- Crowborough Common
Another non-summer’s afternoon saw 44 players for the third Fun Golf event of the year. Players went out in groups of 4 with 2 stableford scores counting on the hardest holes according to the Stroke Index, 3 scores on the intermediate holes and all 4 scores counting on what are, said to be, the “easiest” holes.
The winning team was John & Linda Spreadbury, Terry Conby and Pat Donald. Pipped at the post were Bruce Parsons, Lynn Collett and Peter & Sylvia Billcliff.
Third and fourth places were also very close, but coming third on Countback was the all-ladies group of Liz Avery, Georgina Westlake, Wendy Slack and Jane P. Adams.
After the game, an additional four people joined the players and everyone enjoyed Lasagne, Garlic Bread and salad. Thank you Richard for looking after us so well as usual.
The next game will be on Friday 2nd September when we will hope, once more, to be finally rewarded with a nice warm afternoon.
This game was great fun, very varied and one that nobody other than the organisers had played before. The first 3 holes were played as a Betterball Stableford, the next 3 as a 2-ball Scramble and the last 3 as a Greensomes. With all the scorecards and handicap calculations done in advance to avoid confusion, it was a well received game by the 28 players. Once again, the last groups came in rather cold – what has happened to summer?!
Our champions this time were Penny & Jim Tyrrell, closely followed by Sara & Harry Young, Irene Toyne & Dennis Bell and, keeping it in their families, John Toyne & Mary Bell. An extremely tasty Chicken Curry went down very well, so many thanks, once again to Richard and Michelle.
Fortunately, Friday the 13th brought no trouble to the 40 players who ventured out for the first Fun Golf get-together of the year. It was more than a bit chilly for the last groups, but nothing that a glass or two of wine and a nice warming meal could not put right. Many thanks to Richard and Michelle for an excellent Chicken Pie. It was good to have a number of non-playing partners join us to eat. You are always welcome.
We played a Seattle Scramble in teams of 4 over 9 holes and with everyone having to take at least 2 drives, there was no time for sitting back and relaxing.
First prize went to Brenda & Stan Clift, Peter M. Adams & Mandy Monk (you are not supposed to win a game you are jointly organising!). Second were Penny & Jim Tyrell & Jan & Iain Gibb and third were Irene & John Toyne &, very welcome newcomers to Crowborough, Mary & Dennis Bell.