Cold, damp mid-Spring weekend. Saturday was a big Swindle despite a few away on a stag do/injured/holiday.
Phil was out to hand a card in, aiming for a handicap cut enabling him to be eligible for a Surrey Fives team. After an indifferent start, he burnt up the back nine with 22 points resulting in 37 points for overall Swindle win and back nine. £££. A good day for the Macve, a 0.4 cut meant he is now off 18… cue celebration.
Swindle round of the year so far was from our Scottie who went round in gross 73, and 35 points off a handicap of 1. Awesome play – scratch or better next week chief. A cut, no overall win… but he did grab a nearest the pin at least.
I got an eagle!
His first eagle and our Mr Mark Wheddon was floating on air back in the club house. Witnessed by Al Gollampost in his fourball, Mark managed a decent drive off the 16th and squared up to his approach with a (somtimes) trusty 3 wood in his hand. Struck pure, it sailed away towards the green, bounced at the front and tracked straight into the hole. Eagle… five points. Excellent.
Has to be mentioned, but we did have the last 3ball walk-in early after a very frustrating 15 holes at the end. Not good whatever the reasons. Personally, I don’t think its fair that 3balls are stuck at the back, traditionally its done to pick up any latecomers. For me, I’d say that unless people are there for the draw (or have called the club/one of us, saying they are late and their cards can be put in) then any 3balls should be heading out first.
Individually, everyone needs to make more effort to keep up with the group in front.
The timed rounds of later groups on Satuday didnt seem too bad but that doesn’t mask the fact that as individuals (and playing groups) we all need to be more aware of the speed-of-play of ourselves and others. Lets keep it friendly but make sure all efforts are made to keep the pace up.
Very small field on Sunday – the day promised and delivered, a lot of drizzle, wind and rain so only 5 of us headed out. I managed a narrow win from Mr Adams, playing a slightly better game than Saturday’s forgetful round.
Ladies were at Tandridge playing, Phil was in a final with the Mass… hopfeully match reports from them both are coming over soon.
Some unnamed ‘wag’ has decided that Bob resembles someone from BBC2’s popular Eggheads show. Please make your own mind up. Not a million miles away, but a haircut would be involved.