Winning round sees Skeggs make leaderboard

Up goes the name of Richard Skeggs

RICHARD Skeggs made his mark on the leaderboard at New Malden as he took a 1-0 lead in the May Minches.

The holder of the famous trophy carded a round of 34 to take second place on the newly installed board at the course near the A3.

A poor score of 41 gave Oliver Florence the chance to join his rival on the list of top players but The Machine turned down the opportunity due to embarrassment with his round.

The request to be listed brought about much faffing, with the woman in the shop, who Skeggs later described as a little “surly”, using a special spray to remove the name of the 10th placed adult player from the board.

Skeggs then stepped in to help as his tile took its place below that of PGA professional Adam Hall.

The television in the Margate hotel

The May Minches will be completed next week in Hastings, where Florence will be looking to put a recent run of poor form behind him to win back the trophy.

Earlier this month Florence came 24th in the British Masters in Margate after his preparations were severely hampered by arriving in the town for practice after the course had closed for the day.

He also had problems in his hotel room with the television reception.

3 responses to this post.

  1. A worthwhile wait for the latest blog post!

    You’re turning into quite the young Phil Taylor, refusing to have your name listed because it’s not good enough. Ask Jas Kukielka about “The phonecall from Eric Bristow” after the 2009 Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg!


  2. Posted by minigolfollie on May 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    That does sound like quite a story! Phil Taylor and myself are both from Stoke-on-Trent too!


  3. !?

    I thought you were from Guildford!?

    It’s a great story, Jas’ always are 😉


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