Wednesday January 13th – Stroke

An early start was called to beat the heat that was forecast for the Stroke Round.  It’s great to now see the visible couch grass on the fairways in many places, which is exciting and bodes well for the future.  Our volunteers have obviously been out and about on the course mowing, watering and maintaining, and repairing the damage from the pesky corellas.   The greens are very good considering the number of birds on the course at the moment. The first Rose Scanlon event of the year produced some very good scores with Wendy Gosden (29) recording a Nett 69 with a fine chip in on the final hole.   Darlene Baker (21) had a tremendous front nine with 36 off the stick which included 4 birdies and ultimately recorded a Nett 63 to claim first place, well done.  On a warm morning the results were;
1st; Darlene Baker – 84/21/63
2nd; Wendy Gosden – 98/29/69
3rd;  Jenny Hartley – 96/24/72



Saturday January 9th – Stroke

With Golf continuing the 2021 syllabus, Bowls returning  a week early and matches being reduced to 21 ends the shared rooms were once under more pressure.  Committee members from both clubs met for the 2nd time to discuss the best options for the two clubs to use the rooms.  The golf club agreed to begin at 10.30am and, after sanitising all tables, bar and toilets, be out of the rooms by 4.00pm so that the bowlers could get access.  The stroke round began under clear skies with virtually no wind.  The ~50mm of rain earlier in the week saw the fairways in top condition and the greens rolling true and at a good pace.  Given the conditions good scoring was expected and a number of players returned scores at or better than their handicaps.  On a stunning summer’s afternoon the results were;

Winner; Steve Wilkins – 86/18/68 from Mick Squire – 74/5/69 and Keith Hocking – 102/30/72

Women’s Winner; Lis Manktelow – 99/26/73

NTPs; 1st – Anthony Lakey, 15th – Keith Hocking.

Raffle results

1st – Hugh Williams

2nd – Keith Hocking

3rd – Peter Scanlon

Wednesday January 6th – Ambrose

With the temperature hovering around 10° and a persistent drizzle it felt more like winter than summer as players headed off to the first tee for a round of Ambrose.   Teams of three competed on a heavy course made wetter by the almost 50mm of recent rain. The fairways had excellent cover and the greens that have not been attacked by the corellas were in great condition.  On a chilly morning the results were;

1st; Mitch Atlas(8)/Jenny Hartley(24)/Sherif Abdel Sayed(27) – 70/9.8/60.2
2nd; Darlene Baker(21)/Elaine Scanlon(32)/Kath Jekabsons(36) – 85/14.8/70.2
3rd; Andrew Laing(17)/Steve Wilkins(18)/Wendy Gosden(29) – 81/10.6/70.4

Saturday January 2nd – 4B Multiplier Stableford

As the field assembled all the talk was “just how long will we be out there?”  The hooter was on the table and players were told that should the predicted thunderstorm arrive they were to mark their ball and either head back to the rooms or the shed, whichever was closest.  In the end the rain missed Romsey completely and apart from a strong NW wind late in the day players just had to deal with the usual challenges  of the course.  The 4B Multiplier format gave each team the chance to use a good hole score to catch up, equally a run of bad scores put the team well behind.  On another beautiful summer’s day the results were;

Winners; Rohan Stott/Matt Hoyt – 92 pts from Hugh & Pam Drummond – 88 pts & Chris vanDerVliet/Scott Williams – 71 pts

NTP; 1st – Andrew Laing, 15th – Mick Nicholls Snr & 16th – Rohan Stott

Raffle Results;

1st – Bob McLennan

2nd – Rob Rea

3rd – Anthony Lakey

2021 – Friday January 1st – Stableford

New Year’s Day dawned clear and cool with no sign of the predicted rain and the course in top nick.  All  golfers were eager to get out on the course, some to test out a recent “Chrissie” present others to just stretch their legs and enjoy a game.  The long billed corellas have returned and begun their annual savaging of the greens, so far only four greens have been effected so fingers crossed the birds will do little further damage.  The round was one of highs and lows, many players had a run of “three pointers” then a series of wipes.  In the end it all came down to a count back, over the back nine,  back six, back three then hole by hole to decide the winner.  On another top summer’s day the results were;

Winner; Scott Williams (18) – 37 pts C/B from Andrew Clement (9) &  Steve Wilkins (18) 35 pts