Despite the forecast being for warm rather than extremely hot weather, Michael “Tickers” Tickner & David “Jack” Webster sought to seek advantage in the cool of the morning. In a field of 13 Jack finished 7th & Tickers equal 8th. Lucky they didn’t play in the heat of the day.
The winner was the popular Andy Phillips who finished with 42stableford points, an excellent effort. Runner up was Mark “Mouldy” Millward also with an excellent score of 40.
42 – Andy Phillips
40 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward
36 – Dick Cleland
35 – Pat Hallion, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
34 – colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
Andrew Hall proved far to strong for his opponents scoring 23 points in today’s 9 hole mulligan event. The only player to offer any resistance was mulligan specialist Dick Secomb who finished with 21. It was a close run for the Mars Bar with Dick Cleland taking the confectionery with 13 just behind David “Jack” Webster on 14.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner took out today’s stableford with 37 points. Runner up was Dick Cleland was second with 35, edging out Andy Phillips on a count back. In form player Pat Hallion failed to fire finishing with just 32 but he shouldn’t be written off just yet. Derek Fletcher took the Mars Bar with 22 points.
A good field of 12 played but scores were disappointing, with players possibly having difficulty with the lack of wind.
37 – Michael “Tickers” Tickner
35 – Dick Cleland, Andy Phillips
34 – Dick Secomb
33 – Klaus Heymann, Mark “Mouldy” Millward
32 – Pat Hallion
30 – Bob Taylor, David “Jack” Webster
28 – Colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson
Pat Hallion continues to take all before him winning Saturday’s par competition with a score of +2. Pat’s Handicap has now dropped from 18 to 14 since December 29, but this seems to have no effect. The closest to Pat were a group of 5 players on -1, with Mark “Mouldy” Millward gaining 2nd on a count back. At the other end of the field a count back was required to determine the Mars Bar with Dick Cleland & Andy Spackman both on -3. Andy received the chocolate.
+2 – Pat Hallion
-1 – Mark “Mouldy” Millward (runner up on c-b), Andy Phillips, colourful local identity “Philip “Thomo” Thomson, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
If today’s results are any indication, we are in for some cracking golf in 2019. Dick Cleland emerged from weeks in Mars Bar territory while Pat Hallion continued his surge towards form of days gone by. Both scored 43 stableford points with Dick prevailing on a count back. Dick could only manage 24 points on Saturday so his new year resolution to get some practice seems to be paying off already, although he hasn’t started yet. The mercurial Bob Taylor & Trevor Maxted both scored 42. The handicapper was ruthless, deducting 1 stroke from the handicaps of all four..
43 – Dick Cleland, Pat Hallion
42 – Bob Taylor, Trevor Maxted
34 – Eddie “The Flying Dutchman” Van Keueln
32 – Klaus Heymann, Michael “Tickers” Tickner, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel