Almouj Golf Celebrates its First Birthday with a Scramble

30 November 2012Back

Almouj Golf Celebrates its First Birthday with a ScrambleHaving initially opened its doors almost 12 months ago to the day Almouj Golf celebrated its First Birthday with a Members Scramble on the 30th November. The Scramble format allows teams of three to compete by selecting the best tee shot on each hole and then all team members play the next shot from the chosen position, this continues until the hole is completed. To ensure that everyone was involved it was necessary for each member of the team to contribute 4 tee shots over the course of 18 holes. The handicap allowance for the team was exactly 10% of their combined course handicaps, this would be deducted from the 18 hole gross score to give the final net team score.

Ten teams of three players assembled for the 8am shotgun under conditions that can only be described as perfect, the previous day's rain had softened the course a little and although further rain had been forecast there was not a breath of wind.

The scoring as you would expect from a format of this type was very good with four of the ten teams breaking par prior to the handicap deduction. Setting the early pace were regular Scramble participants Ahmed Kamel, Mohammed Fauzi and Nasaruddin Mohammed whose gross 70 with a combined team handicap of 43 gave them a net 65.7. Bettering this score by just 0.2 with a gross 69, net 65.5 was the team of Edward Daly, Louise Daly and Steven Morris.

The two top teams on the day could not be separated over regulation play as each scored an identical net 64.6. William Welsh, Kevin D'Amours and John Prescott starting from hole 17 carded a very fine gross 69 with a combined team handicap of 44, their round consisted of 15 pars and three gross birdies all of which came in succession on the front 9. The next team with 64.6 was that of Michael Lenarduzzi, Aaron O'Hara and Jamie Wood who despite dropping a shot at their final hole managed to card six gross birdies for a total of 67 less their team handicap of 24. With the two scores tied the result went to the back 9 holes where the team of Lenarduzzi, O'Hara and Wood recorded a net 32.8 edging out Welsh, D'Amours and Prescott with their 33.8.

The overall results were as follows;

No. Name Gross Combined Course Handicaps 10% allowance Net
1 Michael Lenarduzzi
Aaron O'Hara
Jamie Wood
67 24 2.4 64.6
2 William Welsh
Kevin D'Amours
John Prescott
69 44 4.4 64.6
3 Edward Daly
Louise Daly
Steven Morris
69 35 3.5 65.5
4 Ahmed Kamel
Mohammed Fauzi
Nasaruddin Mohammed
70 43 4.3 65.7
5 Lee O'Donoghue
Tracey O'Donoghue
Matthew O'Donoghue
79 103 10.3 68.7

The next event in the Almouj calendar on December 13th is the December Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal, entry into the event is Omr5 and includes food on conclusion of play. To book your place please email Jamie at james@almoujgolf.com