Tom Bean Sets the Course Record

I hope the 61 members who played in the Black Monday competition this week enjoyed the new challenge. There were more risk and reward shots and the trees and bunkers were more challenging on certain holes.  The CSS was the same as the SSS of 66, and only 5 players played below par. Most notable was Tom Bean's Gross 62, Net 63 which sets the course record. Best Net on countback was John Barcas with 63 playing off 22, showing that the Black Tees are scorable for players at both ends of the Handicap range.

I may have been a bit ambitious making the 12th a par 3, but whatever it is, it doesn't alter a medal score or handicaps. We'll have to review that one over a few rounds. There were no birdies, 4 pars and 31 bogeys and it was the toughest hole. If it had been a par 4 it would have been about stroke 12.

Holes 9, 10 and 18 produced the most birdies, but it was interesting that there were no eagles recorded on any hole.

If incoming Captain Sean is in agreement, we shall play the course once a quarter