Ryder Cup Comes to Oman?!

28 September 2012Back

Ryder CupWith the 39th Ryder Cup underway in Chicago it was Almouj Golf's turn to pay tribute to the best golfing event in the calendar with its very own Ryder Cup Competition.

Like the main event itself the Almouj Members would be participating in three disciplines over 27 holes; players started by playing the first 9 holes of the Championship Course as Foursomes, a format where a players take alternate shots to complete the hole. Once the front 9 had been completed the back 9 holes were played as Fourball, this is where the best score from the pairing counts on each hole. The final leg of the Ryder Cup journey was taken without the support of a partner by playing 9 holes individually on the floodlit Academy Par 3 Course.

In the alternate shot, Foursomes format it was husband and wife duo Steve and Anne Morris who triumphed over the other pairings by managing to accumulate a very impressive 19 points.

Moving to the back 9 holes Danny Renihan and Kim Davis found form to rebound from their slightly disappointing 15 point front 9 with a phenomenal 25 point back 9. This score was good enough to see them win the leg by 2 points over Catherine Shackleton and Yvonne Welling and cumulatively put them in the lead with 40 points over the Championship Course.

After a short but welcome break back at the Academy Clubhouse the players embarked on foot for their final challenge; 9 holes over the Academy Par 3 Course. Despite only receiving an allowance of 25% of their handicaps the scoring was very good with over half of the field scoring 18 points or better. The winning score of 20 points was achieved by three players but it was Anne Morris who ultimately came out on top to win after a back 6 count back.

The overall winner for the day was crowned by adding the Stableford scores from all three disciplines, the honour went to Danny Renihan who accumulated 40 points with partner Kim Davis and then individually added 19 points from the Academy Par 3 Course.

A great afternoon was had by all, especially Susan Sargent who recorded the Academy Par 3 Course's first hole in one on hole number 8, congratulations Susan!