When two halves make eighteen holes.

After last weekend’s complete wash out, this week’s Sunday morning competition in the shape of a two-ball better-ball event was rescued from the monsoon weather when it was played over nine holes only, writes George Carr.

The top end of the course being still unplayable and in need of much repair after suffering the ravages of one downpour after another like most of the country.

As hard as our green-staff work (which is very!) there was nothing to be done about it.

Luke Sheppard playing off six and his partner Steve Milton, off 15, evidently found it no problem playing twice round the same nine holes for they scored 45 points (nine better than par) to claim first place.

So it would seem that Mr Sheppard’s nick-name (No birdies Luke) must have been quite unwarranted - at least on this occasion.

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To seasoned observers it will come as no surprise to see Moray Bosence claim second place (on count back) with his partner Graham Davies with 43 points, two shots behind the winners; which result leaves Moray at the top of the winter league I believe.

Veterans Ray Gunstone and David Cowler also carded 43 points for third place; this being also on count back from two further teams whose names are not known to this reporter; but all of whom no doubt will be reflecting on how close they came to victory over their much-deserved Sunday lunch. I’m sure it didn’t spoil their appetite.

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