We kick started our week with the best two scores from four on each hole to count but with all on the par 3’s. Taking first place, with 98 points, were Geoff Biggerstaff, Peter Wickham, Terry Field and the fictional Albert. (I wish Albert had been in my team!)
Now I’ve taken my fair share of barracking over the years playing golf, but having a baby squirrel sitting on my foot whilst trying to putt out on the 8th takes some beating! Bit of a David Attenborough moment.
Onto to Wednesday’s first ‘major’ of the year the ‘Caja Murcia’ Stableford competition. Not only being the sole person to score a ‘2’ today, Nora Betts took the trophy with a terrific 39 points. She was chased by Allen McClusky on 35 and Geoff Biggerstaff, who with 34 points, took the 3rd slot. A special mention here to Heinz Lei who managed 22 points on the front 9 holes but just 3 on the back! There were four nearest the pins today; they went to Peter Shervell, Ken Robertson, Ellen Drakesmith and Tom Hardie. Bryan Neal didn’t quite get the nearest the pin objective as he put his tee shot on the par 3 tenth to within a yard of the blue tees!
Finally onto Friday and we played ‘change partners’. Scoring 80 points and taking 1st place, our winners were Bryan Neal, Allen McClusky, Mike Chapman and Annemarie Weisheit.
Por ultimo, a few of our players should bear in mind the quote from Henry Cotton; ‘missing a short putt does not mean you have to hit your next drive out of bounds’.
Pues, hasta la semana que viene