Normally when I'm out playing on a Saturday & I look at all those on the course, their faces are those of concentration, frustration, and the occasional smile. This past weekend it was smiles almost everywhere. With the general consensus, " it's fantastic to be back out again". And so it was. It was also fantastic to see the new hut next to the 13th tee open for some light refreshments both Saturday & Sunday, with drinks being served by none other than the Club Chairman Billie Newland. Thank you so much Billie, for my part, the coffee was superb, the service exemplary, the golf..... not so much!
But others faired somewhat better than I. On Saturday Graeme Allen & Richard Patterson both scored 38 points, 1st place in Divisions 1 & 2 respectively Sunday saw Raymond Kelley lead the charge with 37 points in Div 1 with Steven Hicks leading Div 2 with 35 points. Well done to all those mentioned.
So after 5 weeks played in the Winter League, Sean Daniels has managed to put a small amount of daylight between himself & the chasing pack.
1st place Sean Daniels 172 points
2nd place Neil Hurst 168 points
3rd Place Rob Collett 168 points
If this were a 1500 meter race, we've only completed 1 lap of the track so far, with a long way to go, although I personally would rather be in the top 3 than way, way back in the pack. But you never know.
On Monday 28th December, we will be running the Cold Turkey Trot. This is the same format as the 4 ball draw but due to Covid will be run slightly differently this year. This is open to all playing members. It is a pairs, better ball competition. And will run throughout the day. Each pair will be able to enter on the app or in the pro shop. More info will follow next week.
I do realize that now I am planning another event, there is a very high risk of the course being shut due to bad weather, if this happens, perhaps I will only venture to put on an event when the green keepers inform me that they desperately need some rain.
Please remember to keep repairing your pitch marks & help keep the course in excellent condition.
Happy golfing, Iain