Club Championship Rd 1
The hottest day of the year so far meant the balls were running and the scores reflected the benign conditions with the CSS going down 1 to 70.
Harriet Carr leads the Club Championship with a gross 83 followed by Sheena Harington with a gross 86.
Sheena leads in the Handicap Cup with a net 70 followed by Lia Donath with a net 71 and a better back 9 from Jayne Maxwell and Janet Fox each also with a net 71.
In the Pembroke Cup, Julie Smyth continues her excellent run of form with a net 67 followed by Jinni Beacham with a net 70 and Doreen Dolby with a net 71.
The stage looks set for an exciting finale next week.
An astounding level par 69 earned Dave Winter the round 1 lead, 5 clear of Tim Meyer, Paul Patching and Hiro Ushido. Dave was 2 under at the turn with no dropped shots and looks set to retain the Club Championship from last year.
Much the same order prevails in the handicap trophy Dave 58(!), Tim 62 and Paul 63.
Dave will now be playing off a single figure handicap – 9.0.
The Club took a lead from the home leg of the annual friendly match with Rickmansworth GC.
The competition was won with a golden putting touch by Kerry Sargeant 2 over par net 64. Another fine round of 67 from Tim Meyer secured 2nd position whilst 3rd and best lady position was earned by Lynn Richardson with 69.
Men’s CSS computed to 1 less than SSS @ 69. Men’s handicap list…
John Morris and Graeme Syme share the lead in the associated Anniversary Trophy, 4 ahead of Sean Dalton with Kerry 1 further behind.
It’s still early days in the Top Dog trophy. After 3 rounds Tim Meyer leads from David Odonno and Kerry Sargeant.
Both the Men and Ladies won in the annual friendly match with Amida GC from Twickenham.
A lovely sunny day saw some excellent scoring. Veronica Mitchell ran away with the medal with an impressive net 64 followed by Carrie Ward with a net 68.
The CSS went down one to 70 reflecting the benign conditions.
Conditions were excellent for good scoring and many competitors felt they could have scored even better than the card recorded. Indeed, 65.5% of Cat 1-3 players were within 2 of SSS.
The champion on the day was Dave Winter with a 64 which included an OOB – Dave’s playing handicap was not however cut. Early clubhouse leader Arthur Dolby was second with 65 having the benefit of a better back 9 from Nick Rogers. Handicap Secretary Paul Grand had high aspirations being 3 under par through 6 and 2 over at the turn but it was not to be.
Unsurprisingly, CSS was one under SSS @ 67. Men’s handicap list…
This was the fourth round in the Grand Medal Trophy, with Stan Potts, Julian Ratnage and Kerry Sargeant at the top tied on 282. The competition is at the half way stage and there are plenty of competitors in the running.
The Club narrowly won the Association Cup over White Lodge and the other Association member clubs.
Captain Richard Owen is hosting a summer BBQ at his house on Saturday 4th July. It is open to Clubmembers and family guests, starting at 3pm for those with young families and continuing through the evening. Advance notice is required for planning purposes. Please view the poster for full details.
Match Play Update
This year there has been a tremendous response, with greater participation in all the Match Play competitions.
Nearly all initial matches have been played. In most, the next round is not due till 6th July.
With fixture congestion coming up, to be followed by holidays, please try to arrange matches as soon as possible.
The men also have a friendly match against Rickmansworth Golf Club on Saturday the 27th of June.
Anyone interested in playing this fixture, especially those currently playing well, please put your names forward so we may have a bigger (& better?) pool to select from. It is not mandatory to play in both Home & Away legs.
Sweep / Ladies Committee Cup Rd 2
Round 2 of the Committee Cup dawned with heavy rain, thunder and lightening clearing just in time for the start of the competition and the sun came out! Competitors did not entirely escape the rain which came down very heavily for a couple of holes accompanied by hail!
Julie Smyth romped home with 37 points making light of her recent cut in handicap and accumulated a grand total of 77 points in the overall Committee Cup competition.
The order established by round 1 continued for round 2 with Susan Smith coming second with 33 points (a total of 69 points in the overall competition), followed by Lia Donath with 30 points (a total of 66 points) and Louise Williams on 30 points (a total of 64 points).
Most competitors were rudely awakened in the early hours as thunderstorms wreaked revenge for the previous week’s dry and sunny weather. The conditions in the aftermath were sufficient to cause the cancellation of the Putney Park Open and the Committee quickly arranged a sweep. The winner with a glorious net 65 was Tim Meyer on 40 points followed a point behind by Richard Kenwood.
Illustrating the vagaries of English weather, there were reports of hail on the 7th fairway whilst simultaneously on the 10th competitors affirmed just light rain.
Report due soon.