Happy New year!
Well it was lovely to be back out on the golf course. The bad weather had eased, the frosts were hardening the course nicely & if you managed to play between 10am to 2pm on Sunday in the 1st Men's 4 ball draw of the year, you would have enjoyed blue skies & winter sunshine.
We had an excellent turn out, with 46 of us taking to the course.
Our Pro Danny Hill & I set out first at 8am. With Danny's effortless swing hitting massive bombs off the tee, I was sure we were going to put a score down to test the rest of the field. But alas, even with 3 birdies and playing some wonderful golf, Danny hadn't counted on my severe lack of contribution to our score. The highlight of our day was Danny taking fairway wood, off the 17th tee to the heart of the green...How he faired from that point, you will have to ask him!
We finished with a mediocre score & consoled ourselves on how tough it was out there.
And then everybody else came in.
Completely disagreeing with our idea of it being tough, many thought it was incredibly easy.
3 pairs came in with an amazing 47 points...
In first place and I believe his first four ball draw was Malcolm Barnfield & Robert Clegg. Congratulations on a fine win!
2nd place Rob Collett & Ian ( Windsor Davies) McNally.
3rd place David Hall & "The Earl of Cromer", Guy Croton.
Very well played to all of you!
1 pairing managed to set a new club record !!!
Completing 18 holes as a 2 ball in exactly 4, yes 4 hours. Rumour has it they got lost, having only played the course a couple of hundred times, the groups behind them were losing the will to live.
Come on guys ! You know who you are !
KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP IN FRONT !
As many of you will know, it was our Antipodean, Rob Morgan's last game for a while as he and his family move up North, although Rob is hoping to come back from time to time for the occasional game, I would just like to take this opportunity to wish him well. He's been fully involved with the club as a member and will be a great asset to whichever club he joins.
Here we go again!
As I sit at home writing this, our nations Prime Minister has just announced another Full lockdown.
No golf, is not what I want, but it is a small burden that we all must bare, to come through this national time of emergency.
Standing apart, pulling together.
Stay safe everyone,