Tee Time:All Day
His Back Comes Good
Maurice gets 40 points
Seventeen golfers saddled up for the trip to attack yet another first class golf course.
On the drive out, there were good signs, weather wise, as the clouds seemed higher and not as dark as in recent trips. Perhaps the sudden big storm the night before used up the rain.
However, at the course, the caddies informed us that it had also rained heavily at Greenwood last night.
Consequently, it was carts on the path and lift, clean and place. Of course there was virtually no run on the fairways, so when the ball came down, that’s where it stopped.
It’s quite usual here around for apron of the greens to be wet, even in the dry season, so today it was “heavy” wet.
The nice surprise was that the greens seemed unaffected by the rains and played as good as ever, even though the “A” course had been lightly sanded a couple of days before.
Word must have been relayed as, on our second nine (A) the caddies took to driving on the rough after never leaving the path on (C) Interesting…
Nine days ago, Maurice Roberts was only able to complete 6 holes due to an old back problem arising, causing much discomfort with every swing of the club.
Seven days later at Royal Lakeside his comeback game produced 35 points and today he streaked away with a big 40 points to easily take first place. A great recovery.
Kevin Rogers and Derek Phillips are good mates and playing partners. They both scored 36 points, which called for the count back. Kevin came out on top by 1 point to take the second spot from Derek.
So as not to be forgotten, Colin Service was right there again, this time with 35 points.
Not sure what to make of this lately.. Near Pins on Par 3s seem to have become very difficult. The past few games we have had only three of the four claimed. But today only two of four were claimed.. What’s happening here?
Here are those who did make it: Derek Phillips (C6) and Tom Herrington (A6).
Winner ………..Maurice Roberts (13)…………..40 pts
2nd Place……….Kevin Rogers (11)……………..36 pts c/back
3rd Place……….Derek Phillips (20)…………….36 pts
4th Place………Colin Service (18)………………35 pts
Our first group, a 3 ball, had clean air in front and so, with a steady, ready pace completed the round in 3hrs 40 min. By the time the second bus stopped in front of Links Bar it was still quite early, so the golfers’ complimentary meal of Lasagne was a late lunch.
In the photo is a jubilant Maurice Roberts with a smiling “wig” recipient, Dave Hewson.