Out in the cold

The cold weather on the weekend didn’t deter the players who braved the conditions in the Men’s Golf Stableford event on Saturday and a Par event on Sunday.

Apparently the cold weather doesn’t affect Greg Clark who was in the winning circle both days.

The best scores out of the field of 13 players on Saturday day belonged to Matt Russell and ‘Clarkie’ who both had 35 points, with Russell just sneaking in for the win on a countback. Third place went to Stewart Fraser on 33 points and Ian Prendergast came fourth with 32 points.

Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole by Prendergast, on the 8th by Fraser and Bill Fugar claimed the prize on the 15th.

The 7th and 11th holes were not won.

The weather was much nicer on Sunday which brought out 14 players to contest the difficult Par event.

They say it’s all in the mind but it’s still hard to score.

There was only one plus score on the day and it was Greg Clark who bolted away to finish in front with plus 3.

The next best was Jacob Ryan with a score of minus 1 (although it has to be said, a minus 1 score when you have a plus 2 handicap is still very good golf).

Mark Fraser and Jay Egan both came in with minus 3.

Another player who had a minus 10 was heard to be muttering about taking up darts.

Nearest the Pins were recorded by Stewart Fraser (3rd hole), Greg Clark (7th), Jay Egan (8th) and the 11th and 15th were not won.

It will be interesting to see who is going to be the first person to take out the 11th hole prize this year.

The first Bill Bartlett Memorial Matchplay round of the year was decided on Saturday when Stewart Fraser played Max Phillips.

Phillips wore a beanie during the day, not because of the cold but in the hope that Fraser’s non-stop talking wouldn’t put him off his game.

It didn’t work as Fraser, with two birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, got up to claim the win.

He will now go on to play either Jay Egan or Steve Manns in the next round.

Saturday’s game this week is an individual Stableford and Sunday’s is a Stroke event, for the third round of the Captain’s Trophy competition.