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Another uneventful 72 hrs at Woodhall Spa

Although the condition of the course was very disappointing the welcome from our starter Lee and Chris and Colin in the clubhouse was a delight and play began in the sunshine with high hopes at 7.30am with 134 players in the field. To keep us entertained various planes were practising overhead for the Queen`s Jubilee. As Day 2 finished, eventually, after Rob Turner retired feeling very dizzy and was driven of the course and very kindly Martin Lee (recovering from his own Hip replacement) drove him to Boston  A&E (Ambulance was 6Hrs!) Rob was given the all clear at 9pm and after some rest in his camper on Woodhall carpark he drove over to Enville GC and had a hole in one amongst 37pts.

The lightening arrived in the afternoon with a bang! very loud and overhead but passed quickly followed by a hailstorm which covered the course and made play impossible for a further 10 mins waiting for the sun to melt the white stuff and return the temperature to above double figures. Unfortunately Matt Cohen suffered ligament damage to his knee as he slipped on the white stuff coming off the 13th tee and was escorted from the course on a buggy.

The hail may have improved the putting surfaces as John Coupe (Canterbury) added another 69 to his 69 from day one and beat George Wilson (Calcot Park) 71+68 by one shot in spite of George making eagle 3 at the last in his 68. Mike White (West Wilts) was 3rd with 2 excellent 71s. In the S/Snrs we mistakenly gave Gordon Stewart the plaudits for 2 excellent scores and more good news for Gordon was the fact that he is still only 63 and not yet 65 and therefore the winner was Nigel Evans (Methyr Tydfil) 76+73 pipping the man in form Ian Foster (Bishops Stortford)75+74 on the back 18. In the Masters John Yuill (The Links)74+77 beat Hugh Purvis (Long Ashton) 74+78 by one shot. In the nett event John Coupe (1) led with 136 followed by Stuart Fawcett (8) (Woodhall Spa) on 137.


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