The Gold Medal Final

Are you Strokeplay or Stableford? You can argue that stroke play is the real test of a score. No blobs to hide those 7s, 8s, 9s or 10s. Throughout the season the medals are the competitions where every stroke counts. The top scorer from each division in our four (monthly) medals – a Tiger and a Rabbit – have qualified for the Golf Medal final. So tomorrow’s final lines up like this. The winner is simply the one who shoots less..

Bobby Fielden (Medal 1)
Reece Gill (Medal 1)
Rob Watkins (Medal 2)
Isaac Davey-Day (Medal 2)
Alan Platten (Medal 3)
Steve Hill (Medal 3)
Michael Heys (Medal 4)
Craig Vest (Medal 4)

With double the pressure on Isaac Davey-Day and Craig Vest – both fighting it out for the Buck Rabbit title – the top slot may belong elsewhere. Rob Watkins was spotted practicing at dusk in the week but has surely had his fill of wins this year (as if). Bobby Fielden may have one eye on the Fred Hirst prize next week, so maybe the in-form Charlestown Trophy winner Steve Hill will show his steady nerve to come out on top. We’ve asked the TGC Tipster and the smart cash seems to be on the one and only Moroccan Caddy. He says he “hates bandits” so will want to see his way past the likes of messers Vest & Davey-Day. Cooler than a westerly wind on the 6th tee and a cheeky 39pts on a casual knock last week, Mick Heys has the tipsters backing. 39pts? Who said Stableford wasn’t a test?

…and the winner was…Bobby Fielden. Well done, Bobby. The calmer conditions meant for some fantastic scoring but of all the finalists Bobby’s 70 stole the Gold Medal title. Despite a wobble on the 8th with an 8 and a 7 on the 13th Bobby was pretty steady all round with a host of pars and a birdie on the 5th. The win is well deserved after showing his early season form again. His qualification in the very first medal saw a big handicap chop and he’s clearly playing to it at the end of the summer season. Definitely one to watch in Winter League.

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