Not since "Four Weddings and a Funeral" has Wet, Wet, Wet had so much exposure as they did on the first day of the Jamega Tour tournament at The Warwickshire - the day ended up being a complete wash-out.
So it was decided to abandon play for the day and reduce the event to an 18 hole tournament starting on the Tuesday. The best completed round of the now voided first day came from Lee Corfield who shot level par 72.
Now that may not sound too spectacular but in the conditions it most certainly was, however, in the end it unfortunately ended up counting for nothing.
With a dry day forecasted for the second day it was hoped that we would be able to complete the tournament and declare a winner and so the first groups departed the first tee onto a very soggy golf course at 8am sharp.
With no leaders from the first day to follow, a winner could jump out from anywhere in the field and the first to show on the clubhouse leader board with a chance was Joe Smoothy who posted an excellent 2 under par 70.
Smoothy lead for some time until Matt Morris joined him on the same score and it seemed that a play-off was a likely scenario when Lee Corfield also joined them on top of the heap.
Corfield showed a lot of grit and determination to post such an excellent total after suffering the disappointment of his great score from the first days play being ruled out.
It was probably ironic that the winning score actually came from the last group and it was the inform horse, Paul Streeter, who posted an impressive 4 under par 68 round the tough Earls course to pick up the winners cheque for £5,000.
It was always going to be Streeter's day when he birdied the first hole and then holed his third shot for an Eagle on the long par 5 fourth hole and followed that up with 2 more birdies on holes seven and ten.
His only blot on an otherwise perfect landscape was a bogey on the difficult par 5 last but he never the less still won by 2 clear shots from Smoothy, Morris and Corfield who each pocketed £1,500 each for sharing second place.
A difficult tournament was made easier by the helpful and friendly staff at The Warwickshire and we are looking forward to returning there in August to play the Kings course and lets hope that Wet, Wet, Wet are not on the bill!
Frilford's getting busy for next week so get your entries in, confirmed and paid for by Friday or you could be on the reserve list.