While the Captains are away in warmer conditions, golf continued at Royal Yea. Many thanks to Phil and Gary on providing reports. Firstly Wednesday fro Phil: Conditions weren’t ideal but the general conditions across the course were the best they have been for the past few weeks for Wednesday’s Stableford event.
Anthony Coleman overcame a shaky start on his return from injury to post a score of 34 pts to take out the top honours for the day. Martin Lowe in fine form again posted 33 pts to secure second place. Peter Johnston collected the Club Award on his return from an injured shoulder.
A reminder to all members still involved in the annual Knockout event that 2nd round matches need to be completed in the next 2 weeks.
Saturday from Gary: Well, what a day it was at Yea Golf Club on Saturday. It was the first time for many years that we could all hit the ball out of sight. When the main field started around 11.30am the fog had risen a little and although chilly it wasn’t too bad. Little did we know that the fog would roll back in by midafternoon. In fact, for the last 4 holes or so, visibility was down to about 100 metres and players were calling to the group behind them that it was safe to hit. Certainly, a tough day at golf.
The event for the women and the men was a stableford round. In addition, for the men, following the tie in the Prideaux Cup last weekend there was an 18-hole playoff between Mic Spagnolo and Greg Clements. Greg was pretty chirpy when the game started and was giving Mic plenty of advice about how the game should be played. But, to no avail as Mic had a fantastic round of 73 off the stick to give him 39 stableford points off his handicap of 6. Greg had a very solid round as well with 33 points which was the 3rd best round of the day. Mic’s score was a very good score in the conditions, and he is certainly in a very hot streak at the moment. It’s odd on the handicapper will intervene. Well played Mic.
Vicki Clements was the women’s winner for the day. In addition to the “Prideaux” Mic won the daily event with his 39 points, Kevin Coghlan was 2nd with 36, Greg 3rd with his 33 and Martin Lowe was 4th with 31. There was no NTP and the Club Award went to John Phillips