The July Meet – Tydd St Giles
We arrived after several months of clear blue skies and scorching temperatures to a forecast of thunder, lightning and rain showers. The Golfing Gods once again took pity on us and at least delayed the heavy shower until the last minute as we were completing the last couple of holes. Yes, some were wet but it could have been a lot worse.
Colin Keal could not believe it was 1.5 hr journey from his home to Tydd St Giles, but well done for making the effort as much appreciated by everyone. The next venue at Rutland Water is a home game for you. Mind you most of us that took the Whaplode Drove route hit problems with road closures. However Brian Bates now knows considerably more about operating the Sat Nav, Air con and manoeuvring of his new vehicle, Les did confirm he had passed the driving test on the day.
Tydd Golf Club once again provided us with an excellent “Small Breakfast” and 2 course meal afterwards. Many also took advantage of the £10 a Buggy to offset the high temperature demands of the day. Sensible idea that Brian and Les decided not to do, but we all survived the heat of the day.
Onto the golf. Some sparkling golf was played, with Roy Fletcher heading up the table with a massive 45 points questioning whether he was actually on holiday last time or perhaps having some coaching. A great round, very consistent scoring throughout and very well done. Not far behind on again an excellent score was Andrew Bramwell with 42 points although not winning the day had the consolation of the “nearest the pin prize” on the 11th hole. A difficult target on the day and the prize was Port and not Prosecco this time. Third place going to David Carter on 40 points which usually would be enough to win. Handicaps to be adjusted for net scores of 61, 64 and 66 respectively.
Andrew surprisingly took the bottle prize rather than the 2 ball 2nd place prize, so Graham Tooke was the proud 1 ball winner this time around.
Next outing is Rutland Water, Monday 20th August.