The June Meet – Elton Furze
How Les must have wished for those days when only 6 players turned up and organisation was straightforward. The June meet saw the best turnout for some time with 18 but with it came the constant re-arranging of groups as people dropped in and out for various reasons – not least being a court appearance (I’m assured Colin Keal was not the defendant) and it might rain (shame on you, Mark Holland).
Weather wise we were lucky and only got a little wet in the closing holes. With such a large group, there were plenty of stories in the bar afterwards:
A new golfing term to add to the “Dennis Wise” (a nasty five footer) is the “Alpen”. It was Brian Bates’ turn to putt from about a foot but he was lost in a chocolate wonderland as he munched on an Alpen bar. Shaken from his reverie, he pocketed the bar, picked up his putter and duly missed the hole! He went one further when he hit his ball into the back of the buggy of his playing partner, Geoff!
We don’t know how many balls Robin Watts started off with but he came down the 18th using his last one.
Trevor Chapman who has arrived like a hurricane into the Follies with opening scores of 38 and 35 came a little undone today. Les Wells was curious to play with Trevor and duly brought him down to his own level as Trevor scored a 10 on 3 separate holes. In fairness, Trevor did win Nearest The Pin so another good day for TC.
Debutant Ben Miles got into the Follies swing very early on with a strong claim for this year’s Bunker Flunker with 4 attempts to get out on one hole. It didn’t do him too much harm as he won the day with 36 points – well done.
Second was Colin Savage on his first appearance this season with 35 points beating Les Wells on countback.
The July Meet also sees the staging of the President’s Cup competition and 10 years after winning it for the first time, David West duly triumphed again.
Next stop – The Bedfordshire on the 26th July……full directions are on the right…