Two out three days of decent weather was too bad for a Bank Holiday in the UK I suppose – I think the Metro said this morning that it was the coldest bank holiday weekend ever. So no surprise really, but at least Saturday and Sunday had some fair, warmish weather before it all went to pot on Monday.
Saturday’s Swindle was a healthy 19 with Al GollopLampost bringing home the bacon with 36points. Bit regular this winning lark from Mr Gollop, could he come in with two good rounds over the weekend? We shall see…
Saturday’s Blue Medal saw Stu Massey storming a great overall win with a 2under 70. Awesome golf and Stu’s now down to 1. Young Haydn Nebbeling had a great round off the blues coming in second. Al Savs, Barry and Jim broke into the top10 to represent the Swindle.
Sunday had (ruh oh, here he is… again, told you) young Mr Al Gollup grab the overall win Medal away from Rob ‘Bubba’ Hance by one. Mushi and Graham Adams picked up 3rd and 4th and Scottie grabbed the lowest gross. Al also received a 0.5 exceptional scoring cut taking him to 9.5. Good job Lampost.
Matches and Monday’s Soggy Swindle
Some Swindle knockout games were played over the weekend Mark continuing his excellent form beating Janine on Saturday. One match was postponed after Brian C pulled a muscle on the first tee (though he could well have been on for a win as Lee didnt hit form that morning). Bit of R&R needed for the Yeti it seems.
Summer pairs matches took place, Jezza and Winkle winning on Sunday, Phil and I losing to the Betteridgesess’ on the 20th hole late that evening.
Monday was a nearly washout but still 10 hardy souls turned up to Swindle and brave the lashings of rain being served up. Simon, Bobbie and myself were out last but called it a day after 9 (but not before Simon and I scooped the pins on the 3rd and 7th respectively). Phil was back in the club house contemplating his navel and life in general after losing to Tom Austin 4&3 in the worst of it.
For the soldiers who carried on, I did hear from Graham Adams that both he and Mark managed 36 points after the 18… fantastic scoring in that rain/drizzle/cold!
In other news, Graham Adams was wondering if anyone would bit on the exceptionally scruffy putter headcover that was found Saturday afternoon? The owner – one Bryan Hogben – might be interested to know that at least 3 groups walked past it thinking it was probably some chewed dog toy, or something that had been left on the ground for weeks. In any case they didnt touch it – perhaps a new cover is something Father Christmas can bring him.