Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
A great turnout for our final round of the Eclectic Series at Modern with 51 players. Good weather this time saw the usual mini shotgun on time. Play was steady with everyone finished in reasonably good time. The starters at Modern have looked after us well. A busy afternoon with everything from Little Dogs, Big Dogs and a number of first round matchplays all up for grabs.
It was also Timo Karonen’s last day with us as he heads off back home to Finland. We wish him well and hope he keeps in touch as many of our overseas past regulars do. As the old guard leaves the newcomers arrive and we welcome George Stretton, Douglas Ure and Alberto Gonzales and a few we haven’t seen for a while, Okkie Nikijuluw, Dennis Prangel, Adrian Scholten and Chris Lever. Welcome to all.
Colin Sifton and Douglas Ure were so proud of their approach shots on the 5th ending up right next to each other they decided to pose for a picture. Nana Dewi just wanted them out of the way so she could put. That's her yellow ball rolling by as the photo was snapped.
So with the usual excitement on what was going to be the Eclectic outcome, we still had the day’s round to conclude. Gaurav Shirke took three of the honours with Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and a Drive & Pitch. Not to be outdone, the ladies were back in the skills set with Okkie Nikijuluw taking the other Longest Drive honour. Dougie McQuater and Jude Alexander took the remaining Nearest to the Pin and Drive & Pitch prizes respectively.
Tribhuvan Singh had his putter working well becoming our Putting Champion this week but poor Sandra Novita again took both the Most Exercise and Booby Prizes; it can only get better Sandra!
Dave Keddington showed how much he likes this course, shooting 77 off the stick to take the Lowest Gross prize. Count back was the order of the day with 3 players finishing on the same points but Mr Keddington just managed to edge ahead becoming our Weekly Champion and taking home the Little Dog with Jeremy Oberoi having to settle for Runner Up. Our poor old MC Kevin Dobson had the best round he has had in a while only to be squeezed out of the prizes on count back, keep it going KD, you’ll get there someday!
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
So to the Eclectic. As ever, there are always a few surprises as the fight was on for those last few improvements to try and get to the top spots. Well this Eclectic didn’t disappoint with Dave Keddington becoming our first Big Dog and Blue Jacket winner of 2022. This is his second in a row having won the Big Dog at our last series in 2021. Tribhuvan Singh came close but had to settle for Runner Up with Sami Kekonen taking third. Dave Keddington also ran off with the Lowest Gross Champion trophy with just 0.25 separating the top two.