Dave Edwards Memorial Trophy
24 members had taken up the slots on the North Course pretty quickly to play the Dave Edwards Memorial Trophy, won by Matt Burke last year. The course was in fine condition despite being booked solid since the lockdown had been lifted.
6 teams of 4 attempted to lose as few balls as possible to win the coveted team trophy, a fitting competition for the North Course.
Nigel Farmer, the winner of the last event, had been told by a pro playing with us on North Course two days earlier, that there was no reason he should not be a 5 handicapper. In preparation, Nigel went on a binge drinking spell the night before, which put him in contention for another much sought after prize – the keenest golfer – which he narrowly missed.
Matt Burke had hoped that the Match secretary had forgotten about his winning streak of last year but to no avail. Cut by 4 shots he ended up not being in contention for the trophy either. Still, good to see you back, Matt. We also saw Kuch back on course for the first time in many months, welcome back.
Meanwhile, Nick decided to use his 3 wood for putting, scoring 9 putts on the first 7 holes. A formidable achievement winning him the shot of the day. The second time the shot of the day was awarded for putting and reason enough to add a putting competition to our next event. Despite having home schooled his kids for the past months, this didn’t do Jonny Brock any good in improving his reading skills. The putting comp is at the next event, Jonny, and 32 putts probably won’t win you that prize 😊
A hot and humid day proved to be quite a challenge for some players, and we saw 3 results in the 100’s. Makes me wonder whether we should add a 100’s crown to played on the same day as the Champions Trophy.
Two teams managed to lose only 8 balls where the keenest team managed to get rid of 13 balls and won a sleeve of pink balls which are easier to find in the woods. More details on the match form.
Our keenest golfer was Dave Collins with 103 shots, despite his handicap having improved considerably over the past few months.
The trophy was won by Stephen on countback with Lorenz coming in second place, both on 37 points. Congrats to Stephen, who played of a HC of 0 and shooting one under par. Time that your family returns to HK, Steve.
Quite some movement in the Order of Merit standings and given the new point scoring format, Vance will need to work hard to stay in first place.
A great day out in Kau Sai Chau.
As for the score cards, a topic discussed at the last event already, JP had kindly volunteered to baby sit the players putting their names and handicaps and on the cards before playing resumed. This didn’t help the player marking Roger Best ‘s scorecard though (No names mentioned but it is one of the two players on the photo above). The maximum score to be put on a scorecard is a net double bogey in a Stableford Competition. We have two very good examples of what scorecards should like, which I would like to share with you here. Maybe we should add a prize for the ‘keenest’ score card in future.
See you all on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Best front 9
Best Back 9
McColl/Rossouw x 2/ Zimmermann
Ahmoye x 2/Glover/Farmer
To be confirmed
Shot of the Day
(9 putts in 7 holes using a 3 wood!)
EVENT NAME: Dave Edwards Memorial 2020
COURSE TEE BOX: New (Blue)
TEE OFF TIME: 08.04