The July Meet – Ramsey
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.