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Weekly Results 11th July 2020

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!”

Weekly Results 4th july 2020

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.

Next Events

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."

Weekly Results 20th June 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 20th June 2020

Today’s event generously sponsored by the Swansea ladies Craft Group, was a stableford played in conjunction with the qualifying round of the Morris Memorial Knockout Competition.

Men’s Winner Michael Woolveridge 40, Runner Up Jack Hardcastle 39, Third Ray Dart 38.

Ladies Winner Allison Smith 36 c/b, Liza Thornton 36

Nearest the Pin 6th/15th Peter Lea, 8th/17th Jack Hardcastle

Super Pins 4th/13th Allison Smith 7th/16th Jim Morris.

Apologies to Allison Smith and Max Hall last week.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Ladies Stableford – Club Trophy

18 Holers Winner Pat Hardcastle 39c/b, Runner Up Lee Bennett 39.

9 Holers Winner Allison Donaldson 17, Runner Up Dot Morey 16.
Gobblers Sally Siepen

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday; Keith Breheny 25, Darryl Down 27 Putts Keith Breheny 12.

Friday; Ian Johnson 30, Putts Tim Bond 13.

Cumming Events

24th June Ladies Monthly Medal - Stroke

27th June – Bill Coleman Bicentennial Shield - Stableford

1st July Ladies Chicken Run

5th July Monthly Medal – Stroke

Did you know? There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right-handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father’s golf swing, and he has used left-handed golf clubs ever since.

Don't feel bad about your high handicap --- 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of l8 or less. So, continue hacking ...

Weekly Results 27th June 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 27th June 2020

Today, Members competed for the Bill Coleman Bicentennial Memorial which was played as a stroke event in cool but pleasant conditions. Many players said they experienced difficulty due to the lack of wind.

Bill Coleman Bicentennial Memorial Trophy Winner Fran Dowling 40.

Div.1 Winner Jan Darke 37, Runner up Jason Kerrison 35.

Div.2 Winner Barry Skeggs 34c/b, Runner up John Quinn 34c/b

Nearest the Pin 4th/13th Leza Thornton, 8th/17th Paul Nunn 9th/18th Ricky Wright

Super Pins 7th/16th Jan Darke, 6th/15th Ricky Wright.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Ladies Monthly Medal - Stroke

No play due to wet and cold conditions

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday; Paul Morris 31, Putts Darryl Down 14, Mike Woolveridge 14.

Friday; Paul Morris 29, Tim Bond 29, Putts Chris Weeding.

Next Events

1st July Ladies Chicken Run

5th July Monthly Medal – Stroke

Next week, Saturday competition will return to near normal condition with a shotgun start. A start sheet will apply if members wish to nominate a starting hole, however rollups will still be accommodated.

Did you know?The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards.

The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.

The longest golf hole in the world is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan. It measures an incredible 909 yards.

Weekly Results 13th June 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 13th June 2020

Monthly Medal – Stroke

A belated May Monthly Medal played in cool and overcast conditions.

Monthly Medal Winner Keith Breheny 54

Div. 1 Winner Peter Lea 62 Runner Up Stewart Moore 62

Div. 2 Winner Allison Smith 58 Runner Up Fran Dowling 64 c/b

Nearest the Pin 6th/15th Ricky Wright 9th/18th Jason Kerrison

Super Pins 4th/13th Rick Dance, 8th/17th Alvin Douglas.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Ladies Pinehurst - Club Trophy

18 Holers Winners Di Sinclair/Lyn Lyne 55.5 Runners Up Jo Whelan/Jan/Darke 58.5

9 Holers Winners Di Garcia/Judith Cleaver 29 c/b Runners Up Jen Whittaker/Dorothy Morey 29.
Birdies Lee Bennett

Sunday 7th June 2020

Mixed Foursomes Championship

Winners Jan Darke/Ricky Wright

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday; Ian Wallace 27, Gavin Todd 28 Putts Howard Edington 11

Friday; Stewart Moore 30. Putts Howard Edgington 13

Next Week

20th June – Morris Memorial Qualifying Round

This week’s titbit we know is fact. When? last Monday. Where? 8th hole Swansea Golf Club. Who? Keith Breheny. The ball was sweetly struck and flew like an arrow from Robin Hood’s bow, landed on the green like a butterfly with sunburnt feet, then straight into the hole. AN ACE. A Hole in One. Well done Keith, rest assured no one, not even Arnold, Jack or Tiger will ever have a better score on that hole.

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