Ladies Challenge Cup Draw
The draw for the Ladies Challenge Cup has been made. Check the draw sheet for match-ups and, most importantly, play-by dates for each round.
Men’s Sweep & Ladies Spring Meeting
It was the Spring Meeting BB and there was a good turn out with 7 pairs playing. It was a closely fought contest with 1 point difference between 1st , 2nd and 3rd with the runner up being decided on the better back 6 Congratulations to Sheena and Julie who are this year’s winners!
Our day was complemented with great refreshments provided by Veronica and Julie’s cakes (all were delicious) and the prizes provided by Louise. Thank you everyone.
Francois Lemaigre was the winner on 29th March with 41 points, 4 ahead of next contender Peter Harrington. Nigel Ward was spotted practising on the 18th green and accordingly incurred disqualification for Rule 7-1 infraction.
The overall result for the 22nd and 29th 36-hole men’s sweep shows a 3-way tie between Julian Ratnage, Graeme Syme and John Pieters who share the sweep monies.
Spring Mixed Foursomes
The Spring Mixed Foursomes is being held on Saturday 18 April and is now open for entries.
You don’t need to sign up with a partner as the pairings are assigned by random draw.
Men’s Sweep & Ladies Medal Spring Meeting
19 ladies took part in the first of this season’s major competitions. This was the largest turnout so far this year and scoring reflected the day’s sunny, warm conditions. Louise Williams won with a net 69, Julie Smyth came second with a net 72 and several more scored within their handicap buffer zones.
Other prize winners were Doreen Dolby for the best back 9 (net 35) and Lia Donath for the best front 9 (net 36Â½).
The CSS went up one to 72.
With improvised white tee markers to guide competitors, John Pieters led the way with an impressive 42 points – just 1 point from a fresh (to golf this year) Julian Diamond.
Both must start as favourites for the novel 36 hole competition with round 2. Handicap secretary Paul Grand almost â€˜aced’ at the 3rd, the ball bouncing in the cup but finishing 6â€ away. Julian birdied 10, as did Stanley Hunt at 13.
CSS was elevated by 2 over SSS to 69 (36pts). Men’s handicap list…
Summer Knockout Competitions – Enter now
A reminder the entries for the summer knockouts competitions are open until Sunday 5 April.
Here are the entries so far.
For the Ladies, the Challenge Cup closes for entries on 29th March.
The Captain’s Newsletter
Well it really feels as though Spring has arrived at last and the better weather has much improved the course conditions. The white tees are back out, so we will be playing from them from next Sunday onwards.
I have prepared the year’s first edition of the club’s newsletter – News From the Park. I hope you will find something of interest.or
Please let me know your comments for future issues.
Winter Comp Rd 8 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 4
A beautiful day without a cloud in the sky. The first of many this year we hope. Sonia Inniss made light of her recent cut in handicap (see report for 1 March) with 36 points, closely followed by Julie Smith on 35 points and Doreen Dolby on 33 points.
The CSS remained the same at 71 (37 stableford points) as the SSS with no change to playing handicaps.
Julie Smith maintained her lead in the cumulative Dukes Eclectic competition, winning that competition with a net 73, followed by Jayne Maxwell with a net 76 and Lia Donath with a net 77.
The final round of the Winter Competition was played in glorious spring conditions with Paul Doran the winner on 40 points after an uneasy start. Two points behind were Hiro Ushido and Lee Eden.
CSS was reduced to 67 (37pts) from SSS 68 (36pts).
The winner of the Winter Competition is Matt Roadnight on 120pts, three ahead of John Morris and Nigel Ward.
In the associated Duke’s Eclectic, a tie resulted with Sean Dalton and Paul Doran each finishing with 61.
Summer Knockout Competitions – Enter now
The details for the summer knockout competitions have been released. There is no qualification round this year and entries are open until Sunday 5 April.
Winter Comp Rd 7 / Princes Eclectic Rd 4
Increasingly difficult very windy conditions resulted in a low scoring competition. Lia Donath won with 32 points followed by Julie Smith with 30 points.
No one played within two points of the SSS or better and so this was a reduction only round with the CSS going up 3 points to 74 (33 stableford points).
Lia also won the cumulative Princes Eclectic competition with a net 69, having won each of the three rounds that were played (round 2 was rained off).
Pleasant conditions prevailed for the early games but later games were caught by a vicious storm with its inevitable impact on scoring. John Ahad emerged the victor with 39 points, one ahead of John Morris.
CSS was elevated to 68 (37 points) from SSS 67 (38).
Three now share the Winter Competition lead – John Morris, Matt Roadnight and Nigel Ward.
The Prince’s Eclectic was won by John Morris on 61, one ahead of Dave Winter and Kerry Sargeant.
Epsom Away Day
The Club has arranged an away day to Epsom Golf Club for Friday 1st May. There are places for the first 40 applicants.