Week six of the Winter Order of Merit was played in a howling and very cold gale on the Lakes course on Saturday, the one saving grace being that it was at least dry. Dave Copley who has had consistent results for the previous five weeks, had an off day and slipped down the day’s leader board.
Michael Fish instead showed what a good wind player he was by winning on the day with 37 points. The scoring was lower than usual due to the wind dropping for the odd second or two and catching players out. You know what it is like, you aim right to allow for the wind and instead of the wind gracefully bringing it round to the flag (as if!) it stays right and ends up in the trees or the bunker.
Paul Clegg had a good round and came in second with a creditable 35 points. He just beat third placed Peter Bagshaw on count-back.
Bob Beverley played his usual steady game, scoring thirty three points which enabled him to re-take first place overall in the Order of Merit leader board. He has a total of 127.5 points.
Dave Copley only dropped to second place overall, despite his off day; he has amassed a score of 117.7 points. Graham Smith retains his third position overall with 108 points.
There is a long way to go yet but the format, which has changed since last year, is making it very competitive and interesting at the top!