“More crack than a builder’s arse”
An absolute ‘cracker’ of a late Summer/early Autumn day – how mad must you be to be doing anything else other than golf on a day like today. So, our attention turns briefly to the shed going up somewhere in Surrey, erected with the management of one Jezza Assig, at the home (and labouring duties) of one Graham Adams.
Let’s home the sacrifice Graham made for his shed outweighs the fantastic late Summer day of golf we enjoyed today?
Enough teasing of Mr Adams….
I had thought we might be light on numbers after the Captain’s Cup but 13 Swindlers all turned out to enjoy the day.
Which, after cracking sunshine and lightest of breezes, saw myself, Stevie, and Simon (Christian) tie overall with 36 points. Simon, fresh from his Swindle fivers win yesterday (100 notes for a measly 33 pts no less!), continued his good form and Stevie and I did our best to compete.
Stevie would I’m sure want to highlight his longest drive, I thought I’d bagged it hitting it out of the screws until he beat it by either 18inches (thanks Bob) or the 18 feet. A great shot Steve.
Unfortunately, our own Northern Petal Scottie had to pick up on the 13th and call it a day with a sprain/tear of the inner muscle of his right arm (no joke please, they’ve already been said!). However, it didnt stop an awesome putt early on the 3rd. With the pin back right on the 3rd, Scottie’s mishit tee shot found the front the green and he had a swinging 40footer plus across the green navigating the depression above the bunker. He put it to about 2inches outside the cup, no luck involved, a “proper” golf shot Phil would say. Best putt I’ve seen in a long long time. Class.
Simon pipped in 3rd/4th playoff of inaugural Swindle Matchplay
Myself and a determined Mr Bailey turned up today to decide the 3rd/4th playoff in this year’s much delayed Knockout. (I think Lee is making the draw for the next comp this week?) Bazza Bone and Jezza Assig are due to play next Saturday for the grand Grand finale.
Off first with Messrs Yule and Winkle making up the 4ball, the two opening holes were halved with some steady play from both. I took the 3rd despite a great recovery by Simon from the depths of the leftside of the green. I just defended the 4th with a half giving a shot away, and 5th was again halved by Simon with a great 2putt from miles away. Another up and down on the 6th for par from Simon, and it was all square going into the par3 7th. My turn for an up and down just off the green on the par3, so 1up and after halfing the 8th (this time from Simon’s up/down), the possible turning point was a good 5iron I made into the 9th in regulation and subsequent par to take the turn 2up.
A few decent drives help setup the next few holes for me, but a long birdie putt on the par3 13th saw me go 5up with 6 to play. Mr Bailey hit a fantastic short iron into the 14th for birdie and to get one back, but I’m afraid halving the the 15th both with steady pars, I managed to take it 4&3.
A great game, enjoyed by both I’m sure/hope… just a pity our fourball had to see ol’ Scottie leaving early with his gammy arm.