Friday, February 8, 2013
This Sunday’s pairs competition, confined once more to the front half of the course by conditions underfoot, nevertheless, produced some very good scores, writes George Carr.
Carl Sheehan, playing off 19 and Lawrence Hill (15) carded an excellent 47 points; a score that left them a comfortable four points clear of the chasing field.
Mark Thomas (5), being the only single handicapper to figure in the prizes, with his partner Craig Melluish (19) took second place with 43 points on count back from Paul Shoobridge (23) and Steve Channing (20) also on 43 points. The winning score of 47 points is 11 better than par and Sheehan and Hill are to be congratulated for they must have used their handicap shots very well on the day to gain their first place.
Moray Bosence’s birdie on the 18th on Sunday was not enough to put him and his partner among the prizes, but it may be a different story this week when the Sunday Competition will be individual Stableford scores and lots of Sunday League points will be up for grabs - much may happen then.
It is reported that club captain John Rockey, who played in this Sunday’s competition, birdied the first hole; this being his first game as captain, let us hope it is a happy harbinger of things to come for him in the year ahead.
Three points from Sunday’s competition edged Paul Shoobridge into second place in the Sunday League, his 25 point leaving him ahead of Moray Bosence on 24 . Simon Knowles with two wins and a second in individual competitions remains firmly on top with 29 points. It may be worth noting that Knowles has not figured in the prizes since his handicap reduction from 22 to 18; but perhaps he is just keeping his powder dry. The start-sheet for Sunday promises a full field but it’s never too late to enquire. Good luck to you all.
At last the ladies managed to play on Wednesday, with new captain Ros Eaton leading by example over 16 holes, in blustery, cold but sunny conditions, writes Penny Ashby.
Three Sheilas swept the board - Sheila Tallon won the Stableford competition on countback from Sheila Thomson, with Sheila Skittrall making up the trio in third place!
All the non-Sheilas are hoping for a look-in next week!