At last a really warm, sunny and dry summer’s evening! We again had a big turn out of members who were able to receive the very kind offering of beers on the first provided by our starter Rob McCorduck. The course was in good condition although the greens varied between being cored, cored and sandy, bumpy or just normal. Enough excuses for even the worst putters to take home and have a meaningful, in depth conversation with the wife, partner, children, dog, in fact anyone who will listen to them?
We are moving along with the match play so do please keep to the scheduled dates for the completion of your matches both for the SHRM and golf shop competitions.
Onto the results :
Standard Scratch Score was 14
LD Jess Have
NTP Gregor Dalrymple
Best Guest. No guests this round
1. Stéphane 20 points – 17 points after 7 holes!!!
2. Graham Paul 17 points
3. Craig 16 points on count back from Frank and Colin Fraser
After 4 rounds Craig is leading the overall Grand Prix on 63 points, Frank is on 58 points, Mark Gillies is on 53 points.
At this point a special thank you to Ernest and Dave for all their hard work on the handicap system. The automated system is now very accurate and provides a handicapping system that allows for more members to be in the winning places as well rewarding the steady scoring players in the overall GP award. This has been shown as in the first four events of this season out of a possible 12 winning places we have had 11 different members in the place winners. The only person to have doubled up is Craig who is clearly putting his current extra time to very good use.
The pink ball award from round three with three points was awarded to John Sutherland. (Frogs don’t forget to present such awards). This round our starter Rob might well have enjoyed a bit too much of his own hospitality whilst welcoming all the members on the first tee as he won the pink ball with 4 points – just beating Will O’Shea on a count back. Please remember the Frogs tradition that all winners of the pink ball are to play the pink ball off the first tee of the next Frogs event in which they are playing.
Our next event is on Wednesday 19th June at Junglinster. This is a special event as it will be Dennis’s 60th birthday bash so make sure that you are not booked for any early morning meetings on the Thursday. The starters for this round will be Richard Neale and Kieron O’Connor.
Enjoy the sunny weather.