Its fitting that Fred Howe, who this competition is dedicated to, was able to open the honor board recently and see that this club has maintained its growth and camraderie and I’m sure he’ll be delighted that it was a tightly contested competition. Players who were in the leading places in the first round largely maintained their consistency for placings in the final round. Consistency is the key and this was demonstrated by our winner and grinner for this year – Winter Cup Champion – Damien Lee
Nearest the pin money and ball went to Andrew Petricola and the Eagles Nest went off to Grant Heavysage. Well done lads.
Please see handicapping rules (on right side of screen) for rules regarding handicapping two round competitions.
Results for Fred Howe Winter Cup 2010 – 24th July – Aggregate Stableford Points
1st Damien Lee(72) 2nd Oliver Gross(71) 2nd Chris Priems(71) 3rd Laurie Mannix(69) 4th Kazim Akdag(68) 4th Bob McDonald(68) 5th S Butterfield(67) 5th Gordon Hill(67)
A truly chilly morning for the first round of the Fred Howe Winter Cup with the club captain Damo showing the way with a great 40 stableford points on the day.
Placings after Round 1 are:
D. Lee 40 points
L. Mannix 39 points
C. Priems 38 points
B. Eastoe, O.Gross, S. Butterfield 36 points
M. Whelan, R.Hallgren and K.Akdag 34 points
Gents, photo of me and the old fella’s I went to the Open with. This is the Wednesday night and the Scottish mist has come in (for the one and only time thank goodness). The bloke with his arm around me is Donnie Rieter, winner of two Oz amatuers and runner up in two Vic opens. Knows Howard well. Bloke to his right is Peter Duffy, 60 years of age playing off plus 1. The others ranged from 7 to 2 (on Yarra Yarra). I told ’em I had a bad back on my way to a lazy 91 at Crail. Also told em that Ivanhoe was one hard track!
Editors Note. The Swilken Bridge that Tom Watson kissed in his last farewell to the British Open this week.
A very wintry day with 80km/h winds and freezing conditions did not stop Bill Eastoe and Mal Fleming playing to their handicaps and taking out joint first place today. Kazim and Gordo were only one stroke behind so it was a closely fought competition. I bet the sudden charge to arctic conditions was a challenge after coming off a nice sunny cruise :-).
Next week is the annual Fred Howe Winter Cup which is stableford format played over two consecutive weeks. As usual the winter conditions are well and truly with us for this traditional competition.
Results for Saturday, 10 July 2010
1st Bill Eastoe(0) 1st Malcolm Fleming(0) 2nd Kazim Akdag(-1) 2nd Gordon Hill(-1) 3rd Oliver Gross(-3) 3rd Laurie Mannix(-3) 4th Targe Mifsud(-4) 4th Tony Mifsud(-4) 5th S Butterfield(-5) 5th Chris Priems(-5) 5th Jan Siemon(-5)