The Seniors team have started the new season as they finished last season, in defence of their title, on the front foot with 2 great wins.At home to Hunley Hall 10-3 and away to Brass Castle 10-4.
The Inters in their home fixture being beaten into 2 nd place out of the 8 team league 212-211 by Dinsdale a magnificent start in their debut season.
The Union team lost their first home game of the season to Eaglescliffe 9-15 however the team was missing key players and for our away match at Seaton we may also be missing players to injury etc.
Our home season has started with the Medal and Rosebowl also Anniversary Cup and Captains Cup. Congratulations on a magnificent win by Steve Mcgrath and Inters Captain Jonathan Clayton with 48 points.
The Stableford will be in its 3 rd week tomorrow.
l have to say the change in our course in the last 2 weeks is incredible and having played 4 Opens recently our course is way ahead after the terrible winter.
The Teesside Union 4bbb competition at Bishop Aukland last Friday had Mike Burgum and Mark Wakeham in 3rd place with 43 points the winners scoring 45. Eric Garbutt and John Szyman 5 th with 41 and myself and Neil Kerr in 6 th with 40.
The Lombard qualifier from Sundays Medal was Mark Snaith with a Nett 67 a great score and he goes to the northern region overall qualifier at Fulford GC.
For full results please check the website and master scoreboard.
News of the Rabbits Final for 2017 will be published when I am informed.
I will have news of the World Golf Handicap system in my next blog as l am at a meeting at Washington GC on Tuesday 22/5 with England Golf.
The most observant of you will have noticed handicaps have increased above 28 and will continue however we will limit all competitions to 28 for the time being. Further discussion needs to take place on this matter but nothing will change this year.
As you all know the Durham County Championship is at Billingham on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20/5. Their are Courtesy tickets available for these 3 days on the Durham County board.
However I would ask you all to come and support the event especially Brad and Blondie who will relish your support on their own course.
We also need spotters especially on the blind holes and for other tasks during the 3 days your help in this respect would be greatly appreciated.
There is a list on the Comps board for the Durham County Handicap Team Championship at Hobson GC please append your name if interested and a 4 man team will be picked from the list. We have a very good recent record in this event which I would like to continue.