With an effective repeat of last year’s results, the Lady Captain won her day, followed by Jayne Maxwell in second place! Conditions affected the ladies’ scores as well, with Veronica Mitchell, the Lady Captain, winning with a net 75. Jayne was one shot behind and in third place, on count back, was Maureen Slade on a net 77, from Doreen Dolby & Jini Beacham.
Honours Board | Top Dog
Conditions must have been tricky, since unusually for the men, only 3 played below the SSS with Nigel Marsh putting in a storming performance to win by 6 shots on a net 61. In second place was Richard Own with a net 67, closely followed the Paul Grand on 68.
The Captain, Jon Cooper, recorded the only two on a par 3.
Report due soon.
Another team that won through to the area semi-final. This time the home advantage went to Hoebridge – and that is a huge advantage at the best of times there with sloping and elevated greens. The advantage was even bigger on the day with parched fairways exaggerating the slopes and borrows even more. Each match was hard fought and close – but we went down four and a half to a half. Next year the format will take much of that home advantage away and – with the strong team we can field – we should do even better.
Clapham Common Match
Having fought though to the Area semi-final with two good results the team produced what had up till now been the second highest score in the country. Unfortunately it was not enough on the day but an incredibly consistent score from all the pairs home and away. We were unlucky not to have won but wish Ruislip (twice winners of the Clapham and twice runners up) good luck in the area final.
Putney Park Open
A One-Two for RPGC.
Another small field for the July monthly medal resulted in a runaway win for Doreen Dolby with a net 68. In second place, five shots back on net 73 was one of our newer members, Caroline Stilwell.
Report due soon.
The Men’s Invitation commanding win goes to Captain Jon and his ‘guest’ for the day, Lady Captain Veronica. In the runner-up position – and allegedly coming all the way ‘especially’ from the Emerald Isle was Tony McCullagh whose ‘guest’ for the day was Sheena.