The 18/19 winter league reached its conclusion on Sunday 7th April. 14 points separated the top 6 players with Simon Hemmington in first place.
The top 3 in the league table, Simon, Allan Stobbs and Warren Duckworth tee’d off together and ‘Woz’ made early inroads to Simon’s lead by making a remarkable birdie on the first hole. His tee shot ended up in the water hazard which runs across the fairway and with one foot on the banking and one in the water he chipped to the back of the green and sunk the 15 foot putt.
Simon responded well and without playing at his best he was able to hold off the pack to win his first winter league title, surprisingly doing so without winning a single round and therefore managing to maintain his official handicap through out.
With the greens being hollow tined the previous Monday scoring was very low and the winner on the day after a card countback following a 3-way tie on 34 points was Andy Wade to take his first win of the season
For the first time, a live scoring system was used with players adding their scores into the Golf Genius app which produced a live leader board on their phones, on the tv screen in the clubhouse and even on social media.
Prizes went to the top 5 places which were:
1st Simon Hemmington
2nd Allan Stobbs
3rd Warren Duckworth
Tied 4th Alan Payne and Clive Cook
The annual winter league dinner followed and the presentation took place for the major rabbit competitions of 2018 as well as the winter league. Club Captain Keith Lacey and rabbits Captain Dale Chew presented with the winter league trophy to Simon, Dale himself with the Silver Rabbit trophy and Allan Stobbs with the Buck Rabbit trophy.
A putting competition followed the dinner with first and second in the winter league, Simon Hemmington and Allan Stobbs taking it to a playoff with Simon winning….again.
The summer season kicks off on Saturday 13th April with Captain Keith Lacy’s Drive-in.