Congratulations to the Overs team for their first ever win in the Overs vs. Unders competition on 4 March 2011.
The full results were are as follows:
||ALBERT & ALAN
||SHARON & MIKE M
||PETER E & MIMI
||WALTER & NINA
||JOHN WI & FERNANDO
||ARILD & JIM S
||DOUG & CYNTHIA
||PENNY & HANS O
||HERBERT & JOAN
||ULI & ROISIN
|1/2||1/2||ROY & ISABEL H
||DOREEN & JACQUI
|BRIAN & JOY
||ANNE R & JOHN A
Daisy, the rain god, turned up on Thursday to take part in this competition. He managed to keep his rainy reputation. However we were very lucky that the rain, thunder and lightning didn´t start until we were tucked up inside the clubhouse having our lunch.
This year we played off the offiicial tees. Unders men off the competition yellow tees, Overs men off the official bluel tees and both the Overs & Unders ladies off the competition red tees. Five of the seven matches went up the 18th hole before a final result was declared so it looks like this is the right formula for a fair competition.
The turn out for this event was lower than expected. I feel this was probably for 2 reasons:
- the economic climate meaning that less people want to pay out a significant amount of money for golf events with gifts and lunches/dinners.
- there was a bit of confusion between the hotel and the pro-shop and in the end we could only get 7 tee times together at a time that was suitable for the lunch in the clubhouse.
These are two issues that the society will look to address for future years.
Overall that makes the result 1 win each and a draw as the match was a draw in 2009 and the Unders won in 2010. So we look forward to see who takes the overall lead in March 2012.
This competition was the last of the ´Majors´ organised by Alan, Sharon, Jacqui and myself. Future ´Majors´ will be organised by the committee of the Friday Golf Society. So this is a bit of a goodbye from Alan, Sharon, Jacqui and myself.
Thanks from the four of us to all our friends who have taken part in the ´Majors´ over the years. We hope as many of you as possible will support these competitions in the future now they are to be organised by the society.
You can see more photos from the day here in the Gallery.