Variable conditions prevailed on Prince’s but scores were generally good. The winner on countback was Tony Kopczak from Toby Hunt on 66. Four 67s followed from Ahmad (making a welcome return), Susan (leading lady), Pete Davis and Pete Harrison.
The competition doubled as the NAPGC Medal Qualifier.
Winner of Wednesday Sweep was Andrej Moxnes on 39 points from Liam Bridger 37 in a 15-strong field.
Spring Stableford Rd 2 / Spring Meeting BB
What a different day underfoot! For the first time this year the round didn’t include a good covering of mud with the ground having dried out and mud being replaced by worm casts, although the temperature was very varied.
Fifteen ladies competed in the second leg of the Spring Meeting which was won with 38 points by Jayne Maxwell and Sheena Harrington. In second place was Joan Mulcahy and secret partner, Susan Smith with 36 points (note the results sheet shows Maureen Slade as Joan’s partner, but it was in fact Susan who plays off the same handicap and HandicapMaster won’t allow the same person to play the competition twice! In third place, two further points behind on 34 was Doreen Dolby and Cheryl Woodhouse.
Sunday’s winner of Spring Stableford round 2 was Nigel Gaymond with a creditable 40 points, 2 ahead of Stephen Wilcock, Paul Brown and Paul Grand.
The overall Spring Stableford was extremely close with Paul Brown declared the winner on countback (last 9 of 2nd round) from Paul Grand – both 74 points; there followed 3 on 72 points – separated on countback on last 18 Ed Henery then Danny Deprez then Brett Colley.
Midweek Monthly Medal
The winner with a superb score of 41 points was our new member Roger Rojas, and with CSS at 37 points Roger’s playing handicap has been chopped from 16 to 15. Toby is the master of consistency and he was the runner-up (again) with 38 points. This was good enough to shave Toby’s handicap and his playing handicap reduces from 13 to 12. Third place yesterday was claimed by Martin Currie (playing off 14) who we welcome from White Lodge. Richard Owen scored is first eagle on 17 – but it took some time to find his ball on the green! Ann Gardner made a welcome appearance but was pipped into ladies’ 2nd place by Cheryl.
Pete Davis regained form and was the winner 33 points on count-back from Toby.
Spring Weekend Away
Susan Smith won the prestigious Lockie Trophy on another glorious weekend away.
Midweek Monthly Medal
Julian James was the overall winner of the first Wednesday medal on 71, one ahead of Mike Shabani.
Spring Stableford Rd 1 / Spring Meeting Medal
The wind and lack of sun ensured that it wasn’t quite the glorious warm spring weather of the previous day, but it was considerably drier underfoot than it has been of late. It didn’t seem to be too much help to the ladies though and with a good turnout for the Spring Meeting medal round, a mere three ladies played within their buffer zones and the CSS rose by one to 74.
With a better back 9, the current lady captain, Lia Donath, beat last year’s lady captain, Jayne Maxwell both scoring a net 76. Val Riziotis was the last of the ladies to play in her buffer zone – with a net 80, she had one rather large score cut back for handicapping purposes!
Early Spring conditions prevailed with less wind than of late and drier underfoot. This allowed more players than not to play within their buffer zone. There were two extremely good scores – from the winner Brett Colley 43 points and runner-up Patrick Murphy 42. Strong 38s followed from Danny Deprez, Martin Heinrich and Richard Owen.
A couple of eagles were recorded on 17 from Paul Brown and Mike Shabani.
The Wednesday Inaugural Trophy was played on Prince’s with Brett Colley winning on 38 points, two ahead of Paul Grand. Conditions were less windy than Sunday and predominantly sunny but 1st and 18th were still boggy leading to unnecessary time ball hunting (typically embedded in fairway or just off at 18).
Having made her debut as a winner last week, Tenesi Karakaneva has kept her number one slot and was the winner of the first 2015 ladies’ monthly medal. With a small field of five, the ladies didn’t excel themselves with scoring being on the high-side and the round was a reduction only. Tenesi’s first place on a net 77, was followed again, for the second week running, by Deborah Potter who was one behind on 78.
The first day of Spring roared in with a very stiff and challenging wind. The going was yielding (heavy in places e.g. 1st and 18th ) but the wind helped dry the surface and the grass showed perceptible signs of growth.
Winner of the Monthly Medal was new member Russell Bryan on 67. Russell had a particularly commendable back 9 three over par 36. A shot behind was Nigel Gaymond and 3rd Julian James 70.
This is the first Grand Medal Trophy (best 5 from 8 for Sunday play) round.