The most accurate description of this course is “Tree Lined”…very tree lined. Those who strayed off the tee weren’t punished by drop shots from hazards but a psychologically exhausting search for their balls under a myriad of leaves with the result an inevitable chip out or Seve style approach shot to the green. Alternatively you could just by-pass the trees completely and play from the next fairway, I witnessed the most obtuse angle of approach to a par 5 green I’ve ever seen, 100yds at 90 degrees! As for the greens I thought they were immaculate for this time of year, quick, true and awarded a good feel for pace.
We had a strong turn out this month with 26 members, the field generally scored well with the second lowest score being 25 points and a good percentage above the magic 30 point mark. With the final groups coming in it looked like the winning score would be in the high 30’s but a player blew everyone away with the joint highest score since we starting keeping track 9 years ago, all off a handicap of 16. The winner with a round of 45 points was Simon Davies, belting performance. I can’t remember anyone winning by 7 clear shots in a field of 26 players so goes to show just how good that 45 was.
For the spoon I would like to remind everyone of the sterling review we gave this player last month, “Although there were a number of strong performances one of our more decorated members did his usual trick of tearing up the course which was epitomised by two 2’s. With a winning score of 40 points (off 13!)….soon enough I’m sure you’ll find a handicap that represents your general level of play however before that you’ll have to keep upsizing that trophy cabinet!” HOW WRONG WE WERE. The spoon was won with 17 points, 8* clear of the closest competitor!
There were a number of Matchplay ties on the day, the results of which can be found at Round 1.
For full schedule see; 4th Nov 2018 – Chester Golf Club
Long Drive – Martyn Wilson (aka Alex W)
NP – Mike Bower
NP2 – Lee Hardy
For current League, Helix and Matchplay standings see Current Season.
See you all at Heswall Golf Club on the 9th of December!
*Biggest margin ever seen!