The field assembled under cloudy skies with rain predicted, the course was still damp but the greens were surprisingly quick.  The wind proved to be quite testing, first it came in from the north then moved to the NW before switching back to the north.  The cold air and the soft fairways saw everyone lose distance off the tee and some of the holes with longer carries proved very challenging.  Despite the predictions of rain the afternoon remained clear and there was even a spot of sun here and there.  On a difficult day to post a good score only one player was able to play to his handicap.  The day’s results were

Winner; Andrew Laing (19) – 36 pts from Daniel Wright (4) – 34 pts & Anthony Lakey (22) – 33 pts

Women’s Winner; Darlene Baker (22) 33 pts

Next week, September 9th is the club’s Guest Day.  It is also a Golf For A Cause day ($10.00 entry with $5.00 going to Cancer Research)  The day includes the club’s Relative Pairs Shield.  This event is an RGC Shield event and is open to all golfers who hold a GA handicap.  Pairs are made up of people who have a family relationship, partner/partner, father/daughter, father in law/son in law etc.

It is sad to report that there has been a serious increase in vandalism at Romsey Park and on the golf course over the last weekend.  Five flags were stolen, distance markers pulled out of the ground, small trees ripped out of the ground and laid together and others just stolen; plants, bamboo stakes and protective cover.  To replace the flag poles and flags will cost the club over $250, the damage to the trees, some as thick as your arm is extremely disappointing.