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Prince's Golf 10/11 August Results

The societies weekend at Prince's Golf Club was a very enjoyable affair with a hard core of drinkers staying in the Bell Hotel bar until nearly 6 am Monday morning!! We had extremes of weather with temperatures approaching 100F on Sunday then thunderstorms Monday am followed by hot/humid sunshine. Gill Griffiths ran a sweep for the total number of balls lost over the two days by 31 players playing 45 holes. The range was from 20 ( what was Mike Short thinking of?) to over 400!! The winner Steve Haines who correctly guessed 215 won the £155 sweep, he then spent most of that buying drinks!! Nice one Steve. Three notable 'Dickhead' moments; Ian Mackenzie was the only player to part with £5 entry fee onto the Sandwich estate!!, Neil South following lunch on Monday then played the final 9 holes with his normal shoes on completly forgetting to change back into spikes!!( It's an ageist thing). But the winner by a country mile was birthday boy Mike Haines who on Sunday whilst looking for Pete Strevens' ball in the rough, picked up a nice looking Pinnacle ball and pocketed it. After some 4 minutes or so searching for Marks ball, Mike asked what ball Pete had been playing with. Yes you've guessed it, 'A Pinnacle' said Pete. MIke sheepishly produced said ball from his pocket!!! A worthy 'Dickhead' moment. Results: Sunday Nearest the pin ; Steve Haines Longest Drive; Alan Payne U18 h/c winner: John Dougherty 35 points O18 h/c winner: Jon Russell 35 points Pairs : Gill Griffiths/David South Overall Winner : Simon Evans 36 points Monday Nearest the pin; Peter Lippard Longest drive; Simon Evans U18 h/c winner; Peter Lippard 49 points O18 h/c winner; Paul Tapp 47 points Pairs: Mike Haines/David South Overall winner: Mike Haines 53 points Weekend overall winner and Trophy holder: John Dougherty 85 points Well done to all the winners Friday Sept 5 Lydd GC Cost £45 27 Holes Breakfast/lunch & dinner please let #^mailto:golf@holcombehc.org.uk,Keith# know by 29 August if you wish to attend.