It was a treat to be back playing the full course again after the closure of nine holes due to the recent torrential rains and flooding. While there are still some very muddy spots to contend with, the course has stood up to the test again and is generally in very fine nick. It was noted, however, that the captain was looking a little scruffy at presentation after having taken a dive into the mud on the 16th fairway.
Thanks to our consistently hard working greens staff, the fairways are well manicured and the greens in good condition. Today, however, there were some very interesting pin placements and the surfaces were generally very slick which made putting rather challenging.
It has taken three tries to get this team game up and running. Originally scheduled in March, rain interruptions and having to fit in Monthly Medal events caused the delay and it was most unfortunate that our patient sponsor, Patricia was unwell today and unable to play. We hope she will be on the mend very soon.
The game itself is not for the faint hearted team. The stableford points of each pair are added for the first six holes – sounds easy enough. Then it becomes very tricky when the stableford points are to be multiplied for the second six holes. We all quickly discovered what that means – zero multiplied by 1 or 2 or 3 etc means zero points for that hole! The aim of the game on the second six holes was NOT to score zero but alas it happened in many a case. There was much to look forward to on the last six holes – it was a better ball and there was many a sigh of relief.
All in all it was great fun and the weather most favourable for a walk in the park but keep an eye out for those recalcitrant crows as they continue to prey for lovely white golf balls on fairways.
Di Pritchard and Linda Trusler made up a very tenacious pair today to take out top honours. Di, energised by her unbeaten record in the recent pennant competition showed solid form and with the steady experience of Linda they put in a top performance to score 53 points.
Sue Beazley and Jill Levi scored well to claim the second spot accolades with 51 points and were closely followed by Colleen Lymbery and Joyce Wallace in third with 50 points.
44 points – Cathy Ricetti and Jean Mitzimberg.
42 points – Lyn Hatchman and Maree McLean.
40 points – Marj Burns and Margaret Ford.
Nearest to the Pins
8th – Division 1 Angela Boadle; Division 2 not awarded; Division 3 not awarded.
17th Drive & Pitch – Division 1 Jill Levi; Division 2 not awarded; Division 3 not awarded.