Women’s Duke’s Eclectic Rd1/Men’s Winter Comp Rd2/D2
General consensus was that the course should either have had 18 temps or be closed. On the first green footprints went several inches below the surface leaving it in an appalling condition which is likely to render it out of action for some months.
Hmmm what to say! Last week Joan made it look easy. She still managed to come out on top today but it wasn’t quite the master class of last week. In fact it was her 17 points on the back 9 that made the difference, started with her birdie on the 10th.
Susan was just one point behind but she kept alternating great shots with ones she’d rather forget.
Our second game today are all currently shown as NRs in the eclectic as they all recorded rahter a number of blobs.
As with last week, handicapping affects the order in the eclectic with Susan & Joan swapping places but it’s only the first round.
Tamas shot a consistent 41 points [inc. 2 birdie ‘Twos’ at 7 and 16 ] to lead Senior division for the day ahead of Kerry 38; Kerry’s round showed scope for improvement with a couple of ‘blobs’ but had a fine birdie at 12th. Paul Kammerling’s 35 showed much promise. In the cumulative Winter comp Tamas leads after 2 rounds 73 from Paul’s 71 and Kerry’s 70.
The stats show Kerry had most holes under par [so birdies since no eagles today] – 3.
The Junior division for the day was headed by Robin T with a fine 40 points [21 on back 9] 3 ahead of Gerard O’s 37 [which was 21 out but with 3 ‘blobs’ on back 9]. Suhail led the rest of challenge on with 36 on countback from Rannesh and Tony K. Sean ties the cumulative Winter comp after 2 rounds with Onursal both 75 points.
Burgess Cup/Women’s Scramble
Looks like we struck lucky as the golf at Wentworth had a rain delay of an hour. Presumably there was a lightning threat.
Not the Autumn meeting that we expected but a Texas scramble is always a fun format – ignoring the stress of having to take a set number of tee shots. and the lack of players overall no doubt contributed to our sub 4 hour rounds.
The greens were certainly trickier than usual with all the criss-crossing and work on them. Am sure both games had putts bouncing there way across the greens, but Reiko (having run up the path to make the tee in time) knocked in a long putt on the 1st for an opening birdie for our team, so perhaps they helped here. Good birdie 2 on the 11th for the team of 3 – not sure anyone in the other team made a green on any of the par 3s.
The team of 4 played the step-aside version, meaning that whoever’s shot was taken, although playing a ball for the next one, could not have the outcome used when deciding on the following shot until the green was reached, finished with a nett 63, playing the back 9 to par to beat the other team by 3.
A token prize will be awarded in due course!
Yet another competition on Prince’s and some exceedingly good scores.
The winners of the greensomes format Burgess Cup are Giovanni & Alex J with 49 points – 26 points on the back! They obviously gelled well together in Alex’s first comp with the club; a late challenge came from Gunnar & Charlie with 46 points [25 on back 9]. An excellent 43 came 3rd from the team of Gregory & treasurer Peter.
Very nice conditions out there today, not too hot and just a touch of breeze, which made a very pleasant change from the wind that seems to have become a regular feature. It all resulted in some good scoring today. Jose’s front 9 was nothing out of the ordinary (17) but an amazing 27 points on the back 9 let him amass 44 points to win by 2 from 3 on 42.
Richard N did it the wrong way round with 23 on the front 9 to put him in 4th behind PaulMc and Sheena – both 22 out & 20 back but Paul had the better back 6 to take 2nd spot.
With 30 taking part today the sweep paid out to the top 4 – which seems only fair since 3 had the same score!
Mitcham Friendly – 2nd Leg
This was the second and home leg of the women’s annual match. Injuries and holidays gave an opportunity for us to blood a rookie into matchplay. Seema who’d volunteered to play when our numbers got reduced was getting cold feet about this rash decision, but she bravely ploughed on and even admitted to enjoying it after the match!
After the away leg we were 2-1 down but fought back at the Park to reverse that score meaning that overall the match was drawn, but RP retain the trophy as last year’s winners.
It was a fairly slow Saturday morning’s golf but the weather decided to be kind to us and the company was good for each match as was evident by the level of chat afterwards amongst the women as we tucked into pizza and chips.
Thanks to the team of Sheena, Lia, Jayne, Susan, Doreen and of course Seema.
Club Championships Rd 2
Not exactly a glorious summer’s day for the second round of the CC, and amongst the women there was some lending of warmer and waterproof clothing required, but ultimately most were more likely to be driving home in rain rather than playing in it.
After what must have been one of the lowest turnouts for a club championship, the 6 who made both rounds should be congratulated for doing so. Conditions not being great in either week.
They say the cream always rises to the top and after a struggle last week Silvia has prevailed, defending the Club Championship. She notched up 4 birdies in her round but also a couple of 8s to peg her lead back and rather surprisingly only beat Sheena by 1 shot in the gross. However, her 86 was 3 shots better than on Prince’s last week (89). Sheena’s almost the reverse with 89 today and 87 last week.
In the nett competitions, the first round leads were maintained through the second round with Susan on 142, 3 shots ahead of Sheena for the Handicap Cup and Doreen on 155 ahead of Jenny by 7 shots for the Pembroke Cup.
In the net for the day, Ben Dickey crafted a well-deserved and consistent 64 with 2 birdies; chasing him 2 shots back was Richard I with a nice birdie at 18. Seymour followed with a fighting 68.
In the scratch senior division, Roger r maintained his first round form with 77 for a 36 hole total of 148 – 9 clear of nearest rival Chris S 154, Aidan was 3rd 157 and Richard O 4th 157. Well done indeed Roger Club Champ!!
The junior division resulted in a 3-way tie on 183 : Nigel W, Duncan and Brian R. They have a playoff over 18 holes to decide winner. [On 2nd September Brian won with 78 to Duncan’s 89 with Nigel NRing; well done indeed to Brian with such a super sub-80 score ] Julian and Cuneyt followed the threesome 185.
Following precedent from last year, the Handicap Trophy (net 2 rounds) has separate trophies for the divisions.
Well done again to Roger winning senior division 127 from Richard O 135; Duncan wins junior 139 from Seymour 140 and Tony K 141.
Club Championships Rd 1
The men & women have their own CCs occurring concurrently with the first round always on the Prince’s course, In conditions vastly better than at Hoylake everyone stayed dry with just a gusty wind to contend with.
We may have been a small group but there were some good (& some not so sadly) scores out there today. Playing in the first game with was our leader after the first round in both the gross and net Div 1. Susan had one of those days that you want to bottle up and repeat on a regular basis. The only bad drive she had was on the 16th but it didn’t do too much harm – WHS is dropping her a full shot tomorrow and after 3 close birdie attempts she waited to finish with a flourish on the 18th.
In the game behind Doreen was continuing her current in form play and leads the Div 2 net comp which has shrunk for next week with a couple of NRs.
Bright and breezy conditions for round 1 of Club Championship – the courses benefitted from the rain of yesterday. 7.3.
Indeed, there were superlative performances. In the net (handicap) result Gregory shot an amazing net 57 from a miracle net 58 from Roger R. Well done!! Gregory’s 12.8 difference to handicap generated an ESR of -2.0 and a reduction in HI from 32.8 to 29.7; Roger had ESR -1.0 and his HI drops from 9.5 to 7.3. Richard O shot a fantastic net 63 with birdie at last being icing on cake.
Roger’s level par gross took front and back 9s .
In the scratch (gross) , Roger leads senior division first round 68 from Chris Saloway 72 and then Richard O and Joe G 76s. Brian Ransom 86 leads the pack in junior division from Nigel W and Duncan 87s
May Monthly Medals
Just as the grass gets ever longer on both fairway and in the rough with the rain, the first monthly medal of the year to be played with no winter rules
Seems a long time since the last women’s medal, & indeed it was with the November one being cancelled due to flooding on the course. Judging from the results it doesn’t look to have been an easy day for anyone apart from Sali who won by 4 shots on 67 from Silvia.
With a PCC of 1 for yesterday – the men found it no easier, and the way WHS changes, Sali’s handicap has dropped to 23.6
The continuing thick rough made ball-finding/striking difficult esp. for short hitters off the tee and PCC of +1 reflected this.
But there was some very good scoring. In the senior division John Perkins shot a net 63 to win medal – with a finishing 35 (John earns full hcaps hot cut); he was followed by 68s from Hieu and Kerry who could both have had much better but for trouble at a few holes.
In the junior division Seymour’s consistent 64 won the medal from Duncan 68 and Dilip 69.
Lowest gross came from Pete Harrison making a welcome appearance (76).
This was 3rd round in the Grand Medal Trophy which now sees Kerry 212 the leader in senior division from Tamas 214; in the junior Duncan 202 leads from Dilip 207.
Women’s 4BBB/Men’s Spring Stableford Rd2
British Summer Time commenced in good British fashion with rain for much of the morning reducing the field quite considerably
The second week of the Women’s Spring Meeting is traditionally a 4BBB event. Today was no exception and most of the field on the start sheet duly turned up on a day when we’d lost an hour of sleep and were scheduled out earlier than usual…Very impressive!! As was the decision of everyone to abandon the event but go ahead with early refreshments and prize giving – though chips at 9.00 didn’t somehow seem appropriate.
Prizes for the winter eclectics, monthly team events and last week’s stableford event were handed out to the winners and all present were given a waterproof marker pen as a gift for turning up and to ensure they have something to mark their balls with during the summer.
Persistent rain greeted players for British Summer Time, reducing numbers for 2nd round of Spring Stableford.
In the senior division Pete Malla off HI15 again shot an excellent 41 points (22 out, 19 back); 6 ahead of Joe 35 with Tamas 34.
The early clubhouse leader was Cuneyt in junior division 37 points but he was joined by eventual winner on countback Ian B. Paul R and Martin H followed with 34s
The aggregate over 2 rounds shows winner of R1 & R2 Pete Malla winner of senior division from Toby 70 and Tamas 69. In the junior, Cuneyt held on to win scoring 69 from Ian B and Alan K 68s.
Women’s Spring Stableford/Men’s R1 of Spring Stableford
Much of the course had returned to muddy conditions with some fairways wetter than they have been all winter – who knew it had rained that much!
A day of mixed fortunes out there but as is so often the case, it was tight at the top. Despite Pat bemoaning the conditions at the Park compared to her recent games in Mauritius, she played her usual steady game just losing out on the back 9 to Jenny who takes 1st spot today. Both had 34 points and they’ve paired up for next week’s 4BBB so the rest might need a bit of practice before then . Bridget’s comments during the round belied her score of 33 points putting her in 3rd place
Prizes for today will be handed out next Sunday after golf at the Spring Meeting get together. In addition to 1st &2nd there will be front & back 9 prizes which go to Gina & Sheena respectively. All very close and both were down to back 6 once Jenny & Pat were taken out.
Overnight rain cleared but coupled with previous rain the course was muddy generally with lying water in parts.
The senior division produced some good golf with 40 points from Pete Malla (parring all par 3s) to win fromToby who in tun pipped Uli on countback with 40 points. Peter N followed 4th 39 points.
The junior division was won by Midweek Winter comp champion Alan King 36 from Giovanni 34. Next on 32 were Rannesh, Cuneyt and Duncan with 32s.
It was a game of 2 halves for some players – Jim Deissler and Richard Smith 23 points back 9.
Dinner & Prize Giving 2023
Trophy table from the dinner
Date & Venue
- Saturday 4th February 2023
- Time: 6pm for dinner at 7pm
- Venue: Coombe Wood Golf Club, George Road, Kingston KT2 7N
- Price: £40 per person
The Club’s Annual Dinner is the time when we acknowledge the many 2022 achievements and the 2022 winners receive their prize awards. For those that have not been before, one of the main features of our annual dinners is that they are social gatherings that are open to partners, family, and friends. The dinner will be followed by speeches from our two Captains and the presentation of the Club’s trophies. During the course of the evening we will be testing the dinner tables with a quiz.
Complimentary drinks will be available on arrival before dinner which is a 3-course meal followed by cheese plates.
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Dress Code : Smart Casual