Despite the heavy rain during the day the weather improved sufficiently for the snorkel and flippers to be put away for the evening. The course was in excellent condition and there were some very decent scores.
Our starter for the evening was Steve Brown who managed to negotiate from the club a heater, television, armchair, hot drinks , snacks etc for the starter’s hut to keep him dry, warm and fed whilst he awaited the arrival of Frogs. Unfortunately, none of this helped him negotiate the first hole -Steve would you like to provide more details ?
In the matchplay Paolo beat Woodge, Merve beat Jess, John Brophy beat Steve Brown. The nearest the pin winner was probably one of the furthest NTP we have had for quite a while. Andrew Paton won with a shot that was 21 meters from the flag and then safely putted for his bogey. Longest drive was won with a great drive by Jess.
We had two guests Andrew King and Yves Mazzuco with Yves winning the best guest. The glorious pink ball was very very close with a number of worthy attempts. However, StÃ©phane Ayache just edged out Steve Kaiser for this cherished award on a countback on 9 points.
For the CITCO competition Johnny Hill was a clear winner with an excellent round of 19 points. Frank Maitry was second with 18 points but as he was unable to attend the prize giving this prize went to John Brophy with 17 points. Third place on a three way count back on 16 points was won by Marco Bus just ahead of Andrew Paton and Paolo.
The race to GD continues to be very close with about a dozen or so players all within a couple of points of each other at the top of the table.
Our next round will be at Canach next Wednesday – your starter will be Marco. The De Vere Pairs is the week after on Wednesday 27th June also at Canach so do start planning your teams.
See you all next week.