Red letter day at Redcliffe
A small band of eight ventured out to Redcliffe on a beautiful day to enjoy what I thought was a course in very good nick.
The course condition was not then responsible for the moderately middling scores posted by seven of us, ranging from 11 to 29 pts which is a little below our normal efforts, I think we were all just enjoying a nice stroll in the sunshine & forgot to get quite into the grove, I know I couldn’t (although if it wasn’t for my Driver, bunker play & putting I would have been ok).
The one notable exception to this was Ian Smith, now we all know what a good player he is (being our lowest handicapper) but David, Hilary & myself who made up his group, were left thinking “did he hit any bad shots?” (Well there was one, but he recovered from that) He turned in a PAR first nine & slipped to 3 over on the second nine. We tried to put him off of course, but Hilary’s sand save hole out & my 80mtr pitch into the cup, just seemed to drive him on. I even tried telling him often how well he was doing, telling him his score etc, but nothing fazed him (anti-freeze for blood)
It was great to watch.
Now for the scores.
1st place with 43pts – Ian Smith
2nd place on count back on 29pts – George Chapman
3rd place on 29pts – David Westover
NTP (2nd hole) – Ian Smith
NTP (13th I think) – Owen Wright
Long Drive Mens – Ian Smith
Long Drive Ladies – Judith Chapman (well done Judith)
Congratulations to Ian on a fine round.
Many thanks to the small bands of golfers for making an appearance at our most northerly stop on the calendar.
Hope to see as many as possible at the special game next month at Royal Pines on the 15th of August.
Regards for now Paul (Captain)