Club results for November 27, 2021
Anytime someone scores 45 stableford points for 18 holes you know they've played a blinder.
But to do it a month after having a knee replacement and off the blue tees is remarkable.
Maurice Woodhouse has only been swinging a club for 10 days since his operation but played sublimely on a day tailor made for golf - calm and warm with some run on the fairways and the greens putting smoothly
The 17-handicapper was out in 41 and back in 39 for 80 off the stick and a net 63 in the first round of the Burns Philp Trophy on Saturday. It could have been even better but for a double bogey at No 3, his final hole. A feature of his round was some pinpoint putting.
The ageless Richard Pearson turned in yet another fine round for 42 stableford points for second on countback. With an 80 (net 66) he wasn't too far away from doing the dreamt of - shooting his age.
Peter Watson shot 74 (net 66) off the stick - his best round off the blues for almost 10 years, - which included two birdies and just four bogies. On any other day it would have been good enough to win, but his 42 points saw him finish only third.
The ever-present Paul McCrae was next with a highly respectable 38 points. He was followed by Brendan Doyle and Mick Leggett who both finished with 37 points. Paul Tunnicliff, Steve Russell and Andrew Craig shot their handicaps with 36 points each. Aaron Kotua mixed the brilliant with the bad to round out the top 10 with 35 points.
For a day of relatively good scoring, no-one managed a two so it will jackpot to next week.
Next Saturday (December 4) we play the first round of the Penketh Plate, a net competition.