St Leonards Golf

10 OctoberCarnarvon

Course time: 4 hours & 20 minutes

Another beautiful day on the lovely Carnarvon course, which is swiftly becoming one of our favourites. We have only been playing there for a few years but it is good value, well designed and challenging. If I lived 15 minutes nearer, I'd join.

Weather was perfect. Let's hope it continues.

After a fairly high scoring game at Mona Vale, the winning score at Carnarvon was (on recount) a solid 36 from Andy Dessaix. Well done, Andy. Quite a creditable result overall, with eight players scoring in the 30s.

Three match plays were resolved with Tony D, Andy D and Yours Truly going through to the next round. All matches were very close so well done, all!

It was pleasing to see Russell experiencing the trials which normally plague just us mere mortals. He was miffed at having lost two balls in the trees — so, so common for most of us! He, of course, waltzed out with five balls in prizes so the universal norms were restored.

No big dramas on the course but the post-game was eventful when I tried to clear the table and ended up spilling a full schooner on it, some of the precious fluid splashing onto the trousers of the always sartorially-clad Grahame. Fortunately, it was post-presentation so we terminated the meeting and retired to our vehicles. Sorry, Grahame!

Our next game has been re-scheduled for 23 October at North Ryde. I have had ten players (eleven, including me) indicate an interest in playing, so we forge ahead. I will send an invitation as normal, but these players that have signalled their intention to play need not reply unless that changes: Mr Handicapper, Russell, Mike, John, Albert, Chris F, Grahame, Steve M, Tony W and Andy.

Anyone else, please Reply All to the invitation email as usual.

Stay safe and see you at North Ryde.


Next game: Round 20 | 23 October | North Ryde
(previously set down for 16 October, now 23rd )