Centenary Medal / Finals Day 2014

After a full weekend of golf which started on Saturday with the Centenary Medal and concluded   on Sunday’Finals Day’

I would like to mention a few highlights amongst many of the  events which played out over the two days.

Saturday saw the day’s early starters getting wet at the start of their round and finishing in what turned out to be a lovely late summers day. Scoring was difficult early on but improved throughout the day but one effort stands out amongst them all.

Richard Cardus played what he called ‘the second best round of his golfing life’ posting a nett 62 with birdies on four of the six par threes, well done Richard, a great round which I believe is the best competition nett score this year.

Sunday saw ten finals being contested in what again was gloriously weather, three of which were over 36 holes. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to all those who came second.

I feel special mention must be made regarding the achievement of James Price and Louis Rodrigues. They should have been playing the junior boys final against each other, but their run to the final of the Stoddard cup meant the junior final would have to be re-arranged.

Playing against Tony Edmunds ( aka Slug ) and Phil Rodrigues ( aka Roddy, Louis’s dad ) their combination of youthful exuberance and talent was just to much for the ageing stalwarts to cope  with, resulting in a comprehensive victory for youth ( combined age 31 ) over experience ( combined age, lets not mention ). Great performance lads, lots more to come over the years to come I am sure.

The full result for Saturdays centenary medal along with Sundays finals results will be sent out to all in a separate e.mail.

To finish, I must unfortunately have to bring up the old chestnut of slow play. On Saturday, afternoon round times extended past 4 and a half hours. This is unacceptable and members must be more aware of their progress on the course and keep play moving at an acceptable pace.

Morning rounds are still comfortably inside 4 hours therefore it is those teeing off from around 11.00 am onwards that need to look at their progress more critically. Please be more focused on your progress as well as your golf, it is spoiling the enjoyment for many.

September medal on Saturday coming up, let’s enjoy our golf at an acceptable pace of play.

Happy golfing

Alan Buchan
Match Captain.

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