3 Counties 8.3.14 - Winter Salva Wincanton Round 3
On the day … a telling phrase to a Team Captain!... we had quite a mixed team at Wincanton. Our regulars were depleted but Angela and Dave, Sandra Ford and Sean were able to be there. I felt I was leading lambs to slaughter when Mary Marshall and Ann McRae said they would play. Was it wise when they would have to drop to 24 hcp and they didn't know the course? Wincanton may be flat as a pancake, but the experience can be traumatic. Oh well... a straightforward format...ind. stableford, full hcp and 3 Counties is aimed at giving opportunities to more people, so I tempted them with no rain, no water, no ditches. You can use electric trolleys. Both smiled at me and said, “I'll give it a go.” Oh, you wicked woman Gill. We had sunshine, yes, but an increasing cold wind, behind us one way but in our faces the other. (How do you get that penetrating flight under the wind, so different to skulling it along the ground?) Balls wouldn't stay on fairways, lost forever in the rough. The pace got slower and slower. One lady survived it, even had one of our better scores (27 pts) and is quite upbeat, but the other says she will never play there again! Now I feel bad.
Then there's the men to thank...Phil Lock, Frank Pengelly, Alec Lyon, Graham Load and Norman. I appreciate your bravery, as you had more idea about what to expect from the day. Norman seemed laid back though, when I found him multi-fairwaying, enjoying the sunshine and a chance to be out. Well done to Angela. Our top scorer with 34 points. I won't go into how wide the scores spread, but there were some interesting ones and gender counted for nothing in the end! Credit to Jamie from Wincanton, playing off 5, who scored 41 pts.
We were last on the day and I hate to say we are last overall but the final round will be played at Folke on Saturday, 22nd March. Maybe we can narrow the gap.
Our Winter Knockout round against Folke will be at Wheathill on Sunday, 23rd. This has been postponed from January! Spaces in the teams. See the sheets in the corridor.