September – Lakeside Lodge & Two competitions!
13 Follies made the journey to Lakeside Lodge, our first visit for perhaps a decade and enjoyed a bright and calm afternoon. For late September it wasn’t too cool – a two-layer day. My highlight of the day was seeing Kevin back with us today for his first full 18 holes.
1st – David West with 38 points
2nd – Geoff Liscoe with 37 points (on countback)
3rd – Les Wells also on 37
Nearest The Pin was Geoff Liscoe
With the season closing soon, today was the penultimate opportunity to make inroads on the Leaderboard front runner Les. David Carter had been 7 behind at the start of play and managed to improve his lowest score by 5 points. However, Les also had a good day and improved his score by 3 so DC remains second but only by 5 points now. Unfortunately, neither Les nor DC can play the last round so they declare on 112 and 107 respectively. In third place is Andrew, but he’ll need 39 points at Rutland County to overtake Les. The final realistic contender is Graeme Phipps. Although his 6 scores of 30 or higher show considerable consistency it does mean a 44 is needed at Rutland County (a tall order made all the more challenging as it’s Graeme’s wife’s birthday that day and he’s going shopping!).
Whatever happens at Rutland County, you can witness first-hand the presentations and trophy giving at the Annual Supper at the Cuckoo, Alwalton on Friday 2nd November. Supper invites on their way shortly.
Alongside the Follies competition today, we celebrated Colin Keal’s 60th with a team match – best two points score per hole with everyone counting on the par 3s. All credit to the scorers for keeping two competitions going in parallel. The outcome was:
Winners with 89 points were Brian, David Carter, Graeme Phipps and Colin H.
4 points clear of the others:
Kevin, Les and Jon / Colin K, Geoff D and Geoff L. / David W, John D and Martin.
Colin K kindly supplied bottles of Moët for the winners.
Next event is Rutland County on Friday 12th October.