We had hoped that Jane Bunn's predicted deluge may have held off as 8 very committed players, OR 8 players who should be committed turned out this morning. The event was Tuppence Penney's favourite, a Par Bisque, however he was a no show due to a more pressing and important commitment. Without the promised early weather update from Rob Devs in Anglesea we assumed we were guaranteed a dry if somewhat blustery round. The Walrus started well with 3 pars, by contrast Joggers Andrews had a dozen wipes on the first 6 holes but was able to bank strokes for later in the round...... when it didn't matter due to Jane's predicted deluge arriving after three holes. Not to be denied, all players battled on through the tempest despite saturated greens, wet grips, soggy shoes, watery cracks (too much information Peter) and the odd umbrella that blew inside out, thanks Chester.
We welcomed back Graham Bonsack after some time away and Ian Flannery left The Alice and 30 degrees to return to 'Our Hidden Treasure on the Mount' and 30 mls of rain.
By the 14th hole it was clear that too many greens were waterlogged and therefore the competition was abandoned, much to the dismay of Steve Barrow who was sitting on a lazy +6 still with a bucket load of strokes up his sleeve. No comp meant no losers or NTP, the elements were the winner today. Thanks to Mike Hoiles who obliged by stepping in and doing the dishes. Others to join today were Gary Liddy and Peter Watson.
Next Wednesday we are back to a stableford event, while Saturday is a 4BBB par round, so you will need a partner for the regular start times. Remember it is also the qualifying round for the best 4 teams to play the Winter 4 ball Matchplay. If you wish to enter this Matchplay event, you must mark the letter 'M' on your card. Qualifying pairs will be notified. There are further details regarding the time frames for completing matches on the outside white board.