22 headed out on Saturday with a couple of matches being played. Tough Winter conditions, lovely bright sun but as it was barely above zero, most greens were frozen hard. The 6th remained an ice rink the whole weekend. Graham ‘Lovely’ and Jaggsy halved the overall.
Well done on Jezza in introducing a more formal “quiet please…” announcement of winners! As long as he’s got a near full Guinness to tap for silence he’ll be happy.
Congrats to Denzil and Wayne in their Winter Knockout match. Well done the Adamssesses’ in their Mixed match.
Of special note…
At the risk of messing up his GameGolf tracking stats, Lee managed to somehow top the ball from the tee and flick it backwards behind him all in one shot. With thanks to Al Sav in having his camera ready, Lee “All Hail…” Feeeeeezie’s long drive on the 15th went into the minus yardage to much amusement and bemusement all round. As you can see with the most cutting-edge of technical notes above, the planned mighty big hit on the 15th didn’t go as planned.
However, lets not forget Mr “I never win” Savill who cant help but consider the 15th longest drive as his weekly pocket money. Smashing a huge monster up for the fairway for yet another win, then proceeded to blob the hole. Should we consider a rule withdrawing the money if you then screw up a nice drive that badly.
Poor old Bryan had to answer a few questions about his round. 14 points got an impressive double take from Jerry who was noting scores down. Bryan did at least come above Graham A’s lowest all time score of 13 recorded in May/April last year. For this year at least Bryan, you are in the chair! Stevie managed to miss the barn door as well it seems, coming in with 19.
Sunday was a slightly milder day but only just. At best the greens defrosted on the back nine but still it remained like rock a centimeter or two down.
Stevie turned it around from Saturday’s score, 7+ Magner’s on Saturday afternoon and an “early night” seems to be the prescription as he recorded a smooth 34 on Sunday.
We had another big field over over 20 and Sean took the overall pipping a bemused Steve by a point. I was fortunate to sneak a win past new-Dad James M in the knockout, chipping in on the 2nd and then again on the same hole when we played it as the 20th. Sorry James.
Ryder Cup next Saturday for Swashies vs high flying Bob’s Bashers. Brian C’s Original’s take on the SMUGS I think on Sunday.