Summer Cup / Ladies Committee Cup Rd 1
Julie Smyth romped away with the first round of the Committee Cup with a thumping 40 points. Other contenders for the overall prize are Susan Smith and Lia Donath both on 36 points (Susan shading it from Lia with the better back six) and Louise Williams with 34 points.
The CSS was 36 points.
Benign conditions saw some excellent scoring with four competitors coming in with more than 40 points. The winner was Arthur Dolby on 43 points followed by Tim Meyer with 42 points and both Yuki Hiro Ushido and Peter Harrington on 41 points.
The CSS was 38 points. Men’s handicap list…
The TBA was designated a mixed stableford sweep in which ladies ceded 2 shots to the men. An astounding round of 44 points (4 over par) from last year’s MIG, Paul Doran secured victory. Two points adrift was Donovan Friel. Donovan seemed to have victory in the bag but fell at the 10th in what was otherwise an extremely tidy round. Lia Donath returned an excellent 41-2=39 as the leading lady.
There was drama for an â€˜also ran’ – Phil Flanagan. Fresh from the (golfing) Kingdom of Fife, concentration and stamina were evident in Phil’s steely gaze as he addressed the ball on the 18th. His rip was as straight as an arrow, finishing 6 inches from the hole. Phil took a snap as a memento.
For the men CSS was 36 (SSS 35). Men’s handicap list…
Ruskie Hall Open
The event was won bu Tony Gildea of Putney Park with a net 64, two ahead of Jamie Cushing (again PP). Jamie shot 2 under par gross playing off 1 for his 66. Best RP competitor was Stan Potts (69) and best lady Leonie Baker 70.
The pairing of Kerry Sargeant & Alison Chadwick won in the Ladies Invitation by a clear margin over the pairing of Paul Grand & Cheryl Woodhouse.
John Pieters prevailed by 3 shots from Arthur Dolby, Graeme Syme and Yuki Hiro Ushido with a 67. Best lady was Sheena Harrington with 73.
For the men CSS remained at SSS 70. Men’s handicap list…
This was the first round of the Anniversary Trophy (best 3 of 4 Jubilee competitions).
A sunny but blustery day saw Fiona Coombe win with a net 71 followed by Lynn Richardson on a net 74.
The CSS went up 3 to 74 and this was a reduction only round for handicap purposes.
Continuing his good run of form, Tim Meyer calmly selected a 66 to win by 1 from Francois Lemaigre. The margin could have been greater but for shots dropped on the 4 closing holes.
CSS remained at SSS 68. Men’s handicap list…
Epsom Away day
Ian Smith lead the way with Paul Doran closely behind on the Away Day to Epsom GC.