The competition season is well underway at the Rive Rocks course and with one exception the weather has been very kind so far. That exception was the April Medal which was played on 27th April, constant rain and high winds meant that only 11 players tee’d off and as only 5 of those finished their rounds the competition was abandoned and has been rearranged for Saturday 25th May.
Saturday 4th May saw the Sir Donald Thompson Centenary Trophy take place, the first ‘major’ of the season. Charlie Holloway took first place with 37 points just beating Joe Tomlinson after a card countback.
The following week, the 2nd of the club’s centenary competitions took place, the Rive Rocks centenary. Having two centenary competitions may seem a little odd but there is a reason. The Donald Thompson Centenary has been played since 1995 to celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary, the Rive Rocks Centenary started in 2006 to celebrate 100 years since it moved to the Rive Rocks course.
Alan Payne took first place in the Rive Rocks Centenary with 37 points, Dan Fielden recently returned to the club following a couple of years away from the game took 2nd place with 36 points.
The May monthly medal was played on Saturday 18th May. It was a very tight affair with a 3 way tie at the top, Dan Fielden, Nigel Halstead and Gareth Marshall all returning net scores of 66. Gareth took first place thanks to a very impressive back 9 net score of 30 seeing a handicap reduction of 1 shot taking him down to 17.