Aki swoops in at St. Andrews


Colin’s Bar Golf Society

Sunday, June 18,  St. Andrews

A Flight

1st Richard Griffin (4) 37pts

2nd Fred Birch (16) 36pts

B Flight

1st Aki Yamamoto (21) 40pts

2nd Steve Coghlan (36) 36pts

Near Pins: Colin Davis, Richard Griffin & Gary Barker.

Long Putts: Greg Limond.

Thirteen players were out in the comp today so we had 2 flights and 2 places in each.  The course was in reasonable condition and all went well on the front nine but then we ran into a very slow 5-ball that held us up till the end.

A Flight was a tight affair with Richard Griffin just beating Fred Birch by one shot and in B Flight Aki Yamamoto, on a flying visit from the land of the rising sun, made the most of his short trip with 40 points to take victory.  Steve Coghlan came in second four points behind.

Monday, June 19, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Bob Stokes (17) 42pts

2nd Murray Hatchford (27) 41pts

We had just 2 groups on Monday at Pattavia, but the weather good and the course in excellent condition.

There appears to be is no stopping that man Bob Stokes, even with a handicap cut he was still the man of the match with 42 points, closely followed by Murray Hatchford in second who shot a blob-free round of 41.  No near pins today due to the small group size.

Wednesday, June 21, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

1st Bob Stokes (16) 37pts

2nd Peter Hynard (17) 35pts

The course at Royal Lakeside was, as always, in great condition with the greens fast and true, provided you and your caddy could read them.

Coming out on top yet again was Bob Stokes, this time with 37 points, followed by his playing partner Peter Hynard who just beat off the challenge of Murray Hatchbord on count back.

The near pins were claimed by Colin Davis (2), Bob Stokes & Peter Hynard while the long putt award went to Murray Hatchbord.

Friday, June 23, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford

1st Richard Mace (28) 40pts

2nd Bob Stokes (16) 38pts

We had just 8 players today for Crystal Bay where an overnight storm had left trees down across the layout.  Apart from that the course was in good condition although the greens were a bit slow, as some of the scores reflected.

Richard Mace took the challenge to Bob Stokes and won the day with a fine score of 40 points.  There was a trio of players vying for second place on 38 points but Bob Stokes edged out Mark Bamber and Tip Briney courtesy of a monster putt on the 18th for birdie.

The near pins were claimed by Dave Hewson and Colin Davis.