26/01/17 – 28/01/17
Good numbers in the field greeted the starter for the Thursday stable ford competition played in perfect conditions for golf, it was going to be hard to find any excuses for bad golf, with the course in excellent condition, big scores were going to be the order of the day and it was the inform Ian Todd who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with 19 points. It took a six way count back to deciede second and third spots, as Kevin Rainey got the nod for second while “Spike” Warren grabbed third from the unlucky Trever Hutchesson, Bruce Packer, Ian Greenwood and Matt Warren as all players finished with 18 points. On The Back 9 holes, it was the todd show as he extended his lead to blow the field away with an impressive 41 points to win the day from “Spike” and Matt Warren and also Trever Hutchesson all finishing with 38 points. The winner of the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole went to Mick Pedler, with a fine shot close to the hole.
Saturday also produced a perfect day for golf and once again good numbers turned out to play in a stable ford competition. In the A-grade it was a very tight finish with Scott Packer playing in the Afternoon groups got the win with an impressive round finishing with 38 points, winning a count back from the unlucky Martin Cameron also on 38 points, while Tony Bowering playing in the early morning group got third with 37 points. The B-grade winner and winner of the day went to Andrew Fergerson with a great round of 40 points, Fergerson is improving every week and is now not far off the A-grade. Trever Hutshesson grabbed second with a steady round of 36 points and Justin Saint is another who is improving every week to get up for third spot with 35 points. In the ladies competition it was Mary Winsor who won in a close battle with 30 points from Kathy Sporer in second with 29 points. Nearest to the pin award winners for the day went to “Spike” Warren on the 3rd, Ben Golding won the 5th, Viv Bennison won the 13th after having a few problems with the fork in the tree on the 4th hole. Nobody hit the 17th green, while Matt Osmond was closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole and Bennison won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies paid out 3 balls to John Reynolds and Trever Atkinson.
Today is a stable ford competition playing for the 5th round of the summer Masters trophy, while Saturday is a stroke round playing for the Monthly medal and the monthly putting competition. Coming up in March is also the first round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series played in Blackwood and as we are the current title holders we need as many players as possible to make the trip down to Blackwood to defend our title.