Wimbledon Doubles

06 July 2012Back

Almouj Golf's Wimbledon Doubles were held on Friday the 6th of July.  The format was greensome's where the pair both hit tee shots, select the best and then play alternate shots from that point onwards.  This fun format was decided upon in an effort to match the doubles format in tennis from Wimbledon.

The shot gun start at 7:30am meant that all players would get around at a time where it was relatively cool although the temperature was kept slightly lower by the cooling breeze off the ocean. Eight teams of two competed over the 18 holes and all the teams had very impressive scores considering the format.

The greensome's format meant that each player still felt as though they were playing a full round whilst allowing for a speedy 18 holes. The handicap allowance was a half of the combined course handicaps. The winning team and second place both posted very impressive scores of 40 points.  Congratulations to Adrian Bain and Mike Bulliman who beat Catherine Shackleton and Nathan Kendal on a count back by one point. The top three teams were as follows:

Position

Team

Points

1st

Adrian Bain

Mike Bulliman

40

2nd

Catherine Shackleton

Nathan Kendal

40

3rd

Kevin Wright

Geetshe Tamse

38

 

The next tournament is the Green keeper's revenge. This will be held next Thursday the 12th of July.  

 

Happy summer golfing!