A truly remarkable round of 77 gross by Pat Reid including birdies at 17 and 18 culminated in Pat signing for 42 points to win this weekends 17th/18th open singles. In early August Pat’s handicap stood at 12.3 now as of this evening Pat is the proud owner of a nice new shiny 8.3 handicap. Pat’s brilliant score today has seen the exceptional scoring reductions algorithm kick in for the 2nd time in recent months. I can hear the provincial towns manager moaning. Super stuff Pat gives all of us more of a chance in the Winter Duck league. Paul Dowd (13) clinched 2nd spot with a great score of 38 points. 3 players finished on 37 pts Ray Devereaux (16), Eoin Hipwell (23) and John Messit (18) with Ray getting the nod for 3rd spot on the countback, in the shake up again Mr Hipwell (23 my swiss). A great weekend for golf pity about the eggchasers. Swiss…….Dublin rhyming slang for hole….