14 Oct '18

Stableford Sweep

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Thick clouds, rain showers and cooler temperatures didn’t scare off 15 brave souls. Bruno Clerckx comes alive in rainy conditions. An excellent front 9 (21pts) set the tone. A few wobbles on the back didn’t put him off. 38pts is still more than enough to win today’s comp. Leader in the clubhouse Roger Rojas came alive on the back 9 with two birdies. Tamas Ladacs kept up his good form to finish 3rd (35pts). Results…

CSS: 37pts

10 Oct '18

Midweek President’s Prize

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Glorious sunny and warm conditions set the scene for the Midweek President’s prize. Three ladies were atop the leader board early on with 38 points – Alison Chadwick, Doreen Dolby and Joan Mulcahy. But a couple of afternoon rounds proved superior with Tamas Ladacs emerging the winner on 41 and Jon Cooper 2nd with 39. Results…

With 51% of the field within buffer zone of 37 points, CSS was elevated to38.

Results of the challenges:

  • Men
    Longest drive on the 5th Hassan Mouilah (320 yds)
    NTP in 2 on the 13th: Nobody on the green
  • Ladies
    NTP in 3 on the 6th: Habe Crocker
    NTP in 2 on the 16h: Doreen Dolby
7 Oct '18

Monthly Medals

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A chill start to the day soon burnt off for another sunny autumn day after the rain of yesterday and with the ground still baked after the summer, the run on the ball continues to flatter – long may it continue.

The last ladies’ medal round of 2018 attracted a good turnout and for many, scoring was good. Habe Crocker posted an early 66, recording a gross score of 74 and a very balanced round of 37 for each nine. However the last game included Cheryl Woodhouse, who is having an autumnal resurgence in form. Having recorded a winning 66 midweek, she posted another one today and with a back nine that was eight shots better than the front, takes the honours again. Results…

With CSS reduced by one to 68, Cheryl clings on to a playing handicap of 22 with a reduction to 21.5


Yesterday’s rain had clear effects on the course: softer fairways (which are still struggling to recover from the July/August heat wave) and slower greens were some of today’s challenges. Roger Rojas posted a net 69 to become leader in the clubhouse. Gradually better scores started flowing in. Tony Bergqvist and Tamas Ladacs had their moments in order to record net 67s. A quattuor of players recorded net 65s. Countback places Henry in 4th, Carl in 3rd and Richard Owen in 2nd. Jon Cooper’s excellent back nine (except for the 12th hole) kills two birds with one stone: he wins the October monthly medal and wins the 2018 Grand Medal Trophy. Results… | Final Leader board…

CSS: 67

3 Oct '18

Midweek Medal

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As with Sunday, final round 8 of the Wednesday Grand Medal belonged to a lady with Cheryl shooting the lights out with a 66, and consequentially receiving a two point reduction in playing handicap. Jay Barker was 2nd with a one over par 72, net 67. Chris Jones was best on countback 68s from Parkash Arora and Pralb Barua. Results…

CSS was reduced by one for gents from SSS 71 to 70 and ladies from SSS 73 to 72.

Jay sits aloft the Midweek Eagle tree with three this year, adding a second on the 17th. See also the Midweek Birdie tree.

In the Midweek Grand Medal Jay is confirmed winner on 334, improving on a previous 72 to finish with all five rounds in the 60s. Congrats for excellent consistent golf through the season. A plucky late challenge from Ted improved his previous 351 to 347 coming second. Final Leader board…

30 Sep '18

JQ Robertson

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Autumn is back at the park: chilly temperatures for the early tee-times and lots of clouds. Fairways are still suffering from lack of rain. The greens are starting to dry up too.

Peter Osgood had an excellent front 9 (20pts). The back 9 could/should’ve been better were it not for bogeys on 11, 17 and a double bogey on 10. 39pts made him leader in the clubhouse though. Nigel Ward was on fire on the way out (22pts). Unfortunately he had a poorer back 9 (17pts) so he wasn’t able move ahead of Peter. However this day belonged to the ladies. First Doreen came home with an excellent 20pts on the back (4x 3pointers didn’t hurt). Those 9 holes move her ahead of Peter O. Victory finally went to Fiona Coombe. Her excellent score of 41pts was the result of a steady front 9 combined with a fantastic 23pts on the way in. As a result Fiona’s handicap drops to 26. Doreen’s handicap also receives a healthy chop (down to 22). Ronnie Mitchell and Martin Heinrich complete the Top6. Results…

CSS: 36pts

In the Men’s Top Dog Trophy Toby retains a 1pt lead over Tony Bergqvist. R6 leader board…

26 Sep '18

Midweek Mixed 4 Ball Better Ball

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An early autumnal nip in the air gave way to glorious sunny condition with fairways softened by Sunday’s rains. With good conditions for scoring it appeared that the partners Gina Jillet and Jon Cooper led with 47 points. But due to the system not being ‘up’ until later in the day, the 47 was unsupported by the unerring accuracy of system processing. 47 had arisen by the pair having recorded manually two points at the 2nd SI 15 (actually 1) and zero shot allowance for ladies (stableford, Prince’s).

A countback on last 6 holes separated eventual winners Damian Hackett and Veronica Mitchell 46 from Gina and Jon. Mike Jones and Henry Lindesay Bethune took 3rd 45 from Cheryl Woodhouse and Michael Choo 44. Results…

Afterwards competitors basked in the sunshine outside clubhouse.

23 Sep '18

Monthly Medals

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Results due soon. Results…


The ominous weather forecast for once materialised and the vast majority of the field decided to stay home and keep dry. Eleven brave (or foolish – make your choice) players decided to have a a go at it.

Bruno Clerckx and Jon Cooper went out first. Both players had decent front 9’s. Bruno recovered very well from a double bogey on the first with birdies on 8 and 9. Jon unfortunately recorded bogeys on those holes. Jon’s slide continued through holes 10 to 12. Late bogeys on 17 & 18 resulted in a net score of 70 Bruno, closely followed by Jon’s 71. Gunnar Sundberg and Alan King finish on 72. Looks like Nigel Ward used up all his good shots in yesterday’s victory in the Autumn Mixed Foursomes. Results…

CSS: 70

Jon Cooper retains his lead in the Monthly Grand Medal Trophy. R7 Leader board…

19 Sep '18

Midweek Anniversary Accumulator Rd 4

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Wind from the remains of storm “Ali’ made itself felt but there were some good scores – notably from Jessy Diasilua winning with 68 following his round from the previous week. One behind was Hassan Mouilah again following a good round from last week. With lowest gross of the day, James Barker edged Parkash Arora on countback 71s. Results…

James’ 71 proved to be of strategic importance and replaced a 75 (& dislodging previous leader Sheena Harrington) to win the overall Midweek Anniversary Accumulator on 210, 1 ahead from Jon Ramphul. Final leader board…

16 Sep '18

Burgess Cup / Ladies Medal

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A breezy September day that warmed up as it went on and conditions underfoot still decidedly dry meant that the ball was running as much as ever. This seemed to benefit about half of the field such that the CSS dropped to 72.

With back to back birdies on holes 13 & 14 to add to the one at the 1st, Tenesi Karakaneva recorded a net 69 to win by 3 shots from Doreen Dolby on 72. Tenesi receives a 0.9 cut in handicap to 17.3. Results…


Perfect conditions to play golf and no pressure of a qualifying comp: all conditions were present for a stress free round of golf. Jay and Oli posted an excellent score of 39. The no score on the 15th was the only blemish of the day. Two other teams joined them on that tally – Carl Latham/John Rose and Toby Hunt/Ray Esin. Usually a score of +40pts is required to win this comp. Damian Hackett and Lee Marshall were the first to reach that target. They couldn’t quite follow up on their excellent front 9 (22pts). Martin Heinrich and Brian McMahon’s round was the mirror image of Damian and Lee’s round. Birdies on 17 and 18 sent them onto 22pts on the way in. Enough to take the Burgess Cup off of Pete/Roger’s hands. Shout-out goes to HLB whose hybrid into the 14th set his team up for a birdie on that hole. Results…

A lot of competitors didn’t fill out their individual handicaps on their scorecard. This is a violation of Rule 6-2(b) and results in a DQ. Keep that in mind for the pairs comp.

12 Sep '18

Midweek Fred Hawtree Cup

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Early rain petered out to just the odd spot to give excellent conditions for scoring. For a long time John Ahad’s excellent 45 points remained at the top of the leader board but a one under par back 9 [27 points!!!] from Jessy Diasilua won the Fred Hawtree Cup on 46 points.

These were otstanding rounds from Jessy and John – and John earned an additional ESR to now play off 15. Best rounds from mortals were 41 – Mike Mouilah (off 7) and Mike Assender (off 9). Damian Hackett had two ‘twos’ at 2 and 11. Cheryl Woodhouse had an excellent 39 points to lead the ladies. Results…

The balance of play on Prince’s was (yet again) raising of CSS by one to 38 points.