Good turnout of 29 today. Well done to Stuart Hamilton for his triumph in the Memorial over the weekend.
RESULTS. Pink went to Jim Collins with a high 13 points on countback. Tom Garlick took ‘back to back’ ‘Yellows’ with a very good 28 points. 2nd with 26 points was Ray Turford who returns after his ‘slump’. 3rd was Andy Rahaman with 25 points off a 5 H/C. 4th .on 24 points was Clive Clayton who pipped Moray Campbell and Rob Delamar on countback over the back 6.
* 2 SKINS. Second week of the 2 skins saw the pot of €29.5 roll over with Dave Norris’s 2 on the 9th cancelled out by Carl McCann on the 3rd, Jim Burke on the 9th then Garry Mac taking two 2’s on the 1st and 3rd just to make sure. Reminder only 1 player can take the pot. No player or 2 plus players will see the pot rollover. If not won in 5 weeks the pot will go into WAGA funds. Please continue the marking of 2’s clearly on cards and mentioning to Chairman when handing in card. Week 3 when the course is open after the tunnel closure.
LEAGUE TABLE. The Winter League table is enclosed (2 versions) and sees Peter Alderson retaining top spot with 286 points. With that previous Champion Stuart Hamilton still in 2nd with 270 points but 2 games in hand. The League will run for 32 weeks. Dependant on whether the tunnel is closed for 3 or 4 weeks the new qualifier will be 17 or 18 scores for a ‘Top 9’ slot on finals day. Our ‘Finals Day’ will be the 23 May 18. The 3 Major WAGA trophies, NGE Shield, Bruce Kingston Shield and League Cup will be up for grabs.
Crapputter Cup. Those members who have not given their allegiance to either camp should review now and contact the relevant Captain for due selection consideration. Those who have already played in the Crapputter Cup are ‘Cup Tied’ !!
* To be played on 21 April 18.
* Team Captains are Judd Larsen for the Jocks and Clive Synnuck for the English.
* Players must have played at least 3 WAGAs.
* Format 12 players. Foursomes/Greensomes (Captains decide) in the Morning, Singles in afternoon.
* 2 weeks prior to event top 6 per team in league selected plus best 3 average (4 and over WAGAs) plus 3 Captains picks.
European Tour Fantasy League 18. Now into the 4rd week with Willie El Fakir demonstrating his golf knowledge in leading. It’s still not too late to join the 12 participants we have. This is through European Golf Tour website fantasyrace.europeantour.com . Once you have joined with your team then request to join the private league. Team is JSGC (E) PIN is jDS2rMY1I4. Or just search for Clive Clayton. It’s all good fun no money involved just those important bragging rights.
All are reminded that until further notice WAGA members not entitled or not club members cannot attend WAGA unless signed in via HQ BFC Regulations by an entitled person only.
Please note this does not affect entitled members who are not club members. They can still attend WAGA on payment of a Green. The RIB/Garrison are still encouraged to get entitled personnel to participate in WAGA, which may lead to them joining the club. As has been with recent cases.
The Tunnel will be closed from COP Fri 2 Feb for up to 4 weeks. Secret Valley have offered a very good deal to the Club during the Tunnel Closure €40 including buggy. There are no restrictions on tee times however SVGC members have the first option on tee times each morning between 07:00-10:00hrs.
We are proposing a WAGA day next Wed 7 Feb at Secret Valley, Willie has kindly volunteered to co-ordinate. Tee offs need to be completed by mid day. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in taking part and that you can tee off middle to late morning.
Thanks again for all your support and hope to see you all as soon as the Tunnel is opened.
Regards. Clive & Steve.