The last of the Club backed Summer Stablefords was played last Saturday, in at times blustery north easterly winds. This saw only 2 of the field play better than their handicaps and the ball comp extending back to 35 points or 1 over players handicaps. Generally just a tough day out, despite being the start of some beautiful Autumn weather. Kevin Hoppe has proved he was resilient enough, scoring the winning 38 points in just 17 holes, bringing home a wipe on the last that would have more easily sealed the fate of the field with even so much as a 1 pointer. Kevin scrambled well all day with his trusty Driver blocking out right most of the day, and some brilliant bump and run and recovery action seeing Kevin still score well.
As stated, the ball comp went back to 35 points and started with Mr Consistent of the moment, Ron Kerr on 37 points. Tom Poole with his special hybridized designed golf shoes last week, was in the balls at 36 points, as too was Mark Parker on 35 points and John Brownhill on 35 points.
The Bendigo Bank Hole in One was not threatened this week, even playing down wind and guys shooting wedges, yet Kevin Hoppe took the ball for nearest the pin at 5.5m.
Kerr Again at Midweek Not happy with last week’s win, Ron Kerr has decided to make a welter of it and has returned again to the winner’s circle on the Midweek, 12-hole layout.
Ron has again done it in style and broken by a mere 1 shot, shooting 25 points around the par 24-point layout. That shot has been deducted and sees Ron still very competitive for next week on a new handicap of 10. Herby Manwaring has taken second place on 23 points from his dear wife Marj who had 22 points. Almost half the field were then back on 20 points in a low scoring but compelling battle. The mystery ball draw this week went to Ian Bruce.
Reminder – Are You Financial Yet January has long passed, as too has February for grace. At this week’s event, golfers not yet financial will be directed to the bar to pay their memberships, or they will sit out the commencement of this season proper. It is a Club, and to be part of the Club, all must be paid members to enjoy the privileges the Club puts on. Hop to it, boys and girls.
This week The regular season now kicks off for the members this Saturday. The men will be playing for the Nathan Schofield Carpentry Trophy, Monthly Medal, Guzzlers Mug and more. Nathan Is a quality local carpenter who has all your answers for new homes, additions, reno’s, sheds, shacks and all your carpentry needs. Call Nathan some time for an obligation free quote on your needs – 0400 355 142. This Saturday also sees the start of this year’s eclectic. See you out there golfers, – Alby
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