Saturday Stableford

12 October 2013Back

In an effort to ensure that competitive golf is made as accessible as possible to the members of Almouj Golf the Saturday Stableford series was born. Rather than a draw being made to decide the groups with predetermined tee times the Saturday Stableford allows players to register their own tee times and select their own playing partners, the only proviso being that an official handicap holder must mark each competitor's card.

21 players signed up for the second instalment of the series and despite the Championship Course being prepared to host the Challenge Tour the players made light of the longer rough and quicker greens with some fantastic scoring.

Despite not scoring any points on the opening hole, 10 handicap Iain Watters set the early pace with a fine opening 9 holes of 22 points. The 22 points were achieved by playing holes 2 to 9 in one under par gross! Iain followed his opening 9 with an equally impressive inward 9 of 20 points to give him a total of 42 points, generally an insurmountable winning score. However on this occasion Iain's score was only good enough to finish as runner up. Recent joiner to Almouj Golf Tony Howland has shown promise since becoming a member, finishing in 4th spot in the Anniversary at the end of September. Tony playing off a handicap of 22 (at the moment!) racked up an impressive 26 points on the outward 9 and consolidated with 18 points on the home stretch for a total of 44 points. A truly admirable score considering the difficulty of the course.

The top 10 scores for the day were as follows;

No. Name Score
1 Tony Howland 44
2 Iain Watters 42
3 Louise Daly 37
4 Susan Sargent 34
5 James Collins 33
6 Chuck Sargent 33
7 Thomas Burns 33
8 Des Lee 33
9 Peter Gaughan 32
10 Graham Ness 31

The next event in the fixture list is the Mercedes-Benz Member Guest Accumulator which precedes the inaugural National Bank of Oman Golf Classic at the end of October.