We had planned a Maximum Score medal, but nobody told the weather. I’m starting to suspect it is a jinxed format.
Despite the heavy overnight rain, the course was declared playable. But the rain/sleet was so heavy we agreed to postpone the medal until better weather. This would be anything less than torrential rain. We’re not princesses.
We settled down with a cuppa and yummy chocolate fudge traybake (thanks Erica). After a short while, to our surprise, it cleared up enough for a social 9 holes.
Eight of us set off and it proved glorious. The rain cleared, the wind dropped and the sun came out. Sunblock was applied and I regretted not bringing my sunglasses.
Accidentally, I made things complicated by deciding to use the 9-hole card. I discovered you don’t simply halve your 18 hole handicap. Apparently, it’s something far more complicated involving decimal places. Who knew?
In our group, Kay made a great start with two pars. She continued well, holing a lot of putts. She carded a great score – without a single blob.
In the other group, Erica scored on every hole too to remain blob-free. Impressive in the heavy conditions.
Marena played well again. She finished with a fine 3 on the 9th (achieved by reaching the green in 2 and then holing the uphill putt). This impressive 4 pointer helped her edge out Kay by 1 point for victory.
There was no 2s glory with pretty difficult putting conditions.
Back to the clubhouse for seconds of chocolate fudge traybake 🙂
Next week: look out for another weather postponement on the Maximum Score Medal attempt 3…