Tee Time:All Day
Maurice Wins Tight Finish
How good is Greenwood golf course at this time? When half of our twenty two golfers played to handicap or better, it tells us that not only is there some good golf played, but also about the golfer friendly condition of the course.
We played A and C nines from the yellow tees, as there had been some rain about and reports of soft fairways. However, even though we played “lift, clean and place” on fairway, there was still good roll, with the ball picking up some mud only occasionally.
It’s a pleasure to putt on these greens, as they nearly always have some pace and roll truly. The greens have had recent coring and sanding, but have come up a treat.
There was rain about, and for the first time in some weeks we actually did get slightly wet. Two showers passed through, but lasted only a few minutes each time, not even enough to stop play. Of course this made for cooler, pleasant conditions.
Check the scores..Yes! a four way tie at the top of the leaderboard. Countbacks galore to separate the four players with 39 points.
Maurice Roberts, after once again retiring with that back problem two days before, bounced back to have the best back nine (C) of the four to win the first countback from Merle Humphreys, who had his last round before going home to the USA.
Paul Chesney, like most of us amateurs, runs in and out of form, but did enough to win the third spot after the countback here went to the last 6 holes, relegating the in-form John Anderson to fourth. 39 points but only fourth!!
Not on the podium, but we then had 3 x 37 pts and 4 x 36 points. Great scoring everyone.
Near Pins: Simon Niven (A2), Masa Sugaya (A6), Toby Glass (C3), David Marshall (C6)
Winner ………..Maurice Roberts (13)……………39 pts c/back
2nd Place………Merle Humphreys (21)………….39 pts c/back
3rd Place……….Paul Chesney (21)…………………39 pts c/back
4th Place……….John Anderson (29)………………39 pts
During presentations, Phil explained with “ colourful” description how the “best nine” thing works. Quite sure that newcomers and those who didn’t understand before, do get it now.
Best Front Nine (non winners)…….Greg Proctor…22 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)……..Paul Smith……19 pts.
First time player with Links, David Marshall, scored the “silly hat” for the lowest nine hole score of just…??.points..
For the lowest points score for the entire eighteen holes, Lloyd Mills got to wear the “wig” and receive the much sought after Links ball marker.
It is always a pleasure to travel to Greenwood and be presented with a beautiful golf course.