Weds 14th Oct – Royal Lakeside
After three weeks of overcast grey rainy conditions, it was nice to get a bit of sunshine for Wednesday’s game at Royal Lakeside. The course had received a lot of rain recently and was damp underfoot, just about anywhere one could claim relief from casual water or a plugged ball. As a result, a decision was made to play from the white tees at six thousand three hundred yards.
Tony Robbins set a fast pace with twenty points on the front nine but faded on the back to take second place on thirty-two points. Geoff Parker is continuing on his good form and took first place with thirty-five points with Jimmy Carr in third place on thirty-one points. Only two near pins were won going to Les Cobban and Geoff Parker. Les gave an exhibition in driving with most of his drives going past two hundred and fifty yards. Unfortunately, his iron play was not up to his usual standard and the putter was very cold.
A return visit to Lakeside is on the cards as we were offered a very special deal for next month and with the weather now starting to dry up, the course should be in magnificent condition.
A very pleasant surprise was in store for the Bunker Boys back at Woody’s Bar for the presentation. Two of our members, Steve Durey and Stuart Brown, both of whom had endured long-term illness, made an appearance at the presentation. Despite both losing a lot of weight, we are delighted to report that they are on the mend again. Hopefully they will make a full recovery and get back on the golf course soon.
1st Geoff Parker (18) 35 points
2nd Tony Robbins (22) 32 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (19) 31points
Near pins: Les Cobban, & Geoff Parker.