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Results for w/c 24.9.18

A cracking start to our Stableford week with only one point separating the top four players after round one.

The winner today and top of the week’s leader board, was Rachael Leckey with 37 points. She was followed by (on countback), Benedicte Kruse. Third and fourth places, both on 36 points, were Jan Svendsen and Hendrick Oldenziel.

Benedicte kept the Danish flag flying after Wednesday’s round two of our very own FedEx Cup. (Sadly, there’ll be no 10 million dollars here!) With 33 points, she came in fourth on the day and headed the leader board for the week so far, with a total of 70 points. Alan Douglas took first place on the day with 36 points and Lindsay Forbes remained in the hunt with 35.

Dave Pulling carded 34 and Reg Akehurst came in, by a short head, with 33. Only two ‘2’s today; Jan Svendsen (again) and John (bonnie lad) Collins. I don’t remember John singing the birdie song though- ‘We shalt have a sippy from your little hippy, we shalt have a sippy when the flask comes in’.

The Danish flag was still flying after Friday’s round but unfortunately not for Benedicte. Her husband, Jan Svendsen, scored 40 points, not only take the day’s first place but also to  become our overall winner for the week with a total of 108 points. Second on the day was Ron (Furyck) Phipps with 37 followed by Benedicte with 36. Lindsay Forbes grabbed 4th with 34 and Rod Doel made a welcome return to the leader board with 33 points.

Overall for the week Benedicte Kruse was second with 106 points and Lindsay Forbes took the third slot with 103. Well done to everybody and we look forward to next Wednesday’s Captains Day.

Pues, hasta la semana que viene

Peter Reffell

 

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Results for w/c 18.6.18

As previously reported, last week we played our final medal round of six. The winner was judged on his or her best four cards submitted and the trophy for 2018 goes to Olga Douglas. Congratulations Olga.

On Monday we played ‘Change Partners’ which is a two ball better ball format with players swapping around after each six holes. The winning team with a score of 93 points, which was only one short of the all-time record, were John Shervell, Andy McDonald, Allen McClusky and Rachael Leckey. Our latest recruit, Andy McDonald, individually scored an incredible 46 points! He used to play off 13.

Wednesday saw John Conway win the weekly stableford with a fine 39 points. Ulrika Barth came in second with 36 and Brian Staines took the bronze with 35.

On Friday we played a new format called ‘All fours’. In teams of four it was all to score on the par fours and the best two scores to count on the par 3’s and par 5’s.

The winning team with 118 points were Bryan Neal, Marleen Billen and husband and wife Allen and Joyce McClusky. In a very tight contest it was Bryan Neal’s closing four pars that ensured their victory.

Pues, hasta la semana que viene

Peter Reffell

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Results for w/c 11.6.18

On Monday we played the team game 6x6x6. Four man teams with the best single score to count on each of the first six holes, two best on the next six and the best three scores over the final six.

With 88 points the winning team consisted of Olga Douglas, Marleen Billen, John Conway and John  Shervell. Worthy of a mention in dispatches were John Conway’s heroics on the notoriously tricky par five 4th.

Having duffed his second shot into the veranka and taken the subsequent penalty, he played a great shot onto the green and rolled in the putt for par. Mind you, just as well John Shervell was amongst the winners, he can now afford to buy petrol for his buggy (which was abandoned on the 17th!) A very close competition with a number of teams only a couple of shots behind.

Wednesday was the sixth and final round in the series of the dreaded medal play. With a reversal in the family fortunes, first place went to Olga Douglas with a tremendous nett score of 66, beating husband Alan who was runner up with 68. In fact that’s the second consecutive nett 68 for Alan and he’s been runner up to a lady on both occasions.

Lindsay Forbes (playing off a six handicap) with 70 was third and Geoff Biggerstaff (one of our founder members) fourth with 73. Good scores to come in 5th and 6th were John Shervell with 74 and John Collins with75. Those lucky enough to win a share of the ‘2’s money were Peter Wickham, Brian Staines, Ulrika Barth and former member, but now a guest, Phil Harrington.

Having enjoyed a lunch at Falidu’s on the Thursday it was onto our much awaited ‘Ryder Cup’ England v Europe on Friday. Well, it couldn’t have been scripted any better. With the score at seven points each we’re just waiting on the last match and they came in with a half! So a draw 7.5 points each.

Worthy of a mention is Reg Akehurst who at one point was 5 down to Liz Robertson and managed to half his game. Mike Mahoney, who chipped in from 80 yards on the 15th went on to win his match against Brian Staines 2&1. I’m afraid yours truly lost 6&5 to very in form Heinz Lei. Both the captains, Dave Pulling for England and Lindsay Forbes for Europe won their games.

In the after match interviews Dave diplomatically said ‘’Congratulations to both teams on a fiercely contested match’’ whilst Lindsay  replied with ‘’We was robbed, I hate losing to the English’’ (he’s Scottish by the way). A rematch is planned for the autumn.

Pues, hasta la semana que viene

Peter Reffell

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