It was a sceptical start to the day for our 9 groups as a light rain started just as our first group was about to tee off. Thankfully though it came to nothing and everyone had a dry, albeit hot, day.
Jimmy Carr is certainly on a hot streak. A winner of the Green Jacket last week, he followed that with a comfortable 3 point win at The Valley with his 40 points. It might have been so different if Grant Pride, recently returned from Australia, hadn’t dropped 4 points in the first 5 holes. The 6 handicapper bounced back well to cover the remaining 13 holes in level par to return 37 points.
Petur Petursson is certainly one of the most consisten players to play out of The Links and he claimed 3rd spot with 35 points.
Like everywhere, Green Valley has suffered from the terrible September rains and there was little to no run on the course. The greens at The Valley are normally in good condition but there was evidence at just about every hole of damage to the greens in what looked like a hydraulic oil leak from the mower which cuts the greens. Although it did not affect the roll of the ball in any way, it did not look pleasing to the eye.
1st Place Jimmy Carr (40)
2nd Place Grant Pride (37)
3rd Place Petur Petursson (35)
4th Place Wayne Peppernell (34)
5th Place Sunny Khanna (33)
6th Place Mike Tottenham (32) c/b
NP 5 George Mueller
NP 8 Steve Moxey
NP 13 Sunny Khanna
NP 16 Tony Browne
BF 9 N.W. Young Min Ko (19)
BB 9 N.W. Lee Baker (18)