Winter League Results for 13/10/18
|1st||I. Forman||47 – 2 = 45||6|
|2nd||J. Murray||49 – 3 = 46||5|
|A. Dickson||53 – 7 = 46||5|
|W. Lauder||55 – 9 = 46||5|
|3rd||A. Buchan||53 – 6 = 47||4|
|L. Thompson||54 – 7 = 47||4|
|4th||G. Cruden||50 – 2 = 48||3|
|R. Melville||52 – 4 = 48||3|
|C. Brown||60 – 11 = 49||2|
|5th||R. Angus||52 – 3 = 49||2|
|W. Whicher||52 – 3 = 49||2|
|6th||C. Herbert||55 – 5 = 50||1|
|P. Cordiner||59 – 9 = 50||1|
Well fellow Winter Leaguers it comes round quicker and quicker as the years go by, where has the summer gone was the topic for the early morning starters (blogger included). After glorious summer weather, where some of us even managed a round in shorts and tee shirt, we are now back to the “real golf” and the long hot sunny days 😎 are but a distant memory. It is time for the serious stuff to start as the Winter League season 2018-2019 gets under way.
After a dry summer where Craigewan Links returned to the hard bouncy fairways which was a feature of classic links golf in the past but has not been seen “Ower the Watter” for a number of years, well the man upstairs decided to get his own back this week and welcomed the players to consistent rain which prevailed for most of the day, even the early birds had showers to contend with which got heavier as the day progressed….so if you want to get round dry you need to start watching the forecast, here listed are some of the weather forecast providers that you can reference to ensure you have the opportunity to get round in the best conditions for the day, XC Weather CH’s favourite, BBC not always correct, Met Office very accurate, The Weather Channel, these are just a selection and there are others but if in doubt phone DHD, he usually knows best 😆
Format for the point scoring system has been changed for this year with the first 6 places getting on the score sheet, 6pts to 1pt are available.
Due to the inclement weather the council decided to change the format from 18 holes to 12 holes and that the Michael Murray Trophy, which is normally the opening competition for the Winter League, will now be played at a later date over 18 holes.
The conditions did not affect our winner this week where Ian Forman coped with the early morning showers and secured the 6pts with a 2 under par 45net.
Three players shared 5pts each with J. Murray 49 – 3 = 46 (25/24), James really didn’t do anything wrong with halves of 25/24 decent golf in the tricky wet conditions. Alan Dickson 53 – 7 = 46 (28/25) Alan will rue a nasty SEVEN at the 7th hole which spoiled a very respectable card…golf is there Alan just need to keep the “Len Goodwins” off your card. Wullie Lauder, last years WL champion golfer, has picked up where he left off with 55 – 9 = 46 (27/28) Wullies card was also pretty tidy with the exception of a double bogey 6 at the 11th.
Top scratch score this week was posted by winner Ian Forman with level par 47 (24/23) over the outer loop course.
Lee Thompson recorded the first birdie of the WL where at the opening hole he hit a drive Rory McIlroy would be proud of, followed with an iron right out of Francesco Molinari text book to 10 feet and coolly rolled in the putt….well that’s what he told everyone but apparently the true story from Basil was a duffed drive followed by a thinned iron shot, but he did hole out in 1 putt for the birdie 😐 .
Please note that the rule change regarding a lost ball off the tee, you must play a 2nd ball from the teeing ground, just ask Gary Baird he will update you on the rules regarding playing a provisional ball 😥 .
37 players tee’d up this week to brave the wet conditions, i am sure the attendance will increase over the coming weeks.
Thanks to Ian “Basil” Cameron, Jim Halkett and Dave Buchan who have agreed to continue attending to the scores and raffle.
Winter greens have been prepared to allow green keeping staff to carry out essential work on the putting surfaces, therefore members are requested to take a lift from the temporary greens when not in play.
See you all next week
Leader Board 13/10/18