Results from Rutland – Aug 17th

We had an enjoyable day at Rutland Water. As always most of us left thinking this would be a cracking venue if only we played it in the summer.

Andy Ellis was the best prepared turning up with gloves, scarf & wooly hat! Heavy rain was forecast for the afternoon, but we escaped dry. The main problem on the day was the wind- no make that gale which battered us. Does this course ever have nice weather?
It was a tough day for scoring, apart from the wind, some of the pin positions were evil, with all groups having tales of woe to tell on the greens.
The winner with an excellent 34 points was Andy McGarry, followed up by Kev McGinty with 30- These scores indicate how hard the course played.
Winner of Nearest the pin was Nigel Pauley, Nearest the pin in 2 was won by Shaum May both of which were extremely close. Winner on the longest drive was Paul Jones who unleashed a monster.
We then move on to the captains special prize. Nominations were Paul Jones for a 4 putt, but this was trumped by Stuart Wren with a 5 putt! Graham Alllchin-for leaving a putt an inch from the hole- only to watch it roll off the green in the wind, and normally super steady Andy McGarry for putting 2 balls in the drink on a short par 3.
The overwhelming winner though was me, partly due to my disqualification at Brampton- which was discovered to late to receive the prize then- I now know that 17 + 16 does not equal 35!
The main reason was having scored 11 points after 3 holes (Gross par, birdie, birdie), to then only score another 17 over the next 15 holes by playing every manner of rubbish imaginable.
The only other news to report was that in the singles, in the first semi final, Graham Allchin beat Steve Vandan Zig- (but you’ve probably already heard this by now!)
The other semi to be played at Pidley will be between John Botten and Pete Goddard.
Thanks to everyone who came.

Forename

Surname

Points Scored

Hcap

Change

New Hcap

Andy

McGarry

34

8.75

-2.0

6.75

Kev

McGinty

30

28.0

28.0

Graham

Allchin

30

16.75

+0.5

17.25

Steve

Foster

28

15.25

+0.5

15.75

Steve

Vandanzig

27

17.5

+0.5

18.0

Paul

Jones

27

12.5

+0.5

13.0

Shaun

May

26

5.5

+0.5

6.0

Zane

Sheldrake

26

24.5

+0.5

25.0

Andy

Ellis

24

27.5

+0.5

28.0

Nigel

Pauley

24

15.5

+0.5

16.0

Ricky

Bleasdale

23

11.5

+0.5

12.0

Babs

Willis

23

19.75

+0.5

20.25

Andy

Wren

22

9.5

+0.5

10.0

Stuart

Wren

20

13.0

+0.5

13.5

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Rutland - August 2013 2
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Captain Steve in the s***, again
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Our next event will be Pidley on Saturday 14th September.
For those who haven’t played this recently, this has matured into a really nice course and last year we took a record 28 members here
Meet at the course around 10.00, Coffee & bacon rolls at 10.15, first tee 11.00.
Cost £28.00
Please let me know if you wish to attend, we have plenty of spaces booked in anticipation of a good turnout.
Best regards
Steve Foster
Captain
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