Congratulations to Jean on winning 'Best Lady' at Bill Danter's trip to France in September 2006. She had some good partners who helped her on the way!
Roger got his third 'hole in one' (The Epsom 17th) in a Seniors match in March 2006. Fortunately, his match was last in, and there was no time to buy all the players a drink before lunch!
A couple of months later in another Seniors match, he hit the pin on the same hole, the ball resting about a foot from the hole. Lightrning nearly struck twice!
Well played Jean at the Presidents Prize Day in August 2005. She won with a 5 under net par. We were not so successful in the Smitten Cup foursomes for married couples, however, losing a few balls and Jean's 8 Iron, later found in the bushes at the 5th near Roger's wayward drive!
Roger won the October 2003 "Wingco Cup" with his pals in France. Click for the Wingco Site for details.
Congratulations Kit for winning the 2003 Olton Seniors Matchplay Knock-out. Well played indeed!
Pete has now joined the 'West Hill' golf club down in the Woking area. They have given him an 11 handicap. Jean and I now look forward to his guest days, family foursomes and the like! Its a lovely course. We had a family game there on Boxing Day, 2002 and at Easter 2003.
Click for his swing!
Roger had the game of his life on Monday 28th October 2002. Playing Gery Kerr in the Lotus Eaters (Seniors) Knock-out quarter final, he shot a gross 78 net 59, a personal course record. The round included chipping in at the 453 yard par four 15th (index1) for a birdie 3. Gerry had shot a net 64 and was disappointed to lose 5 and 4!
GUEST DAY 2002
Roger and Pete won second prize at the 'Epsom Guest Day' on June 6th 2002.
In the morning 4 ball (off 7/8ths handicap) they scored a convincing 45 points (9 under par) and were lying equal first. In the afternoon greensomes they scored a respectable 37 points (off 7/16ths handicap). The prizes were 2 nice golf bags. Pete was playing off 11, Roger off 20. Before he put his card in, Pete had cut himself from 12 to 11 following a gross 71 at Epsom in a friendly the week before. Pete has since joined the West Hill Golf Club.
DOUAI SOCIETY GOLF DAY 2002
Roger had a good round at the annual Douai society golf day at Royal Wimbledon on 20th June taking second prize with a score of 37 stapleford points even after missing 3 tiddler puts. Click for Pictures.
HOLE in ONE!
In a Saturday friendly game at Epsom on 1st June 2002, Roger had a hole in one on the par three 13th. He was playing with Kyle Kennedy, against Gerry Halls and Brian Dixon. This was his first hole in one at Epsom Golf Club. (He had scored another some ten years ago at Wimbledon Park). To cap that, he birdied the following par four 14th, nine stableford points on two holes!
If you are on broadband internet, or have the patience, click here to see Roger on video driving the Epsom 16th. (half a meg windows media file). It was the best shot of the day, about 210 yards, straight with a 5 wood. .
Jean's best card of the year, on her birthday, February 2001. Click to see the card.
Spot the Ball Competition, Roger at Val do Lobo