2018 Results

Staverton Park - 24th February 2018

A fair turnout of 23 players made it to the tee at Staverton Park for the first golf day of 2018, including a new member and a couple of faces we haven't seen for a while.

The forecast was for very cold weather, but with the sun out it wasn't too bad. The course had been prepared for a Winter Open competition the day before so was in very good condition. With the winter tees making the course shorter and the winter "pick and place" rule making things easier, some high scores were expected. However, scoring was very mixed, ranging from just 16 to a massive 42 points.

The new rule which allows higher handicap players an extra shot on the nearest the pin holes provided a talking point. On the 4th, Ace was in the hole for 2, meaning lower handicappers needed a hole-in-one just to tie. On the 12th, Lea was on the green with his tee shot, so just had to knock his first putt fairly close, which he duly did. On the 18th, Jason managed a victory for the lower handicappers when finishing nearest in 2.

Stableford winner on the day with a hugely impressive 42 points (including four 4-pointers and a blob on the last!) was Neil Fuller. Runner-up was Smithy on 39, closely followed by new member Roger on 38. All 3 players are likely to receive a handicap cut for the next outing.

Staverton Park - beside the 3rd green

Winners on the day

Stableford winner :  Neil 42 points
Runner-up :  Smithy 39 points

Nearest the pin, 4th hole :  Ace (in 2)
Nearest the pin, 12th hole :  Lea (in 2)
Nearest the pin in 2, 18th hole :  Jason

Full Scores

  Neil Fuller  42  
  Smithy  39  
  Roger  38  
  Ivan Lester  36  
  Lea Devall  36  
  Dave Summerfield  36  
  Jason Smith  35  
  Keith Masters  33  
  Paul Clews  32  
  Paul Cross  32  
  Garrick Robinson    31  
  Simon Nightingale    31  
  Richard Woods    31  
  Bert Green    30  
  Jeff Cowley    28  
  Ty Davies    28  
  Gordon Eyles    27  
  Steve Cale    27  
  Liam Baker    23  
  Gary Wade    20  
  Dave Walker    20  
  Jack Coombs    16  

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