The July Meet – The Bedfordshire
The Bedfordshire in past years has proven to be a tough test for the Fritz Follies. Today however, we were met with near perfect playing conditions and after a little rain in the previous days the course was excellent. We also had the honour of a “Red Arrows” fly past mid way through the round, well organised Richard.
A first journey to Bedford for Colin Humphries and Roy Fletcher who relied upon their Sat Nav to get them to the course. Well, sometimes they do lead you astray as the weary pair arrived nearly 2 hours after leaving Peterborough. You will know next year which route to use and update the Sat Nav so the new Milton Keynes road is on the map.
David Carter was on a unique hat trick of winning the annual “Bunker Flunker” prize on the same course and the same hole for the third successive year. Somehow though he managed to avoid the troublesome bunker and perhaps pass on this prize to someone else, though there are still a few events to go to secure the prize. 4 out of the bunker leads the way at present.
Nearest the Pin was selected by our member Richard Parker as the 154 yard 6th Hole. Les was the early marker 10 feet from the pin but was beaten by the following group when Omar Vawda comfortably placed his ball inside, but missed the birdie.
After his long journey, Roy was enjoying the wispy rough, relentlessly playing his tee shots into the grass. As the round progressed his skills of escaping from the rough improved, returning a back nine 19 points which was the best score on the back nine today.
Omar had a little bit of lady luck when his ball was powering out of bounds only to unbelievably bounce back from the trees into play. This was to be a wining stroke as he wins the day on countback back nine holes from Richard Parker. Both scoring 37 points which is a great score on this course.
Next stop – Rutland County, on a special deal with Coffee/Bacon Roll/Golf then 1 course bar meal included on Thursday August 15th……full directions are on the right…