June 23 – Rich Pickings

Glorious play by Richard, 20 each way, gross 74.  In points, 3 x 1, 8 x 2 and 7 x 3, very very impressive.  Shorts obviously suit you, bit of a rare sight.

Three sharing joint second place, James, David W and Simon B with 33.  Good to see James back in the fold, with the extra bonus of having Jonathan as a new recruit, coming up with a nice exotic 7 out, 21 back.  Feel that both brothers are in line for some handicap surgery very soon.

Richard’s consistency sees him move into top spot in the league …

… and in the Eclectic …

… and in the handicap version too, alongside Lance

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9 June – Tough going

Seemed to be a real struggle on a nice day.  Couldn’t be there cos of Invitation at Aspley Guise and very few cards returned, including one that shared Martin’s but didn’t have a name on it.  Three birdies might be a clue but an NR, an 8 and several 6s wouldn’t be what we might expect from YKW.

Will wait for the next update before adding the league etc but someone will have to collect up tomorrow’s cards as I’ll be off to Vienna in the morning.

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2 June -New blood

Good to see James back after the weather intervened last week.  And, sorry about the confusion, is it Henry?  The card says Jamie as A player and  Henry as B even though James appeared in a different group.  Whatever, Henry/whoever had a maiden win with 36 points off his 19 handicap, well done.

Bit mixed for everyone else as the rough and wind against took their toll.  Lance and Richard fared best with 32 each for joint second.

David M leading the league at this early stage, with Pete and Lance in attendance.

Pete, Lance and Colin head up the Eclectic list on 72.

… and the same trio heading the handicap version.

For the second week running no-one managed to avoid a blob, Richard being most in charge, with just one.  Exotic stuff from Colin with 7 in the first eight holes!

Won’t be around for the next two weeks so keep tabs on the score cards and I’ll add them when I can.



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26 May – Early mist puts off the early starters

Nice to see Woodie Woodward back amongst us, courtesy of the wonders of Heath Membership …     Nearly saw James and brother Jonathan too, maybe next time when things return to normal.

Can’t remember why but several of us elected for a 6.30 am start only to be defeated by the mist.  If anyone resumed later in the morning I didn’t get their cards.  Nine or so started at 2 pm when the sun shone brightly, giving beautiful conditions – apart from the wind being in the wrong direction by prevailing standards. So easy-ish out, harder back.

Few casualties along the way with only 5 cards arriving back from the known starters.  Bit telling that a huge gap opened up between first and second groups, at least 3 pints worth at a pint a hole.

So on a day with no money at stake, guess what, your humble Ed had the best score.  Must time my run better.

Pete takes the lead in the League.  To say by virtue of having the most scores would be churlish so I won’t even mention it.

And Pete gets a mention again as joint leader of the eclectic with Colin. Could have sworn Pete has had a par on 4 somewhere along the way, even yesterday – let me know and I’ll amend the database.

Let’s hope for better conditions and turn-out next week.  Should Refos become Rofos in the summer, so one-fifteen on Saturdays.  Or is that giving in too easily to the slowies ahead?



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Paid for Summer League

This is my list of who’s paid entry money.

Still time for Arlo, Arthur, Danie, Davids R and W, Martin, Pete G, Simon B and Walter.

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Mike and David M hog the headlines

Nice to see Mark C again, always welcome mate.

Medal day and the rough taking its toll.  No excuse for taking 4.5 hours though, adding to an extra half hour of waiting on the tee.  Refos not guilty but some definite suspects up ahead, again.

A day for patience and keeping it going straight.   Says something when Colin’s count of two blobs was the lowest of the group, the highest being 6.

Only 14 cards received, Arthur’s missing.  Joint winners were Mike and David M with 33 points, Mike’s scores going from net 9 over to net 2 under – explain that one, those two as part of 17 points out, 16 back.  Same scores for David M but a more limited range of +7 to -1.

Phil in third place with 32 but defying comparisons by clocking up a couple of NRs.

At this early stage Pete leads the League by being the only one with three scores.  Will need to adjust last week’s score Pete ‘cos the card’s gone missing.

Bit too early to get stuck into eclectics but the scores are in the database, have no fear.

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James Coming Back

Just heard that James M is going to rejoin – in fact double dose because his brother is joining too.

Will be good to see him back!

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First of Summer league, Simon fast out of the blocks

Glorious spring day for the start of the Summer League 2018, including Bill & Ben as late entrants.

Stunning start by Simon with a 20-20 score worthy of Specsavers. Just three single-pointers among the 2s and 3s, even a 4 for a birdie on 7.  Always said that swing was worthy of a low handicap, so today’s effort will be a step in the right direction. The result obviously led to a spurt in hair growth.

The day’s stats
Best front 9 : Simon C and David W with 20
Best back 9 : Simon C and Pete L with 20
Best gross : Simon C with 79 from Pete with 82

Now here’s a question for you all – who else paid me ‘cos I seem to have an unassigned tenner, which is a change from moans that ‘I paid you ages ago’.  Receipts to be issued when the missing beneficiary is identified and awarded with a tick in the second column.


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Fixture with the Ladies?

Dear all

Sandra Williams has suggested we resurrect the annual Refos match with the Ladies.  this used to be a very popular occasion in the days of Siobhan, jean Cook and others but faded away when a number of the key people left the club.

Sandra could get 6 to 8 so who’d be interested?  I thought the end of April would fit in easily as it’s before we start the Summer League.

The questions are

  1. Interested Y/N
  2. Meal after Y/N
  3. Just the players for the meal or include partners Y/N

Answers asap would be helpful.


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Journey’s end, Colin arrived ages ago

Last round in the Winter League and a glorious win for Colin, who set his stall out in the good weather before Christmas and then coasted home.  Bit of drizzle to start but then becoming an acceptable morning of almost no wind.

A tie for first place between Simon B and David M with 35 points, Simon’s made of a good sprinkling of 3 pointers and one blob, and DM’s a procession of ones and twos until near the end.

So Colin is champ of the Winter League 2017-18 with a cracking average of 36.75 over his 8 qualifying rounds.  His total of 294 was 2 better than the winning scores in the previous two winter leagues, very well done.

David M was second, 16 back, just hanging on as Simon B put in a late surge of scoring to just miss out by 1.

Colin also held on to win the Eclectic by a single shot from Andy, streets ahead on birdie count.

And a 3-way tie in the handicap version between Andy, Colin and Lance.

So that’s it until the summer league starts up on 5 May, when we hope the weather will have taken a turn for the better.  Let’s have a good turn out then as it’s a shame when people don’t join in, this being far cheaper than the costs of entering the club competitions over the same number of weeks.

Will provide some stats for the rounds played this time, maybe with a suggestion for providing some encouragement for the higher handicap players, who faithfully turn out and pay out each time.

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