As provided by the Boyce in pretty short order after winning. It was noted by the Captain that the victory was not greeted with joy and elation. In typical Boyce style, he was aggrieved at the prospect of getting chopped…all about the handicap and the dollars with that lad. Here’s his report, lots of foreplay and then the act is, well, brief.
Here is the match report for the Son of Pedro, Masters, from Boycie aka Magnum
Attendees:- Chris Gregory (Greggors), Pete Ash (Pedro), Steve Harding (Boycie/Magnum), Simon Harrison (Donk), William Spittle (Noz), Martin Currirer (Marty the Cat), Paul Kerr (PK), Dougal Baxter (Pres), Ron Brown, Adam Hogarth and Bruce Hopkin (Juice).
A bright dry cool morning met everyone as they made their way down the M5 and M50 towards Ross on Wye (for the final major of the season before the Jug weekend) whilst looking for somewhere to have breakfast on a Sunday morning as the clubhouse wasn’t open for breakfast before we tee’d off at 10.00am!!! (Unless you were travelling with Donk who collected breakfast sandwich orders from the Tyseley café on his way to picking up his seven star road companions.
With only 11 playing the Pres threw the balls up for the two 4 balls and one 3 ball. Up first were Ron, Marty the Cat and Adam. In the second group were the Pres, PK, Juice and I (Boycie) leaving Greggs, Noz, Donk and Pedro in the final group (giving Pedro a chance to see the form of three of the potential favorites for the Jug)
I was in the second group where surprisingly we all started the round well with even the Pres finding form with his driver and creaming his drives well down the fairway helping him birdie, par and par the three par 5’s and giving him a score of 19 points at the halfway stage. I also had 19 points after being robbed of two points on the par 5 eighth having taken an R4 and putting out only for Juice to find my original ball when walking from the green to the next tee, just where PK had previously walked to play his own ball but failed to see my ball. (I played the ball out but could not count the score as I had completed the hole with the R4 ball). Juice was on 20 points but PK was leading the group having had 5 net pars and was on an excellent 23 points.
Not bad when you consider the 3 putting that had taken place on three of what was known of the five recently new drainage worked tramlined greens.
It seemed that PK was going to run away with the competition if he continued the way he had played the front nine. However the back nine was a different story for many with the Pres scoring 13 (32) , Juice 12 (32) and PK also only 12 still giving him a respectable 35 points which put him in second place. I however with some fortunate help from the trees now and then I managed to put a steady second half round together scoring 17 points and a total of 36 points, which turned out to be the winning score.
Final positions were 1st Boycie 36 points 2nd PK 35 points 3rd Donk 34 points. The Dog went to Ron and the Shark to Boycie, the only person to hit the short par 3 green.
Finally congratulations to Noz who was presented with his 100th event attendance memorial gold pin and Adam who was presented with his 50th event attendance badge from the Pres.
And now some pictures from the day…