Midweek Winter Comp Rd 8
A cold wind greeted competitors but eventually the sun broke through for the later games. Conditions remained muddy but there was the hint of dry patches on the highest ground -Spring just around the corner perhaps.
Brian R outperformed the field to win round 6 of the Midweek Winter Competition (now extended into March so 8 rounds possible) with 43 points (23 on front 9 alone) pushing an excellent 39 from Tamas into 2nd – in turn beating new member Joe G and club captain Kim on countback. Consistent Jeremy R was 6th with a fine 38 points. Hassan shot level par on front 9 (21 pts) only to fall away on the back 9.
The position in the associated overall Midweek Winter Competition shows Richard N still in command on 124 but after today’s round it is now Brian and Jeremy R snapping at his heels on 117 & 116 respectively.
Jeremy consolidates his lead after 3 rounds of the Midweek Prince’s Eclectic on 62, closely followed by Tamas & Mitch 63 and then Kim & Brian 64.
Winter Comp Rd 8 / Princes’ Eclectic
It might not have been worthy of a name from the met office, but at times it was hard to stay balanced as the wind gusted around, making the balls oscillate on the greens and tees. Nothing though can stop the continuing good and consistent form of Tenesi who racks up her 4th first place of 2020 – & we’ve only played 5 rounds on a Sunday.
With 35 points and winning by two, she also improved her Eclectic by 5 shots, finishing with a net 66.5 and 2.5 ahead of Alison in 2nd place. The competition was reduced to 3 rounds due to storm Ciara.
What’s not to like about (wet) winter golf? Strong winds (thank you Storm Ellen), mud galore, lots of casual water and to top it all off some showers on the closing holes for the late(r) starters.
Tamas used the front 9 to warm up (17pts). But he recorded a very solid back 9:+2 gross (some nerves teeing off on 17 I guess) translating into 23pts. Kerry unleashed another birdie barrage on route to 39pts (and 2nd place). Early starter Rhys edged out Pete Hs via countback to take 3rd. Pete managed to go +8 gross on all the Par 3’s today. His 3 birdies made sure he was still able to finish 4th. Keith and Tony complete the Top6.
No final standing for the WinterComp as we speak since we are aiming to move some of the cancelled rounds into March.
Current standings: Peter N 119, Jay 112, Mitch 111, Keith 111, Pete Hs 110.
Midweek Monthly Medal
The field was reduced with no very early starters. 22 competed with mud and some light patchy rain. These conditions made little difference to some with Brian R emerging the worthy winner on 61 with a level par back 9. Also mastering the conditions were Jeremy Prescott 64 and on lowest gross Richard O 65. Val pipped Sheena for best lady on the day.
Jeremy R and Paul Gd scooped two birdies each with Paul heading the ‘Twos’.
Winter Comp Rd 7 / Team Event
Competitions cancelled as course was closed due to storm Dennis.
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 7
Chilly but very breezy and of course muddy conditions prevailed. All credit to winner Jeremy R who kept a six off his card with two birdies for a consistent 41 points. A fiery 39 points gained Ãlvaro 2nd on countback from Richard Ho (inspired no doubt by playing with new club captain Kim).
Ãlvaro’s round contained birdies at 4, 5 and 9 with first eagle for the year – at 14. Brett and Jeremy shared front 9 honours with 22 points whilst Paul Gd was best back 9 with 22 (a handicap secretary’s natural competitive back 9 instinct showing through heading three 38s). Leading lady was Veronica 35.
In the associated Midweek Winter Competition, today’s comp was 5th actually played (two cancelled) and the leader continues to be last year’s Most Improved [male] Golfer – Richard N on 114 from Mitch 113, Jeremy 112 and Stephen 111. Barring rain etc. next and final round is 26th Feb on Prince’s.
In the accompanying Midweek Prince’s Eclectic after two actual rounds played (one cancelled), Jeremy now leads with a healthy two shot lead on 65 from Stephen and Mitch. It is conceivable that in the last round to be played 26 Feb a completely new winner could emerge from the large number of players who have NRd at one or more holes.
Winter Comp Rd 6 / Team Event
Competitions cancelled as course was closed due to storm Ciara.
Dinner & Prize Giving For 2019
Date & Venue
- Saturday 8th February 2018, from 18:00
- Malden Golf Club
Traps Lane, New Malden, Surrey KT3 4RS
- Click here for a map
- Tel: 0208 942 0654
- Dress code is smart casual
- ‘complimentary drinks’ before dinner
- 3 course dinner
- Speeches from your Captains
- Presentation of 2019 trophies
- Â£36 per plate, instalments or deposits accepted
Midweek Winter Comp Rd 6
The competition was cancelled due to fog.
Annual subscriptions are due on 1st February. The rate remains unchanged at Â£50.
Please check this recent Committee Notice for details and payment options.
Monthly Medal / Team Event
This week’s 10-hole event was a team waltz with 2 teams of 4 and the third requiring a secret partner. This was the winning team and probably no surprise that it included Tenesi (winner in the last 3 of 4 comps) and Ali was the secret partner who’d also figured in Tenesi’s teams for 2 weeks. The team score was 36 points of which 19 were contributed by Tenesi with Cheryl & Sheena making up the team. After last night’s additional 9ml of rain Duke’s had standing water on a couple of the greens and considerable water elsewhere.
Another week, another comp and another win for Damber. Looks like he’s picking up a few too many trick of the trade from the single figure handicappers. Damber was one of 4 players on a score of 42 gross. This resulted in a net score of 33.7. Richard I birded the 7th but then ended with 3 bogeys. Peter N’s 3rd place proved again that he’s quite at ease in the mud. Alvaro was another member of the 42 gang. But a DB on the 7th prevented him from finishing higher than 4th. Bennie and Brian complete the Top6. Jay didn’t improve on his birdie tree position but he did record the lowest gross score today.