Wednesday Swindle - 2019 / 2020

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Meet for draw @ 8:10 (please note earlier time !!!) - first tee @ 8:32 on Gainsborough

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Due to the excessive overnight rain, there was no swindle today although three “hardy” souls turned up.

Monday 6th January 2020

Today’s swindle was played on a very mild Monday morning, this probably accounted for the excellent turnout of 18 people. The highlight / lowlight of the day being that all 18 players failed to hit the green on the 9th which meant the NP winnings were shared between Richard Middleton who was nearest on the 3rd and Peter Garnett , nearest in 2 on the the 17th.
Today’s winners were:
Tony Denmead with 40, Richard Middleton with 39 and Peter Garnett on countback with 38.

Monday 30th December 2019

An unofficial Swindle was held as Swindle supremo Malcolm Norton was unable to attend with the ‘official white box’. We quickly found a pack of miniature cards from a Xmas cracker and held the draw for the 14 of us who had turned up. Despite the foggy start the day eventually turned into a beautiful sunny day despite being on the chilly side.

With all bunkers being GUR and relief to be taken wherever, some of the members were uncertain of the days rules, but despite David Drew playing with his swindle handicap (17 against club h/cap of 19 and everyone else playing with club h/cap) he still came in with a very impressive 42 points to take the money from Bob Filer with 41 points and Tony Denmead with 40 points on count back from Rod Harman. As it was deemed to be an unofficial Swindle, David got away with a 4 shot cut, but having played alongside David several times recently this was a score waiting to happen.

Monday 23rd December 2019

Today there were 15 hardy souls playing the extremely wet Gainsborough course, there were a few temporary greens but the weather was very mild and more like spring.
Today’s winners were Roger Davies with 43, on countback and also with 43 was Dave Seymour and third also on countback with 42 was David Drew.
As is customary in the festive season, there were 6 players with more than 40 points so and extra shot cut where applicable.

Wednesday 18th December 2019

15 members fought their way through fog and icy conditions to play Gainsborough, suffering from the considerable amounts of rain over the past few weeks. Will it ever stop raining and give the courses a chance to dry out? A credit to the greenkeepers that only 3 greens were temporary. Success today to Dick Lumsden with 43 points off his 23 handicap, 2nd place to Bob Filer, 41 points, 3rd place to Norman Davidson, 39 points on c/b from Malcolm Norton.

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Today we had glorious weather for December, the downside being there were lots of temporary greens so no cuts this week. 16 players - 1st place with 38 on c/b was Collin Broadhurst, 2nd also with 38 was David Drew and 3rd with 37 was Norman Davidson. Nearest the pin on the 8th went to Eric Fisher who kindly donated his winnings to Captains charity and nearest in two on 16 was Norman Davidson.

Monday 2nd December 2019

9 players on a day which stared extremely frosty but finished nice and bright. Mainly temp greens. Congrats today to Roger Davies with 37 poinjts ahead of Bill Wardle with 35 points on countback from Neil Farmer, Malcolm Norton and Dick Lumsden

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Unfortunately the considerable overnight rain won the day and no Swindle was held. Let's hope for kinder weather next week.

Monday 18th November 2019

Excellent turnout today with 17 people playing the rather wet Constable course, weather was good and so was some of the golf.
First place went to Steve Tree on countback with 39 points, second also with 39 was Peter Hele and third also on countback with 35 was Norman Davidson with 35 points.
Nearest the pin on the 8th went to Peter Hele and Nearest in two on 16th went to Tony Denmead.
Tony was unavailable to collect his winnings so everyone thought it only fair to donate it to Captains charity.
New ruling —
No show — no winnings.

A very laid back Bob Filer !!!

Wednesday 13th November 2019
Lovely sunny day with some good scores. A nearest the pin was trialled on the 3rd Gainsborough which Tony Denmead won, he also won the swindle with 42 points - a 3 shot cut next time out. Second on countback with 39 points was Dick Lumsden from Collin Broadhurst, in 3rd place.

Wednesday 6th November 2019

12 players in the first Swindle of the new SbN Seniors Golf year and an excellent start by Bill Wardle, victorious with 36 points. Richard Middleton second with 33 points and our new Captain, Terry Mitchell coming in third with 32 points. Well done to each of you.