The weather for the Seniors’ January Medal was unseasonably glorious: gone were the wind and clouds to be replaced by lovely Rutland sunshine with just a small breeze.
Beware the injured golfer! In Division One, seventeen handicapper David Aldred, who recently injured his leg, had a great start to 2012 by winning the first medal of the year with a gross 82, net 65. David went round the front nine in 43 but really came to life in the more difficult back nine where he dropped only three shots. Because it is pick, clean and place under winter rules, he won’t have his handicap cut at the moment but it will count when the end of year review takes place in March.
Nine handicapper Neil Lowndes took the lowest gross prize with a 76 but this was only good enough for second place. Another low handicapper, Ken Porter, who also plays off nine took third place on countback from Colin Avery, they both had a net 71.
In Division Two, Dennis Watts took both the win and the lowest gross with a gross 93, net 72. Dennis Cleggett was second with a gross 96, net 73. Third place had to be settled on countback, 22 handicapper George Cooper just edging it on the back nine over 24 handicapper Peter Palmer, they both had a net 74.
Paul Clegg and Paul Jenkinson lead Group One in the Saturday division of the Club Winter League, they have played three games, won two and lost one, giving them a total of four points. Peter De Kremer and Ray Hughes have the same points in Group Two as do Graham Day and Peter Key. Jason Giblett and Les Kowal are storming their group with three wins and six points.