A field of 24 golfers hit the course in ideal golf conditions, apart from being a little on the warm side. The scores would have been exceptional although some found the going a little treacherous.
The score of the day came from the A grade where a countback was needed to separate the top scores. Leo Price was declared the winner with a nett 67 over Lindsay Storer. They partnered each other round the course and would have known how each was travelling.
Leo has been a little erratic over the past few weeks but has shown that he still knows how to finish off the round. He may have only had 6 pars in his round but the 4 birdies keep him in the hunt. Lindsay on the other hand was a little more consistent with 10 pars and 3 pars with his worst hole being a double bogey on the 8th.
In third was Don Ferguson with a nett 69. One of his playing group commented that maybe he should look for residence closer to Penola; Pinchunga may have even been mentioned. In fourth was President David Murray with a nett 70. Stump had a purple patch in the middle of his round with 2 chip-ins which yielded 16 points in 5 holes.
The B grade also yielded some good scores with John Gregory finally finding some of his old form to finish with a nett 68. He has been struggling to finish off some rounds but managed to keep on top of his demons to post a very good score.
One shot behind was Allen Meyer with 69 who is a regular podium finisher. Allen is a keen volunteer around the club, ensuring all are well fed at the break. Mal Redman won third on countback from Dean Moore with both finishing on nett 71. Both played good rounds with Mal doing just a little better on the last few holes to get the nod.
The NTP’s went to Lindsay Storer on the 7th, Peter Walker on the 9th and Grant Stephenson on the 16th. The best 2nd on the 11th went to Andrew Hutchesson who had a fair few practise swings between his drive and approach. His playing partners had a chuckle when the stick he nearly stood on turned and attacked him.
The prized chocolate went to a worthy recipient in Peter Walker with all gathered applauding, although Ned McFlanders was disputing that he thought he had played worse to get the choccie, better luck next week Shane.
Next week will be the club opening day followed by the Patron’s dinner that night. A 2 ball Ambrose of any combination will be the order of play with non-golfers more than welcome to come for a hit. Tee off will be from 11 o’clock.
Full results here.