Written by Paul Nunn
Swansea Golf Club Results 11th July 2020
A super field contested a 4 person Ambrose event in fine conditions, generously sponsored by RD & KA Dance builders.
Gross Winners Rick Fulton, Mat Gall, Dale Williams, Lee Bennett 55.
Nett Winners Chris Weeding, Steve Kenny, Tony Johnstone, Peter Lea, 47.5
Nett Runners Up Rick Wright, Vickie Wright, Tim Bond, Laurinda Bond, 48.25
Bradman Award Lyn Lyne, Barry Skeggs, Max Hall, Sally Siepen, 55.75
Nearest the Pin 2nd/11th Rod Smith, 4th/13th Mike Woolveridge, 6th/15th Rod Smith
8th/17th Tim Bond.
Super Pins 7th/16th Paul Nunn, 9th/18th Rick Fulton
Longest Drive Men Peter Lea, Ladies Lyn Lyne
Straightest Drive Men Steve Dart, Ladies Laurinda Bond.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Ladies Monthly Medal – Stroke
Another great field participated in both the 18- & 9-Hole events.
18 Holers Winner Lyn Lyne 62 Runner Up Kathy Dance 64 c/b, Jo Whelan 64.
9 Holers Winner Sally Fletcher 25, Runner Up Dot Morley 35.
Nearest the Pin 5th Sally Siepen, 7th Sally Fletcher, 8th Lyn Lyne.
Birdies Lyn Lyne
Gobblers Hellen Hall.
Chicken Run (Scores Only)
Wednesday; Chris Weeding 29, Ray Flynn 31, Mike Woolveridge 31, John Quinn 31, Ian Wallace 31. Putts Ray Flynn 13, Tim Bond 13.
Friday; Ray Flynn 29, Gavin Todd 30. Putts Ray Flynn 11.
On the first tee, John turns to Dave and says, “Play for $10?” Gary agrees, and they start their round.
The lifelong friends reach the 9th tee with John ahead by one. After Dave hits a great drive, right down the middle, John steps up and promptly hooks it into the deep rough and trees.
They look and look and look, but no ball can be found. The three-minute time limit on searching for lost balls is about to run out. John takes a quick glance over to Dave to see if he is looking, then reaches into his pocket and drops a new ball into the rough.
“Found it!” John says triumphantly.
Dave looks at his friend with great disappointment. “After all the years we’ve been friends,” he says, “you’d cheat at golf for a measly 10 bucks?”
“What do you mean ‘cheat’?” John replies. “I found my ball sitting right here.”
Dave lets out a heavy sigh. “And you would lie to me, too? All for a tiny sum of money? You would cheat me and lie to me, for what? For $10? I can’t believe you’d stoop so low.”
John replies: “What makes you so sure I’m cheating and lying?”
“Because,” Dave replies, “I’ve been standing on your ball for the last three minutes!”
Written by Paul Nunn
Swansea Golf Club Results 4th July 2020
The July Monthly Medal sponsored by the Mah-Jong Group was played in fine and cool conditions, the light breeze abated late in the round.
Monthly Medal Winner Ray Dart 60 c/b.
Div1. Winner Tim Bond 60, Runner Up Ray Flynn.
Div2. Winner Alvin Douglas 64, Runner Up Alison Smith 65.
Nearest the Pin 4th/13th Stewart Moore, 5th/14th Lyn Lyne, 9th/18th Jim Morris
Super Pins 7th/16th Leza Thornton 6th/15th Dale Williams.
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Ladies Mid-Week Championship - Stroke
Played over 3 weeks – Week 1
18 Holes Winner Kathy Dance 59, Runner Up Alison Smith 60 c/b, Sally Siepen 60
9 Holers Winner Helen Hall 34, Runner Up Jennifer Whittaker 37 c/b, Linden Harris 37.
Nearest the Pin 3rd Leza Thornton 8th Lyn Lyne
Birdies Kathy Dance
Gobblers Lee Bennett
Chicken Run (Scores Only)
Wednesday; Greg West 29, Keith Breheny 20, Putts Chris Weeding 10.
Friday; Chris Weeding 31, Max Hall 31, Putts Jason Kerrison 12.
8th July Ladies Mid-Week Champs Round 2
11th July 4 Person Ambrose Sponsored by RA & KA Dance Builders
A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play the17th hole at TPC Sawgrass exactly the way the pros do it.
The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the small green that is on a small spit of land. It was something the golfer had tried hundreds of times without success. His ball had always fallen short, into the water.
Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other "average" golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.
Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball as usual, and said a silent prayer.
However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying:
"Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."
The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition.
As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again:
"Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."
So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make his dream come true.
The voice boomed out again:
"Take another practice swing."
Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited ...
A long silence followed ...
Then the voice again:
"Use the old ball."