Another blustery day at Royal Romsey with winds from the N/NE gusting to around 45Kph before dropping back to the mid-30s; the medal round was going to be challenging. As high balls moved appreciable some players, with very variable success, attempted to keep their shots low. Putting was also tough as gusts moved balls well off line. The winds had also brought down a few branches here and there so some cleaning up later in the week. Again, the course was in superb condition, a credit the band of volunteers who look after the almost 85% of Romsey Park that makes up the golf course. It was a day for the old hands, those who had cut their golfing teeth at Romsey and who understood just how the wind behaved on each hole.
Lorraine Robb, who played her round on Wednesday in intermittent hail, returned the best score in the Women’s October Medal held over Wed Nov 25th and Sat Nov 28th. On a clear, windy afternoon the October Medal results were;
October Medalist; Lorraine Robb – 124/48/76
2nd; Elaine Scanlon – 112/33/78
3rd; Beryl Cole – 112/33/79 c/b Wendy Gosden c/b Darlene Baker.
October Medalist; Andrew Clement – 80/11/69
2nd; Mal Mottram – 80/8/72
3rd; Matt Barrow – 85/11/74
Women’s winner; Darlene Baker – 79/19/79
NTPs; 1st – Mick Nicholls Snr, 15th – Dean Kohler
Least Putts; Mal Mottram – 28
October Medal winner, Andrew Clement with RGC captain Mal Mottram