My penultimate blog and most events have now been played. However, it was quite a busy week so read on.
Ray Ellis Trophy
On Tuesday the annual match against Winchmore Hill Cricket Club Golf Society took place at Bush Hill. A win by your Captain and Robbie Martin and another by Martyn Lainchbury and Eusebio Ramirez was sadly not enough to stave off victory for WHCCGS by the margin of 4 games to 2. Ray Ellis was Captain of Bush Hill Park in 1966 and he presented the trophy the following year. The match has been played every year since and is a unique record highlighting the close association between the club and the society. In fact the relationship extends even further back because WHCCGS have been playing society matches at Bush Hill since 1957. Bush Hill is justly proud of this unique relationship and trust it will endure for many years to come, though we hope the results will change in our favour.
Some very good scores marked our last monthly medal of the year last Saturday. John Guiney won division 1 with a nett score of 67 just one shot in front of Jack and Graeme Allen, Jack taking the runner up spot on the back nine. In division 2 Kieran Costello took the top spot with an excellent nett 66, Joe Williams taking second place with nett 67. Good scoring gents.
The final mixed competition of 2018 was held last Sunday and five couples battled it out in the gruelling foursomes format. Tracey and Ray Ripsher scored 35 points to take the title and Christine and Ian Smith were runners-up with 31. Our soon to be Captain is obviously taking advantage of the relaxing lull before the storm of responsibility.
Last Friday John Worroll and Martyn Lainchbury bravely took on your Captain and Danny. We were 4 up after six holes and were complacently cruising along only to begin losing holes recklessly. The assault was relentless but a lengthy putt on the final green by your Captain just saved us from the ignominy of halving the match having been comfortably in front. It was a great match and an enjoyable morning.
The knockout competitions have now reached the final stage and for your information here are the finalists of the men's competitions:
Rafferty:Se Banim v Ethan Cameron
Playing Fields:Neil Hurst v Ethan Cameron
Scratch Knockout:James Chard v John Guiney
'G' Cup:Gary Flanagan & James Chard v David Boothroyd & David Morris
'K' Cup:Graham Corr & Richard Blyth v Kevin Lewis & Ethan Cameron
Rose Bowl:Cela & Norman Selley v Christine & Paul Robertson
Family Foursomes:Graeme & Jack Allen v Ethan Cameron & Iain Lanario
These matches are to be played on the weekend of 6th and 7th October though some may be scheduled at other times where there are clashes.
Kruger Sovereign – A little earlier than normal on the Thursday 27th September.
AGM – 29th September.
Captain's Driver and Drive-in – 30th September. The Captain's Driver in the morning is a four-ball better ball bogey. Pairs can be men, women or mixed. Sign up on the PSI. Cost is £6.00 which includes a bacon roll. The new captain will drive-in at about 1.00 p.m. There will then be a dinner upstairs in the restaurant beginning at about 2.00 p.m. Speak to Debbie to get a table.
Final Stableford tomorrow for all those lucky winners of monthly stablefords throughout the year. An extra stableford will be held for those not lucky enough to win a monthly stableford, myself included.
Speak next week.