‘The Donkey’ doubles up


Golf from Colin’s Bar

Sunday, March 26, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Peter Kelly (15) 42pts

2nd Anne Stokes (15) 41pts

3rd Gary Emmett (13) 40pts


Near Pins: Aidan Murray, Gary Emmett, Paul West & Fred Birch (2).

Long Putts: Anne Stokes.


Switching courses today with the Singha Championship on at Green Valley so today was good practice for Wednesday when we were back again.

Peter Kelly hit a rich vein of form today and with 24 points on the front nine and 42 overall, he proved just too good for the rest of the field.  Anne Stokes chased him all the way to the line and finished just one point behind in second while Gary Emmett took third on 40 points.

Colin Davis.
Colin Davis.

Monday, March 27, Pattavia – Stableford

A Flight

1st Bob Stokes (18) 40pts

2nd Manos Vak (19) 33pts


B Flight

1st Nigel Harrison (29) 42pts


Near Pins: Nigel Harrison (2), Torben Lindgaard, John Harrison

Long Putts: Manos Vak.


18 players out today on a very wet Monday morning and a quick phone call to the course confirmed that it was still open.  The course was a little wet but otherwise in perfect condition and the rain had put a lot of people off so we had a clean run ahead.

We had 2 flights and in the top division Bob Stokes, who had been having a torrid time with his golf recently, produced the surprise of the day and finished in top place with 40 points.  Manos Vak, a teacher from Korea took second spot on the podium but was seven points behind Bob.

Nigel Harrison had a blistering start in the B Flight with 12 points on the first 4 holes and took the day with 42 points overall.


Wednesday, March 29, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Colin Davis (22) 43pts

2nd Nigel Harrison (27) 39pts


Near Pins: Anne Stokes & Colin Davis.


With rain forecast just 7 hardy souls made it out to Silky Oak today.  Overcast on the way to the course, the heavens opened up when we got to the first tee and we were forced to take shelter for 30 minutes.

With the fairways wet underfoot it meant it was all carry off the tee with zero run available, ‘the Donkey’ doesn’t mind a bit of mud and he romped home today with 43 points, four ahead of Monday winner Nigel Harrison.


Friday, March 31, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter Petersen (4) 36pts

2nd John Harrison (11) 36pts

3rd Bob Stokes (16) 35pts


B Flight

1st Colin Davis (22) 44pts

2nd Matt Cronin (20) 37pts

3rd Tip Briney (24) 33pts


Near Pins: Merle Humphrys, Alistair Gall, Tip Briney, Jim Reilly.

Long Putts: Alistair Gall.


The best turnout for a few weeks showed up at Pleasant Valley with 20 players raring to go.  The course was very wet due to the overnight rain so we elected to play ‘lift, clean and cheat’.  We played from the blue tees with the exception of holes 8 & 12, which were from the whites.

In A Flight, Peter Petersen edged a tight count back over John Harrison to take top spot after they both came in with even par rounds.  Bob Stokes was just one point back in third.

The star of the show was ‘the Donkey’ who followed up his 43 on Wednesday with an even better 44 here today in B Flight.  Matt Cronin beat his handicap but was still a full seven points adrift in second place and Tip Briney placed fourth a further four behind.


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