Snakes and Ladders Week Ten
Week Ten, the finale of the Glamorganshire Snakes and Ladders spring competition teed off in dry but cold conditions on Sunday, with lots to play for at both the top and bottom of the table. Only one undefeated pair remained and at the bottom of the table only one pairing had yet to break their duck. On Week Ten those in pole positions as overall winners and Wooden Spoonists are required to play the full eighteen holes and also to mark a Stableford card to possibly determine the worst players.
At the top, much-fancied pair, John Letton and Gwyn Griffiths lost out to Ian Dodd and Martin Davies, allowing Phil Harris and Nigel Jones to clinch the winner’s spot by dint of an impressive Stableford score. Phil and Nigel will face Peter Docherty and Dan Bird, who won the autumn competition in a play-off for overall Snakes winners on Sunday 17th March.
Elsewhere on the course, no air shots were recorded, but Stephen Greenslade is alleged to have shanked a putt on the 9th, and Bob Lakin was mystified to suddenly find himself without a partner on the 18th. It transpired that Hankie had not been spirited away by aliens, but had been obliged to answer a call of nature! Ricky Buchalter sensibly left his car at the club after a few drinks, but didn’t realise that his clubs were still in the boot and spent all week looking for them. Further misfortune dogged Porky, who produced a backward chip at the 17th, and Phil Cunningham who struggled to extricate his foot from the grill of the golf shoe blower. Shot of the day belonged to Andrew Scott, who managed a gross 2 “eagle”, net “albatross” from fully 150 yards on the par 4 sixth hole.
At the bottom of the table four pairings would seem to be in contention for the Wooden Spoon, all of whom have managed a solitary win. The Chief Snake may determine the Spoonists by the Stableford Cards returned, or not! He may even use his discretionary power to award the Spoon to whichever pairing he deems to be most deserving, so other hackers at the bottom are also kept in suspense until the Snakes Supper. This takes place on Friday 22nd March and Snakers are urged to confirm their availability as soon as possible.