2 from 3 Yellow Ball  – 4th  March 2015

 

A warm welcome back to our Captain from his oriental travels on the road to Mandalay.

 

It was a beautiful day, a bit windy but the course had dried out significantly since Monday. Only two yellow balls failed to return, and one team used a substitute as the team concerned forgot to collect their yellow ball on the way out. Fortunately, they didn’t figure on the leader board, otherwise the bonus for returning the ball would have been questioned. Mike Light hit the flag with his tee shot on the 16th leaving the ball 2 feet from the hole and then failed to convert for a birdie.

 

The scrutineer disqualified the Captain’s team for failing to countersign the card – a pity since they were a racing certainty for 8th place.

 

Please take care when completing your cards as the scrutineering took  a significant amount of time. In particular :

 

-         ring your birdies. Today there were a least two which were not ringed.

-         when countersigning a card, do not take the marker’s arithmetic to be correct, check it.

-         in a yellow ball competition such as today’s, please ensure that the lowest handicap player is player A, and the highest handicap player is player C and mark the card accordingly.

 

There were 12 birdies each paying £1.35 per team.

 

 
 
 
 
Score
birdies
£ each
1
Martin Bargery
Gordon Bareham
Tony Stenhouse
125
2
5.90
2
Roger Stone
Trevor Dobson
John Pearce
125
2
4.90
3
Rod Young
Richard Forster
Alan Davis
117
 
2.00
4
Bob Barrow
Frank Martin
Norman Markby
110
1
0.45
5
Ian Fielder
Brian Anderson
Barrie Heath
107
2
0.90
6
Chris Basterfield
Nick George
Robin Flower
107
 
 
7
Des Denning
Mike Light
Nobby Hodder
105
1
0.45
8
Danny Dowell
Barry Singleton
Ron Sutherland
91
2
0.90
9
Maurice Arnold
Mike Hone
Bert Robinson
83
1
0.45
10
Bryan Frost
Stuart Pope
Phil Hunt
76
1
0.45
d/q
John Macomish
Nick Hill
Geoff Dean
 
 
 

 

The domestic handicaps of the winners will be reduced by two shots, and one shot for the runners up.

 

Brian Marsh was the lone competitor today in the March Monthly Rolling Stableford.

 

The current position in this competition is :

 

 
 
Points
1
Alan Chance
27
2
Phil Hunt
26
3
Brian Marsh
26

 

Good luck in Friday’s March Hare competition.

 

There is a Stableford qualifier on Wednesday 11th March. The entry list is on the notice board and the draw will be made this weekend. The start list  will be  posted on the internet and on the notice board.

 

 

 

 

Nick Hill 4th March  2015
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Texas Scramble  – 2nd March 2015

 
Today at Cricket St Thomas, there was sun and wind, rain and hail. Such conditions did not augur well for low scoring. Birdies count for nothing in a Texas Scramble, as only 2’s will win the money. Even so, there were only 6 birdies and the only two was scored by the George/Pearce/Heath team who placed third.

 
Stuart Pope fell over his bag on the second tee and broke the stand, Alan Davis forgot a towel and lost the one he was lent and Nick Hill slipped down the slope on the 14th Green and got filthy. No wonder we came 5th.
 

Winning by a street were the Barrow/Hone/Forster team who were almost three shots ahead of the second placed team.

 
 
 
 
 
Score
2’s
£ each
1
Bob Barrow
Mike Hone
Richard Forster
62.84
 
5
2
Jerry Stephens
Roger Withers
Malcolm Roy
65.70
 
3
3
Nick George
John Pearce
Barrie Heath
66.67
1
4
4
Bert Robinson
Keith Branchflower
Tony Johnson
66.84
 
 
5
Stuart Pope
Alan Davis
Nick Hill
67.34
 
 
6
Keith Harper
Clive Fisk
Mike Mosser
69.50
 
 
7
Robin Flower
Nobby Hodder
Richard Hall
69.70
 
 
8
Bryan Frost
John Lyford
Brian Anderson
71.90
 
 

 

The domestic handicaps of the winners will be reduced by two shots, meaning that Bob Barrow may consider a months holiday (I hope not) and one shot for the runners up.

 

There is a Stableford qualifier on Wednesday 11th March. The entry list will be put up on Wednesday and the draw will be made next weekend,

 

As you may have heard, Elliot Wellman, our Head Greenkeeper, has left the club. Elliot has done a tremendous job at the club. We propose to have a collection to buy him a leaving gift. If you wish to contribute, please give your money to John Pearce. Alternatively, put your money in an envelope (marked Elliot Wellman) and place it in the grey box in the men’s locker room

 

 
Nick Hill 2nd March  2015

 
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