Early March weekend, complete with rain, grey clouds and soggy greens. However, Philip and comadres Strongbow and Simon were over in Tenerife at his villa enjoying some sun and golf with partners.
Shorts, short sleeves and sunnies it seems despite the suggestion of clouds behind him in the pic. News on Friday was equally impressive, Phil scooping a hole in one at Golf Del Sur’s 17th. 1 for 4pts – contributing to halving the match.
Well done Philip. We await the suggestion of a drink at some point. *Cough* Duty Free Gordons *cough*
Surbiton warm up round
The Saturday comp was held on some decent weather despite the threat of rain which came up yesterday. A quick scan of the results and I don’t think any of our Swindlers played. Unfortunately the weather looks much moodier on Sunday.
Young Haydn was in a good position with 40pts at 12pm when we swung by the club, Woody challenging with 41pts it seems but 43pts took the overall and a good cut to 22 from 24.
I managed to squeeze into a practice round at the last minute for the Surrey 5’s playing at Surbiton. Simon G, Mr Lovely, Al Savs, Paul G and Mr Winkle are the 5 playing their match next Saturday and in the mild March weather we turned up for an afternoon round at Surbiton.
A few drops of rain didn’t hang around, and despite a very, very soft course, the two threeballs got round before the light went. Paul G and I havling the overall with 29pts – not great scoring but the 13th was out of play due to work being carried out on it.
First time I’d played Surbiton, and with a par of 70 it wasn’t long but played very soft. Not bad. It still required some positioning off the tee and decent shots in as they landed ‘splat’ without spin. Greens obviously held but still rolled quite well. Good luck to the team playing their match next Saturday. Hoping Mr Lovely/Paul G/Mr Winks send over a match report.
Sunday Stableford Blown Out
Sunday’s weather forecast was grim… and so it proved. A few of us early starters got up to bright sky and headed to the club but by half7 the wind picked up to 35mph+, gusting hard, and the rain came down. Well, the wind came down but most it was horizontal. Umbrellas breaking, greens and fairways saturating, Rups Winkle and myself made it to the 6th fairway noting the absence of anyone else around and Paul G came round in the buggy confirming the comp was off. We played a few more holes and came in.
Coming in to dry for a bit, the weather picked up as the front went through and around 9.45, 10 of us headed out to play 18holes if possible and a fiver on the cards.
Winkle planned 9holes but had his arm twisted for 18 and he and I took on Scottie and Lee in first fourball. Match came down to the 18th, Scottie’s par taking it. Our Northern flower took the overall with a very impressive one over gross and 39pts, pipping me by 3. Well played Scottie in some very soggy conditions.
We had a very heavy shower on the 13th, few drops elsewhere too but we even saw some blue skies and sun during the 18holes. Typical British spring weather. On leaving the club, Mr Jaggs captured a double rainbow, the first of which landing on the first tee.