Men’s golf scores starting to improve

Nice weekend weather saw good roll-ups of men golfers on both days.

Thirteen players contested a stableford event on Saturday and most players are starting to run into some form, except for the Super Vet, Max Phillips, who is having an unusual loss of from.

Bill Fugar showed very good form and won the day by five shots. His 42 points was a clear winner over Gary Dunn on 37 points and Jason Foster who was third on 36 points, beating John Collins on a countback. The scores are steadily getting better as the course has some good run in it as it dries out a bit.

Michael Ryan was back playing golf after a long break from the game and his near-birdie shot on the difficult 18th hole could be just what he needed to entice him back next week.

Nearest the Pin prizes were won by: Ian Prendergast (3rd hole); Jay Egan (7th); Colin Eves (8th) and Gary Dunn (15th).

Once again nobody got the 11th hole prize.

Fifteen players turned up for another Stableford on Sunday.

The scores were not quite as good as Saturday but countbacks were required to decide second, third and fourth places.

Geoff Dunne had a good 39 points and is starting to hit top form, however his next trip away to play on the Yarrawonga course will probably bring him undone again.

Garry Wilkin and Peter Lawrence both had 37 points with Wilkin winning on a countback.

Steve Manns, with 35 points, edged out Will Brown for 3rd with Michael Bannister finishing 4th.

After giving Alec Fraser a big rap last week, he could only score 28 points this week. Maybe the trip home to Louth on Saturday was what brought him undone?

Nearest the Pin prizes were won by Michael Bannister (7th hole); and Peter ‘China’ Brien (8th).

Brad Bannister had the 3rd Nearest the Pin all sewn up until his father, Michael, hit his ball inside Brad’s.

Saturday is an individual Stableford and Sunday is an individual Par Event.

Michael Bannister, Bill Fugar and Max Phillips have been doing a lot of work on the course lately.

It’s a big improvement from when the competition season started.—Out of Bounds