Jonathan escapes the Bear Trap to seal Easter victory
SUNDAY 20TH APRIL
Brian Knox dropped only one shot to par on his way to his second victory in the Sunday Sweep this year.
1st- Brian Knox (13) Nett 30.5.
2nd- Philip Strong (8) Nett 32.
MONDAY 21ST APRIL
There was an excellent turnout for the Easter Monday Medal and it resulted in a photo finish.
Four players finished with 41 points and it was their scores over the final four holes that decided the placings.
Jonathan Burns played these very tricky holes in 12 shots (188.8.131.52.) and that clinched first place.
David Cherry and Michael Robinson took 17 shots for the same stretch and poor Alan Dale, with victory in his grasp, slumped to 19 shots.
Those last four holes, which some members call the “Bear Trap”, will catch out many a player before the season is done.
Robin Boyd and Tom Mulholland came close with 39 points each.
1st- Jonathan Burns (5) 41 pts
2nd- David Cherry (14) 41 pts
3rd- Michael Robinson (15) 41 pts
4th- Alan Dale (12) 41 pts
Best Gross: Rory Madeley (3) 68
Best Senior: Peter Hillen (11) 38 pts
WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL
The juveniles didn’t get a very pleasant morning for their Easter competition.
It was cold and wet, which makes the winning scores by Patrick Magennis and Matthew Reain commendable.
1s Patrick Magennis (8) 39 pts
2nd- Jamie Thompson (11) 38 pts
1st- Matthew Reain (32) 45 pts
2nd- Joshua Reain (24) 39 pts
THURSDAY 24TH APRIL
Michael Allison, a former member of the golf club, returned to play in the Open Stableford.
He must have been impressed with the many improvements to the course layout. Michael played lovely golf; going round in four over par, gross 73. That gave him a winning score of 42 points. You will be back, Michael, won’t you?
Gareth Moody and Kerry McCluskey both came close with 39 points each.
1st- Michael Allison (10) 42 pts
2nd- David Cherry (13) 41 pts
3rd- Paul Mark (17) 41 pts
Best Gross: William Malcolmson (5) 72