Pego Golf Report October 11th 2011
Pego Golf Society – Oliva Nova October11th
The weather for our (pen-?) ultimate ‘major’ competition of the year – the Committee Plate – was fittingly perfect, with clear blue skies, very warm temperatures and a soothing intermittent breeze, but even with these conditions and our rapidly improving greens, only two of our number were able to return scores better than their handicaps, so is it congratulations to them or shame on everyone else?
We had another very healthy turnout of 41 members plus two guests (Gerd Kunath and Mervyn Joseph) and it was very pleasing to see our Hon. Sec. Ian Robertson giving his clubs a rare airing and also returning a creditable score which, though not in the main prizes, did garner him the Nearest the Pin prize on the 3rd (with Stevie Patton winning the NP on the 16th), and whilst Ian’s putter was justifiably a little rusty, Stevie had no such excuse but the only 2 of the day was produced by Brendan Young, who swept the 2’s pot. There were 106 Balls in the Water this week and a rather smug Trinnie Sutherland went home with more money than when he arrived.
As we don’t have handicap categories for ‘trophy’ competitions, the six best stableford scores won the prizes:
Winner (and Committee Plate holder for the year) – Brian West with an excellent 39 points off 19.1
Runner up – Tony Jerman with 37 points off 20.2
Third – Malcolm Wise, with another handicap managing score of 36 points off 7.0
Fourth – Stevie Patton (ditto!), also with 36 points but off the slightly higher handicap of 10.5
Fifth – Dave Collins with 34 points off 11.5
Sixth – Peter Chapman, also with 34 points but off 22.2
There were three additional prizes this week, one donated by Trinnie Sutherland on the occasion of his birthday which was won on a card draw by Paul Singh. Campbell Lamont (of CLG) sponsored the other two prizes, the free lesson being won by Andrew Harrison for his combined net score of two under on the par 5’s, with the CLG logo’d golf shirt going to Malcolm Wise for his combined gross score of 13 on the par 3’s.
Finally, there was one match in our Summer Knockout tournament in which our IPC Brian West (accumulating 13 points more than his hapless opponent!) comfortably beat Len Wisbey by 5 & 4.
Next Week’s competition will be a singles stableford and will be at our normal venue of Oliva Nova, registration will be at our usual time of and details can be found on our web site – pegogolfsociety.net.