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Frank Skinner Champion - Major No 4 Addington Palace Golf Club
Friday 11 July 2014, 07:00 - 22:00
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by David Williams
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Rumour was that he was “past his best” I wonder who could have even thought that let alone said it.....“a'hem”…..!

There’s something rather nice about playing Golf at a venue with a Palace as the backdrop. Not even the early morning or damp conditions could deter the member’s eagerness to shake the hand of their “lifer” and get out on the course. It never ceases to amaze me how each major event is always so memorable in its own unique way.FS - Winner Major 4 2014

Our Lady Captain Jacqui Harbour brought proceedings to order by introducing our guests and then wishing all a fabulous day and, with that battle commenced. With a two tee start, there were 40 players in attendance, including several guests. One of the guests and long-time member, who is well known amongst us, was Sam Hing aka “The Sheriff”. I had the pleasure of being grouped with Sam and Steve Lee-Sang and I found myself thinking...if “CJ” (Cornelius Joseph) were here, it would have been “Déjà vu” of our very 1st round in the ACGA at the Essex! That was a stern introduction into ACGA Golf…..my how time flies.

Wandering past the 1st tee to the tenth, the spattering of rain meant that it was umbrellas and waterproofs from the get go…..challenge number one for the “fair weather” golfers!! Considering the amount of rain it has to be said that the greens were exceptional and looking at some of the morning scores, the less than favourable conditions did nothing to hamper the standard of golf…..for some.!

Topping the leader board after the morning round were:- Mike Woodstock (37) and Gary Cameron looking rather pleased while tucking into lunch.   Others also in the hunt included our lowest handicapper Tyrone Carter (36), Frank Skinner (35) and Cass Browne (35).

There were several other scores in the early 30’s, which meant that the afternoon round would be all to play for. Needless to say such is the standard in the ACGA anything but an improvement on the morning score would not make the shake up!!!

Come the afternoon the weather improved and with it the golfing conditions. As the Galvin’s were duly stuffed back into the side pockets, the members set about the task of where to improve on the morning round and as ever only those with game and a strong mind would prevail.!

Front runner the morning Gary Cameron returned a steady (33) which was good enough to be in the mix. Also top of the am scores Mike Woodstock, however it was he who emulated “Brazil” by all accounts and was the first to implode (22).

This left plenty of room on the podium for the rest of the field with good am scores. As the afternoon unfolded only four others (all past winners of note) would challenge Gary Cameron’s score, two would better it leaving Gary in 3rd spot. Cass Browne and Malcolm O’Garro battled it out finishing 4th and 5th respectively.

Tyrone Carter returned a solid 36 to match his impressive morning score, but fell just short of the top spot. It has to be said that the best way to win a major is to score well in the morning and then even better in the afternoon. Standing on the 18th green with his flat stick in hand facing a forty footer….step up Frank Skinner to duly sink it and…..win on count back with a creditable 37 points.

 

African   Caribbean Golf Association

4th Major July 11th   2014

ADDINGTON PALACE   GOLF CLUB

Place

Players

HCP

Round 1

Round 2

Total

ORM   Points

Fr9

Bk9

Pts

Bds

Fr9

Bk9

Pts

Bds

1

Frank   Skinner

12

20

15

35

1

17

20

1

 

36

100

2

Tye   Carter

0

17

19

36

4

16

20

36

4

72

90

3

Gary   Cameron

9

19

18

37

4

13

20

33

 

70

85

4

Cassius   Browne

11

19

16

35

2

21

13

34

 

69

80

5

Simon   Oliver

9

16

16

32

2

15

18

33

2

65

G

6

Malcolm   O'Garro

4

17

12

29

1

17

18

35

 

64

75

7

Dudley   Stephenson

12

16

12

28

 

18

17

35

 

63

70

8

Ossie   Roberts

9

15

14

29

1

17

16

33

 

62

65

9

Bose   Sreedharan

9

12

17

29

2

18

15

33

1

62

60

10

Dean   Witter

7

12

21

33

2

12

17

29

1

62

55

11

Randy   Plowright

8

14

18

32

1

16

12

28

1

60

50

12

George   Grant

18

14

18

32

 

15

12

27

 

59

45

13

Mike Woodstock

17

18

19

37

2

9

13

22

 

59

40

14

Richie   Payne

5

13

13

26

2

13

19

32

1

58

38

15

Tony   Johnson

12

16

8

24

 

11

20

31

 

55

36

16

Staurt   Austrie

10

12

19

31

 

10

14

24

 

55

34

17

Steve   Garner

7

15

12

27

3

14

13

27

 

54

32

18

Tunde   Adeshokan

14

13

15

28

 

13

13

26

 

54

30

19

Terry   Morris

13

13

14

27

1

12

14

26

 

53

28

20

Sam   Hing

15

13

18

31

1

12

10

22

 

53

G

21

Mark   Henry

12

17

15

32

 

12

9

21

 

53

26

22

Seggwick   Gordon

10

9

12

21

 

14

17

31

1

52

24

23

Gerry   Gangadeen

24

12

12

24

 

15

13

28

 

52

G

24

Ray   Johnson

24

12

18

30

 

15

7

22

 

52

22

25

Leon   Brown

13

11

11

22

 

12

16

28

 

50

20

26

Don   McLeod

13

14

12

26

 

15

9

24

 

50

18

27

Jacqui Harbor

27

12

12

24

 

13

11

24

 

48

16

28

Mickey   Griffin

18

12

12

24

 

13

10

23

 

47

14

29

Steve   Lee Sang

9

10

10

20

1

12

14

26

 

46

12

30

Ernie   Owusu

13

12

12

24

 

15

6

21

 

45

10

31

Keith   Murray

10

12

 

12

 

17

15

32

 

44

9

32

Del   Manderson

9

13

 

22

 

7

11

18

 

40

8

33

Ricky   Coward

18

11

5

16

 

13

10

23

 

39

7

34

Mayhe   Bernard

15

9

8

17

 

9

9

18

 

35

6

35

Dave   Williams

18

16

16

32

     

0

 

32

5

36

Mariam   Blugh

18

17

9

26

1

   

0

 

26

G

37

Juliet   Kay

20

13

8

21

     

0

 

21

G

38

Patrick   Winkle

     

0

 

8

11

19

1

19

4

 

Average

12.8

13.9

13.9

26.6

31

13.7

13.8

24.3

12

50.95

 

NP:  

Ricky Coward

               

LD:  

Tye Carter

               

It seems that at every major the bar for the standard of golf in the society is raised.

Congratulations Frank……….as our dear friend "Decosta Edwarda" once said to me on that infamous tour to Portugal…….The journey from “The Scrubbers” to “The Pretenders” to “The Elite” is a long one.!

 

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