Tales from the Trees

Sunday 28th April – Stableford

At the suggestion of some members today, this segment will now be known as “Tales from the Trees”. Which is quite appropriate, especially watching players negotiate the 3rd & 8th holes. There’s a reason the 1st tree on the left of the 8th is known as “Ginge’s Tree”.

Starting with club championship results.

A Grade

Thursday Cookie defeated Wally A 4 & 3

Today, Baz Snook defeated Captain Phil 5/4. Phil’s highlight was out driving Baz on the 4th.

B Grade

Thursday, Drew defeated Rob Carter 3 & 2. Apparently, Rob had several “lip out” puts which could have impacted the final result.

Also on Thursday, Cooper & Goog played an exhilarating match, with Cooper coming from 3 behind with 6 holes to play, to snatch victory on the 18th.

Well done to all who played & congratulations to the finalist who will play off next Sunday.

Finalists are A Grade Cookie & Baz. B Grade Cooper & Drew.

Let’s get out & support them. There will be an afternoon tea after the finals.

There were 13 players in today’s Stableford field, played in sunny conditions. Even thought there was a reasonable breeze from the north.

Scores were not indicative of weather & course conditions, particularly the greens, which were in great nick.

Welcome back to Gerard Cameron from Albany WA. Good to see him in the field again.

Cookie led the way with 34pts from Goog Walker 33pts on a count back from Drew Pegler, who scored the only birdie for the day on the 6th, after a tee shot to within a metre.

A shout of angst from Drew, after he struck the putt was unfounded, as it middled the hole. He also had a ferret 2nd time round.

When Cookie’s group was asked about any highlights from the round, the only comment was “Cookie had lots of good shots”.

Whilst no one won the NTP on the 9th/18th, there were a couple of contenders.

One legitimate, with Ginge falling short of the green by a “couple of feet” on the 18th.

The other, ill-legitimate. Stef, playing the 16th, nearly landed on the 18th green. Playing a great recovery shot, he nearly parred the 16th.

In keeping with the theme “Tales from the Trees”, Shane Smith volunteered his “left-handed” airy, whilst trying to extricate himself from under a tree.

Keep up the “cannon fodder” Shane.

Also having tree trouble was Brian Pennell, who didn’t score a point on the first 3 holes. 8 points on the front, but a better effort on the back 9 (13 pts),

didn’t make for his best day on the course.

Goog & Rob Carter both had “Out of Bounds” trouble on the 5th. This was after Goog’s shot from 80m out on the 4th was “shanked” onto the road.

He still managed to card a 6. Good recovery Goog.

Drew had 3 long putts for the day, the last for par on the 18th (4th hole) to put Ginge & him up 22 units. Ducky had a par putt to halve the hole, but lipped out & proceeded to 3 putt from close range.

Ducky also found the new Ladies 5th tee block an obstacle. Starting on the 5th (as their 1st hole} Ducky warned Ginge about the uplifted turf at the backend of the tee block. Not an issue for Ginge. Karma’s a “B#*ch, with Ducky’s 2 shot taken a few centimeters’ from the back of the Ladies tee block (after hitting the trees on the right).

Second time round, after 5 consecutive good drives, Ducky was even shorter on his drive on his 10th hole. Where’s the “Bugger” dog when you need him.

Have a great week everyone.

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