Is there nothing that can stop Andy Morris from winning? 39 points this week and it is now four weeks in a row he has occupied the top position in division 2. Also, he is a remarkable 9 shots clear overall in the Winter League. Realistically, there's only one person who can stop him now – the handicap secretary! Division 1 was won by Andy Garrad, on the back 9 from Ethan Cameron, both of whom scored 36 points. 15 weeks to go.
The Christmas decorations went up on Monday; cutting it fine for Christmas I thought! The big tree in the foyer looks magnificent. A big thanks to all those who gave up their time to put them up. I played a supporting role – at the bottom of a ladder!
The ladies Christmas Fayre was held on Thursday and was an unmitigated success. I've never seen the club so busy, and with everything from guess the weight of the cake to an invigorating body massage, there was something for everyone. I'll let the Lady Captain announce how much was raised; it's pretty impressive, just pop along to her blog to find out.
Last night we had a cheese and wine evening. 36 drunkards turned out to learn about malolactic fermentation and aldehyde molecules. I never knew that drinking could be so complicated and have to admit that I swallowed more than I was supposed to! Anyhow, my olfactory receptors were certainly heightened and I had to get a cab home!
As you all know, the Turkey Trot will be held on 17th December and you can now sign up on the PSI. You only need to put your name down and we will organise a draw a couple of days before the event. We'll email everyone with pairings and start tees. Cost is £5.00 and tee-off is at 8.30 a.m.
Lee Fickling is leaving on 11th December and I am organising a little get together at the club at about 5.00 p.m. We are also making a collection for him. Please give to Mark Stevens or myself, or even behind the bar.
Don't forget Sunday is the four-ball draw. Be there by 8.00 a.m. for the draw at 8.15 sharp.
Competitions and Handicaps
I have been asked to clarify the roles that Jon Copley and Robbie Martin are undertaking on committee, so here goes:
Jon is competitions secretary and responsible for the administration of all the internal competitions, including knock-outs, medals, stableford's, etc. He's the one who is going to scratch you if you don't play your matches on time!
Robbie is responsible for handicaps and external competitions; he is a rules official for Middlesex and is on the board of the Middlesex Golf Union, so well suited to this job. He's the one who's going to cut your handicap (Andy, are you listening?).
Now listen, I'm off to Scotland next week. I will try to get my blog written but not sure they've got the internet up there yet! I'll do what I can.
Speak next week (hopefully!).
Answer to last week's question: The 1957 Ryder Cup was significant because it was the last time Great Britain would ever win the cup. It was to be another 30 years before the USA was beaten, but now it was by Great Britain and Europe, in 1987.
Question of the week: Who was the other great professional at South Herts and what significance has he for Bush Hill Park?