After five superb Sunday mornings in November, the overnight weather forecast for Mount Skip on Sunday was for early morning fog with rain to follow.
In the event there was no fog and fortunately no rain until mid-day but the miserable forecast was no doubt a contributory factor in the lowest turn out of the winter league season to date.
For the fifth time this season young Harry Wade was drawn in the same four-ball as his dad Mark, albeit on this occasion on opposite sides.
Much to his delight, Harry and his partner Paul Elliot had a comfortable 3 & 2 win over his dad and Dave Pickles, ensuring Harry’s continued climb up the leader board.
Matthew Fisher, son of this year’s Captain Dave Fisher, was drawn with Chris Hoyle. In a very close match that was nip and tuck all the way, they lost by one hole to Lee Amos and Steve Scholes with Hoyle admitting their opponents’ superior putting had been decisive.
Martyn Astin and Ash Hewitt were made to work hard for a 2 & 1 win over Michael Turner and Chad Allott.
This win puts popular ex-detective Hewitt as leader of the 12-man bet for the top placed player in winter league.
The biggest win of the day was by current leader Gav Brumby and his partner Nigel Fielden, who won 5 & 4 against Terry Clancy and Colin Greenwood.
In a surprise result, Matt Richards and Gavin Degnan lost on the final hole to Sam Scholes and high handicapper Keith Law.
Young Sam dovetailed really well with the ‘Lawman,’ who because of his high handicap is an ideal match play partner.
It was obviously Keith’s day as he also won the daily draw afterwards in the club house.