Winter Comp Rd 8 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 4
As we started off in glorious sunshine, it was hard to understand the high number of ‘no shows’. A few hours later, we knew why! It was extremely muddy underfoot and we got drenched on the last few holes. The conditions kept the scores down, with Val back to winning form on 32 points closely followed by Jayne on 31 for the last round of the Eclectic on Duke’s.
This was a reduction only round for handicapping.
Despite improving her score by 4 shots, it wasn’t enough for Val to catch Susan who maintained her lead to win the competition with a net 71 having knocked a further 3 shots off in today’s round.
The final round of the Winter Competition was played in progressively muddier conditions with the later games suffering from persistent rain. All credit then to the Mandelbaum brothers taking the top 2 slots with Matt two clear of Simon on 29 points. Paul Doran played a splendidly competitive round after a layoff and finished 3rd on 37 on a count back from Simon.
The runaway winner of the Duke’s Eclectic was Toby Hunt with an unbeatable net 59 after 50% handicap allowance – 3 clear of John Morris with Jon Cooper a further shot behind.
The overall winner of the Winter Competition Was Matt, 3 clear of John Morris and 4 clear of Graeme Syme. Well done Matt. Matt started the winter Comp off 24 and is now 19.
For those with an analytical bent, 2 additional reports showing scoring analysis over the 2 courses from 14 November (when Winter Competition started – roughly equating to start of winter tees) are attached.
Winter Comp Rd 7 / Princes Eclectic Rd 4
The glutinous consistency of the mud had little effect on Cheryl’s game today. With an impressive 39 points on a tricky day to judge shots because of the conditions underfoot, Cheryl was the winner by 4 points from Jayne in a small field of 10 ladies.
This was the final round of the Princes Eclectic and Jayne improved her score by an amazing 10 shots to finish with the same net score of 72 as Lia. However, Lia hung on to clinch victory on the back 9.
Wet muddy conditions prevailed and it was decidedly nippy as the day progressed but there was only the one temporary green. Mike Rowe was the winner on 43 points, two ahead of Matt Mandelbaum and Mike Smeal.
Back office staff in the Handicap Secretary’s office opined that the results seemed a perfect statistical fit to an SSS of 40 points and indeed CSS was unchanged.
Matt’s performance leaves him with a three point lead in the associated Winter Competition from John Morris with Graeme Syme one point further behind.
John and Graeme finished as leaders in Prince’s Eclectic with net 59s with John shown to be the winner on a back 9 count back.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
Four teams entered the last winter team event and fought with fairly windy conditions. Alison, Christina, Jayne and Lia took the first place with 78 points followed by Cheryl, Maureen, Norma and Sheena in second place with 74.
Windy conditions again prevailed and Paul Brown emerged to win the medal, 2 ahead of Ed Henery and Richard Owen. Graeme Syme was again on the leader board claiming 4th place with 70.
CSS was elevated by 3 to 69.
Winter Comp Rd 6 / Princes Eclectic Rd 3
The blustery conditions kept the ladies’ scores down to make it another QRO round. Lia is the lady in form and has followed up last week’s victory with another one, winning by one point from Sheena.
After 3 rounds of the Eclectic, this week’s win has seen Lia move into first place ahead of Val with one round to go.
Graeme Syme shrugged off the windy conditions to win with 42 points, 3 clear of nearest rivals Tony Kopczak and Matt Mandelbaum. A high point of Graeme’s round was an eagle 2 at the SI 1 7th – well done! This is the first eagle of 2011 and accomplished at the same hole that David Marsh a few years back.
CSS remained at SSS 40 points (65).
Graeme now leads the Winter Competition by 5 clear points from Matt.
And Graeme lies just one off the pace from John Morris from Kerry Sargeant in the Prince’s Eclectic.
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