Winter Comp Rd 8 / Princes Eclectic Rd 4
As the winter season drew to an end with the last of the eclectics, the ladies’ scores indicated a new spring in their step for the coming season. For the first time in many weeks, most of the scores were in the 30s rather than 20s. Hopefully this is down to good play rather than just that conditions underfoot were reasonably dry and the strong winds during the week had abated until the last few holes. Taking first place was Sheena Harrington on 36 from Cheryl Woodhouse and Valerie Parker who both scored 34 points. CSS remained at 37 points.
Unlike the Duke’s eclectic, the Prince’s Eclectic had a different leader after each round and despite Jayne Maxwell dropping some 7 shots in this round. The winner was Val Riziotis, who had played in only one previous round, but had picked up on one of the holes so did not figure on the leaderboard until today where she beat Jayne on countback.
Before we go to the report we have congratulate Richard Owen for acing the 11th today. So in the future whenever Richard claims his ball will end up short take that with a grain of salt.
On to the normal order of the day. Effects of yesterday’s rain were clearly visible today (thank god we didn’t play Duke’s). Muddy fairways, receptive greens and a wind that became very strong towards end of play were some of today’s challenges.
The day belonged to the early starters. Darren Enthoven put in glorious back 9 (25pts – total score 41pts) to win today’s comp. Kyong Lee played consistent golf (21pts out + 19pts in) to finish second. Same can be said for Mike Shabani (20pts + 19pts) who completes the Top 3 (BTW: all three of them were early starters …). John Cooper (38pts) notches up another high finish. Caleb Mills also netted 38pts. The last 2 and the above mentioned Richard “Ace” Owen round out the Top 6.
Report due soon for the Winter Competition.
In the Prince’s Eclectic – report due soon.
Midweek Monthly Medal
The field were met with thick clouds, strong winds and one temporary green for today’s monthly medal. All in all scoring proved very decent (again).
Paul Rockett went out all guns blazing and closed the front 9 on 37 (gross). He then cruised through the back 9 on 40 strokes to finish on 77 strokes (65 net) to win today’s comp. Stephen Mason put a valiant effort but a few erratic putts halted his challenge and he had to settle for 2nd on 68 net. Richard Owen had a very consistent round of 69 net to finish 3rd. The best of the rest finshed on 70 net. Peter Osgood came alive on the back 9 (39 gross) to hold off Jeremy Ryan and Adam Turner and finish 4th all on 70 net.
CSS: 69 (Men) – 73 (Ladies). Paul Rockett receives a cocktail glass and an ESR. His new handicap now stands at 10.
Winter Comp Rd 7 / Dukes Eclectic Rd 4
What a change a week makes, relatively mild and dry underfoot, but the lack of run on the ball kept scoring low, but in a fairly close cluster for the 10 competitors.
Valerie Parker looked on course to win possibly her first competition, but committed that horrible sin of failing to sign her card, thus handing the win to Susan Smith. Both scored 33 points.
CSS dropped two to 34 points.
Susan also wins the Duke’s Eclectic having lead from start to finish. Jane Fraser made a gallant effort to catch her, finishing one shot behind.
Playing conditions (milder temperatures, softer greens and only one temporary green) allowed for some excellent scoring today. The 17th hole in particular seemed there for the taking.
Jon Cooper went out in the first group and helped by an eagle on the 17th he became the early leader in the clubhouse. Peter Osgood put in a valiant effort but his 38pts were just not good enough to challenge Jon.
The challenge by the later starters were led in first instance by Nigel & Nigel. Nigel Gaymond’s 37pts confirm his good recent form. Nigel Ward had an excellent front 9 and his eagle on the 17th vaulted him temporarily past Jon on 40pts.
Two players were active in the previous days Overseas Comp and whatever they practiced sure worked today. Paul Brown played a very consistent round (20pts out & in) to finish second today (based on countback). Damian Hackett came out firing (22pts out) and consolidated on the back to seal the win with 42pts.
Report due soon for the Winter Competition.
In the Duke’s Eclectic – report due soon.
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 8
The field were met with excellent golf weather (although the timing of the greenkeepers probably didn’t help the late morning starters). All in all scoring proved to be very decent (again).
Mark Rosamond went out early and posted an impressive 39pts to take the lead in the clubhouse. Two other early starters ended pretty close. John Ahad notched up 38pts and Paul Concannon netted 37pts. The late late morning starters were the only ones able to challenge the leaders. Jeremy Ryan played consistent golf to score 40pts and win today’s comp. Dave Faure put together an excellent round and finished only 1pt back of Jeremy on 39pts. Tamas managed to birdie 2 of the Par 3’s. This enabled him to finish sixth with 37pts.
CSS: 38pts (Men + Ladies). Jeremy and Dave get rewarded with new handicaps.
Brett Colley narrowly sees off Ray Esin to win the Midweek Winter Competition.
The Midweek Winter Comp final standings
1) Brett Colley 117pts
2) Ray Esin 115pts
3) Henry L-B 113pts
Brett’s subpar round allowed Tamas to squeeze by him and win the Midweek Prince’s Eclectic.
1) Tamas Ladacs 58 Net
2) Brett Colley 59 Net
3) James Barker 61 Net
Winter Comp Rd 6 / Princes Eclectic Rd 3
A cold overcast day didn’t inspire most of the ladies and the small field of 11 dropped to 9 through the 18 holes. Val Riziotis, defying the rest scored 35 points and ran out the winner by 4 points from Jayne Maxwell.
The Prince’s Eclectic is a considerably tighter competition than the one on Duke’s and the lead has changed after each round with Joan Mulcahy taking pole after 3 rounds.
A smaller field of 35 players braved the mud, cooler temperatures and wind for the 6th Round of the Winter Competition. The result sheet speaks for itself. There was no match for Jay today. He scored 25pts (!) on the front 9. And then coasted through the back 9 with 18pts. Jay’s new handicap now stands at 5! Very impressive. Nigel Gaymond came alive on the back 9 (21pts) to take 2nd with a total of 37pts. Henry L-B followed Nigel’s example and came back with an impressive 22pts to finish 3rd (total 35pts). David Sandifer also netted 35pts but was beaten back into 4th based on the countback. Mark Rosamond and Nigel Ward complete the Top 6.
Dinner & Prize Giving For 2016
Date & Venue
- Saturday 11th February 2017, from 7 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
- Complimentary half bottle of wine
- Speeches from your Captains
- Trophy presentation to 2016 winners
- Starring Michael King – Close Up Magic, Member of the Magic Circle
- Â£30 per plate, instalments or deposits accepted
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 7
The course was still suffering from the rain of the last couple of days. Muddy fairways and 3 temporary greens were part of the challenges. Because of the number of temporary greens the committee was forced to declare today’s competition a Non-Qualifier.
Usual suspect Brett Colley was leader in the clubhouse with 36pts. The day belonged to Raymond Esin who was a model of consistency over 18 holes. 20pts out combined with 21pts in vaulted him to victory. Outgoing midweek captain Richard Owen netted 36pts and beat 4 players (Brett Colley, Jeremy Ryan, Adam Turner and Henry L-B) by virtue of countback to finish 3rd.
Special mention goes to Ladies Captain Alison Chadwick who holed out a hybrid on the Par 5 12th to birdie the hole (and score 5pts !)
In the midweek Winter Competition report due soon.
Incoming midweek captain Kim Chaffart wins the Midweek Duke’s Eclectic with a net score of 62, holding off Brett Colley (net 64) and Tamas Ladacs (net 65).
Monthly Medal / Team Event
Report due soon.
Wind, muddy fairways, slower greens made the course play pretty long today. One temporary green on the 11th hole created an additional challenge.
Honours to the early starters. Eric Lit had a brilliant round with three birdies and posted a net 67 to become leader in the clubhouse. Caleb Mills carded a very nice net 69 to finish second. Jay’s eagle on the 11th put him on route to a net 70 to take 3rd. Sunny Lall, Keith Cassidy and Peter Osgood all posted net 72 to complete the Top 6. The late starters were not able to mount a serious challenge. Henry L-B came close. But his wayward back 9 prevented him from finishing higher.
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 6
The rain of the past days had a serious impact on the course yesterday. Casual water, no roll on the fairways and softer (slower but holding) greens were some of the challenges for the field. But it has to be said that the players were up for it. Scoring turned out be excellent.
Henry L-B and Brett Colley were among the early starters and posted a score of 38pts to become leaders in the clubhouse. But the late(r) starters were on fire. Paul House posted an excellent score of 40pts (20pts out and 20pts in) to vault into first place. Paul Rockett’s outward 9 score of 22pts and a hot putter on the back 9 helpded him leap over Paul H. with 41pts. Darren Enthoven matched Paul R’s score of 41pts but by virtue of a better back 9 victory belongs to Darren. Keith Cassidy (and Stella) finishes 4th to complete the Top 6.
In the midweek Winter Competition report due soon.
Report due soon for the Prince’s Eclectic.