Steinke Strikes Back
A Club Stableford was the order of the day on Saturday and with a stiff, wintry breeze and rain looming, it was not going to be easy on course.
Proving that forecast wrong was one of the Club’s straightest hitters in Peter Steinke who shot 4 better than his handicap for an impressive 40 points. Peter claimed the day’s trophy from a fast finishing Tam Kennedy a mere 1 point back on 39.
Tam led off the ball comp which went back to 35 points (par being 36 points) as was the toughness generally of the conditions on the field. Balls went to Tam Kennedy 39 pts, Craig Filmer 37 pts, Eric Kuhn 36 pts, Robert Bates and Ron Kerr 35 pts.
The Bendigo Bank Hole in One was far from going off on Saturday and Ron Kerr was closest to the pin to claim a ball at a mere kick-in distance of 7.15m.
Pennant Team Claims One
The Pennants Team have not been blessed with the fortunes of former years in this season’s campaign. Hosting the division last Sunday, they reversed the previous rounds form against Young to finish the year on a high note with a victory by 3 matches to 2. Winners for Harden were Craig Filmer, Tam Kennedy and Peter Steinke, whilst Graham Williams and Tim Beveridge did not quite get there. Yes, you did read correctly, Motor stepped up and valiantly tried his hand after a long lay-off but when his opposition chipped in and pulled off some great shots, his luck and patience were bound to be tested.
It looks at this stage as though Young will be playing against Cootamundra in the final this Sunday at Harden. The boys will need to look forward to next year coming up just short in this campaign.
Jim Wright is the Midweek Mogul
Taking his turn in the limelight this last week was Jim Wright, who has returned to the winner’s circle with a round 5 shots better than his handicap and 3 better than his nearest competitor to claim the goodies. Jim has shot 29 points around the 12 hole par 24 point course to blitz the field.
He now loses the whole 5 shots off his handicap and will start again next week on 19 handicap.
Runner up for the week was David James on 26 points or 2 better than his handicap, just escaping the handicappers scythe. Equal 3rd were Grahame Taylor and Herb Manwaring who shot par rounds.
The men will contest the July Monthly Medals and Guzzlers Mug for the Harden Fuel Supplies Trophy, whilst the ladies will be playing their Monthly Medal for Toni Filmer’s Trophy.
See you on course.
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