One would be forgiven for thinking that “Spring had sprung” today with the touch of warmth in the air this morning  accompanied by clear  azure skies and not a breath of wind, even on the river. As warmer outer articles of clothing were being discarded the members knuckled down to contest another Stroke and Monthly Medal round with the hope of victory over what has been a rather difficult course to conquer of late. Numbers were down today with only 24 signing up for the competition.

Overall it seems that the course was to be the victor once again as the conditions proved to be very unforgiving after a a heavy dew that persisted on the grass well into the morning. There was no run to be had to assist in getting the ball to the green and once there, it was obvious that our favourite greenkeepers (no names mentioned) had presented the players with some very tricky pin positions. It was for most a “good walk spoiled” albeit in the beautiful sunshine.

Captain Jenny Brown wasn’t going to let the course get the better of her day. With steely focus, Jenny produced a stunning performance to take out the first division with a 75 nett. This was the best nett result of the day which won her the honour of the Monthly Goblet sponsored by Linda Trusler. Jill Levi limped into the second spot in Division 1 with 81 nett.

Wendy Phillips was also in fine form today, playing a very steady game to romp into the top spot in Division 2 with 76 nett. Linda Trusler’s battle on the course didn’t go unrewarded when she crawled in to claim the runner  up trophy with 84 nett.

It was a close tussle in Division 3 for line honours. Ellen Ryan just managed to nudge Marj Burns in to second spot with the scores of 78 and 79 (countback) nett respectively.

Scratch Winners

Division 1 – Jill Levi 100

Division 2 – Wendy Phillips 105

Division 3 – Lyn Hatton 112

Best  Nett Score and Monthly Goblet

Jenny Brown 75

Putting Competition

Jenny Brown 30 putts

Ball Competition

Donna Hewatt 79

Lyn Hatton 80

Margaret Ford and Dot Burton 81

Jill Downie 82

Sandra England and Di Pritchard 84

The clubhouse will be open next week with the golf shop being back in the usual place. There will be no marshaling at the gate so be aware as you enter that “physical distancing” must still be adhered to.

Entry to the club will be through the door into the poker machine room while the exit door will be the main rear door.

There will be a staff member to direct you.

You can look forward to the all time favourite next week –  a Par competition.