Bank Holiday Sunshine

Defying the gloomy forecast, quite a crowd turned up for the Farmer Bob new car fund-raising day and the Car Park was full well before the 09:00 entry deadline....
..but that's enough about Florida !
Windwhistle was thoroughly miserable, but a small window opened about 09:30 and 6 of our absolute maddest ventured out onto the course to play a Texas Scramble.
Farmer Bob, Nobby, Mick, Bryan, Norman and myself.
Treasurer Nick was up there to fit a new mains supply to the Clock and declared it 'spot-on' at 09:31.
Unfortunately it will be 24 hours until it is 'spot-on' again as it hasn't moved !

Obviously we had to split up Bob & Norman, so Bob chose the fairest way and decided all those with glasses could play with Norman - so it was the Tex Team versus the Spex Team.

Handicaps were similar and in fact the Spex had just 0.6 of an advantage, so Bob had to beat them by just a single stroke.

That soon became harder as Tex bogied the first to fall behind. Scoring was identical for next 3 holes as both sides made Par as the rain started again in earnest. Both Birdied 5th and Bogied 6th - so the Spex stayed  ahead. It got close on 16th when Spex made bogie, but they still held a 0.4 lead. The weather then took charge as heavy rain fell and the mist closed in, 17th was beginning to hold water and  Tex managed to squeeze out a Par, with Spex paying the price of poor drives (didn't anyone see those trees ?) - and for the first time Tex were ahead. Level on 18th due to a Norman super-chip to within inches. He was so close Bryan didn't bother to play a shot - which effectively handed the game to Tex .
 
 
Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
16
17
18
 
 
 
 
Par
5
3
4
5
4
4
3
4
4
36
 
Bob
Mick
John
6
3
4
5
3
5
3
4
4
37
Nett 32
5 Shots
Norman
Bryan
Nobby
5
3
4
5
3
5
4
5
4
38
Nett 32.4
                     5.6 Shots

Good example of playing Golf, just for fun as no money changed hands. In fact the whole Club probably shut down after we left as it was deserted.

Plenty of good crack going on, such as Nobby recounting his weekend and an excellent Roast Dinner on Sunday, to which Bryan commented - "Meals in the Police Station must have improved then".

Norman is off for 3 weeks, Bob is away for the rest of the week .

Wednesday sees the Battle of Britain - so dressing Up is always welcome - but let's hope the weather forecast moves to the right a little by then.
This is a great Charity Day where we raise funds for the Battle of Britain Charities.

JKP 25/08













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The Challenge Cup and Plate 2014.

 

You couldn’t have asked for better conditions to play the final of this popular event. This year two fresh courses plus Trevose were visited in the qualifying rounds. Conditions weren’t always favourable but on each occasion there was a clear winner, Adrian Wells at Trevose, and Rod Young at Frome and Dawlish. It was a pity neither of them could make the final for the Cup; just ten players in the end. Two people must take the credit for the success of this competition, Mike Light, who was instrumental in its establishment and Norman Markby, who did much of the administration again this year. Thanks go to them.

 

It is therefore rather fitting then that Norman has got his name on the Cup again. His excellent round left others trailing in his wake; the Captain did his best to keep up but a poor front nine left a little too much to do.

 

The remainder of the field who took part in qualifying rounds and playing for the Plate were trying to stay with Keith Potter with a fine forty points; Nobby Hodder had a better front nine than Keith but couldn’t quite manage it on the back nine.

 

The 2014 winner of the Challenge Cup:-

                             Norman Markby                     42 points

Runner up           Alan Davis                    39

 

The 2014 winner of the Challenge Plate:-

                             Keith Potter                            40

Runner up           Nobby Hodder                        39

 

Three members took part in the August rolling stableford. Brian Hodder had the best score of 36points.

 

Monday is a Bank Holiday, mate’s day. Please organise yourselves.

 

Wednesday. Battle of Britain. Please check in the pro shop. Start times are on line and in the changing rooms.

 

Friday 4BBB.

 

Have a good weekend.  AD 22.8.14.
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