Roll Up Roundup – 1st May 2018

45-seniors enjoyed fine conditions and a rapidly improving course [given recent weather] for today’s roll-up – an individual stableford that was the second round of our Eclectic.   But as usual, before we get to the results, a few announcements:

1                     We welcome another new member, Phil Eltham.   Phil has been a member of the club for some years, but has now plucked up the courage to ‘jump in the deep end’ and join the seniors – or to put it another way he’s turned 55!

2                     The draw for the first round ‘proper’ of the Gotzl was made immediately after the roll-up and Bill has circulated same, while Terry has posted the full draw on the website for the benefit of the more forgetful – The Geko draw will be distributed by Bill as soon as he has compiled it.   May is a long month so no excuses for not completing 1st-round matches before the end date of 31st inst.

3                     Richard has now sorted everything [almost] for the BBQ – it will be on 27th July, and the weather will of course be splendid, the food as succulent as ever, and the entertainment provided by Carswell’s very own Swanny Lane & Son playing music for everyone.   Price to be confirmed but rest assured that with such a line-up it will be a good value-for-money evening.

4                     Members have until Tuesday next [8th inst.] to indicate  whether they wish to purchase a polo shirt or jumper bearing the seniors logo – to remind you we will be ordering Footjoy clothing, and the polo will be white at a total cost of £38, and the jumper navy blue at £48.   If Paul’s info is correct there will shortly be size samples available for those that can’t use a tape-measure!!!   And finally:

5                     Gordon Westerhof has lost a Turnberry pitch–mark repairer somewhere on the course.   I’m not sure whether its value is because it’s diamond encrusted or sentimental, but if you have found it I’m sure that Gordon will thank you accordingly – at the bar that is!

And so to the  results:   No winner [again] of the BoB so next week we roll-over to the 6th – even easier than this week I hear you say!   By contrast, Jim Cotton overcame all-comers to win Venessa’s nearest-the-pin competition – today’s prize being a bottle of whisky that was just the extra incentive needed to push the total raised to over £150.   Final figure to be confirmed when Venessa is next in, but thanks to you all, and well done Jim.

As to the main event, the cut-off was 21, and the results were:

    Eclectic [individual stableford]    
Group Position Name H’cap Net score
Div 1 1st Stephen Sands 16.1 40
Div 1 2nd Alan Wilkins 19.4 36
Div 1 3rd Dave Wanless 19.9 34 c/b
Div 1 4th Roger Bates 10.0 34 c/b
Div 2 1st Nick Tomaszewski 22.3 38 c/b
Div 2 2nd David Roberts 26.5 38 c/b
Div 2 3rd Tim Hoiles 23.3 34 c/b
Div 2 4th John Ordish 24.5 34 c/b

Next week it’s a team game, Killer Yellow Ball, and unlike today the weather promises to be really summery – warm & dry with light winds.   What’s Killer Yellow Ball?   Basically it’s Yellow Ball BUT if the yellow ball doesn’t score on a given hole, the team doesn’t score – well that’s cleared that up then!!!!!