Monthly Archives: August 2016

The August Meet – Old Nene

The Fritz Follies eleven turned up at Old Nene to enjoy a tasty bacon sandwich that set them up for the coming hours.

However the reports back after the completion of 18 holes in pleasant if a little windy weather would make watching paint dry a suitable future pastime with each group saying there was little of note in any group. Despite this we managed to squeeze these snippets from each round.

The highlight of the first group was a near hole in one by Geoff Delany but not on the nearest the hole option and Dave West said the whole round was uninspiring but then he was playing with Delany and Delany Solicitors and Accountants Ltd.

The second group got off to a flying start with a superb par by Brian Bates but his bravado waned by the fourth hole when he took four to get off the tee area. However all was not lost and he recovered to score respectably despite having the same problem on the 13th which those who know the course is the same hole on the back nine. An early tactic of this group was to take the arboreal route particularly Martin Zebedee but others were also to follow suit.

The last group probably had the more entertaining action. Colin Humphries followed Martin through the tree route and Les managed to go into the reeds on hole 1 and hole 10 which again you will now realise is the same green front and back nine.

Pride of place this trip goes to Trevor Chapman again who enjoyed a record series of bunkers (7 reported) plus using his iron to alarming effect on hole 4/13. When we say iron we are not talking about his clubs but rattling the iron bridge with his tee shot. To finish off he took an interesting tactic to disrupt his opponents by trying to behead Colin Humphries. Trevor is planning his course of action for his next round to get a hat-trick of Follies course leading features.

Final result was Les in third with 38, Geoff Delaney second with 39. The winner taking full advantage of his Bermudian practice session was Geoff Liscoe with 43 but as with the triangle it will probably never be seen again.

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First time visit for the Follies to Tydd St Giles, recommended last year from several members. Located in the wilds of Wisbech perhaps many can be forgiven for having difficulty finding this remotely placed course, or perhaps some may deserve special mention.

Is it Pidley St Giles, Giles St Pidley, Lakeside Tydd, I’m sure it has Pidley or Lakeside in the address somewhere.

Trevor: Well I’ve been sitting here for ages and no one else has turned up, I know ring Les and see if I can help them find the course. Hi Les, where are you

Les – Just going through Wisbech approaching Tydd.

Trevor:  I have been here ages, easy journey via Huntingdon to Lakeside Lodge, but nobody else here

Les –where! Did you say Lakeside Lodge?

Trevor  – Yes, Lakeside Lodge. Whoops, Sh#*

Realised at this point he was sitting in a Clubhouse at a course not on the schedule, miles away from where he should be. So many locals in the Huntingdon have seen Trevor’s lovely car touring the area….

Car

Well, fair play to Trevor he made the course in time to join us and probably many would have given up the day, but a great story and a true contender for this year’s “Bloomer of the year” award.

Tydd is a lovely course, deserving of its recommendation. Providing a great day with breakfast, Golf and after game two course meal provided with a smile and good humour.

On the course, Martin managed to get his ball stuck up a tree. Fortunately Jon and a trust 7 Iron were able to retrieve Martin’s ball. No shades of Bernard Langer from Martin, he took the penalty drop instead.

Tree

John Wakefield came alive today, with a 41 point haul to win the day. Loved the course so much I think he would love one of those Lodges. Needless to say a fantastic round of golf and a well deserved win.

Les Wells 34 and Jon Kelly 33 followed some way behind the wining total.

Colin Humphries attempted to take the coveted “Bunker Flunker” award by claiming 10 Bunker shots but even though on successive bunkers of 3, 3 & 4, it does not qualify to beat Brian Bates leading on 5 shots from a single bunker this year. Still plenty of time for that to be beaten, so keep trying Colin.

We now move on to the next event at Old Nene Golf Club.

The Shirtie on show again

The Shirtie on show again