Growling Swan 4/1
PLEASANT VALLEY GOLF CLUB
ALEX, FIELD’S AHEAD OF THE REST!
Three buses and a car were needed to ferry the players signed up for today’s earlier than usual departure by fifteen minutes. Come 8.15am there were still two or three players who obviously forgot we were leaving earlier this morning or their alarm clocks failed to wake them on time or in the case of the last to board at 8.30 (no names mentioned Roy), his watch was slow!
Despite the delay we arrived with plenty of time to have a coffee or beer as the case may be and the first group teed off from the white tees on time at 9.46am. There was some concern of a slow round to contend with when the Marshall sent the last group to tee off in front of us as a five ball, and four of them were walking! After three or four holes they got a wriggle on and we finished our round under clear skies in good time.
The writer can’t actually recall how long it took but does recall counting the twelve cans of beer he consumed during his round and he also noted it was still daylight when they walked off the 18th green…hic!
Back at the Swan, Peter Grey welcomed Brad Green, Rod Williams, Khan Speechley, The Colonel & Nyall Stewartand with no farewells continued with the presentations.
The day’s event was split into two fields, Alex Field was again on fire and his 43 points was five clear of any other player on the day. Two players had 38 points (Mark Stapleton and Ian Marsterson), Colonel Alan Sanders had 37 points whilst a number of players scored 36 and 35 points, however due to count back requirements only Don Richardson and the late arrivalist Roy Dayton got some chocolates!
PLEASANT VALLEY WINNERS
1ST – ALEX FIELD – 43 POINTS
2ND – MARK STAPLETON – 38 POINTS
3RD – DON RICHARDSON – 36 POINTS
1ST – IAN MASTERSON – 38 POINTS
2ND – ALAN SANDERS – 37 POINTS
3RD – ROY DAYTON – 35 POINTS
5TH – MIKE GOSDEN
8TH – PATRICK POUSSIER
13TH – ROY DAYTON
17TH – JOHN DAVIS
LONGEST FIRST PUTTS
9TH – TONY RYAN
18TH – PATRICK POUSSIER