Colin’s Golf 25/6

Sunday 25th June

Sunday 2nd July

St Andrews

A good turnout today for St Andrews playing a rainbow comp Yellow,White & Red tees. A lot of planning gone into this comp knowing which tee to play on each hole and most of it a complete waste of time, Play the longest holes off the red tees ? no that’s not the way to play it. We had 16 players with no near pins so that meant 2 flights with 3 places in each, Three players had 39 pts 2 in A flt and 1 in B flt.  Rod Brown got off to a bad start on hole 1 but then dragged himself back into it with 15 pts on the front but then 24 pts on the back took him to the top of the podium, closely followed by Jeff Acheson with the same 39 pts but split 19/20 to lose the countback, then Gary Emmett a pay window specialist with 34pts and 4 blobs 20 pts on the last 7 holes.Then B flt John Dearden on a bit of a run of late on his least favorite course with 22 pts on the front & 17 pts back with only 2 pts for the last 3 holes , The smell of burning rubber drifted over St Andrews, Then surprise / surprise Aidan Murray at the pay windo with 32 pts and shots back on his hcp followed by new comer Tim Hicks with 31 pts.           No near pins today because everyone was playing the par 3’s off different tees

A flt    1st Rod Brown      (22)             39 / 24 pts

2nd Jeff Acheson  (12)             39 / 20 pts

3rd Gary Emmett  (16)            34 pts

Bflt     1st John Dearden  (26)            39 pts

2nd Aidan Murray (25)            32 pts

3rd Tim Hicks         (30)            31 pts

 Monday 3rd July                – Pattavia

A good crowd today for a Monday @ Pattavia ,We welcome back a few old friends Simon Spalding, Mark Hafferden , Chetan Patel , Vic Hester , Colm O’Donavan & John Harrison, Boosting our numbers to 15 players for a Monday excellent turnout enough for 2 flights & 4 near pins. The weather good and the course in its usual excellent condition and the management gave us at the end of the game a voucher for a meal or a drink which was much appreciated. But this did not stop the lad’s tucking into scotch egg’s & salad back at Colin’s Bar.   Aflt was led by the silky smooth play of +1 Hcp Mark Hafferden who shot level par for 35 pts this followed by another new comer Steve Baker from Liverpool with 34 pts and 19 pts on the back just edging out Chetan Patel on count back. B flt was Neil Smith’s nephew Lee Smithoff the same hcp as uncle Neil (36) and showed him whose your Daddy with 40 pts, Barbara Coopermade her way to 2nd place again with 39 pts.    The Near Pins were claimed by Colm O’Donavan x 2      Tip  Briney & Manfred Hanke.

A  Flt     1st Mark Hafferden   (+1)         35 pts

2nd Steve Baker         (18)         34 pts/ 19

B Flt      1st  Lee Smith              (36)        40 pts

2nd  Barbara  Cooper  (41)        39 pts

Friday 7th July    Royal Lakeside

A good turnout for a Friday ror the treck up the motorway to one of the best courses in the area Royal Lakeside, We welcomed back 2 red eyed boy’s from the Emerald Isles who had lost their golf clubs on the plane change over and they arrived in the wee hours and would not leave them till they had been identified by their owners at 3.30 am Kevin Mc Entee & Matt Cronin and that was their excuse for poor scores.( watch out when they get a good nights sleep) We had 16 players so 2 Flights with 2 places in each 4 near pins and 1 longest putt.  A flt was dominated by Steve Baker who also had a near pin to go with his 41 pts, followed by a speechless Peter Hynard with 38 pts. B flt was shared by 2 old rouges with dodgy hcps Mick Coghlan with 39 pts & Barry Oats with 37 pts, Vic Hester picked up 2 near pins Paul west got the other & Kevin Mc Entee the longest putt

A flt  1st   Steve Baker     (20)          41 pts

2nd  Peter Hynard  (18)          38 pts

B flt  1st  Mick Coghlan   (24)          39 pts

2nd Barry Oats        (28)          37 pts


Near Pins  Vic Hester x 2 ,Steve Baker & Paul West

Long Putt   –   Kevin Mc Entee

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