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.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
In the first team event of the Winter 07 / 08 season, a new format was played whereby 1 score counts on the par 5’s, 2 scores on the par 4’s and 3 scores on the par 3’s (though this has been played before on weekends away).
With a very good 81 points, the winning team comprised Lia Donath, Sheena Harrington, Sonia Inniss and Rosalind Lake. Just two points behind in 2nd place were Molly Hood, Pia Langeland, Norma Lynch and Julie Smith.
Sheena Harrington and Julie Smith are the inaugural winners of the Double C Cup.
Winner of the medal was Gurpal Sekhon with an amazing 62 which was built on a firm outward nine of gross 39. Three behind was a plucky 65 from injured Handicap Secretary Paul Grand (who just avoided a â€˜cut’ **) and then Stuart Nash with 66. But for 10 in index 1 7th, Stuart could have clinched it and sympathies go out to him.
** The balance of play for Category 1, 2 and 3 players (30% 2, 70% 3) was that 38% played within two shots of SSS resulting in CSS being reduced to 67.