Monthly Medal / Ladies’ Committee Cup Rd 2
Unusually both rounds were played on Duke’s due to a mix up with Glendale. With 3 ladies on 36 points last week it was expected to be a hard fought campaign in the second week but resulted in a runaway win for Tenesi, proving that a long layoff from golf does not need to wipe out consistency. Following up with 35 points gave her a very comfortable winning margin of 8 from Veronica in 2nd pace. Her fellow co-leaders after the 1st round experienced very different days, with Deb halving her score this week! Results… | Leader board…
Well done to Caroline birdieing our new par 5 on the 8th hole and to Sheena for doing the same on the 12th.
The new course layout keeps testing us. The extra bounce and roll means that quite a few amongst you are hitting short irons into the greens. That would be helpful if the bounces were not that unpredictable..
But enough of that on to honours roll. Rick K eagled the 3rd hole. Even though he ran into some trouble on the 14th hole he came out victorious today. Luke struggled badly last week. But he forgot all about that on the front 9 (+3 gross). His back 9 was a bit more volatile: 1 par, 2 birdies, 1 snowman and a few other bogeys. 2nd place is a small consolation. Kim finished 3rd with a net 72. Luca loses out to the MC on the countback rule. Seymour takes 5th. Sean T completes the Top6. Lowest gross score goes to Pete Hs. Results…
Midweek Founders’ Cup Rd 1
41 players competed for the first round of the Midweek Founders’ Cup in warm but not exceedingly sunny conditions.
Overall, competitors found conditions tough with CSS elevated 1.
A number of players hit the fairways running with new member Jon G returning a magnificent 42 points to win in a round including an ‘8’ at 12th. Lee similarly NRd at 7th with an exceptional 41. Pete Hs’ hand remained firmly on the tiller from recent win with 39. For the literary Chris J it was a good walk spoiled with NRs at 5 & 6 – otherwise > 38pts surely. Brian M returned a solid 37 points. Results…
This was the first competition with sweep after the club has gone ‘cashless’. First 6 men found Sweep credited to their new ‘Competition Purse’.
Summer Cup / Ladies’ Committee Cup Rd 1
Three ladies share the spoils today with a score of 36pts. A birdie on the 2nd and an eagle on the 17th helped Tenesi to 1st place. The LC seemed to enjoy today’s conditions a lot more than her male counterpart. Julie matched Tenesi and the LC and is rewarded with a 3rd place finish. Given the change to
the CSS all 3 ladies earn small handicap cuts. All to play for in next week’s round 2. Results…
And he’s back. Jay clocked a solid round of +3 gross. His 38pts were enough to claim the win today. Two players ended with 37pts. Pete N’s birdies on 16 and 18 give him 2nd place based on the countback rule. Pete Hs opened with bogeys on he first 3 holes. But he steadied the ship (2 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front 9). He then went +2 gross on the back to finish on 37pts. More importantly his competition handicap comes down to 5 and he joins the Cat 1 elite. Well done!
Another comp and another Top6 finish for Damber. Nick R had an “If Only” round. He finished the 17th hole on 36pts. Picks his club on the 18th tee and 10min later he walks of the 18th with …. 36pts. Mark R was on cloud 9 on the first 3 holes. Reality then hit him quite hard on the 4th tee. But 35pts is good enough for a Top6 finish. Results…