Tuesday 23rd September, 2013 gave us the Prize Competition chosen by Gill Armstrong and Angela Broadhurst. The format was something that none, or very few, of us had ever played. So you can imaging the furrowed brows around the noticeboard when we studied the rules and format!! It is called the Chapman Competition, no doubt named after whoever had the idea to think it up.
So, concentrate with me and I will try to explain it. We played in pairs but with another pair who we marked the card for. Each player in the pair took a tee shot. After that shot the players then played their second shot from the tee shot of their partner. After the second shots then the pairs chose the shot they liked the best, always supposing there was one they liked, then they took alternate shots from the second shot of the chosen ball. Still with me? me neither.....However, let me tell you that once we got on the course and had a go at this it really was a great format and great fun. I was playing with Jo Peacock, and I think its fair to say that when Jo came to take her shot from my ball she visited parts of the Course that previously she had no idea were there! I was just delighted to have a round of golf where I played most of my shots off the fairway! That doesn't happen to me very often at all.
All in all a great competition and a really fun day so many thanks to Ang and Gill for teaching us something new.
The winners were, ahem, Jo Peacock and Deb Barnett with a rather fabulous nett score of 63.5! Second were Sheila Holliins and Karen Wilshaw with nett 68.5 and third were Maria Wootton and Chris Evans with a 73.