The first leg of the 2018 tour was at Ullesthorpe Golf Club. 25 members attended and enjoyed a pleasant day with the weather and the course co-operating.
The winner of the ladies competition was Jan Stokes and Ernie Francis was on top form, winning the Stableford, Nearest the Pin and Nearest the Pin on Second Shot
The rest of us certainly need to try harder
Twenty-five members enjoyed playing this testing course, in dry weather for a change.
In addition to the integral hazards there lots of leaves and for those that found the rough the grass was long, thick and damp.
The winners on the day were
Overall Stableford Winner – Jeff Hing
Best Lady Golfer – Jan Stokes
First Nearest the Pin – Bob Law
Second Nearest the Pin – Kev Roberts
The winner of both the Birdie and Eagle draws was – Kev Roberts
All in all a good day for Kev.
The postponed Scraptoft event finally took place on Monday 2nd October when the EWGS tour weather jinks was beaten.
25 members enjoyed this very well-presented course in ideal golfing weather. The main hazards being a challenging wind and fallen leaves.
On the day the winners were;
Jan Stokes Best Lady
Ernie Francis Nearest the Pin and Stableford.
The winners of complementary vouchers for 4 balls at Scraptoft were Kev Roberts and Jeff Hing
The winner of the Birdie Draw was Kev Roberts and the winner of the Eagle draw was Paul Goadby
The August leg of the tour was at Forest Hills Golf Club, and following a historically hot August Bank Holiday it rained.
However, the members donned their waterproofs and had enjoyable day despite the weather.
On the day, the winners were
1st Nearest the Pin Scott Stevenson
2nd Nearest the Pin Tony Lepley
Best Lady Jan Stokes
Stableford Winner Scott Stevenson
Winner of Birdie Draw Kevin Roberts
Winner of the Eagle Draw Dave Maynard
The July leg of the tour was held at Kilworth Springs Golf Club that was home to our version of the Ryder Cup. In view of the Brexit vote we decided to take a step back in time to the days when Great Britain and Northern Ireland took on the USA with no help from the Johnny Foreigners from across the English Channel.
A full complement of 36 members bravely turned up despite a less than cheerful weather forecast. However, the forecast turned out to be true and it turned out to be a severe test of waterproofs as well as golfing ability.
Quite remarkably the course coped with the weather very well, with the greens and fairways running true, but the rough was a different matter.
The result was a stunning victory to Jeff Hing’s Great Britain and Northern Ireland team the winning margin being 10.5 to 7.5 .
Jeff and Tony still friends after the match
Jeff’s Victorious GB & NI Team
Keith Bacon winner of 1st Nearest the Pin
Paul Goadby winner of 2nd Nearest the Pin
Jeff Hing also donated prizes for a raffle to boost his chosen charity The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust that we are supporting this year following his victory in the Memorial Cup. The raffle made £100, thank you to everyone who bought tickets.
The winner of the Birdie Draw was Andy Cooke.
The only member with an Eagle during the month was Bob Law.
The May leg of the tour was at Humberstone Heights. 36 members enjoyed playing this challenging course in ideal weather conditions. However if the fairways were missed the rough really penalised wayward shots.
On the day the winners were
Winner of the Ladies Competition Jan Stokes
Winner of the first Nearest the Pin Rob Martin
The winner of the second nearest the pin was Brian McMillan
However Brian had to leave early and Tony Morriss collected his Trophy
The winner of the Birdie Draw was Kev Roberts but even with a sleeve of shiney new bals was still down on the day
The winner of the Eagle Draw was our illustrious chairman
The 2nd leg of the tour was at The Leicestershire Golf Club.
28 members enjoyed playing this beautifully presented course in perfect weather conditions. Even though the greens resembled those at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
On the day, the winners were;
First Nearest the Pin
Second Nearest the Pin
Many thanks to the staff and members of the Leicestershire for their hospitality.
The first leg of the tour was at Glen Gorse Golf Club. 31 members braved a cold day with frequent heavy showers to do battle with this demanding course.
On the day, the winners were:
Kevin Roberts had his eye in winning both the nearest the pins
Jan Stokes was absolutely amazed to be crowned
The winner of the Stableford competition was
The weather might have been rubbish but the Cow Pie was good