With just 9 players entering on Saturday due to the weather and the various team trials there was a much better turnout on Sunday for the final Winter Weekend Stableford, resulting in 56 players competing. Conditions were tough with the wind but the course once again dried out quickly to be eminently playable. I was at SRGC at lunchtime today collecting the cards for review and 8 visitors from a local club were there having just played, they were amazed at the conditions we experience throughout most of the winter period compared to their own club and asked me to pass on their thanks to our Greenkeeping Staff!! I'm sure all Members will second that.
Winning scores :-
- Overall winner : Rory Croft 38 points playing off 12
- Best gross : Jeff Purdy 30 points
- Division #1 (31 players)
- 1st place nett : Rory Croft 38 points playing off 12
- 2nd place nett : Tom Greenfield 37 points playing off 10
- 3rd place nett : Jeff Purdy 35 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 5
- Division #2 (25 players)
- 1st place nett : Mike Nixon 37 points playing off 16
- 2nd place nett : Martin Harris 36 points playing off 13
- 3rd place nett : Mike Angell 35 points (back 9 c/b) playing off 13
This mini series has been very successful, 283 entries received so averaging almost 71 players per event. Perhaps next year we will try to find a small Order of Merit prize for the most successful player, maybe using the best 3 scores.
The Captain's Drive In is next Sunday, your new Captains Mr James Footitt & Mrs Mags McArthur will officially kick off the new season with ceremonial drives after the team event starting at 10:00 is completed, so please come along to support even if not participating.
Handicap & Competitions Chairman