Most of the 50+ competitors found conditions difficult with concentration and looking for balls the main factor. Focussed captain Jon Cooper rose to the challenge and 70 was enough to secure the Platinum Jubilee with Tony Pickard a commendable second one shot away. Two ladies secured 3rd and 4th positions – Lia Donath and Sheena Harrington.
Jon was the only Cat 1-3 man to score 2 within SSS and the CSS was elevated to 73. Men’s handicap list…
With no Category 1-4 lady coming within 2 shots of SSS 71 it is a Reduction Only round and with no Category 5 lady beating CSS 74 there are no handicap changes arising at all.
Whitewebbs Team A against Thorney Park
Team A in the Ladies’ Whitewebbs competition ground out a dramatic playoff win against Thorney Park.
Whitewebbs – Team A Rd 1 against Thorney Park
Result: 2Â½-2Â½ Win (playoff)
After a gruelling 5 hour round on Dukes, Richmond Park and Thorney Park were tied 2Â½ – 2Â½ with both Maureen Slade and Veronica Mitchell confidently and competently winning their matches and Cheryl Woodhouse and Jini Beacham missing out on theirs.
Di Jackett halved her match and therefore had to go up the 19th, winning at the first extra hole to secure the match for Richmond Park.
Thanks to all the ladies who played!
Coronation Cup & NAPGC Medal Qualifier
A birdie at the first hole proved to be a happy augury for John Bennett who went on to score a glorious 65 and be crowned the winner of the Coronation Cup. Paul Appleton and Nick Heale were close behind in the procession with excellent 66s. Best lady-in-waiting was Angela Flynn on 69.
Balance of play for the men saw CSS unchanged from SSS 68. Men’s handicap list…
Exactly who goes forward from the club to the NAPGC competition depends as always on NAPGC’s numbers needed per handicap division. The Club will announce the qualifiers when the NAPGC advise.
WhiteWebbs Team B at Blue Mountain
The Ladies’ Whitewebbs Team B came a close second away at Blue Mountain.
Whitewebbs – Team B Rd 1 at Blue Mountain
Result: 3-2 Loss
Richmond Park B team travelled to Blue Mountain near Bracknell to play in the first round of the Ladies’ Whitewebbs competition on 22nd April 2007. Many thanks to those taking part who were Julie Smith, team captain for the day, Tracy Wright, Lia Donath, Jan Oliver & Ros Gray. Despite 2 very good wins from Lia & Ros, the remaining 3 couldn’t quite close out their very close matches, so, unfortunately, Richmond Park went down 3-2.
Spring Mixed Foursomes
The pairing of Julie Smyth and Stan Potts triumphed on a day of tough scoring on the Dukes course.
News From the Park
Captain Jon Cooper has issued the next edition of the occasional newsletter – News From the Park. It’s available now online.
Qualifier for Men’s Singles Matchplay
Pace of play and difficulty in finding balls made scoring conditions tough, despite glorious warm sunny conditions. Most players have at least one â€˜mare of a score on a hole but Lee Eden and David Keen persevered to take the two top spots with 71s closely followed a shot behind by John Ahad and the five players with 73s.
With no category 1-3 players scoring within two of SSS before the application of Clause 19.8, CSS was elevated to 73 and this was a Reduction Only round.
This was the qualifier for the Men’s singles knockout competitions – the JH Taylor Shield and Two Courses Cup. The top 15 plus holders go through to the knockout stage in the two competitions – for the under-17 and 17-28 handicap ranges.
The cut fell at 86 for the JH Taylor and 85 for the Two Courses.&
Ladies Spring Meeting BB
The second half of the Ladies’ Spring Meeting, a Four Ball Better Ball, took place in warm summer-like weather. Ten pairs of ladies fought for glory with Lia Donath & Cheryl Woodhouse taking the honours on 38 points. In second place, only one point behind, were Di Jackett & Jayne Maxwell.
Afterwards everyone stayed behind to enjoy refreshments in the glorious sunshine and the Lady Captain presented the prizes for both parts of the Spring Meeting.