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Mixed Winter League - Weekend 10!

FrostyGolfThe slight warmth in the air brought out more players this weekend (13th and 14th January) such that the Mixed Winter League had it's biggest turnout for some time.  Eighteen cards were returned.  After checking hadnicaps and points recorded there were a few amendment to the cards.  The net result is that there was a five way tie at the top of the leaderboard for Round 10 alone.  Five golfers returned 31 points After sorting out countback, the winner for Weekend 10 is Club Captain Gary McDonaghGary wins £7 with Margaret Bland taking the second prize of £3. Prizes will be placed behind the bar.

The winner other three golfers on 31 were Joyce Michie, Lynn Bruce and Marilyn Adams

This was the first weekend where tere were more scores equal or better than par compared to the number below par.  The biggest handicap cut is borne by Gary McDonagh who falls three to 12.

Turning to the League Table to date, based on an aggregate of the best five scores to date out of a potential ten.  Only two members have played all ten rounds - Gordon Ferguson and Angus Towers - but there are plenty now who have played five rounds or more.

The top three places remain unchanged but Lynn Bruce's lead has been cut to five points over Joyce Michie, while Gordon Ferguson in third falls a little bit further back from Joyce. Lynn has 153, Joyce has 148 and Gordon 144.  There is a bit of a change in places four to seven.

Note that you can now sort the League Table on any column that shows a grey up and down arrow symbol at the left of the column.  Just click on the arrows to sort.  For example you can sort the column headed This Week Stableford to show the scores in ascending or descending order this week.  Please note that sorting the League Table by this column doesn't reflect countback positions within the same Stableford score accurately.  The table showing scores for Weekend 10 alone at the end of the League Table shows countback positions accurately.

Handicap changes throughout the competition so far are shown after this weeks results.

This is a competition designed for all abilities - come along a play a few holes of golf every weekend and keep your skills throughout the winter.

Next week we will base the table on an aggregate of the best six scores to date.  The final table will be based on the best eight scores.  There is still time to join the League and play eight rounds before the competition finishes.

On the the Sunday of Weekend 11, next Sunday, 21st January, Mark will be serving a carvery luch.  Book tickets now at the bar or by ringing 01450 870220 Option 2.

Mixed Winter League 2017 / 2018 – Standings after Weekend 10 - 13th and 14th January

Aggregate of best five scores determine League positions

The figure in brackets after a golfer’s name indicates the handicap used to generate the Stableford score in the most recent week.

Results are sorted by Total, (highest to lowest), then by number of scores counting to the total (Lowest to highest), then by number of weekends played (lowest to highest) and finally by Christian Name if still a tie.

The Mixed Winter League runs on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am using the Winter Tees.  Just turn up and play with another member.  The Competitions began on the weekend of 4th / 5th November 2017 and will run until the weekend of 24th / 25th March 2018

On weekend 1, League handicaps equal National Handicaps.   For individual Stableford scores in excess of 26 any week, the player’s  League handicap is cut by 1 for every 2 points or part thereof over 26, i.e. 27 / 28 incurs a cut of 1, 29 /30 incurs a cut of 2 etc.  Also this year, for every 2 points or part thereof below 26, the player’s League handicap is raised by 1, i.e.  23/24 will generate an increase of 1, 21/22 will generate an increase of 2 etc. Scores of 25 or 26 will leave a player’s handicap unchanged.   For Ladies the score used to determine handicap changes is the score before the bonus of 3 is added.    The maximum permitted handicap will be 54

League handicaps are completely independent of National Handicaps which remain unchanged throughout.  The aim is to spread the prize money around and provide close competition throughout the Series.

Handicap changes to date are shown after the tables and vefore the rules.

  This Week Stableford Best 8 Scores Total Played Counting Best
Lynn Bruce (22) 31 34 31 31 30 27 27 24 23 153 9 5
Joyce Michie (43) 31 32 31 31 29 25 25 20 20 148 9 5
Gordon Ferguson (19) 28 32 30 28 28 26 25 22 21 144 10 5
Marilyn Adams (43) 31 31 29 29 28 25 23 23 19 142 8 5
Andrew Richardson (16) 30 30 30 29 27 23 23 21 21 139 8 5
Benny Hartop Senior (32) 30 30 30 28 26 24 24 20 17 138 8 5
Stefan Laidlaw (13) 20 29 29 29 26 25 22 20 20 138 8 5
Angus Towers (15) 27 30 28 27 27 26 25 25 23 138 10 5
Benny Hartop (12) 29 29 28 28 25 23 21 21 0 133 7 5
Gary McDonagh (15) 31 31 30 24 22 22 22 21 0 129 7 5
Anne Paterson (31) 24 29 27 24 24 24 21 0 0 128 6 5
Duncan Shiell (24) 26 32 26 25 24 21 19 0 0 128 6 5
Stewart Paisley (16) 25 29 25 24 22 21 0 0 0 121 5 5
Jim Geatons (28)   27 25 24 23 21 0 0 0 120 5 5
Margaret Bland (35) 31 31 29 22 20 0 0 0 0 102 4 5
Flora Kerr (29) 29 29 27 25 17 0 0 0 0 98 4 5
Keith Johnson (15) 28 28 25 21 20 0 0 0 0 94 4 5
Allan Learmonth (16) 25 27 25 22 18 0 0 0 0 92 4 5
Lily Towers (15)   30 25 24 0 0 0 0 0 79 3 5
Tom Kerr (29)   25 24 22 0 0 0 0 0 71 3 5
Ross Pringle (15)   30 20 19 0 0 0 0 0 69 3 5
Guy Couper (18)   25 24 18 0 0 0 0 0 67 3 5
Linda Geatons (38)   23 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 62 3 5
Janice Cambridge (19)   25 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 2 5
Douglas Hyslop (18) 18 21 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 2 5
Margaret Allen (31)   22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 2 5
Frazer Towers (15)   30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 1 5
Neil Richardson (26)   23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 5
Craig Elliot (21)   20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 5
 

Results for Weekend 10 alone - 13th / 14th January

Player

Stableford

Gary McDonagh

31

Margaret Bland

31

Joyce Michie

31

Lynn Bruce

31

Marilyn Adams

31

Andrew Richardson

30

Benny Hartop Senior

30

Flora Kerr

29

Benny Hartop

29

Keith Johnson

28

Gordon Ferguson

28

Angus Towers

27

Duncan Shiell

26

Allan Learmonth

25

Stewart Paisley

25

Anne Paterson

24

Stefan Laidlaw

20

Douglas Hyslop

18

Handicap adjustments so far in the Mixed Winter League 2017 / 18, in alphabetical order of surnames are:

Marilyn Adams 30 to 35 [4/5 November], 35 to 38 [11/12 November], 38 to 41 [18/19 November], 41 to 43 [25/26 November], 43 to 42 [13/14 January]

Margaret Allen 21 to 24 [4/5 November], 24 to 31 [11/12 November]

Margaret Bland 28 to 32 [4/5 November], 32 to 35 [25/26 November], 35 to 34 [13/14 January]

Lynn Bruce 17 to 20 [4/5 November], 20 to 21 [11/12 November], 21 to 24 [18/19 November], 24 to 23 [25/26 November], 23 to 22 [2/3 December], 22 to 19 [9/10 December], 19 to 21 [16/17 December], 21 to 22 [6/7 January], 22 to 21 [13/14 January]

Janice Cambridge 14 to 17 [11/12 November], 17 to 19 [18/19 November]

Guy Couper 13 to 14 [11/12 November], 14 to 18 [18/19 November]

Craig Elliot 18 to 21 [4/5 November]

Gordon Ferguson 14 to 18 [4/5 November], 18 to 17 [11/12 November], 17 to 19 [18/19 November], 19 to 21 [25/26 November], 21 to 19 [2/3 December], 19 to 22 [16/17 December], 22 to 19 [6/7 January], 19 to 18 [13/14 January]

Linda Geatons 26 to 32 [4/5 November], 32 to 35 [18/19 November], 35 to 38 [25/26 November]

Jim Geatons 25 to 27 [4/5 November], 27 to 26 [11/12 November], 26 to 27 [18/19 November], 27 to 28 [1/2 December]

Benny Hartop 9 to 8 [4/5 November], 8 to 9 [11/12 November], 9 to 11 [9/10 December], 11 to 13 [16/17 December], 13 to 12 [23/24 December], 12 to 10 [13/14 January]

Benny Hartop Senior 26 to 29 [4/5 November], 29 to 27 [11/12 November], 27 to 28 [18/19 November], 28 to 29 [9/10 December], 29 to 28 [16/17 December], 28 to 32 [23/24 December], 32 to 30 [13/14 January]

Douglas Hyslop 16 to 18 [11/12 November], 18 to 22 [13/14 January]

Keith Johnson 10 to 12 [11/12 November], 12 to 15 [16/17 December], 15 to 14 [13/14 January]

Flora Kerr 20 to 26 [11/12 November], 26 to 28 [1/2 December], 28 to 29 [23/24 December]

Tom Kerr 26 to 28 [11/12 November], 28 to 29 [1/2 December]

Stefan Laidlaw 14 to 17 [4/5 November], 17 to 15 [18/19 November], 15 to 17 [9/10 December], 17 to 15 [23/24 December], 15 to 13 [6/7 January], 13 to 16 [13/14 January]

Allan Learmonth 11 to 13 [4/5 November], 13 to 17 [1/2 December], 17 to 16 [6/7 January]

Gary McDonagh 8 to 10 [4/5 November], 10 to 12 [11/12 November], 12 to 14 [25/26 November], 14 to 16 [1/2 December], 16 to 17 [16/17 December], 17 to 15 [6/7 January], 15 to 12 [13/14 January]

Joyce Michie 29 to 33 [4/5 November], 33 to 38 [11/12 November], 38 to 40 [18/19 November], 40 to 44 [1/2 December], 44 to 42 [9/10 December], 42 to 44 [16/17 December], 44 to 43 [6/7 January], 43 to 42 [13/14 January]

Stewart Paisley 13 to 15 [4/5 November], 15 to 17 [16/17 December], 17 to 18 [23/24 December], 18 to 16 [6/7 January]

Anne Paterson 22 to 26 [4/5 November], 26 to 27 [18/19 November], 27 to 29 [9/10 December], 29 to 31 [23/24 December], 31 to 33 [13/14 January]

Ross Pringle 11 to 9 [4/5 November], 9 to 12 [11/12 November], 12 to 15 [6/7 January]

Andrew Richardson 15 to 16 [4/5 November], 16 to 14 [11/12 November], 14 to 13 [18/19 November], 13 to 15 [25/26 November], 15 to 17 [9/10 December], 17 to 18 [23/24 December], 18 to 16 [6/7 January], 16 to 14 [13/14 January]

Neil Richardson 25 to 26 [4/5 November]

Duncan Shiell 21 to 18 [18/19 November], 18 to 19 [16/17 December], 19 to 21 [23/24 December], 21 to 24 [6/7 January]

Angus Towers 13 to 16 [4/5 November], 16 to 15 [11/12 November], 15 to 14 [2/3 December], 14 to 15 [9/10 December], 15 to 17 [16/17 December] 17 to 15 [23/24 December], 15 to 14 [13/14 January]

Frazer Towers 17 to 15 [23/24 December]

Lily Towers 12 to 14 [4/5 November], 14 to 13 [18/19 November], 13 to 15 [9/10 December]

 

 Minto Golf Club - Mixed Winter League 2017/2018

 This is a competition open to all Gents and Ladies with an active Club handicap of any value and Juniors with handicaps 28 or less.  National handicaps on 1st November will apply initially but will change, for Winter League purposes only, during the competition.

 The competition will be played on Saturdays and Sundays from November 4th/5th to March 24th/25th. This gives a possible 21 weekends on which the League can be played.  Golfers can choose to play on either Saturday or Sunday.

 The format will be a 13 hole Stableford played over holes 1 and 7 to 18 using the Gents Stroke Index Gents and Juniors will play off the Yellow tees and Ladies will play off the Red teesLadies scores will be enhanced by 3 points to compensate for the 14th being a par 5 on the Ladies Index, the fact that the Gents tee on the 13th is advanced by 70 yards in Winter and experience with scoring in 2016/2017

 To allow the greens to thaw out, competition play should not start before 10amThe status of the Blue Disc on the first tee at 10am will determine what greens are used for play on any specific Saturday or Sunday.  If winter greens are used, the two putt rule will apply (i.e. if the first putt misses, the second putt will be given).  Competitors playing 13 holes only may start any time after 10am.  To allow an even flow of finishers through the Clubhouse and avoid a rush of catering requests at the same time, players are encouraged to start from the first tee.  However, it is recognised that this might not always be possible and players can start from any tee subject to standard rules of golfing etiquette on cutting in.

 If golfers wish to play 18 holes, e.g. by starting before 10am they can do so but cards will only be scored in the competition for holes 1 and 7 to 18 (and hole 1 should be played after 10am)

 To try and make the competition closer than last year, we will be reducing league handicaps for every 2 points or part thereof greater than 26 in any one week.  Similarly, handicaps will be increased by 1 for every 2 points or part thereof below 26.  For example, a score of 31 will attract a reduction of 3, while a score of 23 will yield an increase of 2.  A score of 26 will not generate any handicap change.

 There will be a weekly entry fee of £1 which should be placed in an honesty box that will be positioned on the Lounge Bar printer.  Signed cards should be placed in a box in the same place   Cards will be checked for Stableford accuracy and adjusted if necessary.  As far as possible, results will be posted on the website on Monday evening together with the updated League table.  Paper copies of the weekly results will be posted on noticeboards sometime before the next week’s competition is played.

Positions in the League will be determined by the aggregate of the best eight Stableford scores across the 21 weeks.  Prize money will be awarded each week to the first two places, after a contribution to Club Funds and a contribution to the overall League kitty.   Depending on the size of the final kitty, further prizes will be distributed to at least the first three players overall, possibly up to five.   

This is a social and fun competition.  National handicaps will not be changed as a result of scores recorded in any week.  Scores will not be recorded in the official Handicap systems.

In the event of continued bad weather rendering part or all of the course unplayable or especially slippery, the Competition Committee reserve the right to adjust the rules at any time.  For instance, play may be restricted to 10 holes on occasion and the required number of rounds contributing to the final score may be adjusted downwards.