WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
Standing on the first tee it was quite obvious that we were in for a hot, muggy day and that is exactly what we got and perhaps a few calories were lost on the way round. Green Valley is in superb condition with the only recent criticism, that the bunkers were inconsistent, has been attended to with fresh sand being applied. So with no complaints forthcoming the scores were quite good. In the men’s competition, there were six players queuing up on 35 points, including Capt. Bob, to be mentioned in dispatches but it was not to be his day for it was Sandy Chapo (16) with 19 points and five pars on the back nine who occupied 4th place. Pete Thomas (19) had a stutter on the way home with only 3 points through 4 holes but he did just enough for 36 points and 3rd place but well adrift of Mikael Anderson (16) on 40 points. Gareth Gill (12) followed up a recent 64 net in the monthly medal with 45 points despite bogeying the last 4 holes but 1 under par on the front gained him 25 points. The ladies were quite closely matched with Miss Kran (22) in 3rd place with 34 points which could have been so much better but for 3 blobs on her round. The familiar name of Miss Eng (16) featured again this week but too many double bogies accounted for her 17 points on the back which was 1 short of Miss Am (21) in first place, a birdie for 4 points helping her cause, both finishing on the same score of 36 points. The greens must be good at the moment for there was an abundance of 2s and these went to Miss Eng, Tony Oakes, Auke Engelkes, Pete Thomas, Mikael Anderson and 2 to Gareth Gill.