Well the summer season has finally closed and last weekend, saw the start of the Winter League.
For Saturdays competition the weather was fair, with just the occasional shower.
With conditions under foot getting heavier, better scores are becoming increasingly difficult.
But that didn't stop 2 competitors shooting an excellent 37 points. No surprise to see "Mr Consistent ", Richard Empson at the top of Div 1 and great to see Daniel Sparwell also with 37 points leading Div 2. Well played Gents.
On Sunday the field of players was smaller, with conditions much the same as Saturday, it was the Father & Son team of Graham & Jack Allen who pushed each other along & prevailed, both with 38 points, Jack beating his Dad Graham on count back and claiming 1st place for Winter League Wk1.
Very well played to you both. Quite a competitive household, me thinks.
With week 1 of the Winter League complete, there are 9 players with a score of 36 points or more, a great start to your Winter League campaigns.
For any members who do not know what the Winter League is. It is a Stapleford competition, played each week throughout the winter (weather permitting) from now until the middle of March. Each week is a separate competition. Your best 6 scores count as your Winter League score. You do not have to play each week and can drop in & out as you wish. If you would like more information, please speak to Danny in the Pro Shop.
Sunday morning saw the New Members Trophy.
This year saw one of our biggest fields to date with 34 members making the start.
In 1st place with a magnificent 37 points was Andrew Shelley.
In 2nd place with 36 points was a john Whiterow.
In 3rd place with 35 points was Gary Hampshire.
Congratulations Andrew on a fine win and to all those who took part.
This coming weekend is Winter League Wk2.
CAPTAIN PRO CHALLENGE!
Any members who would like to challenge our Pro Danny Hill & myself in a Captain-Pro challenge, please speak to Danny in the Pro Shop or drop me a line.
Dont forget the re scheduled Captains Driver "Texas Scramble " is Sunday 1st November, sign up on the app or in the pro shop.
THIS IS NO LONGER A SHOTGUN START. All start from the 1st Tee throughout the morning.
Hope to see you all out there. Stay safe.