Pat Walker Claims Elliott Trophy
The ladies were out enjoying the temperate Spring weather last Saturday, competing for the Trophy supplied by Jeanette Elliott rescheduled from last month. Whilst the warmth of the day was fine, the winds blew a gale and wreaked havoc on some scores, whilst others made the most of the drier course conditions. One lady who profited from good course craft despite the 3 club wind forces was Pat Walker. Pat has returned to the judges with an admirable day’s tally, 4 whole shots better than her handicap for a 70 nett. Pat was first by an impressive 3 shots from Marj Manwaring who also beat her handicap on the day out to claim a ball. Marj was also the Bendigo Bank Nearest the Pin on the day.
Craig Henman Goes Deep in Club Trophy
The gents also had an outing in a stroke event for the Medal of Medals event, which was played in conjunction with the day’s play. Like with the ladies, gale force winds were great down the breeze, but upwind and uphill were a terrible mix for most.
Not so Craig Henman, who brought home another one of his out of the box scores. Craig has shot 78 from his position as a 15 handicapper, giving him a classic haul of 63 shots nett. That’s a whopping 8 shots better than his handicap, more than halving his total deductible for the day. Craig claimed the day’s event comfortably and lost a whole shot off his handicap for his stellar work.
Runner up on the day and another impressive result to claim the first of the balls in the ball comp was Ron Kerr who also shot well under his handicap for a 66 nett. Shooting 5 shots better than your handicap and only claiming a ball seems rough, but the course is very close to summer mode and anything is possible on the day. The next balls went to Tam Kennedy with a 68 nett and Craig Filmer with a 69 nett. The Bendigo Bank Hole in One did not go off but Kevin did hit the green and lobbed it a mere 1.93m from the pin to claim the ball. Apparently, he left the ball short on his birdie putt.
The gents will be competing for a Club Stableford, whilst the ladies will be in their comp for a stableford also.
Good luck to Tam Kennedy and Craig Filmer who will be flying the flag for Harden at Mollymook Hilltops Course, in one of the State qualifying events for the 2 person Ambrose on Sunday.
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