Club Championships RD2
Val Riziotis maintained her lead from the first round of the ladies’ Club Championship to win by four shots on 176 from Jayne Maxwell on 180.
In the Handicap Cup, for those on handicaps of up to 21, Val also won on net 138, with Lia Donath just one shot behind to take 2nd place.
In the junior division, the Pembroke Cup was won by Cheryl Woodhouse on net 141, maintaining her first week lead, from Doreen Dolby just one shot behind. For her efforts Cheryl was awarded an exceptional handicap reduction of 0.5 over and above her shot reduction.
In each of the handicap divisions for the club championship and for the net competition, the first week’s front-runners maintained their leads to win.
The Senior Club Champion for 2015 is Shaun Feldon with a gross score of 149 over the two rounds with Aidan Hurley the runner-up on 152.
In the Junior Division Paul Rockett extended his lead from the first round to win by 14 shots on 161 from Keith Cassidy on 175.
The Handicap Trophy was also won by Paul Rockett on net 129 with Pete Harrison six shots behind on 135.
In the day’s sweep, Tim Meyer took first place with a net 66. Keith Cassidy was 2nd from Pete Harrison and Paul Rockett all on 68.
With the CSS remaining at 71 all received handicap reductions, but following a number of exceptional scoring rounds, Paul’s was reduced by a further two shots to drop from 17 two weeks ago to 11 today.
Midweek Midsummer Trophy
With 4 of the 12 contenders scoring better than the SSS the CSS came down by one to 66 or 38 points. Colin Pizzey was the winner on 42 points with Liam Bridger in 2nd place two points behind. A further two behind were Stephen Mason & Mike Shabani.
Club Championship Rd 1
Scoring is much tighter in the scratch event for the ladies Club Championship, with Val Riziotis on 88, just one shot ahead of current champion, Jayne Maxwell, and ladies’ captain, Lia Donath. So all to play for in the second week.
In the two handicap divisions, Lia is leading the Handicap Cup (handicaps up to 21) on net 68 from Val on 69.
In the Pembroke Cup, for higher handicaps, Cheryl Woodhouse is leading the field with a net 67 followed one shot behind by Joan Mulcahy.
Leading the way in the senior division, after the 1st round on Prince’s for the Club Championship is Sean Feldon on 71 with in form Roger Rojas lying in second spot on 75, earning Roger a one shot handicap reduction to 11. Aidan Hurley and Paul Appleton are one further shot behind on 76.
Paul Rockett who started the competition with a handicap of 17 is leading in the junior division on 78 with Mike Shabani six shots behind on 86, just one shot ahead of Ray Esin on 87.
In the Handicap Trophy, Paul Rockett leads by one on net 61 from Jason Rees on 62 and Roger Rojas one shot further behind on 63. By the end of the day Paul’s handicap had been cut to 14.9.
The Club recorded a significant 5-1 win in the home leg of this annual friendly match. In the past a big lead has proven essential when the second leg is at “Tricky Ricky”.
Midweek Monthly Medal
Another good scoring day, although the 12th seemed to scupper a number of people’s card with over half the field recording a triple bogey or worse! The ladies are doing well with the adjusted SSS on Duke’s, but they weren’t quite good enough to catch Julian James who was the day’s winner on a net 66 to earn himself a handicap reduction to 15.1. Lesley Mason, one of our new recruits shot another great round to take 2nd place just one shot behind on 67 and reducing her handicap again to 27.4. Gina Jillett was one shot further behind with a 68 to take 3rd place and reduce her handicap to 18.0.
Mid-season conditions prevailed with the odd spot of light rain. Rough was punishing for those that found it in a Duke’s medal competition. CSS remained at SSS.
Straight hitting by Peter Osgood and another tidy round from Roger Rojas saw 68s with Roger the winner on count-back. Keith Cassidy 69, Captain Paul Brown 70 and Toby Hunt 71 equalled or bettered CSS with Peter, Roger and Keith earning handicap reductions. Best lady was Veronica 72.
The associated Anniversary Trophy reflects placings in this, the first of the 4 Jubilees.
Clapham Common v Wexham Park
Report due soon.
Midweek Monthly Medal
The earlier games coped with a strong breeze and a chill warranting a jumper but conditions improved to end with glorious sunshine.
It proved to be ladies’ day with 4 out of the 7 top positions. Shooting the lights out were winner Caroline Mylon 63 and Kathryn Zally 65 followed by best man Liam Bridger 71 and in his first competition, Paul Concannon also 71.
In the related midweek Grand Medal, Richard Owen now leads Liam Bridger by 9..
The day started slowly with all three ladies’ games finding themselves on the second tee sunning themselves and waiting for the second green to clear! The games spread out thereafter and in balmy warm conditions scoring was generally good with most participants playing within their buffer zones and the CSS falling by one to 68. The winner with a net 67 and continuing a run of good form was Molly Hood. Lia Donath was second with a net 68.
Ideal golfing conditions prevailed with a light to moderate breeze, placing Prince’s vulnerable to good scoring. CSS remained at SSS 67 but for some competitors purple patches emerged.
Notably the deserved winner Stephen Legge scored 61 off 11 and lowest gross 72, Greg Saunders and Paul Grand 63s and recent Merrist Wood away-day winner Pete Harrison 65.
Stephen, Pete and Paul earned handicap reductions with Paul being cut a further additional ESR shots for a run of exceptional scores – cut by 4 shots in 2 weeks. Fresh from the USA and Wentworth, Paul Patching secured eagle at 14th.
In the associated Grand Medal Trophy, Paul Grand has a 12 shot advantage over Toby Hunt.
Hawtree v Hoebridge
Report due soon.