Sunday 7th April – Stroke

What a glorious day to get out on the golf course to “raise your blood pressure”.

A field of 19 accepted the challenge, with 7 players playing below their handicaps. Great effort from those guys.

Leading the field was Adam (Goog) Walker with 81 off the beater, nett 65. Obviously controlled his “draw” this week. Well done Goog.

Runner up was Baz Snook with 73 / 68, despite a rare lost ball.

Drew Pegler, Allan Schultz, Chris Carr, Cooper Walters & Captain Phil all tied with nett 69 with Chris prevailing for 3rd on a countback.

NTP was won by Rob Carter. Good to see Rob coming back, after what could have been a “career” ending injury last year.

10 birdies were shared between 6 players, with Baz S leading the way with 3 (1st, 2nd, 8th). 2 each to Bug (2nd, 7th) & Brendan Freeman (2nd, 11th). Allan S, Josh H & Log each had one. A unsolicited comment at presentations was, “at least Log had one good hole”.

Log again took the “road less travelled” this week on the 5th. Tee shot to the 4th fairway, next down the 4th. Not many players can say they have played “3 holes” in one, however, his next shot was under a tree on the 6th (probably the same one he was under from his 4th tee shot a fortnight ago). A bit more adventure, then over the road & trees to the 5th green for an “interesting” 9.

Playing partner Josh H was pretty chuffed with his par 5 against Log’s 9, but at the end of the day they both netted 78’s. Golf the great leveler.

As our new Greenkeeper, Allan Schultz has a bit to learn about setting up the course, as he only managed a 73/69. A couple more weeks & he’ll have the course to his liking, so we can expect regular “sub par” rounds. Welcome Allan.

Uncharacteristically, Bill Mullan had to “raise the bat” today with 102. Been a while since he’s raised the bat at golf or cricket.

After playing “under his age” a fortnight ago, Wally A could have matched his age today, except for 8 lipped putts. So close Wally.

On a bit of happy / sad note, Steve Harris played his last competitive round as a local today. Steve & Kaylene are moving to Sterling on Wednesday to be closer to family. We wish Steve & Kaylene all the best for the future & thank Steve for his valuable input into the board & club over recent years. They will be returning regularly to visit friends, so we look forward to seeing you on course when you visit Steve.

The 2nd round of Championship qualifiers are still to be played. Members will be advised when this round is scheduled.

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