April Rutland Water – The circus comes to town
What strange memories we have, Rutland Water always seems to conjure up visions of flooded greens and being soaked to the skin. Not last year and not this. Cool it may have been, windy it may have been but the weather was dry.
So was the course, some of the greens were so dry and sandy they wouldn’t have been out of place in the Sahara.
The golf. It was never going to be a high scoring day, like Sleaford, and that was borne out with Martin Zebedee coming home the winner with a creditable 34 points, followed by John Wakefield with 32 points and David Carter in third place with 30 points on count back from Trevor Chapman.
Congratulations to Martin, John and David.
Nearest the pin on the 12th was won by Colin Humphries. Well done Colin.
But why “the circus comes to town”? That’s all down to the last four having rounds to be remembered. Geoff Liscoe lost sight of his trolley as it went off for a drive on its own for all of 200 yards desperate to get to the next green.
David West employed the Barnes Wallis principle on the nearest the pin 12th, bouncing his ball off the water, on to the bank and then on to the green – tremendous fluke, I mean shot.
Colin K and David C had tried this principle on earlier holes but failed miserably – their balls went sub aqua (under water for those that don’t speak Latin).
There’s more. David C seemed to have lost his ball off the tee on the 11th but it miraculously reappeared further down the fairway being played by someone else. The sinner shall remain nameless but he was one of the last four. Ironically David C was the sinner last year.
Thanks to all those who waited patiently for the fabulous four to finish and be regaled with their trials and tribulations.