The annual 3 clubs and a putter competition played in fair conditions and with a good turnout produced some fine scores. A back 9 count back placed Nigel Ward first from Susan Smith and Jim Fogarty. Competitors were fortified by the Captains birthday cakes
This was the final event in the Top Dog Trophy confirming Tim Meyer the winner just 7 points from Nigel.
Paul Doran continues to make progress up the birdie tree with a 5 star birdie at 17.
Men’s Summer Match Play
After a long summer of knockout matches, this Sunday sees two of the Club’s 2009 Matchplay Finals being played at the Park.
- Kerry Sargeant & Carrie Ward play against Paul Grand & Ros Lake in the Final of the Mixed Pairs
- Jason Loubser plays against Michael Rossiter in the Final of the JH Taylor Shield, the singles matchplay event for the low handicap players.
Jason and Michael paired with each other in the Men’s Pairs knockout, and they emerged as the winners when they beat Ian Smith & George Martin in the final. Now playing as opponents in the JH Taylor, Jason and Michael should have no excuse for not knowing each other’s game.
To add to this Sunday’s exciting â€˜Finale’ we have the Lissaman Cup which is the 7th and final component in the men’s Top Dog accumulator. It is fitting that with an unassailable lead our Top Dog for 2009 is our President, Tim Meyer.
Doreen Dolby excelled, producing a net 62 for 45 points to win by a margin of 3 points from Nick Rogers. Four further points behind were Donovan Friel and Francois Lemaigre with 38. Well done indeed Doreen.
The competition was a Top Dog event for the men. With one event to go Tim Meyer has an unassailable lead on 32 points.
Burgess Cup & Autumn Meeting BB
It was the Autumn Meeting 4BBB and 8 pairs turned out to play. With a cloudy start it remained dry for most of the morning with drizzle for the last few holes.
Four pairs were within one point of each other with places being decided on BB9’s and BB6’s. Congratulations to this year’s winners, Louise and Maureen.
Our day was complemented by wonderful food provided by Norma & Jini. A big thank you to them and to Veronica and Susan who bought all the prizes.
The winners were Jim Fogarty and Stuart Nash with 36 points on a back 9 countback from Richard Kenwood and Ron Linden. Initially in the club house it appeared a 3 way decider with Tony McCullagh and Michael Rosssiter also on 36 points. It became clear to the Committee that one of the latter pairing had 17 clubs in his bag and the penalty of disqualification was imposed. The pairing of Toby Hunt and Paul Grand monopolised the â€˜TWOs’ returned in the competition.
Another lovely Indian Summer day saw Sheena Harrington win the October Monthly Medal with a net 70 and second was Julie Smith with a net 73.
Julie also won the Barton Bowl which was played as a stableford in conjunction with the October Monthly Medal.
A spirited 63 with 4s for first 7 holes from Nigel Ward secured the October Medal 3 clear from Lee Eden and Greg Saunders.
The round was the last for the Grand Medal Trophy in which Nigel emerged the winner with included 2 rounds of 61 and 63 – well done Nigel.
With an inch perfect sand iron at the 5th, Handicap Secretary Paul Grand assumed the top perch in the rare Eagle Tree for the season (attached).
In the more common or garden Birdie Tree, Kerry Sargeant predominates.
Making an early bid for the Olympics, Dave Williams reported a handicap reduction from 16 to 13 at his Home club.