Trevose GC – June 2018

One of my bucket list. Trevose Golf Course.
Standing on the first tee with the whole course in front of you and the Atlantic roaring in the distance is one of the most intimidating first shots for high handicappers like us – especially with several members sipping their G&Ts watching us tee off and offering whispered approval (or otherwise ) of our shots.
For once there was not a breath of wind and the fairways were bone dry. Lots of run on our tee shots and we were quickly and thankfully out of sight of the club house.

Stableford Scores:
Me 36 pts
Madeleine: 37 pts.

Killiow Park June 2018

On our regular summer trip to COrnwall and our yearly visit to Killiow Park – a club affiliate to our own Coombe Wood GC. Cornwall (and the UK) has been enjoying several weeks of sunny, dry weather and the course was in very good condition – although the greens were extremely slow.
we both played a decent game, Madeleine hitting some great tee shots. The unusually slow greens played a little havoc with our final score even though our tee-to-green play was good.
Stableford scores:- 35 pts each.

Inaugural Jude Classic Invitational 2017

Jude Invitational 2017

The Inauguaral (St.)Jude Inivitational Classic was held at Coombe Wood Golf Course on 10th August 2017.
The results were:-
Wayne Eagling (31 pts)
Stephen Jefferies (29 pts)
Robert Jude (28 pts)
Also playing:-
Curt Probel
Andrew Ward
Michael Coleman.

Nearest the pin (14th hole) was won by Wayne Eagling.
Nearest in 2 shots (9th hole) was won by Stephen Jefferies.

The team of Coleman, Jefferies and Jude won the best net score with 6 under par.

Invitations for the 2018 running will go out in June next year!

2nd June 2017 – Froggs v Juniors

4 teams playing 4BBB. Handicaps even so was always going to be a tight match. Partnered with John Hoare against Nikki and Craig. Those youngsters certainly hit the ball well, and out-drove us oldies on practically every hole.
Hard fought match which we eventually won 4 & 3, although that result did not reflect the quality of the juniors’ play or the closeness of the match.
Overall, the competitiion result was 2 wins and 2 losses, so the Froggs retained the trophy for another year.
Well done to all who played.

31st May 2017 – Spring Nines

Played with Madeleine and Rob Harvard – a charming and patient young man. Had a good 9 holes scoring 5 on every hole bar the 6th – with 19 Stableford points. 3rd place and handicap down another 0.4
Took our neighbour’s son Ollie along for his first game after quite a few lessons at the range. He did very well for a first round.

22nd May 2017 – Match with Epsom (Lotus Eaters)

Match against our friends the Epsom Seniors (Lotus Eaters).

Six matches played and a really tense result.  Four matches halved, one win by Coombe Wood and Peter Carswell and I were bringing up the rear against Alan Cottam and David Doerr.  

Our match went to and fro – we took an early 2 hole lead before surrendering 4 holes on the trot, fighting back to all square after 9.

Back 9 was mostly one way as my partner and I moved into a strong 3 up with 5 to play.  However, Epsom were not finished and fought back to 1 down going to the last. The hole was halved in 5 – so Coombe Wood were victors.

It was an extremely friendly and well fought match, and I thank my partner and our opponents for making it such an enjoyable day.

12th May 2017 – Trevose Headland

Played on the Headland Course at Trevose, Constantine Bay, Nr. Padstow North Cornwall.

We started in bright if cool condition – little wind. Perfect for seaside golf.  But wait, clouds over the distant sea.  By the time we had sunk our putts on the 5th – which was unfortunately the hole furthest from the club-house – the wind has risen and the rain was starting to pour as only those who have spent time in the West Country will understand.  We decided to carry on and complete the round, but by the 7th hole – despite the fact that I had just unleashed a 240/250 yard drive straight down the middle of the fairway (incidentally with Madeleine not far behind with the slight advantage of the Ladies Tee) we decided to call it a day.

Despite the fact that we had hired a buggy for the occasion, by the time we had completed the 800 odd yards back to the club-house we were well-and-truly soaked and feeling very sorry for ourselves.  Match Abandoned!

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