Gents Turkey Shoot
The Entry Sheet for the Gents Autumn Turkey Shoot is on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
The annual Boat Trophy, which is played in FBBB format, will be staged on Saturday 6th October at Douglas, and the following Saturday, 13th October, at Rowany. The Douglas leg will have phased tee-times from 11am. The home leg will be a shot-gun start at 12.45pm. The Sign-up Sheet has been posted in the Gents Locker Room. You can either enter as a team of 2, or singly. For the latter, the Chairman of the Competition & Handicap Committee, along with our Captain and Vice-Captain, will make up team as necessary.
Weekend Competition Report
By Guy Sutton
Saturday saw a long-established competition being played at Rowany. The Syd Driscoll Medal Trophy was donated by a wealthy patron of the club who played at Rowany many years ago. Although he didn’t play a lot, he had a soft spot for the Club and left a considerable legacy to the club when he died.
The poor weather on the day deterred some of the morning entrants, but as it brightened up in afternoon, a good number appeared out of the woodwork to contest the trophy.
Best of the bunch was Richard Miller, who carded a consistent 80 gross with two halves of 40 giving a 66 net off his 14 handicap. Richard had 7 pars and one birdie in his round. In second place, just missing out on a countback, was the ever dapper and colourful Chris Oates also carding a net 66 – 78 gross off his 12 handicap. Third place went to Darren Robinson on 68 net, 82 gross. The junior prize went to Finlo Kneale with a net 73, gross 92.
Sunday’s nine-hole mixed stableford competition was won by in-form Darren Robinson with a fine 22 points, just ahead of Toby Neale on 21.
Presentation of Prizes
The next Presentation of Prizes will be on Wednesday 26th September, at 9pm.
Winter is coming and so are the Winter Leagues. They will commence on Saturday 3rd November. The signing up sheets are now posted on the Gents locker room notice board. The leagues do have room for more teams although priority will be given to previous participants.
The A League is once again kindly sponsored by Kentraugh Consulting. The format is the same as last year – FBBB match play format with a maximum handicap of 18 and full difference allowance. All matches to be played off the yellow tees with a tee off time commencing at midday on Saturdays. The entry fee is the same as last year – £20 per person (payable in advance) and £1 per team each week. The money raised goes towards a prize presentation at the end of the season and any surplus is donated to charity. The A League will be organised by George Quayle and Richard Miller. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact them.
The B League is again kindly sponsored by Haven Homes and will be played in the same format as last year: Match play 4BBB 75% differential handicap off the yellow tees commencing from 10am.
There is a £40 competition fee per player payable on the first day (Saturday 3rd Nov) or in 4 equal instalments thereafter.
Prize Money is dependent on numbers but is expected to be in line with last year. As the B league made a surplus last year there will be an additional prize of £100 for the first Hole in One.
The B League is once again organised by Neil Gray and Brian Hewett please contact them for any further information, their contact details are on the signing up sheet.