Weather last weekend was great for mid November, bright breezy and cool although very soft underfoot… and unbeknownst to us the greens had been tined during the week. So greens the were slow together with the morning dew and very bobbly given the tining. From the footprints around the green, I assume that being so soft meant they couldn’t be ironed in any way. Fair enough given the time of year but point is that with the indifferent greens, it certainly made those good scores even better.
Some grumbling from our lot about the 3 groups of pay n’ players allowed to sneak out inbetween the comp and our Swindle on Saturday morning, and then seeing 3-4 non-member groups out early before the first competition tee time on Sunday :-/
Signs of good golf were there recently from Scottie – last week in the Swindle he was standing in the fairway on the 18th 3under gross, to only walk off the green level after a ‘comedy’ triple.
We had 10 in the Swindle on Saturday and Scottie’s 39pts off a Swindle handicap of scratch scooped front, overall and shared the back with Barry. 3under gross in mid-November – great golf especially given the greens. Were we going to see the form be continued into the comp on Sunday?
Well, yes. Hard to tell from my own ropey golf but whilst Jez (Parfitt) and I battled it out for worst golf of the day, Scottie played with us and put together a very solid round for 1under gross and 41pts off his club handicap. He was 3.5 and now cut down to a much healthier 2.9.
Well played Northern Petal to take the overall weekend win and very well done to Paul (Thornton)’s excellent 39pts for 2nd. I thought perhaps conditions weren’t all that hard with soft greens and good Autumn weather, but across the whole field only Scottie and Paul broke 36 over the two days. Well done both.