annual Competition v LEGGS will take place this year !!!!
The course was in great condition.For a change we had truly professional well trained Caddies and we all finished right around the 4 hour mark.So for a change not a word of complaint from anybody !!!!!
This was also a day of surprises as far as the finishing spots were concerned.Usual prematch favourites Collett,Morris,Geddes and Castro athough playing pretty much to handicap were unable to match the form of 3 of our outsiders who upset the form book and came in as follows
(1)PETER MAY 99/40
Lowest Gross Paul Geddes 84
Double Congratulations go out to Peter who recorded a first LC Win and also broke 100 for the first time
The kitty was amply funded with Birthday Contributions from Martin,Stan and also from Peter to mark his record breaking day.
Amid obvious signs of discontent from the Membership over the Organizational Screw Up on Tee Boxes 1 and 10 it became clear over lunch that Temporary Convenor Wiggins position was no longer tenable.Our Cultural Attache Kaz Takita suggested that the only honourable way out was a Ritual Disemboweling and Beheading but this was voted down by the narrowest of Margins of 8 to 7 and TC Wiggins was allowed to resign with immediate effect but with the stipulation that he would never run for office again
With that Tony Morris was immediately voted in as new temporary Convenor and his first acts were to order lashings of more beer and rebook The MINES for next week