THE weather had the last say over the golfers last weekend.
After light rain and a breeze for most of the morning and the early part of the afternoon, the wind dropped and steady rain set in to put an end to the first round of the Strokeplay Championships.
This Saturday we will again try to have the first of the three rounds of the event. Hence the Championship programme will drop back a week to make up for last Saturday's cancellation of play.
Also a reminder to all that although the weather intervened, more than seven holes had been played, so cards needed to be signed and handed in. Please hand them to the starter this week.
The draw for this Saturday is: 1st tee - 10.30: J Cusdin, B Gibbons, C Meredith, R Swindlehurst; 10.37: G Kite, T Cawley, K Rai, B King. 10.45: Caskey, G Otterson, N Jeffrey, K Gwerder; 10.52: D Behrent, S Richards, H Morton, B Cave; 11.00: D Shearman, S Bruce, D Bates, C Downs; 11.07: S Ngatai, C Kearvell, G Radich, D Robertson; 11.15: T Johnson, W Dymond, L Eagar, M Petford; 11.22: B Kretschmar, K Broughton, S Downs, D Kidd; 11.30:B Caskey, P Smithson, J Bound, K Dymond; 11.37: K Broughton, C Merson, S Campbell, N Aldridge; 11.45: M Cook, T Kelsen, G Kelly, C Askew; 11.52: J Chittenden, K Kretschmar, W Cleland, M McDonald; 12.00: J Erwood, N Bertie, D Hancock, W Wilson;
10th tee - 10:30:G Bishop, P Moore, K Johns, A Best; 10.37: D Banham, B Arthur, B Knowles, P Death; 10.45: T Watts, Dave Bates, C Christie, M Taylor.
Anyone not in the draw but wishing to play please contact C Caskey on 027 222 5424, or starter J Erwood at 7656276, 027 6404008.
We have our Monthly tournament on this Thursday, August 12, teeing off from 11.45am to 12.15pm. All welcome:
Many thanks to Neal Bertie for providing the 90 metre distance markers on all the par fours and par fives; I'm sure they will be referred to often.
Stratford Veteran's Golf
ON Friday, August 6 in overcast weather, 25 golfers started in a Stableford competition.
The weather improved and thefollowing results were recorded:Ladies: M McQuay 36, A Gribbon, F Coburn 33; Men: B Whyte 41, N Webby 39, O Meehan, J Anderson, B Davies 38, F Nielsen, B Arthur 37; Accuracy: K Elliott; Twos: F Nielsen; Nine-Holers: L Bayly 19.Next competition is Friday, August 13, weather permitting.
THE weekend Top Cat competition is nearing conclusion with just one round left to be played.
We currently have Jenny Oien and Jill Evans leading the way on eight points, followed by Diana de Jong and Sheryl Stanners on seven points and Ann Braithwaite and Vivian Todd on six points.
Played as a 'round robin' tournament, the competition is still strong, with the final round to be played on August 21. The fourth and final round of Helena and Doris is programmed for this Saturday, August 14.
Next week on Tuesday, August 17 midweek members will play a stroke play, best nett competition. Starters for the day are Flo Coburn and Julie Cook.
Remember that the Club Championships are not far away. Have you entered yet?
THE 2010 Strokeplay Championships were completed on Sunday in good scoring conditions.
Michael Boland continued his dominance in this competition to win the Campbell Cup senior division for the fourth time in the past five years recording a two round total of 145.
Father Kevin Boland held off a determined fightback by John Durdle to gain a one shot victory in the intermediate division with a two round total of 167, earning him the Curly Murray Memorial Cup for the second time.
Roger Lawrence held on to his first round lead to dominate the junior division to win by eleven shots over nearest rival Trevor Taylor and secure the Bob Stanners Memorial Cup with a total of 188.
Paul Daymond easily won the day's haggle with 45 points ahead of Kevin Boland (43) and John Durdle (42). Michael Boland and Lance Williams shared fourth place with 41 points with Bruce Bland (40) and Wendy Burnand (39) completing the leader board.
Twos were scored by P Daymond (3rd), M Boland and K Stanners (5th).
Round one of the Glen Nui Trophy will be played for this Sunday. This nett competition will also be for a Shootout qualifying round with positions in the final field still up for grabs.