Green Valley



For the first time in many months it was, as they say in cricketing circles, rain stopped play. Heavy rain for 30/40 minutes, turning fairways and greens very quickly into water hazards, but water running across fairways into ponds did not stop the conscientious green keeper from sitting on his machine and mowing the grass most of which was underwater. Within an hour or so the surface water had disappeared and we were back to normal but it is amazing how quickly the course dries out. The scores today were pretty good but the word ‘spectacular’ applied to the ladies, but more of that later. Three golfers turned in cards for 36 points and after closer inspection Sandy Chapo (23) occupied 4th place with 10 points on the last four holes but Mikael Anderson (15) pipped him at the post with 19 points on the way home. A countback was also necessary for the top spot both on 37 points but Peter Thomas (19) dragged his feet on the return trip with only 15 points due to five 1 pointer with Jim Bell (17), playing steady golf throughout, occupying top spot with 19 points on the back nine. The ladies, as usual, excelled today with Miss Sasicha (19) only managing 3rd place with 40 points with only 1 double bogey on her card, 1 point behind Miss Joy (26) who had 6 pars and only 2 double bogeys throughout. But Miss Phin (11) had a blistering round of golf with only one hole on the front where she dropped a shot and 1 under the card for the nine holes. Eleven pars and 2 birdies over 18 holes was a magnificent performance for her 44 points and a well-earned 1st place. Twos today went to Noodle, Sa, Pin, Lynn, Cottee, Jeff North and Eddie Bielby.


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