Monday, November 9, 2009
Oxley Results - 8/11/2009
Despite forecasts of rain, the weather remained fine and comfortable. The greens were slow at first but sped up as the morning progressed. The course was very crowded, but we seemed to get around quickly enough.
Almost all of the Club "old guard" were missing, which was strange for the rest of us.
Competition at the top of the leader board was tough. The final outcome was:
1st - Suzanne Rosolen, 40 pts
2nd - Sudath Wijeratne, 39 pts
3rd - Rodney Topor, 35 pts ocb (on count back)
Longest drive (men) - Ashutosh Misra
Longest drive (ladies) - Suzanne Rosolen (no surprise there)
NTP, 5th hole - Howard Ward
NTP, 9th hole - no-one! (And such a short hole too!!)
My group wished the 3rd hole was NTP, as three of us hit the green quite close to the hole!
Suzanne played very well. She has good technique and hits the ball well. If she can only improve her game around the greens, she can reduce her handicap by 10 strokes very quickly.
If you'll permit me to brag a little, I hit my last shot for the day 40 metres over a bunker onto the green and into the hole. Or so my playing partners tell me, as I couldn't see the hole. Perhaps they kicked it in as a joke! Sorry, Howard.
The competition for "Player of the Year" will be decided at Riverlakes on 6/12/2009. (Nearly as exciting a season as the LPGA.)