What do you think of the three Ryder Cup picks? Gallacher, Poulter and Westwood. They look pretty good to me and I think Europe looks a strong team to hopefully retain the Ryder Cup. The last one was a blockbuster and I am sure this one will be just the same. As you know one of the events is foursomes. Foursomes is a difficult format and the Faulkner family foursomes proved it once again.
The winning team was Bryan & Vicky Pratt with a nett 72. Keith & Tom Edmunds finished second with a nett 74.5 and Val Slater & Zach Peters finished third on nett 75.5.
The club had its renovation week this week and the greens were hollow tined on Monday and Tuesday, with top dressing being applied during the rest of the week. I helped the team out during the week and it was back breaking work doing the hollow tining but the top dressing work was a little easier albeit very time consuming. Our thanks goes out to the volunteers that helped this week and they were Morley Smith, Paul Lewis, Debbie Pollard-Barns, Callum Campbell, John Preston, Olivia Campbell, Gavin Samuels, Angela Samuels, Ken Wilson, Derek Eaton, Phil Martin, John Tarbox, Neale Proud, Abe Plummer, Peter Ingram, Ken Wilson, Alec Jones, Chris Ive , Harry Adam, Ron Dickinson, Rob Dudney, Brian Stevens, Danny Nairne, John Sellicks, Patrick Quinlan, Steven King, Mike Turnonck, John Bettle, Roy Meller and Andrew Olleson. It was great to be involved as it gave me a greater appreciation of the work that goes into hollow tining the greens. This work really helps the greens at Leighton Buzzard to be of high calibre.