Two-Ball Texas Scramble
It’s been some time since RPGC played a Texas Scramble but Richard Owen and Rob Urquhart found the format to their liking and breezed through the round carding a gross 63 net 56 to win – picking up 7 birdies en route. Kerry Sargeant and Toby Hunt were 2nd with a solid 61, one shot ahead of Jim Fogarty & Stuart Nash.
News From the Park
Vice Captain Richard Owen has issued the first edition of his occasional newsletter – News From the Park. It’s available now online. More…
Dummer Golf Club Away Day
The Club has arranged an away day to Dummer Golf Club, a Peter Alliss designed course, for Wednesday 2nd May. There are places for the first 40 applicants.
Winter Competition Rd 7
The final winter stableford on the Duke’s course was won by Di Jackett with 33 pts. Three ladies then had 29 pts each with Jini Beacham taking second place on the best back nine.
The SSS increased by three and this was a Reduction Only round for handicap so there were no handicap changes.
This was the final round of the Dukes’ Eclectic for 2006 / 07. Though she had a meagre number of points on the day, Julie Smith managed to improve her eclectic score by two shots to take first place on net 72Â½. Maureen Slade’s and Tracy Wright’s absence left Di Jackett to steal second place on net 74.
A blistering back nine of 23 points saw Graeme Syme the round 7 winner of the winter competition with count backs settling position from two others with 40 points – Gurpal Sekhon and Jim Fogarty. In despatches, ’07 improver Stanley Hunt stood on the 10th tee with 24 points in the bag.
CSS remained at SSS 38 points. Men’s handicap list…
Gurpal’s 40 points maintained his lead in the Winter Competition, now three clear of Kerry sergeant with 118 points.
Focussed golf from Kerry Sargeant saw improved scores on holes 6, 10 and 13, enough to win the Duke’s Eclectic on 61, just one ahead of Jon Cooper, Gurpal Sekhon and Dave Williams who also improved their scores.
Peter Harrington has written a note about Gill, a long-standing member who passed away today.
Competition of the day was a Four Ball Better Ball with 7 pairs taking part. In a very close contest, Lia Donath & Julie Smyth took the honours with 41 points from Jini Beacham & Maureen Slade one point behind.
Consistent straight hitting paid dividends for Vic Wadley, winning the medal with a net 61, three ahead of another fine one over gross 70 from Kerry Sargeant. An unforced error on 4 gave Vic a nine so he could well have returned in the 50s. The quality of the field was supported with 65s from Messrs. Fogarty, Ahad and Sekhon.
With three temporary greens the round was declared a non-qualifier for handicapping purposes.
Winter Competition Rd 6
In a relatively big field for the time of year, Maureen Slade was a clear winner of the Stableford competition with 34 points, with Di Jackett 3 points behind in second. Because there were more than 2 temporary greens, this was a non-qualifier for handicap.
Though she only improved her score by one shot, Julie Smith hangs on to the lead in the Dukes’ Eclectic by a whisker (net 74Â½) with Maureen Slade in 2nd (75Â½) and Tracy Wright & Di Jackett in joint 3rd place (76).
Kerry Sargeant and Gurpal Sekhon returned excellebt 39s with Kerry edging ahead on the back nine. Kerry had a gross 71 and Gurpal included a â€˜blob’. in form Osman chaudry was a point away.
In the Winter Competition to date, Gurpal now has a three point lead over Kerry.
Kerry shares the lead in the associated Duke’s Eclectic with Dave Williams.
Annual subs are due on 1st February and are Â£50 with Senior members paying Â£25 (men 65 and over, Ladies 60 and over on 1st February 2007).
Make cheques payable to RPGC and either see Dave Williams at the Park on Sundays or email him.