Peter Harrington has written a note about Adrian, a long-standing member who passed away this week.
More favourable conditions favoured a head-to-head battle between Toby Hunt and Rob Urquhart for the honours. Both played exceedingly well to record 42 points with Toby’s back 9 the decider. Francois Lemaigre showed form of which he is capable, recording 41 points for third place. Jini Beacham was best for the ladies on 34 points.
CSS remained at SSS 40 points. Men’s handicap list…
Ladies Weekend Away
The Lady Captain rounds up the Spring weekend away at The Spring Hotel & Golf Club.
Vic Wadley prevailed through graupel to victory on 36 points, two ahead of Rob Urquhart. Best lady was Sheena Harrington with 31 points.
The first qualifier for sometime, the balance of play of Category 1-3 men was such as to produce a Qualifier for Reduction Only event for handicapping purposes – extremely rare for the men. With no man beating CSS 38, no handicap adjustments at all resulted.
Winter COmpetition Rd 8
In the final Winter Stableford of 2006 / 07, Jini Beacham took the honours with 34 pts with Lia Donath in 2nd on 32 points.
Lia’s 2-shot improvement over previous rounds maintained her lead in the Princes Eclectic which she won with net 70. Though Julie Smith’s net 72Â½ was good enough to win her the Dukes Eclectic, she could only settle for 2nd place with this score in the Princes Eclectic.
Three temporary greens made this a non-qualifier for handicap purposes
Round 8 saw Stan Potts in commanding form win with 42 points with Dave Williams, Richard Kenwood and Ian Smith divided by count backs 3 points behind. Course conditions were favourable considering recent rain and pleasant early sunny spring sunshine prevailed.
Round 8 brought the Winter Competition to a close and in the event Gurpal Sekhon didn’t need to better his score, winning on 120 points, four ahead of nearest rival Kerry Sargeant.
In the associated Prince’s Eclectic, three competitors scored 60. Consistent with Duke’s Eclectic, the back 9 count back off 1/4 handicap was the arbiter, with Kerry Sargeant declared the winner from Ian Smith and Dave Williams. A feature of Kerry’s Eclectic was eagle at 15. “Well done sir” sums up Kerry’s achievement in winning both course’s eclectics.
In cold, wet and windy conditions, and with much mud underfoot, the ladies struggled in the first medal round of the year. The only two ladies with net scores in the 70’s were Maureen Slade & Julie Smith, playing together and tied on net 76. Three shots under her handicap on the front 9, unfortunately Maureen could not keep up the blistering pace and, with 5 pars on the last 6 holes, Julie took the monthly medal on the back 9.
With 3 temporary greens, this was a non-qualifier for handicap.
No fewer than 5 competitors shrugged off increasingly inclement conditions to card 67s – the hardiest proving to be Kerry Sargeant with a back 9 one over par to take the medal from Jon Cooper, Ian Smith, Rob Urquhart, Dave Williams and best of three 70s Paul Robinson. The conditions eventually led to a Composite Course being scrambled the next day.
With 3 temporary greens, the competition was a non-qualifier for handicapping purposes.