Benign and at times spring-like conditions were conducive to good scores from the men. Handicap Secretary Paul Grand ended up the winner with 42 points – acquiring a club during the round. Excellent 40s were returned from Paul Appleton and Kerry Sargeant, the former in his last competitive round with a non-conforming driver and the latter effecting a return to his natural Category 1 home.
With 55% of category 1-3 competitors returning within 2 of SSS 38, CSS was elevated to 39, limiting handicap reductions. Men’s handicap list…
The Handicap Secretary has prepared the CONGU Summary of Scores Report for 2007.
In thick foggy conditions, the paucity of available forecaddies from the caddy master meant that members had to exercise caution when playing. One game utilised the piercing whistle of one of its talented numbers to signal when safe for following game to play.
But scoring was good, and a count back separated the winners Messrs. Owen and Keen from Nash and Fogarty -each with 37 points. Husband and wife team Anne and Jack Koychev clinched 3rd place, 4 points further behind.
Winter Competition Rd 3
Whilst many ladies seemed to struggle, probably under the weight of copious layers of clothing to keep the cold out, new member Lynn Richardson won the first club competition she played in with 33 pts! Sonia Inniss was one point adrift in 2nd place.
This was a Reduction Only round for handicaps.
After 2 rounds of the Princes Eclectic, Cheryl Woodhouse leads on net 82, having knocked 10 shots off her 1st round score. Close on her heels is Maureen Slade on net 83.
Stuart Nash excelled with 40 points to win, just a point from Osman Chaudry with Peter Harrington a further point behind.
CSS was unchanged from SSS 38 (67). Men’s handicap list…
Stuart has a commanding lead in the Winter Competition, 8 clear of Francois Lemaigre.
A focused round from Toby Hunt gives Toby a 1.5 lead in the Prince’s Eclectic.
Cold off Santa’s sleigh are the Christmas Hamper results and latest men’s handicaps.
A dreadful weather forecast probably left a number of potential competitors having a leisurely breakfast and morning. For those testing the elements, an amelioration in conditions came and the winner with 36 points was John Ahad from Dave Williams 35. Jim Fogarty had the better back 9 from Francois Lemaigre to claim 3rd place. Best lady (all gave away a shot in the competition) was Janet Fox on 32 points.
Men’s CSS was same as SSS @ 36 giving rise to no playing handicap changes. Men’s handicap list…
Monthly Medal / Team Event
A Texas Scramble had been planned but the best laid plans…
Filthy weather meant fewer players so the ladies reverted to an individual Stableford competition. Even so, only 2 ladies completed all 18 holes out of a starting field of 10 – Lia Donath with a top score of 28 pts and Susan Smith with 22 pts. Well done to these ladies for braving the elements!
Report due soon.
News From the Park
Vice Captain Richard Owen has issued the next edition of the occasional newsletter – News From the Park. It’s available now online.
Fighting over the champagne this year were Sheena Harrington & Lia Donath both on 35 pts, with Sheena emerging triumphant with the best back 9. Jan Oliver was 3rd with 31 pts.
There were no changes to the SSS @ 37 pts.
Tony Kopczak uncorked a vintage performance to win with 38 points followed by a sparkling 36 from Toby Hunt and at times effervescent play from Peter Harrington and Jon Cooper with 34s.
Original gravity was maintained at CSS 36 (yellow).
Winter Competition Rd 2
Lia Donath won the first winter Stableford Competition on Princes with 31 pts and takes the lead in the Eclectic after the 1st round.
Maureen Slade was 2nd on both counts.
The CSS increased by 3 (33 pts) and this was a Reduction Only round for handicap.
Di Jackett triumphed over Angela Flynn in the Challenge Cup, winning on the 17th.
Pleasant conditions on Prince’s playing from yellow tees produced better scoring, with 3 competitors vying for first place on 39 points. A count back placed Jon Cooper 1st over Dave Winter and Toby Hunt. Secretary Peter Harrington fell foul of rule 32-2 (click here).
CSS was unchanged from SSS 38 points. Men’s handicap list…
Francois Lemaigre holds the lead in the Winter Competition, 3 ahead of Stuart Nash.
n the Prince’s Eclectic a sprinkling of birdies is evident with Toby taking the early lead by half a shot from Jon Cooper and Dave Winter.
Winter Competition Rd 1
In the first Winter Stableford event of 2007 / 08, Julie Smith’s 35 points were just enough to win, from Cheryl Woodhouse in 2nd (34 pts) and Sheena Harrington a further point behind in 3rd.
This gave Julie the lead in the first round of the Eclectic on Dukes on net 79Â½ with Sheena in 2nd on net 82Â½.
Early rainy conditions ameliorated to allow competitors to concentrate on a tough task off the back marker post. Most focused was Francois Lemaigre with 37 points in spite of 2 holes with no points. 3 points back were Messrs. Archdale, Nash and Smith, the latter being the early leader in the Eclectic with two of the 4 birdies recorded on the day.
CSS remained at SSS 35 points. Men’s handicap list…
Ian Smith strolled into an early 5 point lead in the Eclectic as on the day only 4 competitors recorded scores at each hole.
This coming Sunday sees round 2 played off yellow tee markers or mats.
Ladies AGM – Change of Venue
The Ladies AGM will be held on Saturday 1st December at 11.15 a.m. (coffee) for 11.30 a.m.
There has been a venue change from the originally mentioned venue owing to the rugby match. The venue is now Le Sauveur 201 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen.
This is the sister restaurant of Brula. We have changed the venue because all parking around Brula will be suspended because of the Rugby Match. There is free parking on Saturdays in the surrounding roads.
A report will be given by the retiring Lady Captain, Cheryl Woodhouse, the Secretary, Sonia Inniss and the Treasurer, Maureen Slade followed by the election of officers and committee members. There will be two vacancies on the committee created by retiring members. Jayne Maxwell and Louise Williams have been nominated.
A collection for the Mulberry Centre, a charity based at West Middlesex Hospital for cancer sufferers and their carers will be held at the luncheon.
The retiring Lady Captain has on open house for all lady members after the luncheon, for those wishing to party on! For further information please contact the Lady Captain.