Weekending 7th April

Tuesday 2nd April

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The delayed report for last Thursdays Roll Up is now online, go to NEWS / Weekending 31st March.

Here is the draw for the April Monthly Stableford.

Tuesday 2nd April Report

Many thanks to Sharron who got the competition ready to input. And fielded many questions on the new handicap system (I hadn’t heard anything about it)
The new handicap is :-
The first competition was set up at 95% handicap. The second by division was setup as 100%. It is now set to 95%.
Somebody must have said their prayers this morning, the weather was almost like SPRING, and there was a course with 18 holes to play in the season’s first Order of Merit qualifier, in the form of the Monthly Stableford.                                  Click here to view the Order of Merit table.
Today’s results went as follows:
Don Lambert shot out of the blocks and headed the field and claimed the 10 points in the Order of Merit with a very creditable 39 points.

Division 1

1st place went to Don Lambert with 39 points.

2nd place was John Crossley with 33 points.

3rd place came Bill Murray with 31 points.

Division 2

1st place was Andrew Counsell with 34 points.

2nd place came Malcolm Mann just a single point behind with 33 points.

3rd place went to Andrew Chippendale with 32 points.

2’s Competition

Well, done Steve Moss – he had a two on the new 1st hole.

Bill Murray came in on the 14th (old 13th).

Malcolm Mann managed it on the 16th.

Comment on the Course.

The new course layout obviously suited one or two members, whereas quite a few struggled, scoring was very varied. The new 17th hole proved a challenge to many golfers.

Thursday 4th April

Thanks to John Crossley for today’s report.

Just as we thought that 18 holes was now reestablished for the rest of the season, heavy overnight rain meant we were back to 12 holes for this 2 from 3 roll up. The rain largely kept off during play and there was no Woolfox wind to contend with, making the opening tee shot less fearsome. However, it is considerate of the Club management to offer therapy to any seniors, male and female, who are having sleepless nights at the prospect of having to hit a clean shot over water on the first hole.

There were some good scores amongst the 14 seniors taking part.

Graham Purslow won the first six with 15 points on his way to a superb  27 points total. Pete Chippendale was second with 13 points just ahead of Bill Collins on 12 points.

On the back six, new man David Flynn scored highest with 15 points after a modest 7 points on the front six, followed by Melvyn Baker on 14 and evergreen Steve Moss on 13 points.

The winning team was the trio of:

Messrs Baker, Purslow and Laverty with 57 points,

well ahead of:

Andrew Boyce, Derrick Bell and Pete Chippendale on 52 points.

2’s Competition

There were no 2’s scored today, so the Captains Charity was the beneficiary.


It was good to see the smart new bins out on the course- now all the lads have to do is remember to empty them. Many of us will miss the tall green bins which over the winter have spent as much time horizontal as vertical. Another improvement this week is that the tea pots in the cafe have been consigned to history to be replaced by cups of tea complete with floating tea bags. We eagerly await the promised new practice putting green and changing rooms now that the very impressive looking new padel courts are nearing completion. Having seen the game played online it looks like a fantastic sport. Senior’s league?


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