St Leonards Golf

Muirfield, Friday 29 November

Course time: 4 hours 35 minutes

Weather report — very good for golf, Greens played well.

Looking at the scores shows no-one beat 36 points. It is quite a long course, although only a 69-stroker.

Highlights of the day

  • Congratulations to the winner on the day, Dave Robertson, with 36 points. Grahame Curry came in 2nd on 35 from Chris Franklin after a count back.

  • Dave Robertson was amongst the balls. As well as the Singles he was in both the first and second groups in the Doubles, 45 points, partnering with Andy Dessaix and Chris Franklin respectively.

  • Robbo is still in the news. He picked up 2 points in the Shield to move to within 2 points of Russell and 2 points in front of Andy. Nobody else is within 10 points of them but with Gordon you never know what might happen. Place your bets, now!

  • Congratulations to Chris McCann who defeated Buzz Holden 2&1 in the semi-final of the Darlington Cup.

We have two great matchplay finals for the year’s final round, being Chris McCann v Russell Schreiber for the Darlington Cup and Grahame Curry v Peter Moore for the Clayton’s Plate.

And now, the picture on the right: We’ve received word of former President Tony, on his current travels through Europe. Apparently in Roma, he had a big spaghetti marinara and felt compelled to do some laps of the Trevi Fountain. Luckily he was fished out by this Bella Signora. By the time you’re reading this, he’ll be at home. Benvenuto a casa, Tony!

Next Round: Gordon, Friday 13 December