After the wettest autumn in over 30 years the course was very damp with casual water on many fairways and plenty of  boggy, low spots; there was no run.  RGC secretary, Elaine Scanlon, continued her sterling work sending groups off from the “Green Shed” and later providing refreshments around the course.   Despite the challenge of the day another excellent field teed up on a still, sunny afternoon.  As the afternoon wore on the sun disappeared and the temperature dropped steeply.  The cold air and soft fairways made it difficult to card a good score, and only two players were able to better their handicaps.  The day’s winner put his first ball out of bounds so his final score, under very challenging conditions, was a top performance.  For most players a result close to  handicap was a good performance.  One of the wonderful things about golf is that everyone is included and this field ranged in age from 13 to 85, plenty of youthful exuberance and a few wise old heads.  On a cool, clear afternoon the results were;

Winner; Mick Squire (3) – 38pts from Rob Rea (20) – 37pts & Mal Mottram (8) – 35pts