Forgot to mention two things using my version of Maths

  • Andy’s card added up to 35
  • Arthur was denied a point
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From a distance this looked to have been a good day for the men in form.  James back up at the top of the pile with Mark on 38, James with a good solid set of scores and Mark doing what Mark does so often with a mere 3 over.  Great stuff from Richard too, just one back on 37.  Good to see Paul H showing his capability with 36, then a minor squad on 35.

One interesting observation on the back nine scores, just 3 scores of 6 in the top 6 finishers.  Must have been a traditional prevailing wind on the Heath.

All 20s and 19s in the top scores per half, and glorious best gross scores, something to dream of for the oldies.

The Brothers Mowatt show the way in the League but as mentioned before, watch out for the likes of Andy and Simon B with a game in hand, Mark too.

And the Eclectics, with the following pack closing in on Mark’s 68 …

… and Paul H hitting the front in the B version.

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Better late than never

Here are last week’s results, on the eve of the next set.

Richard in fine form to win with 36 on a grey November day, with a birdie on 9 to get the gross scoe down into the 70s.

Jonathan in second with 34, and containing the scores to max 7, then Arthur and Pete L in joint third with 32.

Jonathan holding on to top spot in the league but Simon B poised to change all that when he catches up on rounds played.

Eclectics are like this, first the A team

Then the B team


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Pete’s Mexican Wave

It’s cheerio to Mexico for Pete G then back to Refos with renewed vigour.  Good steady stuff and a birdie on 5 to push things along.

Impeccable stuff from Danie, if we’d swapped places I’d have played to my age.  Good also to see Paul sharing second place, long overdue.

Big lack of League ticks I notice, top 5 places!


Good scoring on each half and Danie supremo in the gross score, no surprise there.

Andy back on the trail of league scalps, with several in hot pursuit.

Andy’s not letting Mark have it all his own way in the Eclectic A …

… and Gary declaring his intent in the B version




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Captain’s Farewell – Simon B & Mark Show Their Class

Pretty grey from start to finish but a clutch of good scores.  Mark and Simon B led the way with 38 each, Mark mysteriously having a 6 on his card but he made up for it with a birdie on the first and a splendid gross 74.  Simon was Mr Consistency apart from a slight blow out on the 15th but a saving birdie on the last.  Andy keeping up his run of great scoring with 37, nothing worse that 6 and four 3s.

Simon best out with 20 to Mark’s 19, and Martin best back with 21 from Andy’s 20.

Request for the League and Eclectic results at this early stage, so here they go.

Mark off to a storming start and making some of us feel very inadequate by getting under par already in the A Eclectic.  I’ve split the eclectics into 13 and unders in the A list, with the rest in the B list.  James was the only one to move up, and not everyone shows because of not having paid the entrance fee.

Gary leads the B Eclectic, everyone needing to show their class sooner or later.


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Start of Winter League 2019 – Jonathan quick out of the blocks

Welcome to Paul H, aka Muddy Paws, very apt for the time of year.  Hope you enjoy playing with Refos even if you haven’t yet subscribed to see this message

Lovely to see all those ready £10 notes appearing for the league, without prompting.  It would be really good if everyone signed up – any response about not having a chance to win for time/other reasons just puts such people in the same category as those of us who enter the weekly comps and see hardly a bean.

Anyway, Jonathan shot out of the starting blocks, winning with 35 on a surprisingly tricky day.  That despite 4 blobs, compensated by two birdies for huge numbers of points.  Mark, Lance and Gary in joint second with 34.  Great score of 78 gross from Mark, steady as ever, and a remarkable set of scores from James, all 4s or 5s except for two holes.

No cards for Danie, Henry and Colin.  Few more ticks to go into the Paid column, thanks to Andy, Arlo and Pete for their transfers.



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Summer League Positions

Didn’t include this in the report, just carried away by Andy’s brilliance.

One more report to follow soon, ‘where you money went’, aka Refos Rich List.


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Andy Rules!

Almost safe to have said last week that Andy was out of sight, and so he was.  Don’t seem to have a card for him but it makes no difference as we crown as Summer League Champion 2019.  Very well done, and so few rounds played! Has to be one from the photo album, sorry, marginally less hair now?!

For lesser mortals it was a pretty difficult day, with a keen wind but at least in the traditional Refos direction. Or nearly, didn’t ever quite help.  Think there were a couple of cards not handed in, probably Danie on another birdie raid, and Mark.

Best of the day from the available cards were James, Arlo and Pete. Pete’s now sporting a 7 handicap, really well done! Product of two good rounds leading, to an Exceptional Scoring Reduction.  His 78 shows he’s man enough for the job!

Mark was never to be caught in the A Eclectic

And James held on manfully to win the B version

So that’s it until November 2nd, bit of a sabatical for me, and now two Refos Prize-givings to be celebrated.

Someone must have the trophies so getting them back would allow them to be inscribed anew.

Signing off for now, your humble Ed.


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Andy almost stitches it up

More brilliance from Andy, with another 37 points and gross 79.  All very tidy, just four 1-pointers and the rest  twos and threes, and no score higher than 5 on the way back.  Good to see Arthur in second with 36, just one off scale and one 1 pointer.  Lance in 3rd with 35 and habitual dip into the birdie money.

Arthur and Jonathan were best out, Lance and Andy best back, and Mark best gross by 1 form Andy.

Andy’s only played 12 rounds in this league season but his ten best are enough to top the table by a stretch!  James is the only possible contender at 12 back, and Mark is away for next week’s last round before I ask HM to prorogue Refos for a month.

Cracked record job on the eclectics, with Mark all but out of sight in the A version …

… but James still catchable  in the B version with a bit of inspired putting.

Request from Mike for an amendment to my suggestion for Medal day events, which was that everyone had to have entered the club event to qualify for the payout.  His alternative was that everyone has to mark a Medal card , even if not entering the main event, with the divvying up based on net scores not points.  Answers on a postcard, please, or via Whatsapp.

It’s all getting to point where we need to have a Refos Constitution, with defined rules!


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Andy strikes

72.5 years ago. The handicap has improved a bit since then, but not by that much.

We gave Andy the prize today for his fine score of 79 gross, 37 points.  This was with a couple of birdies and otherwise very tidy golf.  But by my reckoning Jonathan had the same 37 not the 36 reported, with a final 5 being worth 2 not the 1 on the card. Lance in third with 35, regular visitor to the prize money.

Lance best going out with an enormous 22, Jonathan and Birthday Boy best with 19  coming back, and Andy best gross with 79.

With a fair amount of recent chat about Refos rules I do think in Medals everyone should enter the club comp or not participate in the prizes. Medals do bring extra pressures, with every shot counting.

Giant leap up the league table by Andy as predicted, with an 8 point improvement on his previous lowest score.  Something dramatic needed for James, Mark and PinkSocks in the final two rounds. Could be a costly visit to the vet by Mark, in more ways than one.

But Mark looking really comfy in the Eclectic A.

One step closer for David M in the Eclectic B but a few contenders for the lead held by James.

Salutary thought that it’s taken many of us a whole season’s scores to match the Medal winner’s 66. Still, he’s only a young lad by comparison.

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