Coastweek -- The scores for the
August MUG and Medal played at Nyali Golf and Country Club on
Saturday 25th August 2018 were quite average, more
than half of the field scoring 80 and above,
In such a field
there was one outstanding score of nett 69 which was the best
nett of the day, off 79 shots, the lowest gross of the day.
The scorer was
Philip Mbugua who as a result earned the top place in A Division
and the Best Gross prize.
Philip started with
a par and picked up two more pars, on the 3rd and the
5th both stroking holes.
However, he dropped
a shot with a bogey on the 6th and two more on the 7th
with a double, both non stroking holes.
He went round the
rest in the first nine with bogeys, within his handicap
This put him two
over his handicap nett 38.
It was on the back
nine that Philip made a big stride with a knock of one over par
36, nett 31 for the ten handicapper.
It started with a 2
club birdie on the 10th, repeated with another 2 club
on the 15th and yet another birdie on the 17th,
each saving him a shot, while pars on the stroking 11th
and 13th gave him two more shots in hand.
elsewhere, he only lost one shot to his handicap on the 18th
where he did not have a stroke.
Next after Philip
was 72 nett scored by Mike Lucas in B Division and Rana Umair in
Umair claimed the
first in his division but in B Division Mike being a visitor had
to give way to the next best, two 73s scored by Vimal Ranpura
and Khurram Butt.
Between them Vimal
had a better count back of 35.5, against Khurram’s 38.
The next best score
of 74 came from the Ladies side, carded by Alyssa Jamal and it
was also shared by Ken Mwige and the Chairman Keli Muindi in B
Division and Clive Barnsley in C Division.
Ken Mwige counted
out Keli with his back nine score of 35, against Keli’s 37.
The rest of the
scores featuring in the winners’ list ranged from 75 to 79, the
latter being the score of all three winning ladies in Bronze
Division, also carded by a fourth, Joyce Kamau, loser on count
This gives a good
indication of the tough playing conditions which prevailed, the
strong wind combined with some very tough pin positions.
Despite the pin
positions, there was one lady who managed to go round with just
27 putts, winning the Best Putting prize.
This was none other
than the Lady Captain who produced a brilliant putting
performance of 11 putts in the first nine with single putts on
the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th
and 9th and a score of nil putt on the 6th
with a chip in for a par !
Mbugua 69 nett
Umair Rana 72
Kelly Rob 75 “
Lanxe 77 “
Philip Mbugua 79
Winner: Alyssa Jamal 74 nett
Nimisha Shah 79 nett
Runner Up: Florence Karimi 76 “
Pauline Gachihi 79 “
Third: Teresia Odoo 76 “
Swatton 79 “
Best Putter Pauline Gachihi 27 putts.