The 2016 Colonel’s and Metropole Cups Series started this Saturday. Last years winners were Steve Buse in the Colonel’s Cup and Steve Cock in the Metropole. Steve Buse was back to start his bid this year while Nick Shelley who finished 2nd last year was busy preparing for the short run he’d entered on Sunday! Well done to Nick and Matt Westlake and new member Tom O’Donnell who all ran the London Marathon.
74 players entered Saturdays competition and 49 of those entered the 8 round series this year, fancying their chances over the next 6 months. The weather, whilst dry and clear, was not entirely helpful, with a tricky easterly wind making the tee shots challenging and feeling just a bit fresh!
In Division 1 Simon Welch finished first with 34 points. He was ahead of Dave Pooley on countback, who had to settle for 2nd place. Russell Combellack and Mark Westlake both had 32 points to take 3rd and 4th position.
Divison 2, The Metropole Cup, was won by Ryan Perring on 33 points with Paul Godfrey in 2nd place with 32 points. Dave Bastard finished 3rd with 30 and Paul Liddicoat and Rypke deBeor had 29 points a piece in 4th and 5th place. Will Rich takes the final prize in 6th place with 28 points.