A Pleasant Day on Rutland Water Golf Course
Sixteen members turned up to what most members think is the most difficult course on the Follies calendar, probably due to the almost impossible to read greens.
The fun started prior to the round commencing with Dave West attempting a world record for the “most cake eaten in five minutes”, I am not sure of the outcome but understand “the Guinness Officials” were mightily impressed.
And so to the main event which was won by David Carter on a commendable 38 points, my fellow left-hander John Wakefield was second on 37 points and “El Bandito Phipps” third with 34 points, a very well done to all of them. David Carter also won Nearest the Pin.
In terms of the leaderboard, whilst there was some movement in the middle, no-one got any closer to the Chairman/Secretary/Fixture Secretary/Handicap Secretary Les !! There needs to be a late dash and a “Colin Humphries type” points haul in order to keep the excitement going up until the final meet.
Out on the course it all seemed to go smoothly with no real dramas amongst any of the groups, during our round Geoff Delaney and I were mightily impressed with both Colin Humphries’ optimism in expecting to find every ball and his unbelievable eyesight being able to see a ball bounce from 200 yards away and knowing exactly where it was in the mud, ditch or three foot rough!!
Onto the medical report now, almost more content than the golf, which probably reflects our average age. First of all a welcome back to John Dexter following knee surgery, best wishes to Roy on his upcoming hip operation and continuing best wishes to Trevor and Kevin as they continue to recover.
I look forward to seeing you all at the next event which is Lakeside Lodge on Monday 24th September.
Your reports was compiled by Nurse Keal.