Big do at Brian’s Saturday night and a lot of Swindlers were out to try and squeeze a round before the nights’ entertainment. 27 of us on Saturday, largest for quite a while… and for a few missing faces and we would have been in trouble trying to fit everyone in.
Unfortunately it was a horribly slow round. Pistols and the Early Birds were out in the Ryder Cup, apparently with a pay n’ play 4fourball in front of them. Not sure how, but I heard the 4ball could play at least. The Ryder Cup match finished 8-8 in the end, and with the exception of one game finishing 5&4, it was very close amongst the other matches.
Bob’s Bashers Swindle was out next and there was a big turnout for them… followed by all 27 Swashbucklers. So, who was the unlucky group at the back…. yep, myself, BigJaggs and Neil. How a 3ball went out at the end I again don’t know… certainly kept me chuntering for most of the front nine. Still, we couldn’t go anywhere but waiting 5mins on every shots was just painful. Wasn’t happy. I certainly think the Ryder Cup needs to go out at 7am or 7.30am to try and avoid early fourballs in matches inevitably slowing the pace across the whole morning/day. I think you can tell that it was just too long a round for us at the back of the field!
Moan over, Wayne won and a choice pot to win as well. 36points with 4 (thats FOUR!) blobs. And these were on the front nine I believe… lots of 3 points amongst some tosh it seems. Duffing it off the first didn’t help (well helped our mood a bit!) and then nearly hitting me walking along the path towards the 3rd green as he hoicked his 3wood approach to the 5th green well, well, well wide of even the lake! But apparently that was nearly another birdie. So certainly wasn’t dull and with some hefty swearing along the way our Waynetta certainly wasn’t complaining at the end as he pocketed most of the loot on the day. Well played Wayne.
Sunday and he was at it again. 14 out in the Swindle and apart from 10mins of rain together with some drizzle it wasnt too bad. Wayne literally hit it 90degress sideways on the 2nd tee, but then put a 7iron approach to inches later on the 6th for a birdie and 4 points. More ups and downs! His 33 took the overall points, a score I suspected might’ve been beaten on another day but no challenges were about despite our best efforts – well played Wayne … back-to-back win’s are quite rare. Plus the fact that SSS was quite low, it was only a one shot cut despite the win… result!
Wayne’s 7iron on the 6th was impressive but Scottie excelled on the 11th by holing his second with his new rinky dinks for a 2… but was probably more annoyed by the very impressive eagle sandwiched between frustrating bogey’s on the 10th and 12th. Cracking shot.
Comp weekend next week, check the boards to ensure you are down to play.
The Charity Day is on Thursday 16th March, this year in aid of the NSPCC. The sign-up sheet is on the board, £30 member, £50 guests I think. Prizes, auction, food and 4ball better-ball competition. See Captain Joe for more details but do try and wangle a day off and ideally invite a friend/colleague over for the day.