This week’s Winner(s). Yet more photos here

Southern Highlands:  27-28th Apr 2024

  1  Thief  71 pts:  (32 Sat & 39 Sun):  25 + 25 + NTP + LD = 40

  2  The Donald  69 pts:  (37 Sat & 32 Sun):  35 + 2LD + 10 + LD=32

  3  Tank  68 pts:  (37 Sat & 31 Sun):  35 + LD + 5 + LD=27

  4  2LD  63 pts:  (28 Sat & 35 Sun):  10 + 15 = 25

  5  Burglar  63 pts:  (34 Sat & 29 Sun):  30 = 20

  6  Peter  61 pts:  (29 Sat & 32 Sun):  15 + NTP + 10 = 30

  7  Sticky  60 pts:  (30 Sat & 30 Sun):  20 + 2 = 22

  8  Moons  59 pts:  (22 Sat & 37 Sun):  20 + LD = 20

  9  Bears  58 pts:  (27 Sat & 31 Sun):  5 + 5 + NTP = 15

  10  Chips  51 pts:  (16 Sat & 35 Sun):  15 = 15

  11  Susie  49 pts:  (22 Sat & 27 Sun):  LD = 2

  12  Aussie Sam  49 pts:  (27 Sat & 22 Sun):  5 = 5

  13  Maryann  48 pts:  (21 Sat & 27 Sun):

  14  Andy Capp  47 pts:  (18 Sat & 29 Sun):  NTP = 5

  15  Lin  44 pts: (15 Sat & 29 Sun):

  16  Strong Sam  44 pts:  (20 Sat & 24 Sun):

  17  Ian  39 pts:  (24 Sat & 15 Sun):  2

  18  Vando  37 pts:  (37 Sat):  35 = 20

  19  Mongrel  34 pts:  (34 Sat):  30 + NTP = 20

  20  Muppet  29 pts:  (29 Sat):  15 = 15

  21  Brad  29 pts:  (29 Sat):  15 = 15

  22  Sally  28 pts:  (15 Sat & 13 Sun):  LD + 5 (Last on Sun) = 7

  23  Gwyneth  21 pts:  (21 Sat):

  24  Conina  15 pts:  (15 Sat):

  25  Daisy  11 pts:  (11 Sat): LD = 2

  26  Cathy  9 pts:  (9 Sat):  5 (Last on Sat) = 5

Nominations for Chuckup – All players both days

BIG IS GOOD!!  Shanker, unfortunately not able to defend his title due to injury, presents this year’s winner with the trophy, having played his best game on Sunday to just overtake Saturday’s winners with one of the biggest Saturday fields for a few years. – Congratulations!!

We started with a delightfully sunny KV day, with the usual spectacular scenery and three exceptionally good rounds from The Donald, Tank and Vando tying for first place.  However, the course was playing tough with only six players out of twenty-six breaking 30 points.  Susie picked up first for the ladies and a well-deserved Paddington went back to Cathy following the worst round of the day as poor Linda pulled out with flu and was unable to fight to retain, as if??  Must also pass commiserations to Daisy playing with a strapped shoulder and not able to produce her normal competitive game.  The evening at Dormi House comprised the annual prize giving which I would have posted in advance last week, but as has happened too often this season, the game was cancelled and consequently the website not updated:

Anvo Champion (the attendance award) – Bears

Chuckup  – Bears

Vando Shield (highest average Stableford) – Bears

Bobby Jones Shield (most improved player) – Bears

Southern Highlands – Shanker

Blue Mountains ShieldBears

Ashes – Lions

Golden Bollock – Lions

SOB (Sad Old Bastard or Agony Award for lowest average Stableford) – Andy Capp

Delaat Depart (best reason for not finishing – too hot for golf) – Aussie Sam

Big congratulations to Bears for picking up all four of the major trophies, the first time in Anvo history that this has happened.

Moving on to Sunday and the six contenders were down to four as two had elected not to play the second day.  As it transpired, the top three managed tolerable rounds but Thief, running fourth after KV, really dialled one in with a 39 and was this year’s worthy winner.

Thanks as always go to Bears (and Mrs Bears and other helpers) for the organising this great weekend and to all the other sponsors and contributors.

Anvo points traditionally awarded as follows: KV seven groups, 1st (& ties) – 35 points; 2nd – 30; 3rd – 25; 4th – 20; 5th – 15; 6th – 10, long drives 2 points, nearest to the pin, 5 points.  Similar for Moss Vale except only five groups so the winner gets 25 points, 2nd – 20, etc

Would just remind everyone that for the last couple of Southern Highlands we have been limiting the points to a maximum of 20 points per day in an attempt to prevent the Championship effectively being decided in the opening weekend of the new season.  The above listing shows the points earned and the equals sign shows the actual points awarded after applying the 20 point per day limit.

Minor Changes to the Anvo handicaps tracked, the majority of players using GA handicaps.

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