The winner of the Diamond Jubilee with a 64 for the second week running was Nigel Gaymond. Sheena Harrington and Ed Henery both shot 68s with a back 9 count back placing Sheena 2nd.
In the associated Anniversary Trophy after 3 rounds Danny Deprez has a nine shot advantage with 198 from Paul Appleton with Sheena one further behind on 208.
Leatherhead Away Day
Report due soon.
The combination of high temperature and humidity did nothing to help the ladies’ scoring and another low turnout invoked the ‘small field’ handicapping adjustment. This had the effect of increasing the CSS to 73, resulting in handicap adjustments for all bar the winner and runner-up.
Fiona Coombe continued her good run of form to win the medal with a net 75. Lia Donath took second spot with a net 77, beating Sheena Harrington courtesy of a better back nine.
The hot humid conditions certainly suited Graeme Syme who romped home to win the August Monthly medal with a 2 over par net 60 – well done indeed. Four behind was Nigel Gaymond 64 and the Danny Deprez 67.
Graeme was rewarded with a cut to a single figure handicap and now leads the Grand Medal Trophy by 25 from Kerry Sargeant after 6 rounds.
Report due soon.
Report due soon.
Club Championship Round 2
The last day of London 2012 included the second round of the Club Championship.
Despite taking a 5 shot lead into the day, neither Sheena nor Rianda could match a dazzling display of golf from Jayne Maxwell, who made par after par to record a gross 82 and win by 7 shots on 179. Sheena Harrington was runner-up on 186.
The Handicap Cup shows the same result, with Jayne winning on a net 147 from Sheena on a net 156. Rianda also scored a net 156 to finish 3rd.
Fiona Coombe maintained her lead from the first round to win with a 149. Cheryl Woodhouse was runner-up with a net 155.
Paul Patching is the Club Champion by one shot over Steve Byers.
In the junior division Tony Kopczak is the clear winner over Steve Cross.
Winner of the Handicap Trophy is Paul Patching.
Club Championship Round 1
A very small field are contesting the club championship for the ladies this year, and with the rain dripping down their necks for the first half of the day, the scores reflect the conditions.
With such a small field, there is all to play for in the second round.
Sheena Harrington and Rianda Markram are joint leaders on 92 with Jayne Mawell a further 5 shots back on 97.
Rianda leads the Handicap Cup (handicaps up to 20) with 75 followed by Sheena on 77.
In the Pembroke Cup, for players on 22 and above, Fiona Coombe defied the conditions to post a 71, with Christiina Muller 7 shots behind on 78.
In the men’s Club Championship Adam Hogg leads Paul Patching by 2 with Steve Byers a further shot behind.
In the Junior division Tony Kopczak leads Paul Grand by one shot.
The Handicap Trophy net result leader is Paul Patching by one over Adam and Tony.
The annual men v ladies match – the Bontor – was held this weekend. As usual the conditions would be a major factor with the lush grass not giving the ladies their usual advantage of a running ball at this time of year. However, the strong winds looked like compensating, affecting the men’s higher shots more than the ladies and bringing the unusually dense rough into play.
Thirteen ladies suspiciously disappeared into the portacabin and some of us, knowing a little about covens, were pleasantly surprised to be greeted instead by the Sioux Smith tribe in full war paint. Most of us, having seen ladies put make-up on before, were not as intimidated by this display as the ladies had expected but hoped for Apache display from them.
Right from the first match on the first tepee, the match was hard fought and could have gone either way at any time. In a tense finish the men took the necessary scalp to win 7 to 6 and had a chance to look at the trophy for the first time in three years.
We look forward to the ladies giving their all to win it back next year and the men are eager to supply suggestions as to suitable costumes most likely to distract us in 2013.