The third
event of the Colin Rolls Trophy 4 event sequence is the Betterball. This
involves individual teams of 2 members playing for the honour of the four main
teams: The Andy Caps, the Babes and the Boys, Fridays Men and the
Mulligans. Betterball involves the individual team members playing their
own ball and recording the “best” Stableford score for each hole. Add the lot
up for 18 holes gives that individual team’s score. The 2 best scores
form the score for the team. 20 individual teams took part with
tee-times 10:00am to 13:20.

Sunday 26th
May was sunny, coolish for late May and with a brisk Force 4 SW breeze (helping
on hole 3) freshening later to F5 or F6.

Despite the
wind scoring was brisk with the top score of 44 Stableford being posted by the
Andy Cap’s Alex Jeanes and Elly Davis. The Fridays Men produced a 42
down to Brian Taylor and Georges Gourmelon and there were also two scores of 40
(Piet Hillebrand and Joe Periera for the B & B’s plus Dave Collins and Rod
Allen for Fridays Men). The fair Mulligans had no less than 3 scores of
39 (Nely Borst / Ineke Aalbers, Hanna Jones / Helma Nollen and Margaret Baston
/ Jan van Haarlem). Good scoring!

Two teams
were joint winners with 82 points: The Andy Caps and Fridays Men. Joint third
was the lot of The Babes and the Boys and The Mulligans with 78 points.

The overall
placings are getting interesting: The initial runaway lead of the Babes and
Boys has been whittled down to 4 points. The B&B’s still lead on 236
but Fridays Men are snapping at their heels on 232. Three points behind
that score are the Andy Caps on 229. The delightful Mulligans are a
full 10 points behind the leaders and need a miracle to claw back this margin
with only one event remaining. Not so for Fridays Men and the Andy caps are
also in the race.

It looks to
be an exciting prospect for the Foursomes to be held on 9th June
with a shotgun start at 13:00, assemble in Escape from 12:00.
Flights to be announced approx. 12:30. After the round prizes for the
best score in each event and for the winning team(s) will be awarded. And
of course the final overall winning team will get the magnificent trophy – the
wonderful Waterford bowl to conclude the CRT 2019.

The
betterball event had a lot of social clout judging by the Escape crowd at the
end of the betterball, for the usual refreshments.

Further
details are available from the team captains: Andy caps (Alex Jeanes), The
Babes and the Boys (Clare Bingham), Fridays Men (Reno Harboe-Sorensen) and The
Mulligans (Marja Allen). If you are inspired enough by this riveting
report you may wish to join the CRT or even start your own team. If so please
contact the organizer and sponsor Alex Jeanes (email: alexjeanes@aurora.nl).

Thanks are
due to the organizer and sponsor, Alex Jeanes of Aurora, the team captains, the
loyal players and of course the founder, Colin Rolls.

Write in
your diary / journal / schedule: CRT 2019 final Foursome Competition; 09th
June 2019, Escape from 12:00 for a shotgun start 13:00.

Rod Allen