As per the images above the big headline of the day was that after 20 years of trying…20 years!! we finally found a man worthy of the illusive hole-in-one, and yes, Colin was picking his own ball out of the cup. Congrats Pa, never thought i’d see the day. I’d like to add that the green was described as a “German Helmet” by Campbell whilst on the adjacent practice green which makes it even more impressive. For those of you wondering apparently it was a beautifully struck 5 iron which took two solid bounces before rolling serenely into the hole, all with an adoring gallery watching from the 19th hole. Great stuff!
Now, back to the reason we were all there! Course – Brilliant, Weather – Brilliant, Competition – Brilliant, today was a good day at the society. With the warm, dry weather of the last month areas of the course were somewhat scorched however the greens were in great shape and proved a good challenge with some interesting topography. We had a solid attendance of 25 members with a couple of guests which led to a very competitive leaderboard. There was a 3 way tie on 35 points before the final group came in to take all three podium spots with 36, 37 and 38. The winner of the group and subsequently the day was Simon Warne, congrats Simon.
To add to the excitement we also had the matchplay final between Josh Hadden and Simon Warne and even though Simon won on Stableford it was Josh Hadden who won the match 2&1. Congrats Josh on adding another major to an already bulging trophy cabinet. Big thanks to Mike.B for organising throughout the year.
The spoon was open to interpretation this month, either way it was an easy victory for the eventual winner by 6 shots.
For full schedule see; 5th Aug 2018 – Ellesmere Golf Club
Long Drive – Zach Jones
NP – Colin Davies! Hole in ONE!!!
NP2 – Phil Draper & Dave Hadden
For current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.
See you all at Shaw Hill on the 9th of September!!