Autumn Social Scramble: 29 October 2023 – Report and Results

The fourth 2023 EGC social scramble competition, the Autumn Social Scramble, took place on 29 October 2023 with 24 players in 8 different 3-balls flights/teams – using the red tees and playing Strokeplay from scratch. The weather was fair and dry and we luckily avoided rain during play, however, the course was quite wet!

The best team score was recorded by Team-2 with an incredible score of 57 or -1, and fancy wrapped Appassimento wine was presented to the winners: Rafael Lucas Rodriguez, Garry Gould and Cornelia Svedhem-Backer. The second best Team score was recorded by Team 6, Brian, Clare and Joachim with 63 and a better back 9 followed by team 3, with Alexander, Marga and Bernard also with 63 but one stroke more on the back 9. All team scores can be found attached.

After a short prize giving at ESCAPE, all players socialized over a free drink and pizza slices offered by the club, followed by another drink offered by the winning team (see attached photo).

Your EGC Competition Secretary – Reno

Winter or 4th Seasonal 2 October 2023: Report and Results.

The “Winter Seasonal” was played at Liemeer on Monday 2 October in summer weather conditions as is witnessed on hole 19 after all flights had completed their round (see attachments).   Organisation was complicated as Liemeer wanted to know the number of participants two weeks in advance as members and other guests can book so far in advance.   So we communicated that we had 13 players but if given more time it would increase.  An email was issued and another 10 registered but one cancelled.   Registration via proware is much better than email as poor Kjeld was overlooked.   The  solution was to add Kjeld to the first flight, now 4, the first flight made good time and got caught in traffic and completed the round in 4h 10m despite searching a lot for Alex’s golf balls as he was on an off day.    There was a gap between the second and third flights but everyone came in within 4h 30m which allowed us to have dinner at 19h.   

Rafael left but then was called back as we realised that he had won the Granny Smith trophy.  Then the prizes for the day with the winner Mary Gillies with a good 33 points from playing handicap of just 9. Elly Davis and Rafael both had 31 and then Reno and Stephan had 29 (all results attached).  

The dinner was of good quality a veal carpaccio followed by choice of parelhoen or salmon.   Needless to say it was accompanied by water and a few glasses of wine.   Overall a very satisfactory golf event with a good turnout, hopefully to be repeated.