Stableford Rant

Saturday saw 185 golfers play in the Singles Stableford Competition.  Conditions were good and I had the pleasure of playing with the Second Team Captain – Darryl Gardner, who must have surely won the best dressed of the day.  Not only did he look the part he played extremely well for his 38 points.  Other notable performances on the day, John Redknap, 39 points and the lowest he has ever been 9.8, obviously he’s not playing for his winter handicap this year!  Well done John.  Derek Forsyth’s name was back in the winners frame with 38 points.  Sam Mead trampolined into Category 1 and the elite golfing fraternity with 42 points, Sam I hope your not allergic to Yak’s milk!

Andrew Smith and James Maunder scoring a magnificent 43 points, Andrew winning on countback.  Smithy, leaving his great round till late this year, there’s always one in him!  James also joins an elite group, the Exceptional Scoring Reduction group, he was dropped another two shots for his score, his brother Tom who was had a great year this year was at the other end of the field with a solid 19 points.  Pete Corrigan who was only telling me that we don’t have enough stableford comps as they suit his style of play scored a prodigious 12! There were 2 pars with shots in that so the other 16 holes were pretty barren.  Well done Pete I believe that was an improvement on your last score.

If you live by the sword then you have to die by it!  I have gone on and on about checking your cards before posting them in the box, I have even ridiculed some! Please, please, please check your cards before returning them! – Match Captain disqualified – no handicap on the card! Doh!


Andrew Smith – 43 points
James Maunder = 43 points
Sam Mead – 42 points
John Redknap – 39 points
Darryl Gardner – 38 points
Derek Forsyth – 38 points

We glided around the course in 4hrs, so thanks to you all considering there was 185 players out there things moved swiftly.

Finally, we all wish Liam Beddard the best of luck for his wedding in Ireland this coming weekend, He’s done exceptionally well just to cope with all of the stag nights his brother Gavin has organised, The sight of Liam in the Golden Lion toilets on Friday night will live with me for a long time.  I believe there is only one stag night left in Ireland before the wedding, sounds messy!

Happy Golfing!

Leon Reece
Match Captain


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