The February monthly medal and putting competition was held last Saturday, a single stroke sponsored by Dixon Homes, Wes Smith and we thank them for their sponsorship.
This event was the first played under the World Handicap System and some interesting comments and remarks were heard. Most male players lost either one or two shots from their usual handicap due to the difference in the ACR and par for the course whereas the ladies WCR and course par being equal had no effect at all. All players should know that a score of 36 stableford points now means that players are playing to their handicap.
Junior golfer, Andrew Burgess, added his name to the list of medal event winners after he returned a score of nett 67 for the round. Two nines of 48 strokes each for the day and could have been much better without a few sevens recorded. Ian Henderson also had a good round to record nett 68 for runner up.
Kay Webb collected the winner’s prize for the ladies event with a nett 74. Kay had a reasonable front nine but powered home on the back nine for the win. Runner was Neta Thouard after a countback with Lyn Ludlow, both players with nett 75.
Best gross for the men went to Scott Constable with 74 and Nikki Waterworth and Lyn Ludlow for the ladies with 93. Putting honours went to Mark Hendry (23 putts) and Nikki Waterworth (28 putts).
Pin shots were claimed by Scott Constable at 3, Hayden Smith at 12 and Mick O’Brien at 17. Nikki Waterworth collected the ladies pin at 3, Lyn Ludlow had best approach at 12 and Kay Webb with best approach at 17. Kay also won the birdies nest at hole 9. Pro-pins went to Mark Hendry at 1/10, Angelo Maugeri at 5/14 and Brendan Barker at 9/18.
In the run down a ball to scores of nett 72 and better for the men and nett 77 for the ladies.
Next Saturday is a single stroke event and sponsors for the day are Matt Waterworth and Nikki Waterworth. Tee off from the usual time of 11.30am and the time sheet is on the board.