Montgo Golf So­ci­ety

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On Fri­day Oc­to­ber 5, Montgo GS played a sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by Sue Bur­man and Den­nis Ham­mond. The Oc­to­ber weather was ex­cel­lent for golf as it nor­mally is at this time of year, but the Oliva Nova course con­tin­ues to be in dis­ap­point­ing con­di­tion with 3 tem­po­rary greens and scar­i­fied fair­ways. There is a lot of work go­ing on but it is still frus­trat­ing for our mem­bers who have be­come ac­cus­tomed to the best pre­sented course in the re­gion.

We had a later start than nor­mal with Levante GS’s Cap­tains day ahead of us on the course, but we got round in the reg­u­la­tion 4½ hours, so no com­plaints there. Scor­ing in gen­eral was about aver­age, given the course con­di­tion, with the ex­cep­tion of three play­ers who all came in with 40 points: Richard Fox (3rd), Sally Bur­rowes (2nd) and win­ner Gor­don Gleeson, plac­ings be­ing de­cided by count­back. Luck­ily for them there were no hand­i­cap ad­just­ments in this com­pe­ti­tion be­cause of the state of the course. Com­ing in dis­tant 4th with 35 points was our other Sally (Cot­trell).

There were NTP prizes on of­fer for men and ladies on the 5th (in 2) and 16th holes. The men’s win­ners were Wolf­gang Schus­ter and Ian Bonser, but no lady got on the 5th in 2, and Sally Bur­rowes col­lected the prize on the 16th at a dis­tance of 15 me­tres. Now that is way­ward for our ladies!

At the pre­sen­ta­tion af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion it was great to see found­ing mem­ber Jan Jones back and with the great news that she has had the sign off from her doc­tor to start play­ing again, hav­ing been laid low with a bad back since early in the year. We look for­ward to hav­ing her out with us again in the very near fu­ture.

Next time we will be hold­ing our an­nual Cap­tain vs ViceCap­tain match.

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