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Rymer Nabs President’s Day Trophy

With fine weather and a good turn-out President’s Day lived up to expectations.  Terry “Lucky” Rymer made off with the trophy with the second best card.

The President himself made the best score of 39 but with that noble modesty for which he is justly renowned (and his arm twisted up his back) he declined the prize.  Terry was best of the rest with 38.

Jon Margrave took second with 36 on count-back and Bob Whitehall was third.  Bill McEwan won nearest the pin on the third and Kevin O’Donoghue on the seventh.

Greg Anstey claimed nearest the pin on thirteenth but was denied the prize on the grounds that the President forgot to put out the marker.  “My only decent shot of the day,” said the rueful Greg.

Great performance in Public Courses

This team played superb today and all the way though this competition.  You all need a pat on the back.
Also K. O’Donoghue, A. Charlton and John Hall who played earlier rounds.
You have done the club proud.
A big thank you from me.
Regards Peter

opt-team opt-scorecard16 opt-scorecard opt-clubhouseThis year following requests from clubs the competition returned to its traditional six pair format.  The number of clubs entering this year was the same as in 2015.

We had a new venue at Frilford Heath’s green course.  It was a very sunny and pleasant day with only the occasional blustery shower.  With the course in excellent conditions and a Par and SSS of 69 most pairs were hopeful of achieving 36 points.  Many did but the average over the 36 pairs was 35!  Best score was 44 points by Gary Middleton and Alan Risby from Chingford.  The pace of play was excellent with pairs coming in one after another with no gaps – well done all.

The results could not have been better I they had been script written with Ruislip 11 points ahead of Basildon after two pairs.  Basildon chipped away at the deficit and after 5 pairs their team was a point ahead and with last pairing containing the sixth pairs from Ruislip and Basildon we were set for a cliff hanger finish.  Basildon held their nerve to win with 222 points with Ruislip winning the Ellis Cup with 217 points.

Thanks to referee, Tony Zendle and starter, Colin Ballantyne.  Admin back up was provided by Kathy Maloney and my wife Jane thus ensuring the day ran so smoothly.

Ed Mitchell, NAPGC Secretary

Clapham Common Organiser