14/12/17 – 16/12/17
Summer is now well and truly upon us as the conditions for golf last week were nearly perfect and with the course in fantastic condition, it was no wonder that scoring was very high with the cream defiantly rising to the top, just a quick note to the person practicing on the 9th hole approximately 40 metres from the green, it’s ok, I fixed and sanded all your divots, that’s what the practice fairway is for you D**kh**d. Last Thursday was a great day for golf and good numbers turned out to greet the starter for a stableford competition and it was Phil Hunter who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with a very impressive score of 23 points, Arch Sunderland was in hot pursuit in second spot with 22 points, while Terry Chant was still in striking distance with 20 points. On the turn for home it was Sunderland who came home like a steam train to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 41 points, Hunter had to settle for second spot with 40 points while Chant knocked off Mark Pilmore in a countback for third as both players finished with 37 points. Viv Bennison won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole. Last Saturday was a stableford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy and good numbers turned out, but it was Martin Cameron who had a day out in the A- grade to easily win with an impressive 40 points, the minor placing’s was a tight affair as Ben Golding, Craig Kuiper and Alan Schultz all finished with 37 points with Golding and Kuiper getting the nod. In the B-grade the big winner of the day and the IGA supermarket trophy winner saw Arch Bowman dominate the field to easily win with 41 points, Trevor Atkinson had to settle for second spot this week with 39 points while Mark Pilmore and Peter Burchard finished with 37 points. Nearest to the pins this week saw Owen Merrett on the 3rd, Ian Greenwood won the 5th & 17th greens, Alan Schultz claimed the 13th while the 2nd shot to the 9th green was left free and Bowman claimed the second shot to the 18th green. Birdies can easy to those who hit the green with Merrett, Greenwood & Schultz all making their putts while “Spike” Warren joined in on the birdies to win 2 balls each. With Christmas now upon us it’s time for the scribe to take a little break but we will be back in the new-year, but there is plenty of golf to be played over the holidays, there will be a stableford competition on every Thursday and Saturday plus also on Boxing day Tuesday 26th December for those who need to walk off Christmas lunch. Merry Christmas to all.