2014 begins at Greetham Valley
An excellent winter golf package from Greetham Valley enticed fifteen players to blow the dust off their clubs and take the trip up the A1. We were able to welcome a newcomer, Duncan Watson, but were totally confused by Les when he introduced him as Billy Doyle’s dad. Apparently he is dad-in-law.
The day started with coffee and a large bacon roll. The conditions of the lakes course proved to be first class and with no wind and reasonable sunshine it was hoped we were set for some good rounds. Our leading four ‘pathfinders’ elected to have buggies but obviously there were no sat navs aboard as they only got to the second hole before getting lost.
The sixth hole was chosen for nearest the pin, but none of the fifteen players could find the green with their first shot. Therefore it was changed to the fourteenth, a shorter hole but tricky with a large pond protecting the front. This held no fear and at least three players found the green in one. Our man with the local knowledge, Kevin, won this challenge.
During the round we were able to record the first bunker flunker of the season. The honour went to Billy who took three to get out. This no doubt will be easily beaten over the season.
Looking for a second ‘wally of the year’ award, Brian forgot to switch off his electric trolly and watched it career twelve feet into a bunker.
A very enjoyable day concluded with a beer on the veranda before a heavy shower forced us inside the clubhouse to enjoy another beer and the chef’s special of the day, chicken pie.
Judging by the day’s scores the standard of golf was generally very good. Although the local ‘bandit’ Kevin, won with 41 points. He elected to take the bottle prize for his win nearest the pin. Therefore, first prize went to John W with 39 points, second was Trevor carding 37 and David C third with 36 points.
A great start to the Follies season and the Committee were delighted at such a good turn out. Our next meeting is on Friday 25 April at Burghley and it is hoped we shall again see a good response.
Finally, the members of Fritz Follies would like to wish Dave West very best wishes for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back playing in the not too distant future.