Golfers relieved to be back on course

The resumption of the men’s competition golf on the weekend was met with some relief with players keen to get back on the course.

However, only seven hardy golfers braved the conditions for a Stroke event on Saturday and the scores resembled Don Bradman’s batting average rather than competitive golf scores, with a couple of ‘centuries’ recorded.

The best score on the day was recorded by Bill Fugar with 83 off the stick giving him a net score of 75 which was two shots better than Alec Fraser with 77 and Peter ‘China’ Brien was a shot further back.

Men’s Golf captain China said it was a tough day and he doubted the players would be using those scores in their “best three” at the end-of-season.

Only one Nearest the Pin prize was won and that was by Ian Prendergast on the 15th hole, the hole he came within an inch of getting a hole-in-one a few years back.

There was a better roll-up on Sunday with 16 players taking part in a Stableford event.

The scores were also much better although one old bloke had a score which more resembled Glenn McGrath’s batting average!

It was however all below par golf with Garry Wilkin finishing with the best score of 35 points.

Mark Fraser came second on a countback from Peter Lawrence third and Greg Clark fourth.

All three had 34 points.

Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole by Glenn Ratcliffe and the 8th by Wilkin.

Stableford events are scheduled for both this Saturday and Sunday with Saturday being the monthly medal competition.—Out of Bounds