02/02/17 – 04/02/17
With the weather and the golf course in perfect condition for this time of the year, it’s amazing that with good numbers in the field for last Saturday’s monthly medal that only 2 players managed to play to their handicaps and nobody actually broke their handicap’s on a day that was dead flat calm, perhaps the conditions were too good.
Thursday saw good numbers greet the started for the Stable ford competition playing for a round in the summer Masters series and it was Herman Vanderhuel who jumped out of the gates early to win the front 9 hole competition with an impressive 21 points. Trevor Hutchesson was close behind in second spot with 20 points, while a three way count back was needed to separate Wally Altswager, “Spike” Warren and Brian Duldig for third spot, with Altswager getting the nod with 19 points. On the back 9 holes it was the class of Warren who shone through to blitz the field to win the day with 40 points, the minor placing’s were made up from Altswager, Bruce Packer and Hutchesson who all had 38 points. Nobody manages the hit the par 3, 5th hole for the day so the nearest to the pin award went to the club.
Saturday was just a perfect day for golf, and good numbers turned out to play a stroke round for the monthly medal and it was the inform Brian Duldig who made the most of the conditions to win the A-grade and monthly medal with the score of net 72, Tony Bowering got up for second spot in a count back which forced Martin Cameron into third spot as both players finished with net 73. In the B-grade it was Matt Osmond who had a big day out, Osmond finished with a net 72 which equalled Duldig’s score for the monthly medal which Duldig got the nod in a count back, these two players were the only players to play to their handicap’s for the day, Osmond also had his first eagle, with three fantastic shots on the par 5, 7th hole. It was a three way count back for the minor placing in the B-grade with Peter Burchard, Arch Sunderland and Dave Seymour all finishing with net 76. In the nearest to the pin awards for the day, Trevor Atkinson won the 3rd hole, Greg Cook got the 5th hole, Martin Cameron grabbed the 13th, while nobody could hit the 17th and the B-grader’s left the 2nd shot to the 9th hole free, while Andy Varcoe won the 2nd shot to the 18th green for the A-grader’s. Amazingly there were no birdies for the day, but Osmond cleaned up with his Eagle on the par 5, 7th hole and he also won the putting competition with only 23 putts to cap of a great day out.
As pennants Golf starting soon it was great to see Hayden Fennell put his hand up to captain the A’2 side this year, so anybody who is able to help out both sides please put your name down on the list, also the trip down to Blackwood is not far away for the start of the 2017 tri series which we are current title holders. Today is a stable ford competition going towards the summer Masters Series, while Saturday is a stable ford competition.