The sun greeted 24 golfers who took to the Penola Golf Club layout on the weekend for the Bernie Flood Conveyancing Monthly Medal.
Although the weather was pleasant, a stiff breeze made scoring difficult for the big hitters who managed to get their balls above the tree line.
The score of the day came from B grader, Peter Walker, who was once again the standout performer, proving that you don't need to hit a long ball but as long as you can get close to the green it is only a chip and a putt.
His 78 off the stick for a nett 65, proved this with only 24 putts with the flat stick.
Runner-up David Boyd - who put his hand up for the loudest shirt - fired a nett 69 which on any other day may have won.
Garry McCormack from the Mount Gambier Golf Club enjoyed his visit with a nett 74.
In the A grade Nathan Williams fired a lazy 78 for a nett 70 for the win.
He also had a good day with the putter to share the spoils with Walker with 24 putts also.
Jock Agnew played his usual boring straight down the middle golf to get the runner-up with a nett 71.
Jeremy Briggs came in a distant thrid with a lazy nett 75.
The C grade was once again won by Dean Moore with a nett 69 who took "Stump" to the laundry to win his way to the next round of the Top Dog.
Sam Hill had a very competitive score of nett 70 which will once again see him come under the watchful eye of the handicapper.
Third was Ant Mathys who used his knowledge of the pin placements to score a handy nett 71, although some say he may have had the luckiest break known to man on the 13th.
His tee shot sailed gracefully straight over Krongart Road heading for the paddock. The only saving grace was the tree that gave the ball a "Rick O'Shea" back onto the green to end up just short of the nearest the pin.
Some players get all the luck.
Nearest the pin winners were David Anderson on the seventh, Nathan Williams on the ninth and Greg Hutchesson on the 13th with Jeremy Briggs having the best second on the 11th.
Long drive winners were Williams, Bill Cheers and Sam Hill for the ABC grades respectively.
This week will be a stableford round with Steven Skeer down for starting duties.