Best Individual Wins
Article by Phil Morgan
The League season 2016-17 had a good crop of surprise results across the divisions.
|Jack Litherland||64||beat||James Wellington||125 E|
|Malcolm Hargreaves||72||beat||J Wellington||125 E|
|Ian Burridge||156||beat||Alex Posazhennikov||207 E|
|Steve Burke||165||beat||Jon Tait||216|
|Ken Heath||72||beat||Alberto Rodrigues||116|
|Ross Murphy||141||beat||Peter Cusick||179|
|Matthilde Willson- Drummond||59||beat||M Spencer||97|
|Mike Hunter||124||beat||Alex Bentley||158|
|Phil Morgan||149||beat||Peter Mercs||183|
John Harrison, Graham Gibson and Graeme Jennings have also defeated players graded 30 points or more above them.
There have also been many draws between players with a wide grading disparity.
What do we make of such results.? The lower your grade is may help your prospect of claiming a good scalp. Often players can play to a higher level than their grading . Some of the winners above had other good results. These were not isolated good performances out of the blue.
I think it’s heartening that such results occur. Higher graded player should be made to work to win, Underdogs with hard work, application and belief can on their day defeat them.
Maybe we got a bit lucky. Then as champion golfer, Gary Player, noted, “ The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.”