This week a break in the scorchio weather brought some welcome rain for our greens. In the village, the lightning strikes and hailstorm were a little less welcome.

Seven golfers turned out in face of a fairly pessimistic forecast. It was actually dry and clear when we arrived. So we put the tin of chocolate chip cookies to one side and set off for our Stableford Sweep competition.

New Galloway Golf Club
Caption contest anyone? No. We can’t swear here.

 

There was a large dose of be-careful-for-you-wish-for at the first. Somebody (i.e. me) managed to 4 putt on the very much slower green! Hey, at least I didn’t putt off the green. I am choosing to view this as an improvement in my putting. (But let’s never mention this again).

In our group, Janette had the standout round. She started with five 2 pointers and followed this with three 3 pointers. A very consistent outward half scoring 19 points. After one minor blip straight after the turn, she came home in straight 2 pointers too. A great round. And to prove she’s nails*, she refused to put on waterproofs when the rain came on. The rain went away.

New Galloway Golf Club
Carpet of bluebells
New Galloway Golf Club
Bright red rhododendron

 

In the other group, things to note included Linda scoring a magnificent birdie on the 12th. I understand it was a fine combination of a great approach shot and a fabulous putt. She was still beaming about it afterwards in the clubhouse. Well done that woman.

New Galloway Golf Club
Bluebelly view of the loch

 

And from her card, Marena’s round looks like a rollercoaster affair. It seemed to have a bit of everything: a couple of errant blobs, four 3 pointers, and 4 pointer birdie two. This was at the 7th which is, to my mind, the harder of our par threes. Coupled with a steady stream of 2 pointers, this left Marena and Janette tied on 31 points for the round. On countback, Marena take the honours, having had a slightly stronger homeward half.

This was a great competitive end to our winter Saturday golf season. Now onwards to summer Wednesdays with our May medal coming up on Wednesday 1st. I’ll see you there!

 

 

 

 

* i.e. hard as

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