Despite being quite under the weather with a poorly leg/back, Phil pulled a fun competition together to celebrate Lee’s recent degree success (a first no less). Well done
We had a good day for it, brighter than yesterday and less sticky. Despite Wayne sleeping through his alarm, the rest of us all managed to get out largely on time. It was a 4-club (and a putter) challenge, with prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd overall, pins, longest drive and a team prize with all 4 scores counting.
I was out with Scottie, Dave and Dom. After a few months delay (clashing diaries it seems) Dave and Scottie managed to also play their long overdue Knockout Match agreed to be played in the 4-club/putter format. With a healthy 14 shots, Dave sprinted away early halving the first then taking the 2nd with a par and the 3rd with a very impressive birdie. Scottie then steadied the ship with some solid play pulling back holes and then putting some distance between themselves. Back to back birdies on 10th and 11th from the Northern Flower and the writing was on the wall for our Dave. Scottie took it on the 14th 5&4.
Dom and I had a side game but wasn’t Mr Khan’s best day and we shook hands on the same green. We apparently sneaked 4th as a team, helped largely by Scottie’s very solid play.
A day for good scoring
Some great scores out there notably by the lower handicappers. Degree-boy Lee Feez returned an impressive 39points for first, Stu and Scottie sharing 2nd with 38. Great golf.
Lee clearly contributed well to his team’s overall result, helped by Andy and Lamppost’s good scoring. Oh and Danny played as well… team game eh Dan? They took the overall by one over the Massey/Stevens and Sweetman team. Well done.
Special note to Simon (Bailey) for a massive drive up the 15th. I was up on the far left shoulder off the fairway in the first cut bemoaning being just out of the fairway (and assuming without a mark that there wasn’t a prize)…. that is until I saw Mr B’s marker up by his monster drive. The IOC will be after him to test be pee no doubt. Well done.
Afternoon at Phil and Jane’s
Most of us headed over to Phil and Jane’s for post-round drinks, food and chat. Michael was on hand to put on a fantastic spread and Sean available to entertain the kids. I have to say that Michael’s curried tuna(?) bruscetta was superb, I’d have necked a bath of the stuff.
Massive thanks of course to Phil and Jane on half of all of us for hosting – a great way to round off a weekend’s golf… and of course Lee for his degree result.