From runner up to winner is the way to go as Dave Burgess proved last Saturday after he and playing partner, Scott Constable, combined to win the Howard and Sons cups. Playing a Canadian foursome, the pair returned a gross score of 77 strokes for a nett score of 75⅛. Front nine was played in 38 and home nine for another 39 included three birdies for the day.
Runner up was the team of Stephen Kay and Mark McCosker who were a full ⅛ of a shot short of the winning score. In fact, there was a one shot difference between winners and fourth place with Brendon Barker and Jason Bacon taking first run down and third place and Lyle Bryant and Barry Hughes collecting second run down with 76⅛.
Kay Webb and Helen Jones won the ladies event after being nearly three clear from second place ladies team of Trish Fittock and Madeline Jarman. Shaneen McLellan and Sandra Morris were the recipients of the ladies run down prizes.
Appreciation to Mal, Terry and Fred Howard for sponsoring the day’s play. The winners names will now be engraved on the Howard and Sons Canadian Foursomes cups.
Difficult to explain a strange occurrence on the day with one team ready to play only to be temporarily delayed when a fish hook was found in their buggy tyre. After removing the hook, the tyre didn’t take long to go very flat. Now we all know that the Howards are keen anglers, so maybe that was sign they were not meant to win. Not only was the tyre flat but so too was their play for the rest of the day.
In upcoming events, time sheets for the mixed foursomes championships and the Stanthorpe Open carnival are now posted. The open carnival already is quite full and if particular times are wanted, players should register their names as soon as possible.
Next Saturday is the last chance for players to qualify for the Medal of Medallists playoff with the October monthly medal and putting competitions to be played in an individual stroke round. Sponsors for the day are club members, Ian Harvey and Rino Piovesan. Players are reminded that we are changing back to the summer tee off times with play scheduled to commence at the later time of 11.30 am. Time sheet is on the board.