Friday, 12 August 2022

Parlour’s handicap cut following impressive performance

GEOFF PARLOUR recorded his best ever round of golf when he amassed 48 points to win Division 3

GEOFF PARLOUR recorded his best ever round of golf when he amassed 48 points to win Division 3 of the weekend Stableford at Caversham Heath.

In breezy conditions Parlour, a member of the club for 10 years, recorded 10 three pointers in his tally.

A birdie on the par five sixth hole secured four points, but he almost holed out for an eagle with his trusty rescue club. He was on form on the greens as well, single putting on 11 occasions, to finish 13 points clear of his nearest rival, club captain Daniel Dover with 35 points. Toby Joyce was third with 32 points.

The impressive round saw Parlour receive a three shot cut in handicap from 20 to 17.

Division 1 winner was Stuart Webb on countback on the back three holes from David Wise, both with 37 points. Both players scored 21 points on the front nine as well. Third was Gary King on countback from Callum Peart, both with 36 points.

Webb parred the last hole while Wise ended with nil return and a bogey. King also had a bogey on the last while Peart ended with four straight pars.

Mervyn Jones took the Division 2 prize on countback from Colin Leighton, both with 40 points. Leighton claimed the bragging rights on the front nine with a score of 22 points to Jones’s 21, but Jones came back in 18 to Leighton’s 18. Third was Duncan Peart on countback from Matthew Evans, both with 38 points. Peart had a double bogey on his last hole while Evans lost his chance by ending bogey, triple bogey, double bogey.

Stephen Gelsthorpe took the Division 1 honours in the midweek Stableford with 38 points. Matt Robertson won the race for second spot, on countback from Jack Russell and Roger Landon, all with 37 points.

Division 2 winner was Mike Day with 31 points. Second was Brian Dilley with 30 points. Stuart Walker claimed third place, on countback from Joyce Collins and Keith Taylor, all with 29 points. Taylor had been in good position to win the division with two holes remaining, but ended with no returns on both closing holes.

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