GENTS – W. Robinson Trophy
Played over 9 holes on Friday evening, this was a 3 man Texas Scramble with the eventual winners in a very tight contest being the Knights Taxi boys represented by John Davison, Paul Dixon and Colin Reed (32.25); 2nd. Geoff Stanclidde, Kevin Potts & Ian Simpson (32.7); 3rd. Jackie Ross, Norman Luke & Davey Trotter (32.75).
GENTS – Ron Hill Trophy (sponsored by his son – Bob Hill) Sundays “bogey” competition was played in very tough conditions, into a very strong, biting cold north wind which put several people off even turning up. The conditions were reflected in the scoring, but on count-back the winner was declared to be Neil Edwards (1up); 2nd. Steve Forman (1up); count-back was also required for the next 3 places, 3rd. Jack Kidd (all square); Geoff Smart (all square); Steve Lockley (all square).
Tuesday Roll Up: This week’s format was a Yellowball when only four points separated the five teams competing. Third spot on 36 points was taken by Matty Henderson, Jim Wright and Bob Hill. Joint winners a point ahead were the teams of Tom Harris Ian Blakey and David Gleadall alongside Mike Alexander, Dougie Miller and John Turnbull.
Senior Captain’s Day: On a sunny but windy morning Bob Hill drove into office as Senior Captain when his ball was retrieved by Russell Fitzpatrick on his first outing with the seniors. It was presumed that the tough conditions would make scoring difficult however, this was not the case for the leading players. Tom Harris returned to form to score 18 points as did Dave Hodge for a share of fourth place. Third was the dependable Geoff Smart with 19 points and runner up on 20 was Club President John Clark who also had the best gross score of 37 strokes.
However, the ‘streak player’ of the moment Bob Stephenson won the first Major of the year with 21 points aided immensely by a tap in birdie at the third and a twenty footer for another birdie at the last. Bob’s excellent second to the third (12”) won him nearest the hole and Geoff Smart was nearest the ninth in two when he finished 6′ 5” away, and went on to hole the putt for for a birdie.
Players of the Month: A belated presentation was made to Russell Archibald who won the March award and also to Mike Alexander who was the top player during April.
Order of Merit: We are now three weeks into the Summer O of M and Bob Stephenson is showing some early form. He is now leading with 27 points, Geoff Smart is second four points behind and third on 21 is Tom Harris.
Douglas Bowl and Medal
1st. Holly Hardy (86-12=74); 2nd. Jan Steele (98-21=77) on back 9 from; 3rd. Viv Gough (107-30=77) 9 hole competition Winner Moira Allan (15 points)