A strong turn out of 95 participants for the first OOM competition of the men’s season, traditionally the September Monthly Medal, was met with some lovely warm weather, the odd shower, and a golf course in great condition…and getting better! Thank you Lorenzo & team! Your hard work is appreciated.
The Sep MM was the first time that our members stepped onto a newly-rated course, with shaven-off course handicaps (CH) for many, and some new competition rules centered around the revised men’s divisional boundaries. For this season, we’ve done away with Division 4 and re-balanced Divisions 1, 2 and 3 so that they each has an equal number of participants. This re-balancing, applicable to only the Oct MM and Captains League #1, will continue until mid Oct, after which it will be fixed until the end of the season. Provisionally, Div 1 is for CHs +4 – 11, Div 2 CH 12-19, and Div 3 CH 20-36. Also, for MM and CL comps only, we’ve introduced the Two Sweep by division.
Back to our Monthly Medal. Congratulations to Mika Kujapelto for winning Div1, and the weekly OOM, with a nett 67 and beating JJ Micallef on count-back in the process. Well done JJ for the lowest gross of 64. Patrick Baldacchino took 3rd in Div 1 with nett 68.
Sean Bradshaw easily won Div 2 with a nett 69, followed by Henry Redknap and Ingo Sausmekat both with 73.
Special mention for Ben Johnson who won Div 3 with a score of nett 67 as well. Moses Kiberu (70) and Kevin Donovan (71) took the consolation prizes.
Quite a few Twos, twelve to be precise; eight in Div1, three in Div2, and just the one in Div3. Congrats to Peter Dimech for scooping his Div3 Twos jackpot of €49.
Next comp, Thu Fri or Sat, it’s the Andrew’s Cup – individual stableford, qualifying, OOM, Saturday multi-tee start. Book now on ClubV1/HDID/PSI.
Hope you have a great week ahead,