A nippy, fresh autumnal morning greeted the contestants who had signed up for the first Par event of the year and the beginning of the Eclectic competition. It was a good roll up for the competition with 34 players participating but once again the course proved challenging and the overall scoring was relatively low. For those who found themselves in the rough too often, it was hard to come up with a “square” score on a hole let alone manage a much coveted “plus”.

Despite the difficulties encountered, there were no complaints about the temperature which hovered around an extremely pleasant 25 degrees.

Lyn Hatchman made a creditable comeback for the year to top the Division 1 scoring with a minus one on the card with Sandra England in second place with minus four.  In Division 2, Trish Austin knocked up her second win for the year, recording a minus three on a countback from Jeanette Bright with minus three also. Good effort Trish – a very good start to the year.

The results in Division 3 proved to be the best of the day as it would appear that Di Pritchard in the top position, and Jenny Parnell in second spot, must have played a different course entirely. Di finished her round with a sensational plus four and Jenny was not far off with a stunning plus two. Congratulations to both ladies – especially Jenny who has not been participating for months due to joint replacements.

NTP Winners

8th – Division 1 Sue Hunter; Division 2 Trish Austin; Division 3 not awarded

12th – Division 1 Sue Stephens; Division 2 Angela Boadle; Division 3 Jenny Parnell

The ball competition went to minus six.

Next week there is a 3 Ball Best Ball sponsored by Sandra England. It is always pleasant to play a team event so support Sandra’s generosity and get a team together.