The second event of the Colin Rolls Trophy 2019 was held on Sunday 14th April. The weather was spring-like with a 10C, mostly sunny day but with a firm breeze (1-to 2 clubs) from the East which kept the perceived temperature quite a bit lower. The course is in reasonable firm condition but with greens a bit on the slow side.
The field was 21 playing teams of mostly 2 players and with 3 singles flights. The format was Greensome which of course everyone is familiar with but involves both players in a team teeing off and then selecting the most advantageous of the 2 balls (or the least disadvantageous) for further play which is alternative shots starting with the player whose ball it is not until the ball is holed. Handicaps for the teams are calculated by adding 60% of the lower handicapper to 40% of the higher handicap. Scoring is Stableford. The 2 highest playing teams scores give the overall team scores for the event.
You may recall that after the Scramble the “Babes and the Boys” were clearly leading by 5 points over the rest of the field close together.
The best team score this time was again the “Babes and the Boys” with an impressive 71 points (best score was overall Clare and Piet with 37 Stableford). This gives them an overall lead on 158 points. Second (again) was the fighting “Fridays Men” with 68 points (4 teams all returned a score of 34 points, the rest did not). Third was the delightful “Mulligans” with 67 points. Joint third was the gallant “Andy Caps” , also with 67 points. Filippo Pinna and Elco Fritzsche of the Caps also had a noble 37 points.
The overall result is the same as after the Scramble with an increased lead for the “Babes and the Boys” on 158 points, second is “Fridays Men” on 150 points. Third spot is occupied by the “Mulligans” with 148 points. The Andy Caps are just behind with 147 points. All is still to play fore!
For those deranged enough to be more interested can get further details of the results from the team captains: Babes: Clare Bingham, Mulligans: Marja Allen, Fridays Men: Reno Harboe Sorensen and the Andy Caps: Alex Jeanes (also the organizer and sponsor. Also you may wish to join the wonderful CRT community. Just email Alex Jeanes for a team allocation (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks Alex for a well-organized event and to Aurora for sponsoring it. The CRT is the most interesting event in our EGC calendar with the possible exception of the Monthly. And to Colin Rolls, the originator, sadly no longer with us.
CRT event will be the Betterball Competition to be held on 26th May
Report brilliantly written by Rod, as well as the results in full detail in the Excel file.