Beat the Management!
Almouj Golf Members had the chance this week to 'Beat the
Management'! In teams of 3 the players contested a medal in
scramble format where each team received 10% of their combined
A scramble is where all players hit a shot, select the best
outcome and then all hit the next shot from this location, this
process continues until the hole is completed. To ensure that all
members of the team were involved there was the requirement that
each player to contribute at least 5 tee shots over the course of
As you would expect the with a competition of this format the
scoring was very good with 4 of the 7 teams breaking net level par.
The team of Aaron O'Hara, Stuart Ingram and Craig Hardie produced a
flawless gross 67 which included 5 birdies and 13 pars, with their
combined handicap of 42 giving them an allowance of 4.2 shots their
net total of 62.8 set the standard to beat.
The Management team of Louise Daly, Steve Johnson and Jamie Wood
were determined to put in a good showing and not allow too many of
the members groups bragging rights due to the result. Things looked
questionable after a bogey at the very first hole but the team
rallied and didn't look back posting a grand total of 9 gross
birdies over the remaining 17 holes. Their total of gross 64 with
an allowance of 3.2 meant that their net score of 60.8 was good
enough to sit atop the leaderboard.
The feedback from all players was that the event was a success.
The format allowed all players the opportunity to compete and the
minimum of 5 tee shots ensured that the score was genuinely a team
effort. Special mention should go to the condition of the golf
course which was fantastic, a great sign of things to come for the