Woolly hooligans

 

Despite a visit from some fairly messy visitors earlier in the week, the course had been tidied up a treat for our Wass Cup on Wednesday (thanks groundskeepers!)

Four groups headed out in the dampest course conditions we’ve had in a while. Shots were actually rolling to a halt *before* greens rather than shooting straight through. As well as the honours for the best net score, this was the first round (of three) qualifiers for the Club Championship.

Honours went to Marena on both counts with a terrific round of 68. A mere seven strokes ahead of the nearest competition.

Leading the trailing pack were Annie & myself. Well done to Annie who earned 2nd place on count back. It’s fair to say we both had a round of two halves as we both came back 8 shots better than we went out! A testament to staying power and not stropping off half way round…speaking for myself it was fairly tempting 😉

Back to the runaway winner Marena, who also carded two 2’s. Both at De’il’s Ain and I believe they were great tee shots followed by brilliant putts. What a round. And a great score on a day where everyone else seemed to find the conditions more challenging.

My partner Kay had a lovely day touring the numerous bluebell glades on the course…

Never mind the bluebell carpet, where’s my ball?

 

4th hole. More bluebells with a yellow ball nestled amongst them.

 

But look at the result! What a superb chip from on top of the bluebells and under some gorse.

 

7th hole. Bluebells again…She’s young at heart…

 

My highlight was getting an actual par at the 12th – a very rare occurrence and one of two on the day (Annie bagged the other). I shall pass the commentating duties to my playing partner…

“A rare sighting on the course today – a 4 on the 12th hole. I wish I could remember the exact sequence of shots but I was too busy grubbing about in the bluebells. Suffice it to say, it ended with a totally out of character single putt and a gasp of astonishment from the spectators – some sheep in the adjoining field”

Onto the May Birkinshaw Putter competition next week – where it pays dividends to have your chips stop just short of the green. So don’t expect that to happen as much as it did this week!

Well done again Marena who earned herself a nice wee handicap reduction too 🙂

 

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