Saturday saw a big pot of 17 Swindlers out to take the spoils – even Mr “New Driver and 3wood” Town dug deep to join in, confident after his recent good play. We had a bout 30mins of rain – not bad for the forecast. Jaggsy narrowly missed taking Tony out off the 4th tee, bouncing his tee shot over Tony walking up the 5th fairway, and Denzil (and Tee) were both back, Denzil’s dulcet tones were once again ringing out over the fairways (and on Phil’s backswing).
Sean took the overall honours and a front 9, with Waynetta I believe taking the back nine. Good stuff. We had Phil’s mate, a past member, in our four ball. Graham (guest) and I took the Macve/Feasey dream to task with some nice birdies, we had about 4 chip-ins between the four of us in the match.
The Jolly Boys are off to Portugal on Wednesday – have a cracking time chaps. Mr Adams has been tasked with recording scores, stories and photos for the website.
Bit of confusion with tee times. Club’s computer system was down during the week after lightening and I think the request to confirm tee times slipped. So with the Gender Cup tee times sat at 8.30a, Sunday saw Swindlers split between going off the 10th at 8ish, and a fourball out at half nine ish.
Lee (I believe) took the first group’s win shooting 37 (off of 4), tidy darts. Strongbow took the win in the later group with 38.
Special mention… stand up Matt Strong
Special mention must go to Mr Matthew Strong. Known for a ‘swift’ tempo on his swing, certain bent irons and broken drivers, Sunday’s later Swindle group of Matts Strong and Jaggs, Winkle and Wayne had them finish on the 18th in front of a few of us waiting for the afternoon singles.
First up, Mark was about 15foot away and I won £1 bet when – with full confidence – he two putted whilst Mr Loveless was confident of a 3putt.
As the others slowly putted out, one marker was about 6foot away. Jaggsy laid up his 3foot putt nicely close to the hole leaving Mr Strong. Hmmm what is this playing out of order we wondered? Matt them bellowed up saying that this was for birdie after going driver-driver. Did he have his slightly ‘curved’ Odyssey in his hand? (Bent back into shape after being kneed on the 13th last week). No, his relatively straight driver was being swiftly swung with some conviction on the side of the putting green.
Double or quits was offered by Mr Loveless, and accepted by your truly. So a 3-driver-birdie on the 18th was on.
Up he stepped and slotted it in!
It was for birdie, for 38points (which would’ve won overall if he’d been in the main pot), and the pairs match they were playing.
Winning putt, a birdie on the 18th with 3 drivers… and taking money off Mr Loveless… priceless (well, two pounds)