Annual General Meeting
The Club’s AGM will take place at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 25th January 2006 at the regular venue – All Saints Church Hall, Park Avenue, East Sheen, London SW14 (Map…). More…
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Di Jackett romped away to win the Ladies’ Champagne Chase comfortably with 40 pts from Cheryl Woodhouse in 2nd on 37 pts. Sheena Harrington squeezed into 3rd place on 33 pts but only by a nose from Tracy Wright (best back 6 actually!).
The CSS remained unchanged at 38 pts, unfortunately not enough to cut Di’s playing handicap.
Winner of the bottle of champagne was Peter Harrington with 41 well deserved points – closely followed a point behind by Ian Smith and Arthur Dolby.
CSS remained at SSS 38 points and Peter earned a handicap reduction to 12 (the only playing handicap change). Men’s handicap list…
Leader of the Prince’s Eclectic is confirmed as Richard Owen and Tim Meyer’s hole-in-one is depicted as ‘the golden shot’.
Richard also heads the Winter Competition leader board.
Annual Dinner Dance
Tickets are available for the annual dinner dance on Saturday 28 January. Tickets are Â£30 each for a wild night including a four course dinner, presentation of prizes, dancing until 1am and the ever popular tombola.
Winter Competition Rd 2
18 provisional greens posed no problems to Sheena Harrington who was the clear winner in the Ladies Stableford competition with 34 points. In 2nd place, after several week’s break from golf due to injury (beware the injured golfer!) was Lia Donath on 32 points.
This was a non-qualifying competition for handicap due to the aforementioned provisional greens.
Sheena takes an early lead in the Prince’s Eclectic on net 81Â½ with Julie Smith in second on net 85Â½.
Playing on 18 temporary greens due to frost, Richard Owen put together a 6 over par round which included 4 birdies for a total of 46 points! In 2nd place was Peter Harrington on 43 pts with Jason Loubser two points further adrift in 3rd. A special mention to Tim Meyer who was helped to 4th place with a hole-in-one at the 10th hole!
There are no handicap changes since this was a non-qualifying round. Men’s handicap list…
Richard Owen has taken a strong lead in the Winter Competition after 2 rounds played (84 points), nine ahead of Jason Loubser in 2nd with Tim Meyer and Peter Harrington joint 3rd on 74 points.
The Prince’s Eclectic results will be available when Paul returns from holiday!
Winter Competition Rd 1
Proving that several weeks’ break from golf doesn’t necessarily harm your game, Di Jackett won the first round of the ladies’ Dukes Eclectic with 33 points, with Jini Beacham one point behind in second.
Since the scores were relatively low, this was a Reduction Only round for handicap.
Only 3 ladies – Sheena, Jini & Cheryl – managed to complete all the holes for the Eclectic. Sheena currently leads on net 86.5 (off half handicap).
Graeme Syme put together a solid opening Winter Competition round winning on 41 points, two ahead of Toby Stevenson and Dave Williams.
Reflecting the benign conditions, scoring was generally good, elevating CSS to 39 from 38. Men’s handicap list…
There was a fair sprinkling of birdies in the first round of the Duke’s Eclectic. On top at present are Paul Appleton and Dave Williams on 71.5 after half handicap allowance.
Autumn Meeting Better Ball (Ladies)
The ladies had a well-attended second half of their Autumn Meeting playing a 4-ball better ball followed by tea and snacks in the â€˜clubhouse’. With Cheryl providing not only the food but also the camping stove from which teas and coffees were made, a cosy gathering was had. Outstanding monthly medal glasses were presented along with prizes for both the day’s event and the autumn meeting medal round.
A few eyebrows were raised when the results of the day were announced since Sheena, Cheryl, Maureen and Lorna were all playing in the same game! However, the results were achieved in very different fashion with Maureen and Lorna dovetailing in good better ball style whereas Sheena & Cheryl took one 9 each in the scoring.
Ladies Dowling Cup
In her 21st year of golf with the Club, Julie Smith managed to win the Dowling Cup for the first time with an aggregate score of 423 (best 6). Veronica Mitchell was 2 shots adrift with last year’s winner, Sheena Harrington, a creditable 3rd on 426.
For the second month running, Tracy Wright clinched the Monthly Medal with a net 72, a good score in the nasty weather and wet course conditions. Sheena Harrington came 2nd (net 76) beating Maureen Slade on the back 9.
It was a Reduction Only round for handicap.
Considering the variable weather conditions, scoring was remarkably good. Top honours went to Arthur Dolby with net 61 (which this could easily have been in the 50s but for some errors on the closing holes) ahead of two 64s from Kerry Sargeant and Peter Harrington. Re-joiner Dean Morgan hit the ground running with a 67 off 5.
CSS remained unchanged from SSS at 35 points.Men’s handicap list…
Lissaman Cup (3 clubs & putter)
Fresh from France golfing, the Duke’s course no doubt appeared a pitch and putt to Ian Smith and he set about demolishing the course in style with a 66, four clear of nearest competitor John Bennett.
Considering the handicap of just 3 clubs and a putter, scoring was reasonable but a number of no returns were recoded – a combination of poor shots and losing balls amidst leaves, uncut fairway and rough. On balance, the clubs restriction affected the ladies more with best score from Sheena Harrington at 78.
In the Top Dog, a technical tie exists with Jon Cooper and Michael Rossiter both on 30 points – a final ruling on the result should be made shortly.