Saturday June 3 and Sunday, June 4 were two major events on the golfing calendar; Saturday’s Eric Crisp Memorial day and Sundays Monthly Mug combined with Round 2 of the Club Championships. There was a big turnout of both men and women golfers on Saturday for the inaugural Eric Crisp Memorial Trophy, in memory of a great golfer and friend who passed away last year.
A great day was had by all with members of Eric’s extended family and friends also participating. The highlight of the day was the number of players who obviously had played well, with high scores being in abundance. It was up to the match committee to sort out the placings.
Peter Oliver took out the day with a score of 42 points, followed closely by Max Hubble with 41 points, third making a Hubble double was Steph Hubble with 40 points.
No. 6 longest putt Steph Hubble; No. 9 longest putt Les Lee; No. 12 nearest the pin PJ Cutmore; No. 14 nearest the pin Neil James.
SUNDAY’S event was the June Monthly Mug and the second Round of the Club Championships; a stroke event sponsored by Grafton Electrics.
Normally a keenly contested event for free drinks for a month and this event was going to be no different with the decision going down to the wire with a countback separating the winner from the minor placings. Peter Beazley continues his good form with a match winning 81 gross 68 nett to take out the Monthly Mug and also add to his Club Champion score; unlucky runner-up was Chadd Hunt with a gross 89 nett 68 and third went to Gary Balt with a gross 82 nett 69.
No. 1 best second shot Chadd Hunt; No. 6 nearest the pin Matt Woods; No. 7 longest putt Ollie Griffiths; No. 10 best second shot Ollie Griffiths; No. 18 best third shot Daniel Negus.
THE Gillett Putter, a stroke event, was played on Saturday, as well as the veterans trophy, both sponsored by Sportspower Northam. It’s one of the gold-leaf events of the year where the winner’s name is on the club’s honour board for perpetuity. Chadd Hunt thought his great score of 68 nett last week would have won him the Monthly Mug but he was pipped by Peter Beazley on a countback.
Hunt was determined to do better this week and started strongly with 39 off-the-stick for the first nine. A couple of nervous shots on the back nine might have been the start of a downward spiral, however Hunt steadied and with a score of 44 for the second nine gave him a gross score of 83 and nett 63 which gave him the winning score on the day.
Roger Podmore was the next best score with a nett 67.
Inspiring veteran Ron Pitts again did the difficult feat in golf, to score under your age.
Pitts, a young 89, scored 85 off-the-stick with a nett 67 to take out the veterans trophy.
Gross winner Matt Woods with a score of 77 and an eagle on No. 5 the first of the year.
No. 3 long putt Les Lee jnr; No. 8 best second shot Geoff Hall; No. 14 nearest the pin John Woods; No. 17 longest putt or chip Ron Pitts.
Next week’s events:
Saturday, June 17 Four Ball Best Ball pairs; Sunday, June 18 stableford.