Twins (photo coming soon via Janine’s new phone)
On Saturday, Graham and Janine were about both days regaling us with stories from their day out at the Wentworth PGA. Must try and go there for a day next year. Saturday Swindle saw Grubbster and Graham dress like Twins…. who was Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was Danny Devito… your call. Very smart both. Clearly driven on by copying Graham’s dress sense, Grubbster cleaned up taking the win with 34 points on a lovely Spring Saturday. Greens were quite skiddy as they’d been dressed with a lot of sand on Thursday. Just need some rain and a smidge of growth and we are looking good for them to be on top form for the club champs weekend of the 18th June.
Notable result of the day was our own Mr Winkle taking the longest drive, despite Waynetta smashing one past the bunkers landing just off the right in the rough. Well done Mark. 2nd result was for Bob Betts who beat our own Mr Chamberlain 4&2 despite the Yeti scoring 41points off handicap. Well done both.
Jaggsy shoots best ever round
Sunday saw another lovely day, light jumper weather for the first nine but it soon warmed up. Wind was up to add interest and another good day.
Result of the day in the Swindle was Mr Matthew Jaggs who returned his best ever round with a gross 77. Fantastic golf. Wayne wasn’t far behind him with 79 I think, both taking the overall Swindle win with 38points. That means Mr Jaggs off 5 next time out…. he might mention it a few times. Good golf all round.
More matches around today. Phil and I took on the Greenwoods Simon and Jack. An extremely tough game and the opening 3 holes set the scene. I putted just off the green to birdie and take the first, 2nd halved in pars then Jack hit back nearly holing on the 3rd for a impressive 2. Losing the 6th and 7th to birdies from Jack and Simon respectively (we were two down), the ship was steadied and we halved or won the next holes to the 16th including halving in birdies or net birdies. A very close game. Losing the 16th to a solid par from Jack, Phil dropped a par on the 17th to half and we heading down the 18th all squareio. A monster from Jack saw him just push his short iron through and into the right greenside bunker. Hitting a low 8 from the right rough using the hill, I finished puttable just left of the green in the first cut and got up and down for a par. Jack, who hadn’t missed a putt all round, couldn’t sink his 12 footer. Great game.
Mr Loveless and Mr Doran came in winners, see other post for his promised match report.
Think the Swindle only had 5 on Bank Holiday Monday…. the cold clearly putting many off. Not sure if anyone had any notable scores.
Lee, Phil, Richie and myself had an early 7am start in buggies to run around for 18holes before we headed off to Walton Heath to watch the US Open qualifier. 36 hole event on fantastic Walton Heath’s Old and New courses, tour pros all playing for 12 or 13 spots for the US Open held this year at Oakmont.
Phil knows the Orrin family very well, who’s son is making a name for himself on the European Tour, and Max and Co stayed with him before today’s event. Phil, Richie and I headed caught up with Max and his playing partner Mikhael Lundberg on the 4th of their 2nd round and watched them through to the finish. Fantastic golf. Lukey (Mr RightSided) was helping Lundberg out by caddying for him so it was a great 2ball to track around.
Max just didnt have enough on the day but hit some fantastic shots – both of them driving so d*mn long. Max drilled a driving iron into the teeth of the wind at a 190yard par3 to about 3 feet for the birdie and came very close to driving a 390yard downwind par4 when he wanted to push for the last 6holes. It wasnt to be his day but just great to see such play… up close and personal.
Mikael Lundberg was playing well. Very steady off the tee in the strong wind, and picked his places to try and go close or to find the green. It seemed that any putt going 6-8feet past was duely knocked in for par, apparently he’d been doing that since 7am that morning… it was clearly to be. He came 2nd overall and secured a spot to Oakmont.