With the day’s forecast predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms in the mid afternoon tee-off was changed to 9.30am with a shot-gun start.  The field teed of in generally good conditions.  The greens were fast and true seeing  numerous players sinking long putts to salvage par.  While there were still a few chopped up areas most of the fairways had recovered well from the couch grass sprigging and it was possible to see the new couch grass pushing its way through. Towards the end of the round the northerly wind blew up a little pushing balls well off line but by that stage most players were resigned to their fate.  Rain began falling as the groups finished their final holes and made their way to the shed so, all in all, an excellent choice by the RGC captain.

Winner; Ralph Senn (26) – 42 pts from Davie Kenney (20) – 36 pts, Mal Mottram (8) – 36 pts & Steve Wilkins (18) – 35 pts

NTPs; 15th – Mick Nicholls Snr

Oh, the corellas are back in the park, low numbers at the moment but who can tell just how many wil turn up to celebrate Christmas in Romsey?