Boxing Day Sweep
A drizzly start was punctuated eventually by bright spells and the passage of a cold front heralding a colder easterly airflow.
In such conditions, Geoff Foreman returned 38 points with an impressive front nine 22 points. Pat King chased with 36 and Team Ludlow Ruffian Michael Hinks-Edwards claimed 3rd sweep prize with 34 points – and a welcome deposit towards the exciting 2006 Bournemouth Open week in June.
Three guests – Tom Mahoney, Peter Jagger and Tony Spicer – joined the festive round.
Winter Competition Rd 3
With a reduced field of only 6 ladies, Sheena Harrington won the Stableford competition with a very good score of 36 pts despite the frosty greens. Jan Oliver was 2nd with 31 pts and Lia Donath 3rd, also with 31 pts.
After 2 rounds in the Prince’s Eclectic, Sheena continues to lead with net 74Â½. However, not far behind in 2nd is Lia on net 76 with Julie in 3rd on net 77Â½.
Keeping a six off his card (couldn’t you get a box of golf balls years ago?), Ole Leon-Martin breezed his way around with a net 61 gross 80 to collect 44 points. Ole’s winning margin was 4 from Tony Pickard and Geoff Foreman with Kerry Sargeant in 4th with 39 points.
The balance of play against SSS 65/40 was such that CSS computed to 66/39. Men’s handicap list…
In the Winter Competition it’s still early days. With five rounds to go Richard Owen leads Geoff Foreman by 1.
In the Prince’s Eclectic, Richard has a commanding lead of 4 from Peter Harrington.
Captain David Marsh has issued his final monthly Log of the year. It’s available now online.
The deserved and clear winner by 3 points is our Treasurer, Dave Williams who returned 40 points scored in frost and fog that came and went (possibly exacerbated by the fuel fire). Gurpal Sekhon and Tony Pickard challenged with 37 and 36 respectively. In the ladies section, Tracy Wright put in another sterling performance for 35 points.
With at least 9 temporary greens, the event was of course a non-qualifier for handicapping purposes.
A warm portacabin fire welcomed all – along with some drinks refreshments â€˜super-cooled’.
Well done to Tracy Wright who with a net 68 earned her third consecutive monthly medal. In 2nd place was Jan Oliver with a net 74.
This was a non-qualifying competition for handicap.
With only one round to go in the LGU Silver Medal, Tracy Wright has a virtually unassailable lead thanks to good performances in the last 3 monthly medals. In 2nd place is Sheena Harrington.
Again with just one round to go in the LGU Bronze Medal, Cheryl Woodhouse leads by 7 shots over Ann Gardner.
Bill McSorley clinched the medal with a barn-storming 61. A birdie at the first set the tone for the round and but for a 7 at 16 a 59 or lower was on the cards. Excellent scoring followed from Messrs. Fogarty, Sargeant and Eden with 63s and 64s, with special mention for Kerry with a level par 69.
With 2 temporaries, the round was a non-qualifier.
The Ladies AGM and luncheon was held on a sunny day on 3rd December in Brentford.