Despite the intermittent rain, the swirling wind and the low temperature our Captain, Dave Jefferies, hosted a marvellous golf event on Saturday 15th June.
The competition used Stableford scoring. It soon became apparent that those who had taken the early tee times had “the best of it”.
The trying conditions were soon forgotten, however, when we reached the sanctuary of the half way house to be greeted with the smiling faces of Lyn Jefferies and Jackie Berry. A small libation and a tasty roll soon sent us on our way contented.
The winning score was posted by Ian Potter, a superb 40 points, his prize, a classy trolley presented by the Captain, was the envy of those of us who, if only...........could have done better.
The course was excellent, the pin positions were challenging and the company was great – well done Ian – thank you Captain.
The Club Champion is Sam Riddell (81, 72) who re-captured his 2008 crown by the narrowest of margins from Stuart MacDonald (80, 74).
Sam was modest in his victory feeling that his Saturday round lacked rhythm and sparkle on a day of bright conditions and an unpredictable wind. Despite starting his Sunday round with a double bogey he produced birdies at 4, 8, 9, 12 & 13 reflecting his solid shot making. A surprise bogey at 17 caused him to think he had thrown away his chance, but the golfing gods were smiling on him.
In his acceptance speech the Champion publicly admitted his own criticisms of the course earlier in the year, but acknowledged the hard work of John Keenaghan and his staff in presenting the track to such a high standard.
|08:28||Mark Serle||Ashley Hawkins||Tyrone Matthews|
|08:36||David James||Randolph Berry||Christopher Smith|
|08:44||Jonathan Pearson||Greg Gale||Stephen Selby|
|08:52||Adam Plummer||Ian Potter||Tom Morgans|
|09:00||Alex Slowley||Joseph Mclean||Kevin Campbell|
|09:08||Frank Sneddon||Peter Clarke||Michael Humphries|
|09:16||Stephen J Taylor||Christopher Brain||Ian Lowe|
|09:24||Ross Furnival||Jozef Antonczyk||David Serle|
|09:32||Jason Blue||Derek Rosser||David Edwards|
|09:40||Ross Davey||Peter Bryer||Clive James|
|09:48||Ryan Clancy||Graham Elliott||Keith Wylie|
|09:56||Neil Bright||Mel Kitchen||Gregory Clare|
|10:04||Wayne Gwilliam||Malcolm West||Dennis Spicer|
|10:12||Duncan Cronin||Sam Greenslade||Nicholas Maynard|
|10:20||Nigel Price||Craig Swindells||Jonathan Thompson|
|10:28||Daryl Griffee||Paul Harris||Craig Jefferies|
|10:36||Alex Ward||Benjamin Comley||David Jefferies|
|10:44||Paul Caldecoat||Michael Darby||Andrew Blair|
|10:52||Paul Mason||George Roberts||Craig Brookes|
|11:00||Thomas Lowe||Michael Pearson||James Hodder|
|11:08||Antony Beevor||Craig Mayoh||Andrew Neal|
|11:16||Dale Witchard||James Ford||Joshua Denley|
|11:24||Samuel Riddell||David Wood||John Keenaghan|
|11:32||Stuart Macdonald||Graham Potter||Andrew Harris|
|11:40||Robbie Lloyd Scotland||Simon Purnell||Darryl Jones|
|11:48||Paul James||Kurt Rubel||Andy Mcdonald|
Bristol & District league matches have started with all three of our teams in action. The First Team is off to a cracking start, following their promotion from Division 2 last year. They have opened their campaign in the top division with an excellent drawn match, away to Henbury. Which was then topped, winning away at Filton. Their first home match is on Sunday 26 May against Clevedon, teeing off at 1p.m.
The Second Team started with a solid home win against The Kendleshire but were then held to a home draw by Cumberwell Park. The return game at Cumberwell, last Sunday, saw Sodbury exact their revenge with a fine 4 -1 win. Their next home fixture will be Friday 21 June, teeing off at 5:30p.m. against Mendip Spring’s first team.
The Third Team narrowly missed out on a share of the spoils away to Clevedon, eventually losing 3-2, but recorded a home win, against The Players with the same score line. Their next match is on Sunday 9 June away to Tracey Park.
All of our teams get a tremendous boost when they are supported. Why not make a note in your diary of the above dates and come and see some dazzling shotmaking. It will be very much appreciated. You might review your own course management as well.
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