26 redoubtable Togsters faced up to a bit of a gluepot of a course to compete in a Lone Ranger with a Twist this Thursday.
Each member of a three ball team took turns to register a mandatory stableford score to be multiplied by the next best or least best score depending on the hole being played. Scoring was tough given the conditions and Craig Buchanan, Chris Tobin and John Headland were worthy winners posting an impressive 58 points.
Well done all who took part.
Our aged heroes visited a waterlogged Cumberwell park today to complete the final leg of this year’s GJ Winter League competition.
Splashing around in the rain and cold the DG team put up a great fight- winning one match and losing two others on the 18th hole, but our opponents were just too strong and won the match 3-1 therefore winning overall 4.5 to 3.5.
So very well done Cumberwell Park and well done to all the DG seniors who have played so well for so long in such awful conditions!!!
Well done Team – Ed.
…… a win for the Ladies in the bi-annual “friendly” match against the seniors !
Despite all the pre-match predictions, the commentary from the experts, the constant intervention from the media and even the exit polls, no-one foresaw the astounding result that came about at Donnington Grove today.
No one, that is, except wily strategist and Ladies Captain, Katherine Hartwell and her hand-picked teamsters. With a steady nerve and steely determination she devised a strategy that was destined to destroy the previous invincibility of the seniors and leave the pundits confounded.
By the simple stratagem of cutting the seniors hard earned handicaps by 25% and bribing the course manager to move the gentlemen’s tees to the back of the tee box and moving the reds to the front, the ladies inflicted a rare defeat on the seniors.
Sue Foote won the individual prize for best performance, contributing 33 points to the ladies total of 302 points, a winning margin of 20 over the old timers.
Gill Lane won a bottle for being nearest the pin in the ladies competition whilst not a single senior managed to hit the green.
With admirable grace Seniors Captain, Dave Lawson, offered hearty congratulations to the Ladies for a well-deserved victory before slinking away to seek out his Tantō whilst muttering something about harakiri.