Weather conditions: At least the 1st group didnt get wet! 15 Players
18 hole Individual Stableford Competition
Nearest The Pin (5th)
John Thorp (17)
Nearest The Pin in 2 shots (7th)
Chris Turvill (10)
Nearest The Pin (9th)
Martin Cole (19)
Nearest The Pin in 2 shots (15th)
Ian Dowdeswell (10)
The last time that we tried to play Test Valley there were road and course closures due to National Grid and the rain.
Luck was on our side this year, despite the intense rain the night before, and only two downpours hit the players during the afternoon. The going however would be described, in horse racing terms, as “squidgy”. Some greens were a bit uneven but overall the course was in good condition.
Another 1st, for this year so far, was a meal after the game (very welcome). Out on the course the Captain came a cropper when trying to take a short cut off a tee. Covered in mud, he then spread the result on the bench seat in the buggy. Mike, his passenger was not pleased!.
Fines this time were delivered A Capella and without notes, but seemed to catch the spirit of dangerous shots, people aimed at but missed and weak excuses for poor play.
Just like Big Brother, players as usual, ratted on fellow competitors.
Despite all of the above, the bonhomie at the heart of Bunkers Golf Society shone through, as some measure of normality returned. Long may it last.
Congratulations to the winners of all of the prizes including in particular, the wooden spoon, which was hotly contested. Roving reporter: John Thorp