Harden Golf Club News

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Cassidy Cashes on Chippie’s Chattels
This week, the members competed for Chippie Nathan Schofield’s Trophy and also for the March Monthly medals and Guzzlers Mug. Producing a round reminiscent of 15 years ago, Mower Mechanic to the Stars, Darrell Cassidy has brought home a round for the ages.

Playing off a modest handicap of 9 these days, Darrell still rates as having one of the best short games in the Club. Darrell has produced a 1 over par round of 72, less his handicap of 9 for a very impressive 63 nett. In so doing, Darrell has picked up the A Grade Scratch, the A Grade Medal, the Nathan Schofield Trophy and also the Teetotallers Mug. A very impressive outing. Being the start of the yearlong Eclectic, maybe Darrell has jumped in too hard when it comes to hole improvements yet to come, we will see… The B Grade Medallist played a very consistent round all day, knocking them up the middle, and draining solid 6 to 10-foot putts early on to set up his round. Bernie Parker presented to the judges with quite a handsome 69 nett on a countback from playing partner Ron Page. Ron edged Bernie out for the B Scratch shooting 85, both gents 2 below their handicaps on the day.

Balls for the day went back to 69 nett in a tough day out for the field to make this elite crew. Balls went to Brian Wales 67 nett (tough world in A Grade now big boy?) his brother and local cum Moruya visitor Garry Wales on 68 nett, Bernie Parker and also Ron Page on 69 nett. Tim Beveridge made nearest the pin at 3.13m on the Bendigo Bank sponsored Hole in One Hole, to take a ball.

Ron Page walked away with a carton of gold for the day’s raffle of cards. Howls of skepticism were noted on the calling of this card.

Bob Martin Takes Midweek
In a lower than the normal deep pockets scoring seen on midweek days, the winner this week did just enough to edge out the field and effect the least damage to his handicap. Bob Martin has shot 1 under his handicap and won by 1 shot over the fast finishing Garth Webb and Greg Heycox who played to their respective handicaps on the 12 hole, par 24 stableford point layout.

Bob was victorious with 25 points, whilst Garth and Greg both recorded 24 points. Equal 3rd (or actually 4th technically) were David James, Peter Steinke and Peter Steinke. Good practise for these boys before their annual River Golf pilgrimage.

The lucky ball winner in this week’s stronger number field was Ron Kerr.

This Week
The gents on Saturday will be playing for the Ron Page Trophy in an individual Stableford. The ladies also will be resuming with a Club Trophy stableford.
See you out there gang
– Alby

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