Jordan Burdall celebrated being cut to plus two by winning the September Midweek Medal in style. With five birdies and six pars after the first eleven holes Jordan could be forgiven for thinking that he had a chance to break the course record of 65 that he set just a few weeks ago. However, this was spoiled by a rare error on the par 3 12th hole: Jordan lost his ball and ended up with a double bogie and no score for the hole, tough for mere mortals but for a plus two handicapper this could have been disastrous. He bounced back immediately with three pars and two more birdies to close with 39 points and a gross score of 68. Jordan said that he was annoyed with himself for the silly mistake on the 12th but overall was very pleased with his course management. Andy Hardy off eleven was second with 38 points. Third and fourth were settled on count back, Tim Brown was third and Jordan’s father Kevin was pushed back into fourth, both came in with 37 points. Jordan and every other contestant will be trying to win the last big trophy of the year this coming weekend – the Sturgess Volvo competition was cancelled due to heavy rain, thunder and lightning earlier in the year.
Liz Haughton got off to a bad start in the Ladies September Midweek Medal with a double bogie on the first hole of the Lakes course. Liz, playing off ten, bounced back by parring the next two holes. Like Jordan, Liz was also attacked by the tough 12th hole, she also registered a no score but kept grinding to win the competition. Liz said that it was an up and down round but enjoyable because she kept concentrating and didn’t let the small errors knock her off course. Sue Findlay was second and seventeen handicapper Eve Mills was third.
Greetham Valley Seniors “entertained” Scraptoft Seniors on the Lakes course in a match that had been postponed because of heavy rain earlier in the year. Eighty five year old George Cooper, playing with stand-in Captain David Wallace, amazed everybody by shooting a gross 84, one under his age. David, who is no slouch as a golfer himself, said that considering his age, George’s round was one of the best display of seniors’ golf he has ever seen. He went on to say that it was not only a pleasure to witness it, but it made their game a lot easier to win. Several other players were on form on the day as Greetham Valley went on to win by seven games to one. Just a few days earlier, Captain Neil Sellars and his C team beat the Scraptoft Rabbits team five and a half to two and half on the Lakes course. Neil will take his boys a few miles up the A1 this week for their final game of the season away to Belton Park.