2017 gets underway at Sleaford
Another Follies season began at Sleaford with some great weather for March and the course, as always, in fine condition (due to its sand base, I am told). 16 members appeared with a debut (to my knowledge) for John Dexter and welcome returns for the lesser spotted David Oliver, Andrew Bramwell and Richard Cheng. Les had arranged a cracking deal with the course with a bacon roll before the golf and pie and chips afterwards.
Stories were thin on the ground but Les put an early marker down for Bunker Flunker at the 7th. Several strokes were taken before he gave in and abandoned the hole. The BF committee will sit to decide how many that all adds up to. Les did say “another 2 or 3 inches would have made the difference” – something many men have said down the years.
On Nearest the Pin, Roy was sitting pretty until it was snatched away by Geoff D. in the last group.
The Road to Elton competition (with due acknowledgement to the UEFA Champions League) saw Trevor win the first outing with an impressive 40 points – and I can attest to several putts sliding past that would have made the total even worse better. Second was Les on 33 points with Jon Kelly in third on 31 points winning on countback from Andrew, Roy and John W.
A special mention to Colin H, who returned early from his 50th Wedding Anniversary trip to Derbyshire, especially to play the Follies. We’re not sure if he brought his wife back with him or left her there. Nor are we sure if she is talking to him.
With more orders being taken for Follies shirts and some great dates in the diary, things are on the up for the Fritz Follies Golf Society.
See you at Ramsey on the 26th.