27/07/17 – 29/07/17
Once again the weather dominated the golf last week, with the threat of torrential down pours last Thursday and Saturday the fields were only small as most decided to stay home in front of the fire, it took a regular visitor in West Gambier cricketer Shane Stevens to our golf course to have a day out winning with a brilliant round of golf.
Last Thursday on a small field of dedicated golfers took to the course to compete in a stable ford competition, and with the threat of heavy rain in the afternoon the field set off in cool windy conditions, leading the way on the front nine hole competition with 21 points, Terry Chant was finding the conditions to his liking, Dave Seymour and Bob Childs were doing all the chasing having good front nine holes as both players finished with 19 points. At the ½ time break the heavens opened up and the rain set in, unfortunately the course became unplayable and play had to be abandoned for the day.
Saturday was a stable ford competition and with the threat of heavy rain in the afternoon, most of the field hit the course early in the morning to beat the on coming down pour, playing in tough conditions it was Shane Stevens who had a day out winning the A-grade in style. Playing off an 11 handicap Stevens had a very impressive 45 points including 15 par’s, 1 birdie, 1 bogie, and a double bogie on the 9th hole to finish his round with 74 off the stick. Lyle McGregor was a distant second finishing with 38 points, winning a count back which sent Mark Pilmore to third spot also on 38 points. In The B-grade it was the very consistent Mike McRostie who had the win with a good round of 36 points, Scott Lonergan had a good day out to finish in second spot with 34 points, while Dave Seymour grabbed third spot with 31 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Phil Hunter on the third hole, McRostie grabbed the 5th hole and Seymour won the 13th hole, no player hit the 17th green, also the second shots to the 9th & 18th green was also left free, birdies payed out 1 ball each to Paul Whitford on the 3rd hole, Phil Thussell grabbed 2 birdies on the 5th & 17th holes while Stevens got his birdie on the 5th hole.
This week is a busy week out at the golf course, with the Farmers and Stock agents day on this Friday, there could be some sore heads on Saturday for the Monthly medal stroke round and also the 5th and final qualifying round for the club championships and putting competition. Quarter finals of the club championships will be held on Sunday 13/08/17, semi-finals are to be held on Sunday 20/08/17 and the grand finals for each grade will be held on Sunday 27/08/17, good luck to all that are playing.