The course is bouncy, grass brown, with balls running further than Forest Gump, the barmy summer of 2018 rolls on, and with it the hotly contested Eclectic. The July medal brought another course record and a raft of low scores with it, and also a new eclectic leader in the shape of Jeff Hughes. Hughes’s 52.90 is followed by best of the rest John Cheesbrough’s 53.70, after both players completed their 11th round of the Year. Strokes gained from the eclectic leader Desi Johnston is showing great form with a 59.60 return from just 5 rounds this Year. Captain Graham Poland is sneaking up the board after another topsy turvey return with his own impressive 57.50 keeping the bragging rights from President Peter Duffy,s 65.50.
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So the latest OOM reflects the latest competition, with run away leader Geoff Maher and Phil Jones switching positions. Maher is now looking uncatchable thanks to his incredible 251 point haul ahead of Jones’s own impressive 172 point total. Although absent from the latest round Adam Griffiths maintains 3rd place although Dave Langley is now just 35 points behind after a solid 3rd place finish. Plenty of points left to play for with 100 points for a win many players could yet barge into the party.
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Eternal bridesmaid Phil Starkey has finally taken the eclectic title he has craved for so long. A mighty eagle at 7 and only holes 3, 4, 6 9, 13 and 14 un-birdied left Starkey with a 57 Gross – 52.62 Nett from 15 rounds. Starkey takes the tile by a minuscule margin 0.25 over Jeff Hughes and 0.75 over than Tom Rowlands who shot the lowest eclectic gross of 54 missing out on birdies on the easy par 3 6th and Par 4 13th. Overall 180 players broke eclectic par in 2016 from the 251 gents who completed at least one qualifying round.
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Simon Pay is now 80 points clear of Tom Rowland who has taken over from one time leader Charlie Fletcher.
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We have a new leader in Lee Horton thanks to his back nine of 5 under par Nett. Hortons 52.87 total is even more impressive considering it has been achieved over just 12 rounds. The eclectic is still very tight with 0.9 separating the top 8 positions.
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Charlie Fletcher has again cut the lead held by Simon Pay but only by 25 points. These two are now sailing away from everyone and it is almost certainly a two horse race from here in.
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Despite not playing Phil Starkey retains top spot in the eclectic although Simon Pay has joined Jaime Hodgkinson in 2nd closing within .13 of the lead. John Cheesbroughs recent form has seen him move up 12 places to 16th just 3 off top spot, very tight.
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Simon Pay improves his lead by 1 with Charlie Fletcher now 4th one behind past champion Jaime Hodgkinson. Jon Sharpe has moved within 4 of 4th now and will still fancy his chances of making the semi finals.
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So with both days of Captains weekend counting towards OOM points and the eclectic still very much alive how do things stand?
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Obviously the biggest move came from Captains Prize winner Simon Begley, moving into 8th place thanks to his 105 weekend point haul. Begley is now 146 points behind leader on his own Simon Pay. Pay increased his lead after briefly getting caught by Charlie Fletcher opening up a 27 point gap over Junior Captain Sam Long winner of Captains Day 1. Fletcher drops down to third after a disappointing Captains showing, now 63 points a drift of top spot and threatened by Tom Rowland and Gross weekend winner Alan Rigby with just 30 points separating them all.
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A tightly packed eclectic is approaching the final stretch of the Summer season, with just 3 shots separating the top 18 its anyone’s to win. We have a new eclectic leader, Phil Starkey moves to 53.62 thanks to his birdie on the 15th, just 0.13 ahead of new 2nd place holder Jaime Hodgkinson who birdied 8 & 13 to move to 55 Gross with just 4 holes left un-birdied. Tom Rowland moves into 3rd improving his eclectic by 3 thanks to birdies at 3, 8 and 15 joining Hodgkinson on 55 gross. Tim Morris makes a big move from 37th to 22nd place birding the 1st and reducing his double bogey 6 at 17 to a par 4, with only 8 rounds recorded could Morris make a late charge?
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We are having a little problem with our handicap system so unfortunately we cannot post the updated OOM, we hope to have sorted later this week and will post when fixed.
Not much change at the top following the Ward Trophy’s surprisingly difficult conditions. Glen Makins recent form counts against him as his reduced handicap sees him drop down the board one place behind Dave Pilkington who had a fabulous Ward Trophy and now has just two bogeys to remove from his eclectic. 13 is still proving to be the tough hole with just two birdies from the top ten players recorded, contrasted against SI 1 Hole 5 which has given up 6 birdies so far this season.
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