No stopping Jonathan, winner again with 41 points, hope no stopping the handicap reduction too! Sorry, not meant to detract from another great score that we old folk can only remember from decades back. Much better control evident after the first and from there I make the points 1 x 4, 8 x 3, 5 x 2 and 3 x 1. Well done and just as well I took a recent photo.
The group is going like tennis players with the average height shooting up. Now at least three over 6ft 3, or 1.9m for the modern generation. Still time for you Andy!
Great to see Martin up there in second with 37 after a sizzling start of 22 points. Just a pity about the Sunset Strip in the middle of the back nine.
Danie in third with 36 and best gross score by a considerable stretch, ie 74.
First update on the league, with the lead held not surprisingly by Jonathan, looking to match James as an overall winner. Thinks, just need to score 56 next time to draw level.
Much debate whether scores outside of normal Refos hours are allowable for league purposes. The general mood is to say no, that all have to be in Saturday morning events in the true spirit of the Refos name. There are about 25 possible Saturdays in the season, with only the best 8 counting over the winter months when the weather may intervene.
Danie goes further and suggests that to qualify the scores need to be in club competitions. Either that or have Refos handicaps. Any other views?
More widely my observation is that the present system favours those playing to handicap and/or getting birdies. Not belonging to that group a simple calculation says that getting a shot back typically costs over £60 if including the £3.50 club entry fees.
Also, with healthy numbers each week and to balance things up a bit maybe we should consider having two divisions, with first, second and birdie payouts for each. The split would be under 13 for one, 14 and over for the other, or thereabouts. This would be for weekly divvying up purposes, with the league staying as is.