Clover Leigh played a full weekend of golf with two stroke rounds making up the annual championships.
Those who reckoned on having a tilt turned out—twice. The first round also doubled as the monthly medal event for November.
The womens events turned out as follows. Tania Baldwin took out the monthly medal with a nett 77 and the nearest the pin on the 16th with 499 cm.
Tania also took out the second round competition with a nett 77 and the nearest the pin on the 16th with 260 cm, followed up by a sterling putt for a birdie.
Tania also claims the club’s womens scratch championship with 176 total strokes.
The mens events turned out as follows. Peter Freck took out the monthly medal with a nett 66 and nearest the pin on the 16th with 233 cm.
Birdies to Peter on 11 and 17, the last of which was gobbled. A gobble to Nico on the fifth.
The second round stroke event was taken out by Nico with a nett 66. Nearest the pin to George Gerrard on the 16th with 446 cm. Gobbles to Nico on the seventh and 14th.
In the club’s mens championships stakes, the scratch win to Peter with 162 strokes, runner-up Mick McDonell with 187.
Mens handicap win to Nico with a two-round nett total of 141, runner-up to George with 145.
Congratulations to all winners.
Curiously, despite the Clover Leigh course having eight par three holes, the four nearest the pin events over the two rounds were all recorded on the 16th. What are the odds?
Well, actually, there was a one in eight chance for the first event to be on any one par three hole.
The chances of the second event being on the same hole is 1 in 8 x 8.
So, the chance of three is 1 in 8 x 8 x 8 and the fourth then is 1 in 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 = 64 x 64 = 4,096. So, one chance in 4,096. Unlikely, then.
Next week will be a single Stableford teeing off at 8am.
Putting it in