Cheryl Woodhouse played a captain’s innings to win the President’s Putter with 43 points – a glorious round which got better as it progressed, finishing with a back 9 of 24 points and a flourish with a birdie at the last. Early clubhouse leader was junior club champ Tony Archdale on 42 finishing second ahead of Paul Grand, John Sowter and Richard Owen on 40 points.
President Julie Smith again sportingly gave a premium golf ball to all bettering her scores. Her cakes were particularly appreciated in and around the clubhouse as competitors relaxed after their round in pleasant temperate conditions for a change.
Reflecting the balance of play, men’s CSS was elevated to one above SSS 37. Men’s handicap list…
Incorporation of the results into the Top Dog Trophy reveals Nick Rogers to be one ahead of Dean Morgan with 5 competitors two further behind.
Silver Jubilee & Centurion Open
There was good scoring on Duke’s, notably from the lades. The winner by one shot was Sheena Harrington with 66 from Richard Owen. Maureen Slade and Cheryl Woodhouse took 3rd and 4th places with 68.
Men’s CSS was 69, one less than SSS. Men’s handicap list… Ladies handicap list…
In the associated Anniversary Cup, Richard Kenwood emerged the winner on 210, one ahead of Nick Rogers.
The Centurion Open was also run simultaneously, with Luke Offord from Putney Park the winner with a 62.
The ladies’ July Monthly Medal turned into a three-horse (filly? mare? nag?) race between Veronica Mitchell, Lia Donath and Julie Smith, all having net 67’s. In a photo-finish, Veronica took 1st place and Lia 2nd.
At 70 the CSS was one lower than SSS. Ladies handicap list…
Confirming recent form in qualifying at The Oaks GC for the final of the Men’s Championship of England (), Gurpal Sekhon shot a glorious 65 to take the monthly medal, two clear of Messrs. Pickard, Owen and Winter.
Amongst the sob stories was an NR from Osman Chaudry due to a lost ball at 17 following a nine at 16; otherwise an extremely fine round which included driving the 6th green with ease. Handicap students will understand the impact of Clause 19.8 – despite an â€˜NR’ he has an adjusted gross score of 92, remaining within buffer zone off 22 and no adjustment to exact handicap – a 6 not 9 at 16 would have earned a playing cut to 21.
The demise of the handicap secretary continued in finishing 6, 6, 9 – despite being 10ft from the green in two on 18, it required 7 more shots to hole the ball.
CSS remained unchanged from SSS 68. Men’s handicap list…
In the Grand Medal Trophy, Toby Hunt re-takes the lead from Jason Loubser by one shot with Tony Pickard, John Ahad and Gurpal the more obvious contenders.
Clapham Common – Rd 4 v tba
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Richmond Park featured strongly in the Association Trophy, and Richmond Park ladies in particular. Tracy Wright took 1st place on net 66 with Di Jackett one shot behind in 2nd place. Third was Tom Watts from Putney Park on 68, with Julian Diamond 4th also on net 68 beaten on the back 9.
CSS is unchanged from SSS for both men and ladies on 70 and 71 respectively.
Richmond Park Golf Club Open
Doreen Dolby heads the RPGC honours with a 64, beaten on count back from Tom Watts of Putney Park.
CSS is unchanged from SSS 68. Men’s handicap list…
Rickmansworth Friendly Match
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Rickmansworth – Home Leg
Result: Win 4-2
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