More rain during week saw the course again soft with plenty heavy growth on the fairways.  One large, dead pine on the 3rd had been trimmed of all its higher branches so less likely to come down in a strong wind but there was a great deal of disturbance where the workers and their machinery had been.  Plenty of large logs that, we were assured, will be taken away once they have “dried out”.  Players teed of with a strong, gusting wind from the nth.  Within 20 minutes the wind had strengthened and swung around to the south.  For the remainder of the afternoon it switched between south and west causing numerous problems for all golfers and seeing balls already in the air move suddenly; par 3s were more than usually challenging.    The wind even effected the greens with many putts being blown wide of the cup, as is usual with golf, none were blown into the cup!.  One real positive was that, despite the horrible predictions of 7C with rain and sleet the afternoon was mostly clear and, provided players had dressed in layers, reasonably warm.  Once the sun dropped behind the taller trees the temperature fell and everyone was very happy to get to the warm rooms for a quiet chat and a relaxing drink.  Conditions were such that anyone who could play near their handicap had a good day.  On a cold, windy, sunny afternoon the results were

Winner; Anthony Lakey (20 ) – 34 pts from Chris vanDerVliet (26) – 33 pts

NTP; 15th – Les Gaunt;