The Old Pro Landis Victory at The Staffordshire
It was CGS 16th anniversary and due to its upcoming closure it would also be the last time that we would be playing one of our favourite courses.
Again it was another well attended event with 38 players turning up to compete,
amongst which were six guests. Also a big mention to our new female members Sandra Lawrence and Julia Regis.
The weather was perfect for golf with plenty of sunshine and a light breeze.
The course looked in very good condition despite fears that with the impending closure the course may not have been up to its usual good standard.
Has this was going to be our last round at The Staffordshire Golf Club it was agreed with the Club Pro after discussion with CGS member and Club member Linton Bell that we could play from the yellow stones which were further back from the actual yellow tees of the day, what a decision that turned out to be.
The course layout is one that requires accuracy so any wayward shot is severely punished.
On the 1st tee, players were faced with a daunting tee shot with water in front of the tee just waiting to catch a duffed shot and out of bounds all down the left. Needless to say a few players found themselves in one of those predicaments.
Well that was just the start of things to come for the CGS, for on this occasion the players found the course to be extremely tough with more than half the field only scoring in the mid twenties.
Thanks to Linton’s wonderful suggestion. “NOT!”
So to the results, in 1st place and another player new to the winners circle following on from the last event was Landis Brookes with a Stableford score of 30 Points, which was the lowest winning score in any CGS event.
In 2nd place was Eldridge Cunningham with 29 Points, 3rd place went to returning member Howard Browne with 27 Points, nearest the pin in one was Landis Brookes, nearest the pin in two went to Carlton Donalds and Longest drive was Elford Douglas.
We also have a “birdie hole” challenge on the day. This was a random hole drawn before the start of play, usually CGS players knock in quite a few birdies but testament to how tough it was on the day, there were only four birdies in total. Hole number eleven was drawn at the start and with only one birdie made on that hole Mick Taylor took the honours.
Well done to all the winners!
Thanks again to The Staffordshire for providing such a great challenging golf course over the years. We will miss it
The CGS now rolls on to the Gaudet Luce golf course to play for the Memorial trophy.