Burgess Cup & Autumn Meeting BB
A small but elite field of 5 pairs took part in the 4BBB part of the Autumn Meeting. Lorna White and Maureen Slade emerged the winners with 37 points, closely followed by Lia Donath and Val Riziotis on 36 points and Jayne Maxwell and Veronica Mitchell with 35 points.
The pairing of Chris Jones and Paul Brown won the Burgess Cup with 41 points. Kai Pflughaupt and Juergen Bossler took 2nd place on a count back from Tony McCullagh and Paul Grand with 39 points.
Wimbledon Common Friendly
We played our return match at home against Wimbledon Common. We lost away 3Â½ to Â½ last year so were relieved that home advantage helped us to a 3 to 1 win. The refreshments provided after were a joint effort by the home team for which many thanks.
Singles Medal & Autumn Meeting Medal
The Autumn Medal round is usually a well attended event, but perhaps most of the ladies had early warning of the forecast and unfortunately there were 2 Double C matches also taking place.
Amazingly 3 of the 4 of them struggled on against the wind and paddled through the rain to complete the 18 holes, despite a number of flooded greens. The three finishers were Susan Smith, Deborah Potter and Inge Mitchell in that order.
Susan said to be kind with the report – so no numbers!!!
Play was in atrocious conditions and many returned to clubhouse after 11 holes. However, Nick Rogers was undeterred, attired in shorts to win with a 67, two ahead of Stuart Kerr 69. The competition was ‘abandoned’ for handicap purposes, resulting in CSS=SSS 70 Reduction only with both Nick and Stuart being cut.
The team event was hotly contested with Ed Hennery, Mark Scott, Nick Rogers and Osman Chaudry proving the winning group on 137, one ahead of Ewan Tait, Jon Cooper, Malcolm McKinlay and Stuart Kerr.
All gathered in the ‘cabin afterwards to wish Tony McCullagh all the best for the future and enjoy the splendid feast set out.
Report due soon.
Ladies Weekend Away
The weekend away was held in some of the hottest and sunniest weather of the summer. Some thought the rough was growing deeper in front of their eyes. Others fared better, with Gina Jillett winning the Gill Hibbs Trophy and Graeme Syme producing the best overall men’s score.
Another small field for the ladies, with a welcome return to golf for both Kate Emanuel, a mere 7 weeks after the birth of Thomas, and to Inge Mitchell. Sheena Harrington followed up last week’s 68 with a net 69 to win by four shots from Molly Hood on 73.
Nigel Ward triumphed with 60 followed by Paul Appleton on 62.
In the Grand Medal Trophy after 7 rounds Graeme Syme leads by 10 shots over Anthony Tama.