Hunter back to top form

21/4/16 – 23/4/16

It was back to winter golf at times last week as Thursday’s Competition was played in cold wet drizzle and the Saturday and Monday competitions were played in perfect conditions for golf.
It was only a small field that ventured out for the Thursday stable ford competition and not even the weather could stop Phil “Meggsy” Hunter and Trevor Atkinson from dominating from start to finish. In the front 9 hole competition it was Atkinson who jumped out of the blocks early to win with 20 points from Graham “Spike” Warren on 18 points and Kevin Rainey with 17 points but it was Hunter who stormed home over the field with a brilliant 21 points on the back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition and the day on a count back from Atkinson as the both finished with 36 points from Terry Chant in third spot with 32 points. Nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole went to Warren with a fine shot.
It was only a small field of 22 players who played in the stable ford competition on Saturday in perfect conditions which had some great rounds recorded. In the A-grade it was John Reynolds who had a day out with a brilliant 71 off the stick to easily win with 40 points. R. Thorne finished in second with 35 points from Greg Cook in third with 34 points. Trevor Atkinson continued on his fantastic form of late to win the B-grade with 40 points from Umpire Ben Young with 36 points before heading off to Pt MacDonnell for the footy, Martin Cameron got the nod for third with 34 points. The C-grade winner and winner for the day with an impressive 43 points saw Manny Fuentes have a great day out winning from Keith Thrussell with 35 points and Robert “Tank “ Thompson in third with 29 points. Nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Mark Pilmore, on the 3rd, Geoff Cameron close on the 5th, Atkinson found the vortex on the 13th, Reynolds cleaned up on the 17th, and Thompson was closest for 3 shots on the 9th while Craig Sunderland was the closest for 2 shots on the 18th. Birdies paid out 1 golf ball each to Pilmore, Atkinson and Reynolds.
Only a small field ventured out on a fantastic day for golf on the Anzac Day Public Holiday Monday and we had a three way tie as Scott Lonergan won the count back from Robert”Tank” Thompson and Terry Chant with all three players finishing with 37 points, nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole went to Graham “Spike” Warren. This week we have a stable ford competition on both Thursday and Saturday and the A2 and handicap pennants sides both play at Mt Gambier this Sunday, good luck to all.



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