30/11/17 – 02/12/17
The weather patterns of the previous weeks continued last week with some very hot humid day’s then 20-30mm of rain on the other days, it’s easy to see that the fairways are loving the conditions of late and are in the best condition of recent times, it would be really nice to actually get to hit a ball off them every now and again. Good numbers turned out to compete in last Thursday’s stable ford competition, it was always going to be tough playing in hot humid conditions but that did not stop Tony Bowering from jumping out of the blocks early in the first group of the day to win the front 9 hole competition with 18 points, Ron Hateley, Terry Chant and Bob Childs were all close behind to fill the minor positions with 17 points. On the turn for home it was Bowering who put the foot down to have a solid back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 38 points, Andrew Varcoe came home strong to grab second spot with 36 points, while “Spike” Warren and Herman Vanderhuel finished with 35 points, Warren capped off a good day out to win the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole. It was a cool damp morning that greeted the field who competed in a stroke round for the monthly medal along with a putting competition it was Terry Chant who had been in fine form of late to be to good winning the monthly medal and the A-grade with a score of net 72 and winning the putting competition with 26 putts on a day where there were some very tricky pin placements, Chant was just too good. Viv Bennisson and Martin Cameron had to settle for the placing’s with the score of net 74. In the B-grade it was Dave Seymour who is back in form winning with a net 73, Trevor Atkinson grabbed second with net 75, while Trevor Hutchesson had to settle for third spot with a net 76. The nearest to the pin awards went to “Spike” Warren on the 3rd, Bennisson won the 5th hole, Atkinson grabbed the 13th hole, while Phil Hunter was closest on the 17th. Hutchesson was closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole for the B-grade while Andrew Ferguson was very close for 2 shots on the 18th hole, Chant and Hunter got the only birdies on the par 3’s for the day to pick up 3 golf balls each. With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, it’s time to eat, drink and be merry and hopefully Santa can bring a decent golf swing and a putter that hits the ball in the hole, wishful thinking really !!! This week is a stable ford round on Thursday and a stroke round on Saturday, good luck to all.