Mixed Flag Foursomes

Published: 2nd July 2017
l to r: Club Captain Tony Mindel with the Flag Competition winners Tamsin & Richard Blake with Ladies Vice-Captain Di Mindel
l to r: Club Captain Tony Mindel with the Flag Competition winners Tamsin & Richard Blake with Ladies Vice-Captain Di Mindel

Jupiter - the giver of rain - and his partner in crime Pluvius relented for the weekend and todays golfers were able to enjoy good sunshine with a gentle breeze. They were also able to play the course in fine condition, tight lies, burnt fairways, hard and fast greens - links golf as it should be.

The competition today was a "Flag" competition viz a foursomes medal stroke play event with each pair having an allowance of shots depending upon their handicaps. Once these shots were all used then a flag would be posted to indicate the point on the course to which that particular pair had reached. The winners would, of course, be those who managed to get furthest. No requirement was stipulated as to the nature of the flag to be used. Thus for those so inclined the flag of St Piran, or perhaps St George, for the EU remainers the Blue with gold stars possibly. There was no sign to be seen of a saltire or even Mrs Sturgeon for that matter.

Competition on the Church was fierce with the four prize winners all managing to go down the 19th hole. In the end the Ladies Captain and husband prevailed over Ruth East and Simon Pain ("thank you Mr Ping for my new clubs they go quite well") by some eighty yards. It should have been a larger margin as the Ladies Captain stood on the 18th tee with some thirteen shots in hand but somehow a number of these were frittered away en route to the 18th green. The full list of winners on both courses is below.

Church Course

1st Tamsin & Richard Blake

2nd Ruth East & Simon Pain

3rd Sue & Rod Kingston-Frost

4th Terri & Harry Gliddon

Holywell Course

1st John & Helen Russell

2nd Sue & Dennis LeMarchant

The day was rounded off with an excellent evening BBQ and dancing to the sixties sounds of the "Jaguars". All organised by Iain Gray and Chris Smyth - thank you both and all those supporting you.