Weekending 2nd June.

Thursday 28th May

Thanks to Bill Murray for today’s report.

It was a game of two halves for some as the rain developed forcing another layer of waterproof clothing to slow things down and make the back 9 harder for most. In spite of the promised damp morning 20 members took part in the “FUN DAY” Competition. Three quarters of the field scored 30 points or more.

The winner of the Par 3 gross competition was Malcolm Mann on Gross 21 for the 6 holes.

Division 1 Stableford

1st place went to Malcolm Hird with 36 points.

2nd was Bill Murray with 34 points a.c.b.

3rd place on count back was Pete King with 34 points.


Division 2 Stableford

1st Place was Graham Purslow with the top score of the day,        39 points.

2nd was Malcolm Mann with 36 points.

3rd came Andrew Boyce with 34 points.


2 Competition

Just the one 2 scored today, it had to be Malcolm Mann, he made it on the 6th hole.

Nearest the pins.

Nick Nicolle on the 1st.

Steve Moss on the 16th.


Wednesday 29th May.

The completed Score sheet for our match today –


There were no winners for nearest the pin, neither Woolfox nor Thorney Lakes!

A good day for golf, breezy, but no brollies were needed.

The 1st tee was played off grass for the first time. This increases the length a little using the yellow tees. More balls are now lurking in the depths of the pond.

The greens were in great condition, resulting in some long misses in the first few holes. The fairways and rough had been well cut, leaving only the grass under some trees as being difficult.

Captain Bill’s drive off the second tee was suitably long but landed under one of those grass blessed trees on RHS of the fairway. With limited backswing and seriously hunched posture it took a few shots to get the ball out – lesson is, take a drop next time. Bill made up for it later at the 9th with a chip from off the green to the hole to win with a ‘sandy par’.

As can be seen all the games were very close, not doubt a few fingernails were chewed.

After the match, the 2-course meal with pudding of plum and apple crumble with custard, accompanied with a pint of Bass, went down a treat at “The Crown”.



Thursday 30th May

The Seniors’ match the previous day and a number of knock out matches on Thursday meant that numbers were well down. In fact, only four Seniors turned up for the roll up and arranged a friendly doubles match rather than anything more formal. The weather showed no signs of improvement with plenty of showers but with a reduced if chilly northerly wind.

Summer Knockout Doubles

Dougie Morton and John Crossley scraped home against Steve Moss and Malcolm Hird 2 and 1 to progress to the next round against Messrs Mann and Boyce. Click here for the Doubles Table.


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