With the weather forecast predicting pleasant conditions, a field of 27 golfers took to the Penola Golf Club layout on Saturday.
However, in true South East fashion the weather turned a little damp but this did not deter the players who were all determined to put in a good score in the last round of the club's stableford trophy.
The winner in the A grade was the president, Shane Anderson, who came in with 38 points.
Anderson had eight pars, which yielded him 23 points and only one wipe out being the only blemish saw him head off the rest of the field.
Lindsay Storer was runner-up with 37 who had ti survive a five-way countback to claim the honours.
His last nine got him over the line with a one-over par for 21 points.
Third was Greg Hutchesson who cannot seem to keep it all together to get the win. He had a good back nine shooting two-over for 21 points also.
The next three players also had 37 with Tony Gleeson edging out Leo Price and Peter Docking.
This was thanks to his back nine for a 41 off the stick.
The B grade was won by Dean Moore with 38 points. Moore is slowly coming back to his old form and the handicapper will be watching him closely over the next few months. He had two bad holes on the par 5's which definitely cost him the outright win.
The runner-up was Shane McPherson who had 36 points. Unlike his playing partners he could not quite get to 37.
In third was Allen Meyer with 33 points followed by Dave Boyd with 32.
The nearest to the pins were won by Lindsay Storer on the seventh and Steven Skeer. Again there was no player that could hit the 16th green.
The much sort after chocolate was won by Curt Evans who was a gracious winner.
This week will be the Rabobank Monthly Medal and hopefully a good turnout will again see some great scores.
Full results to be found here.
Fourteen women played a stroke round.
Marg Ferguson played well to win the A Grade with nett 75 followed by Penny Young with 78.
Rosemary Ey won B Grade nett 78 from Margaret Murray 82
Claire Mossop won nearest the pin on the 13th hole.
Putting was won by Judith Georgeson 29 and Janice Coote 32.
After golf the women celebrated the 60th Birthday of Barbara Provis with afternoon tea and a birthday cake.
With great golfing conditions greeting members at the Penola Golf Club on Saturday, a field of 24 took to the layout for the second round of the President's Trophy.
The standout player for the day was Don Ferguson who had an impressive 5-up to win the A grade.
Ferguson started off a little rusty on the first three holes before parring the next six holes to return to the club 1-up. After a light refreshment and water he came out firing and was two under the card after four holes thanks to two birdies. Ferguson then had a slight hiccup on the 14th and 15th before parring the last three holes.
Finishing runner-up was Greg Hutchesson who just can't get to the top podium spot with a 2-up.
His back nine was looking great till the last three holes where he dropped two shots to come in square. Hutchesson also fired up after refuelling and had four wins in a row before the wheels once again got a little wobbly and had three wipes in the four holes.
In third was Lindsay Storer who beat Bill Cheers on countback with 1-up.
In B grade new member Sam Hill will once again come under the watchful eye of the handicapper as his 3-up was goof enough for the win. He had an uneventful day with only three pars but with 31 shots up his sleeve, he was always going to score well.
In runner-up was Bevan Phillips who played his usual consistent golf on the first nine to be square at half time. His back nine started on fire to be 3-up after three before wiping the next three.
In third was Matt Stephenson with 1-down. He may have been dreaming of holding the winner's mug but golf being golf, things can change in an instant. Unlike so many others who benefited from a hot dog break his last nine was not what he would have hoped for. The four wipes were not offset by any wins.
In fourth was Allan Meyer with 2-down after he had two nines of 1-down.
Nearest the pin winners were Ferguson on the seventh whose approach managed to just get on but was as far away as possible from the flag. The ninth was Peter Lunnay and the best second shot on the 11th went to Storer.
The chocolates were a much sort after prize with three players in contention with all carding 9-down's but only one can take home the choccies and that went to Tony Gleeson.
This weeks's event will be the fifth and final round of the club stableford trophy.
Full results here.
14 women played a par round. Penny Young had the best score, winning the A Grade with +1. Runner up was Ros Lynn with –2
B Grade winner was Janice Coote on a countback from Rosemary Ey –5
Long Drive winners were Judith Georgeson and Rosemary Ey.
The Penola team of Jo Brand, Claire Mossop and Margaret Ferguson brought home the Cormack Salver played at Naracoorte on 13 June.
A stroke round will be played on 26 June and a stableford on 3 July.
The spritely Bevan Phillips has turned back the clock to shoot 38 points to win the B-Grade competition at the Penola Golf Club on Saturday. Despite cooler conditions and the course not running as much as in the Summer, Phillips continued to plug away with monotonous straight drives and deft putting he has become known for.
He had 19 points on each nine as the three points for each bogey started to add up. It has been a long time between drinks for Phillips, who collected the prize to rapturous applause.
In the A Grade, the smiling assassin, Andrew Hutchesson had a win also with 38 points to split the main prize.
He started the ball rolling with a birdie on the fourth hole and finishing with another on the 17th. His consistent bogey golf ensured the points kept rolling in took another shot off his handicap.
There was a three-way tie for runner up in the A-Grade with countback needed to separate the players. Grant Stephenson headed the group as he beat Shane Anderson and Leo Price.
In the B-Grade, good scores were hard to come by. Terry Devlin made the most of a rare appearance on the course shooting 36 points to be runner up. David Boyd finished third with a steady round of 34 points. No one hit the Patrick of Coonawarra nearest the pins on the 9th and 16th leaving those prizes for another week. Jock Agnew won the sole prize of the day on the 7th.
Peter Docking ventured out of the Krongart Swamp to win the best 2nd on the 11th.
The chocolates went to John Wilkinson, who had a big fall from grace from winning the week before.
Nest week is the 27 hole foursomes championships. Pairs will tee off from 11:00am. Members interested in playing but don’t have a partner should contact Greg Hutchesson.
Full results here.