Tom’s double up farewell

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The Haven Golf Society

Monday, July 31, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

CSS 73

1st Tom McCarthy (23) 34pts

2nd Jon Batty (6) 33pts

3rd John O’Sullivan (23) 32pts

4th Shuichi Kodaka (18) 31pts

5th Andrew Purdie (6) 30pts

6th Mark Lang (6) 29pts

Greenwood was as usual in very good shape although as with all the courses during the week it was affected by the recent rains.

Tom McCarthy took his first win of his final week with the group prior to his return to the USA.  His solid round was marred but just one zero but included five 3-pointers and one 4-pointer and proved to be just enough to squeeze ahead of Jon Batty in second place.  John O’Sullivan was close behind in third spot having also looked good after the opening nine.

Shuichi Kodaka continued the trend of a good front but a worse back nine in fourth place just in front of Andrew Purdie who was the only player on the day to reverse that trend, which left Marl Lang in sixth just another point behind.

There were no 2s in either of the divisions.

Tom McCarthy.
Tom McCarthy.

Wednesday, August 2, Pattana A & C (white tees) – Stableford

CSS 74

1st Andrew Purdie (6) 36pts

2nd Mark Armstrong (25) 32pts

3rd Tom McCarthy (23) 31pts

4th Jon Batty (6) 30pts

5th Neville Duncan (10) 26pts

Andrew Purdie stayed well ahead of the chasing players today with a very tidy card of 36 points.  Mark Armstrong ran him closest four back in second place, just one in front of the week’s inform player, Tom McCarthy in third.

Jon Batty, although not able to produce his previous form, did just enough to claim his second podium placement for the week taking fourth, which left Neville Duncan the next best finisher in fifth some four shots back.

With the par 6 on the A nine included in the par 73 it was not surprising that the CSS for the day moved out a shot to 74, as the course was playing very long from the white tees.

Friday, August 4, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

CSS 72

1st Tom McCarthy (23) 39pts

2nd Darryl Burkett (12) 34pts

3rd Danny Greer (27) 32pts

4th John O’Sullivan (23) 31pts

5th Frank Dunstan (27) 32pts

6th Mark Armstrong (25) 30pts

Following the recent European Ladies (ELPGA) event the course was playing to its most difficult level with the rough very difficult to play from, although the fairways and greens were in good condition.

Tom McCarthy took his second win of the week with an even better round that his previous win, returning a card that included two 4-pointers and six 3-pointers and but for three zeros would have seen an even more dramatic reduction in his handicap to take back home with him.

Darry Burkett did well enough on his return to secure second place although five shots adrift of the winner.  Third placed Danny Greer managed to find the correct course this week for a round with his chums instead of a lonely one.

John O’Sullivan hung on for an extra round in the week before returning to his northern estate and won a count back for fourth over Frank Dunstan with a better 17 to 14, which then left Mark Armstrong on the final step of the podium in sixth.

For the third time in the week there were no 2s in either of the divisions ensuring a huge couple of pots for next week’s events.