A glorious morning greeted the 21 members who were able to venture out on the composite wet weather course for a stableford competition. It was unfortunate that motorised transport was not allowed on the course today due to the moisture on the ground after the deluge earlier in the week. This meant that some players, although more than willing, were unable to participate as they rely on a cart to negotiate the course. The course was still looking its beautiful best as the green staff have done a wonderful job in tidying up any debris that that had washed in with the flooding of drains and dams. Our course always recovers remarkably well and we look forward to all holes being open again soon.
It was fairly tough going for most as it was heavy underfoot and playing the composite course involves more walking than usual, especially when you consider that there are six par five holes to play as compared to on the regular track which has only t three. Besides the physical exhaustion involved, the brain had to work harder too – trying to remember where you had to go next and where you where up to in marking the card. However, it is said that negotiating new patterns is very good for brain health so therefor we have had a whole body workout today.
As always there are some players whose performances shine even in the hardest conditions. Lyn Hatchman starred again today, notching up 36 points to give her the win in Division 1 and the best score of the field to boot. Hot on her heels was the ever consistent Sandra England who claimed the runner up trophy with 34 points.
Patricia Austin cleaned up in Division 2 scoring 28 points while Maree McLean claimed second spot with a creditable 25 points.
Donna Hewat put in a concentrated effort and scored a very tidy 30 points which gave her the top spot in Division 3 and Di Pritchard was successful in taking out the runner up prize with 25 points.
30 points – Jenny Brown and Robyn Moore
29 points – Sue Hunter
28 points – Angela Boadle and Shirley Moore.