A very warm evening despite the earlier threat of rain greeted a good turn out of Frogs. Very well administered by our starter Bernard, the course was in excellent condition, so there were no excuses for the not so hot scoring.
The winner with 16 points was Ian Doherty, with Francis Parisis second on count back – Francis benefited from Frank not being at the prize giving as Frank also scored 16 points but has promised to buy him a drink next time he sees him in a bar – and Andrew Paton was third with 15 points.
The longest drive with an excellent effort was Jess Have and the nearest the pin went to Steve Brown: it was probably the furthest nearest the pin we have seen for many years and he finished it in style with 3 putts. Steve always remember that three putting is a lot better than four putting.
The competition for the highly prized pink ball was intense this week: Johnny Hill tried very hard to take this one (I am told by his partners that he was having problems with the awkward five footers) but he lost out on a countback of five points to Richard Neale.
Of the two guests, Mark Philips won out over Andrew King.
In the SHRM matchplay, Rupert Birch beat Mark Gillies, Paolo beat Francis, Nick Montague beat Paul Goes and John Brophy beat Johnny. Please make sure that you send all your matchplay results to Dave Winters and do keep up with your matches.
As we continue to work on the new automated scoring and handicap system, should you have any queries please contact Dave Winters and he will sort them out for you. The updated scores, handicaps and results will all be posted on the web site in the few days.
The next round is at Canach on Tuesday 5th June when we will be playing the back nine. The starter will be Patch Lowe. The list of starters is on the site and we are covered until 1 August! If you would like to be a starter for an event after this date please liaise with Andrew Paton.
Enjoy the long weekend.