Winter Comp Rd 8 / Princes Eclectic Rd 4
The weather behaved as predicted with cold easterlies making for a very chilly day in the Park, but one benefit was the drying effect underfoot leaving the 1st and 18th as the boggiest holes. A good turn out of 15 ladies saw mixed results, with some good and some wishing for more! Jane Fraser with the bit between her teeth from last week’s eclectic triumph was in determined mode, but was pipped on the back nine by our newest recruit, Habe Crocker, both scoring 34 points. CSS for the day came down two to 34.
This was the last round of the Prince’s Eclectic and as with the Duke’s there was a change at the top, but just as in the Duke’s, Jane has risen to the top to win both eclectics this winter.
A rude nor’easter accentuated the chill air and protected Prince’s to the extent that CSS was lowered to 34 points. The winner of 36 competitors was Tony Kopczak 37 points, two clear of Richard Owen and three of Stephen Mason, Nigel Ward and Sean Gibson.
Members toasted Roger Rojas in the clubhouse as winner of (cash prize) Winter Competition with 115 points, four clear of Stephen Mason.
In the Prince’s Eclectic a tie resulted between Stephen Legg and Mike Shabani on 63 with Pete Harrison, Ed Henery and Pete Davis a half-shot behind.
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 8
It was cold and frosty to start but sunshine broke through eventually. With the 16th green now in play there were only two temps but still a non-qualifier. Patrick Murphy adapted quickly to the conditions to win with 40 points, three ahead of Peter Osgood and one more from Alexander Krasnenkov.
Peter’s 37 was sufficient to improve his overall Winter Competition score to 109, and he finished just one ahead of Tamas Ladacs with Colin Pizzey another one behind.
But Tamas held on to win the Duke’s Eclectic on 64.5 – one ahead of Richard Owen with Peter third on 66.5.
Winter Comp Rd 7 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 4
Mild temperatures with strong gusting winds made for some interesting scoring amongst the ladies. Having returned from considerably warmer climes, the change didn’t deter Susan Smith who romped to a four point win with 34 points from Deborah Potter on 30.
In the accompanying Eclectic Jane Fraser recorded a very impressive seven shot improvement, despite an overall score of 26 points, she knew which holes to score on! Val Riziotis had led the way for the previous two rounds but with a final net score of 72, Jane is the winner by two from Val.
Overcast but mild with some wind at 13C, 39 competitors turned out for the penultimate round of the Winter Competition with three temp greens and so a non-qualifier. The winner on 38 points was Nick Rogers on countback from Cuneyt Sazer. Stephen Mason 37 took 3rd place and Stephen Legg 36 4th.
With just one round (on Prince’s) left, Roger Rojas maintains his lead in the Winter Competition on 115, four ahead of Stephen Mason and five from Pete Davis and Stephen Legg.
Roger is confirmed winner of Duke’s Eclectic on 66, one ahead of James Barker. Roger also heads the birdie and twos trees.
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 7
Conditions were drier underfoot than Sunday but it felt much colder. Ted Holt shot an accomplished 39 points to win, one ahead of Peter Osgood and three from Colin Pizzey. Both Peter and Ted earned handicap reductions.
In the final round of the Prince’s Eclectic, a tie exists between Igor Stark and Brett Colley on 63 although results automatically depict a countback.
With just one round to play in the Winter Competition, Tamas Ladacs is ahead on 108, three clear of Colin Pizzey and Peter Osgood.
Winter Comp Rd 6 / Princes Eclectic Rd 3
Prince’s gave a lot of love to Habe Crocker on Valentine’s day, giving her a winning margin of seven points from Jayne Maxwell in second place. With an increase of the CSS by two, Habe’s 39 points earned her a 1.6 reduction in her handicap to 20.5.
In the accompanying Eclectic, Sheena Harrington and Jane Fraser are on a net 71. with Habe leaping up the order to 3rd, just 2.5 behind the leaders with one round to go.
A chill wind on muddy ground combined to create challenging conditions. For a long time, Pete Davis seemed to have it in the bag but Paul Concannon breezed in with a very good late score of 41 to win from Pete 39, Paul Green 38 and Pete Harrison 37.
Paul C and Paul G had handicap cuts with CSS 36 points. Alexander Krasnenkov now joins the Eagle Tree following a two at 17.
In the Prince’s Eclectic Stephen Legg has a half shot advantage on 63 from Mike Shabani, Pete Harrison, Ed Henery and Pete Davis.
In the Winter Competition report due soon.
Midweek Team Event
A chilly wind greeted the 25 competitors but it abated to give some bright sunshine at the end of round. Early starter Brett Colley set a challenging 42 points on the leaderboard. He was followed by two very good 39s from Stephen Mason and Mike Shabani. The competition was again non-qualifying for handicaps with two temporary greens and a significantly advanced temporary tee on the 13th because of contractors working on the small pond between the 12th and 13th fairways.
Winners of the team competition were unsurprising Brett Colley, Mike Shabani and John Ahad, with an excellent combined score of 95 points. Runners up were Stephen Mason, Richard Owen and Igor Stark with a very respectable 90 points. Equal 3rd on 83 points were the teams of Toby & John Maxwell & Paul Concannon and Tamas & Peter Osgood & Alex Krasnenkov.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
Report due soon.
The round followed the club’s annual dinner and despite some overnight rain, conditions were not as muddy as in previous weeks. This was the first week with the new-look 3rd with silt trap and mounds left of fairway. Last year’s most improved golfer, Tamas Ladacs, had a consistent round to win the medal on 74. Jim Fogarty was second 75 and in third place was Roger Rojas 76 who also recorded lowest gross 86.
Dinner & Prize Giving For 2015
Date & Venue
- Saturday 6th February 2016, from 6 pm
- Coombe Wood Golf Club
George Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7NS
- Click here for a map and here for another map
- Tel: 020 8942 0388
- Dress code is smart casual
- 3 course dinner
- Speeches from your Captains
- Trophy presentation to 2015 winners
- Rat Pack tribute band – not to be missed
- Â£35 per plate, instalments or deposits accepted
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 6
A very chilly but drying wind greeted competitors, abating during the round. Tamas Ladacs seemed to have the round sewn up through nine holes with 22 points but was beaten overall on countback 36 points by Colin Pizzey. Manny Hernandez and Chris Jones scored well with 35 points. Best lady was Ann Gardner 28 points sipping some Brazilian mineral water.
Tamas leads the overall midweek Winter Competition on 108, just a point from Paul Grand.
Igor Stark leads the Prince’s Eclectic on 65, one ahead of Manuel Hernandez.