As a further response to the Covid19 virus the Wednesday comp is currently being held as a week long “running” competition. This is
an attempt to offer opportunities to play on the course, and to optimise social distancing. Further changes include filling the holes with foam noodle pieces which prevents the ball resting in the bottom of the hole and allows golfers to remove their ball without contacting any other surfaces.
Our volunteers continue to do an amazing job and the near perfect condition of the course is a credit to them and is something all members appreciate.
Weather conditions were such this week that some holes were filled with rain water that forced the foam to float above the level of the cup so holing out was a new experience!!
The weekly comp was played over two days as chosen by individual members. A highlight of the round was Jenny Hartley’s chip in birdie on the third.
Conditions were very heavy with casual water across many fairways and preferred lies needed to keep clumps of mud off the ball. Many a time balls driven off the tee or fairways were plugged where they had landed without any further length which was a winter challenge for all. Darlene showed all the back yard chipping practice during lockdown has been useful by scoring the best round for the week.
1st; Darlene Baker (21) 34 Stableford Points
2nd; Jenny Hartley (23) 29 pts
3rd; Beryl Coke (27) 28 pts