19th Annual Hunter Tour and Cypress Lakes Classic   

20 to 22 March 2019

TD's Report:

TD Nick showed his usual outstanding organisational skills for a terrific three days with only team 3 on day 1 experiencing any rain.  Sadly Cypress Lakes was not available on the last day for The Classic so Nick ordered a temporary move to The Vintage.  The Vintage was in superb condition and it was almost a pleasure to have the course tear everyone's golf to shreds.  But winners still emerged and in a likely permanent change of tradition, slope adjusted SMERGS handicaps were used for all three days.  Days 1 and 2 were one ball in, winner take all and lose a shot events and will be recorded in the usual SMERGS Summary web page.  Day 3 was played as the traditional 3 ball entry major.

The team event for the last two days was for the first time decided by taking each player's score in turn in handicap order.  So, on the first hole the lowest handicap player's score is the team score on that hole, the second hole its the next lowest handicap player's score and so on.  It was novel, a bit like a coloured ball but you can't lose it, and likely to be used more often!

Here are the results with some of Nick's comments

Cypress Lakes, Wednesday 20th March

Team

 Player

Handicap

Strokes

Total Stableford

1

 Nick Hillyard 22 89 41

 

 Roger Meadows 23 100 31
   Peter Burns 26 109 26

2

 Tim Becker 24 95 34

 

 Rick Chadwick 34 114 28
   Steve Figgis 36 105 39

3

 Alan Waddington 25 104 30

 

 Peter Thornton 29 100 37
   Rob Lowndes 31 108 31

Hillyard loses a shot

Hunter Valley Country Club, Thursday 21st March

Team

 Player

Handicap

Strokes

Total Stableford

1

 Nick Hillyard 19 96 31

 

 Alan Waddington 23 106 29
   Peter Thornton 27 107 26

2

 Roger Meadows 21 104 24

 

 James Halliday 30 108 24

 

 Tim Becker 22 103 29

3

 Peter Burns 25 112 20

 

 Rob Lowndes 29 112 24
   Rick Chadwick 31 113 25
   Steve Figgis 35 126 26

Hillyard loses a shot. You are probably feeling a bit sorry for Hillyard by now...........perhaps a shot back would help! Just saying..........

Cypress Lakes Classic played at The Vintage, Friday 22nd March

Don't raise your expectations, it wasn't very Classic.

Team

 Player

Handicap

Strokes

Total Stableford

1

 Tim Becker 23 115 15

 (Team 28)

 Rob Lowndes 30 119 18
   James Halliday 31 109 29

2

 Nick Hillyard 19 104 22

(Team 29)

 Gary Skulander 27 112 27

 

 Steve Figgis 36 128 16

3

 Roger Meadows 22 102 27

(Team 24)

 Peter Burns 26 106 29

 

 Steve Urwin 29 111 21

4

 Alan Waddington 24 114 20

(Team 28)

 Peter Thornton 28 114 20
   Mike Bell 30 122 16
   Rick Chadwick 32 117 24

2019 Prizes:

 Overall Winner  Peter Burns, James Halliday (2 shots lost, each)
 Front Nine  Gary Skulander (1 shot)  Back Nine  Roger Meadows (1 shot)
 NTP 5th  Steve Urwin  NTP 17th  Peter Burns
 Longest Drive 10th  Peter Thornton  Best Team  Team 2 (Nick, Gazz, Steve F)

Thanks to everyone who attended one, two or all days of the Tour. (And to Nick for organising it!)

Some Photos:

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