Monthly Archives: August 2015
A GOLFER’S TALE
On a warm and dry summer’s day
Fourteen men went out to play
Hopes were high, clubs were ready
Who will succeed, who will be steady
The course this time was Rutland Water
Some will play well, some will falter
The tees were mown, the fairways green
Now off they start, eager and keen
The balls were struck from tee to green
Some were direct, some never seen
Who would play well, who would have luck
Who would think ‘Wow’, who would think ‘Fxxx’
Geoff’s brother Danny came as a guest
But which Delany would come out the best
The gorse seemed to hamper the man from Kent
As it swallowed his ball wherever he went
Some birdied, some parred, but no hole in one
Some cheered, some cried, some wanted their mum
But this is a course that is always a test
And only occasionally brings out the best
As the Clubhouse was reached, all wanted to see
Who Jon would pronounce was the ‘Top Follie’
The man with no shirt, the winner was Phil
With 35 points, he’s not over the hill
Colin H was second and Brian B made third
The rest of the group, their scores remained blurred
And after a round that was really quite grim
Yours truly’s only good shot won ‘nearest the pin’
So onwards The Follies to play in September
Rutland County’s the place for all to remember
The ups and downs that golf always brings
Means the pleasure we get is just one of those things!
A lucky 13 Follies players made the short journey to Ramsey (yes, I know, it depends on where you’re starting from!) and enjoyed a very nice afternoon’s golf.
The day began with the news that Trevor Chapman had dropped out as he’d broken two fingers the night before. What had he been up to? Regardless, we hope to see him back soon.
Three 3-balls and a 4-ball set off and we kept pretty close all the way around. Indeed at mid-stage all four groups were across two holes.
David Carter was electrifying on the 10th where his first approach shot to the green hit the overhead power cable. He reloaded and hit the same cable again.
Richard Cheng, Jon and Roy and, I’m sure several others, struggled on the dog leg 8th. Having seemingly lost two balls off the tee, Richard miraculously found a Titleist ball on the fairway that he thought must have been his second shot and played it. In fairness, with a good following wind and several favourable richochets, the ball could have been his. Unfortunately it later transpired that Richard had played Andrew’s ball. It didn’t go down well.
Not a lot of people heard this but if you were paying attention in the bar afterwards, it seems that Geoff birdied the 18th. This was quietly mentioned just before Robin made the presentations, shortly after Robin made the presentations and all the way to the car park if you had parked near Geoff’s car. In fairness, a birdie on the 18th at Ramsey must be rare.
A good set of results on a course where if the conditions are good then it can yield some good scores.
3rd was Robin on 39 who lost on countback
2nd was Graham Tooke on what may have been his Follies debut (he may have played once years ago) also carded an impressive 39
Winner was Colin Humphries on a more impressive 42
Our thanks to Graham for buying the beers in the clubhouse to mark his return to the Follies fold.
See you next time on Friday 21st August at Rutland Water.