Ladies Weekend Away
A scorcher! The Ladies weekend away was played in glorious sunshine (if we ignore the arctic wind on Saturday).
Kerry Sargeant maintained his recent form off of his new handicap to emerge the winner on 35 points, two ahead of Andy Furniss and Paul Doran. Kerry tops the Twos, Birdies and Pars trees to date.
Play was off the medal tees and only there were only male competitors.
Spring S’ford Rd 2 / Spring Meeting S’ford
There was a great turnout for the second Sunday of the Spring Meeting with 10 pairs playing. Sheena and Julie Smith were the winners with 40 points and Cheryl and Val in second place with 38 points. There were four pairs in contention for third place with 35 points and the prize went to Amy and Christina on count back.
Many thanks to Julie for providing two wonderful cakes and Jayne for the savouries and drink. A great start to the season.
Round 2’s winner was an in form Kerry Sargeant who crafted a superlative 3 under par 66 including 5 birdies for 46 points. A long way behind were Paul Grand and Graeme Syme with CSS 40s.
The course itself played well with some early grass growth although greens were very variable.
Kerry’s 46 was good enough to also win the overall 36 hole competition on 80 points, two clear of Simon Mandelbaum with Mike Rowe one further point behind.
Spring S’ford Rd 1 / Spring Meeting Medal
The medal round of the Spring meeting saw 13 ladies tee’ing off on a relatively dry underfoot (although not overhead) Duke’s course.
There were some mixed fortunes out there, but the runaway winner was the ever-steady Jayne with a net 69. In second place was Lorna, making a welcome return to the park, with a net 72. Best front 9 was taken by Val, with a net 36.5 and best back 9 by Gina with a net 35.
The clear winner emerging in unexpectedly wet conditions was Simon Mandelbaum with 44 points, four ahead of Toby Hunt with Mike Rowe and Paul Brown two further behind. Well done to Simon who earns a 3 shot handicap reduction.
Celebrations were in order after the round with Paul scoring the first hole in one of the year – and his first ever.
The first monthly medal of 2011 was won in style by the lady captain, Susan, with a net 69 which was five shots in front of Rianda in second place on a net 74. After last week’s mud bath it was a cold but much drier day, both underfoot and overhead, but with the exception of these two, the scores for the ladies did not reflect this significant improvement in conditions.
In somewhat drier conditions than of late, John Morris was the deserved winner with an excellent 62, Tony Kopczak 2nd on 63 and Hiro Ushido 3rd on 64. All very commendable scores which give an early advantage in the Grand Medal Trophy.