Yet some more good scoring and handicap reductions both in Division A and Division B.
The CSS was 70/71.
Winner - Max Hunter, with a great Nett 65. This means a reduction of 2 in his handicap, plus an ESR was applied which brings Max down to 23 (exact 22.9). Very good going again Max, I am delighted.
2nd, with a Nett 72 was Alfie Poole looking like his consistency is getting better all the time. Well done Alfie.
In Division B, who as I am sure you are all aware are for those with an 18-hole Club Handicap and who always play a Stableford Competition.
1st - with an amazing 45 points was Thomas Efford.
2nd - with an equally impressive 44 points was Kerr Dollochin.
3rd - playing well to his handicap is Charley Mears with 36 points.
Now gentlemen, this is the part that I love. The above means that Thomas would have scored a Nett 61 in a medal competition, which would be 10 below CSS, so I have great delight in cutting his handicap by 5 shots down to 31. Also that Kerr played 9 shots below his handicap and as such, he is also being cut to 31. Now Charley should get a handicap reduction of 0.5 but, hey, it’s the last main competition in the junior calendar and I am getting an end of term feeling, so Charley gets one off his handicap to bring him down to 34. Congratulations gentlemen.
The scoring in the 9-Hole Stableford wasn’t quite so dramatic but I can understand that because, having played on Friday, conditions were very tricky. We had two scores of 12 Stableford points from Oliver Nichols and Richard Haenelt with Oliver just coming in the winner by virtue of a BB6 score.
Our thanks go to On-course helper Sharon Jefferies in her first venture with our 18-hole juniors. Hope they didn’t cause you any grief Sharon? To Jan & Phil Jackson for looking after our 9-hole contingent and to Heather Wooding and Gilly Cooper for checking the cards and finalizing the competition. On behalf of our Junior Section, thank you all.
Christine - August 31st 2019