2010 Annual General Meeting
The Secretary has posted notice of the 2010 AGM in January. Notice…
Wellington boots would have been useful! The rain was pretty steady but seven players made it round the course battling with lake-like greens and soggy fairways.
Alison Chadwick found the pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow and led the ladies field with a 33 followed closely by Ann Gardner also with 33 but Alison had the better back 9.
Conditions were characterised by showers and sunshine. Indeed, on the back 9 competitors had the surreal experience of persistent rain with bright sunshine and a double rainbow.
Perfect for debutant Steve Cross who shone with 41 points to earn a bottle of bubbly. Steve was followed by the triumvirate of Messrs. Kenwood, Ward and Syme with 39 points.
Winter Comp Rd 2 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 1
Sunny periods interspersed with very heavy rain and strong winds meant that no one completed all 18 holes and most competitors walked off after the 6th! The winner was Ros Gray with 23 points and second was Sheena Harrington with 19 points.
This was a reduction only round.
The passage of a period of inclement wind, rain and graupel eventually ameliorated and for those competitors remaining some good scoring resulted. However, it was all water off a duck’s back to Jim Fogarty who returned 42 points and no blobs. He was followed 6 points behind by Toby Hunt.
It has been resolved to â€˜abandon’ the competition within the meaning of CONGU Clause 18.6 – the course being unplayable for some competitors. This means a CSS of SSS and reductions only but results stand for Winter Comp and Eclectic.
Jim and Toby lead the associated Winter Competition.
Jim and Toby also lead the associated Duke’s Eclectic.
Winter Comp Rd 1 / Princes Eclectic Rd 1
This season’s first eclectic took place on a lovely sunny day albeit a bit soggy underfoot after the previous day’s heavy rain and high winds. Kate Emmanuel won with 34 points, second was Susan Smith with 31 points.
Prince’s absorbed the heavy rain in the preceding days and conditions proved pleasantly mild. Playing off the yellow tees, Graeme Syme emerged the winner piping Toby Hunt by one with 41 points. Ole Leon-Martin and Stuart Nash finished well to claim 3rd & 4th places with 39 points.
In the associated Prince’s Eclectic, Graeme leads Toby by two. Ole can relax on the first tee in future rounds – having posted the only birdie at the hole. Surprisingly, no birdies were recorded at 18.
Kerry Sargeant continues his domination of the Birdie Tree.
Monthly Medal / Ladies team Event
It was the first of the winter team events for the Ladies. Four teams braved the rather damp and chilly weather to play 6-6-6, the best score counting on the first 6, best two on second 6 and best three on the final 6 holes.
The prize of three, pink golf balls was awarded to Susan, Jini, Lia and Di.
Michael Rossiter was the early clubhouse leader having posted a seemingly unbeatable 68, but competitor Rick Smith in a late game returned a 65 to clinch victory – well done Rick.
Inclement conditions greeted a hard core of competitors who battled their way round Prince’s. Donovan Friel proved the hardiest with 28 followed by John Morris 26. Men ceded a shot to the (non-playing) ladies and the competition was a non-qualifier.