Kenny and Will Win A Tough Day
On this day Treasure Hill was the big winner with none of our forty golfers able to play to their handicap.
Why? The course was in great condition once again, with well grassed and mown fairways and bunkers and rough to test those who deviate from straight. The greens had been lightly sanded but did not affect the roll. The main topic here was some of the pin placements which made life a little more difficult.
A couple of “dark horses” were the successful ones on the day.
The “A” flight (0-18) saw William Brown taking the win at long odds with an impressive 35 points. Next came consistent Colin Service, who is usually somewhere near the top and 34 points kept him up there.
Ray Banks was in the placings again by taking third spot on a countback over Garry Bright, both had 33 points, while Ralph McConnell rounded out the podium with 32 points for fifth.
Kenny Jepson had won a Green Jacket recently and was always an outside chance and, on a tough day at a tough course, he came through with the win for “B” flight (19+). His 35 points got him another Green Jacket.
Derek Phillips had one of his better games to take second place with 32 points, beating Darren Beavers on countback.
Our only lady golfer today, Avril Wildsmith took fourth place on her first outing with Links, scoring 31 points, leaving returnee Soren Hansen to fill fifth place on a countback.
Near pins: Garry Bright (2), Steve Eddowes (6), Kenny Jepson (13), Tom Herrington (17
“A” Flight (0-18)
1st Place – Will Brown (18 ) -35 pts
2nd Place – Colin Service (16) -34 pts
3rd Place – Ray Banks (11) – 33 pts c/back
4th Place – Garry Bright (11) – 33 pts
5th Place – Ralph McConnell (17) – 32 pts
“B” Flight (19+)
1st Place – Kenny Jepson (27) – 35 pts
2nd Place – Derek Phillips (19) – 32 pts c/back
3rd Place – Darren Beavers (19) – 32 pts
4th Place – Avril Wildsmith (27) – 31 pts
5th Place – Soren Hansen (19) – 30 c/back
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Colin Smith …..18 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….Tony Browne…17 pts
No hold ups on the course had everyone finished and back at Links surprisingly early compared to more recent games.
There were plenty of low scores on the day and the player with the lowest of them managed to do the disappearing act, so Phil decided there will be no “wig” today.
One Player committed the sin of no name or handicap on his card. Maurice did some detective work to find out who this was.
It was Soren Hansen, who didn’t come back for the presentations but, as he came to collect his motor bike, he was spotted and called in to wear the “silly hat”. He had a look of amazement, not realizing what he had done (or not done).
Even with the frustratingly low scores, all had another great day out at Treasure Hill.