WAGGL Results 16th June 2012
Apologies for the lateness of this weeks write up gents.
On the drive north to Carramar GC the rain was heavy and continued to fall the whole way there, but as a few of the early comers arrived in the carpark the rain suddenly stopped, had the golfing Allahs smiled yet again on WAGGL?
The grey clouds remained and the rain held off during the warm up, and as we sorted the groups of 4 and 3 with special guest player “Carlos” in group 2 (kindly donated to us by the pro-shop), a few of the players could be heard to comment that it had finished raining for the day….(cue spooky music).
Group 1 consisting of Carter, Bagooki, Hillview & Smith were treated to a front 9 wide-arc masterclass from a player fresh out of Princess Margaret ICU. In seeming suitable conditions Alex “Scammer” Carter was to reel off a front 9 consisting of 2 birdies, 3 pars, 3 bogeys and his only real blemish being a double bogey on the index 1 par4 for a smoking 39 off the stick! Bagooki notched up a tidy birdy on the 269m par4 7th after dropping a lovely putt from the carpark. But Hillview and Smith’s front 9 were mostly made up of scrambling bogeys and doubles, with Smith managing to salvage 3 pars.
Front 9: Carter (39), Smith (48), Bagooki (51), Hillview (52)
Group 2 Troya, Clinnyboy, Nige (& Carlos). After some tidy golf from Troy in recent weeks his inconsistent short game decided to rear its ugly head, adding to his frustrations on the day was a deeply plugged ball in a bunker which took him 3 shots to get out, 2 pars were also recorded between many 4 letter words. Nigel quickly making a name for himself with his power drives (or should that be cover drives? rumours of his prowess with a cricket bat now too real to ignore) and an improving short game saw him register 3 pars on the front 9. Clinnyboy was keeping the pressure on Carter at the top of the leaderboard, with Mr Stand n Deliver consistently find the fairways off the tee and putting well but when they let him down his short game kicked in, with 4 pars, 4 bogeys and a double with his front 9 the highlight being draining a 14m putt on the 5th to save bogey.
Front 9: Clint (42), Nigel (47), Troy (49)
The runaway leader started the back 9 as he left the front, no birdies this time from Carter though, but 5 pars, 3 bogeys and 1 double had his playing partners thinking, if he’s playing like this a week after being on life support he could be on the juice! The remaining players in group 1 finally began to find some form in spite of the rain getting heavier with 2 pars from both Hillview and Bagooki, but in the end these pars were in vain after both registering a 10 on holes 12 and 13 respectively. Smith had 1 par but his putter was to desert him resulting in several uncharacteristic 3putts, despite this he manged to take out the CTP on the 16th as well as the LD on the 18th which set up his only birdie opportunity for the day which was duly despatched.
Troy took inspiration from his playing partners, lifting his game on the home stretch to register 3 pars and 1 birdie which came on the 17th after landing his second shot 2m from the pin with an 8 iron into what was now a driving wind and rain for a simple tap in. Meanwhile Nigel had a few lost balls due to some wayward driving (possibly due to a wet glove?) and became the third player of the day to register a 10 on the back 9, this one on the par5 14th. Nigel also just missed out on the LD jackpot with another booming drive which came to rest just 1m in the rough, sure bet to take an LD out sooner rather than later. Clint’s driver which kept him in the hunt on the front 9, and the only player capable of catching the Scammer, seemingly went missing on the back stretch. So with Clint having to scramble to finish with 5 straight bogeys it left Carter to take out the handicap honours for the day.
Full Result and handicaps. Click to Enlarge.
Special congratulations to Matty Hillview Hillhouse who has now earned his official WAGGL handicap (27), well done mate.
Author: A. Smith