Tuesday was to be the final event of the calendar year for the Seniors. All had been eagerly awaiting the hidden partners event to be played over fifteen holes, followed by the presentation of the mid-term results. It was with a mixture of disappointment and relief that they all greeted Derek’s message that, due to the severe weather forecast, the golfing part of the day had been cancelled.
The forecast was accurate and everyone gazed wistfully out of their windows to see the steadydownpour that had prevented their action on the golf course. However, twenty-nine members gathered at the club in good spirit to enjoy each other’s company with lively conversation over a pint, a coffee, a wine or even a coke. The festive food was served up from the kitchen and they all tucked in to the traditional three course meal, ham – egg – and chips. On completion of the meal captain Derek Cole rose to address the gathering and announce the current standings in each category.
There are two categories for the over 75’s – an eclectic net and an order of merit (best three cards).
In the over 75’s Nett Eclectic the leader is Richard Davies with 53pts, 2nd goes to Tony Ranoe and one point behind in 3rd is Alan Jones with 52pts.
In the Order of merit for over 75’s Alan Jones heads the table with 109pts. Closely followed by Richard Davies with 108pts. Third place went to Steve Decosimo with 100pts.
The order of merit (best three cards) in the general field played out as follows;
1st Roger Barton – 118pts,
2nd Robin Hagley – 114pts
3rd Michael Whale – 111pts
In the eclectic gross category:
1st Roger Barton – 64, 2nd Jim Moffatt – 67, 3rd Meirion Griffiths – 67
Finally the current scores in the eclectic net category are as follows :
1st Adrian Palmer – 54pts (better back 9), 2nd Meirion Griffiths – 54pts (better back 9), 3rd Robin Hagley – 54pts
Those listed are the current standings and are subject to change as each competition will continue after the Christmas break. All is not lost and everyone can improve on scores already achieved. In his address to the senior members present Derek reminded everyone that the amended rules by the golfing union will come into force in January. His final words were to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a safe and happy return in January.