Last Saturday’s golf event was a team Irish stableford, where players multiplied their points score on each hole with their partner’s points for a total on each hole. The onerous task of scoring on each hole to complement their partner’s points took its toll on the final scores in many cases. Points totalling six and less was the norm for the day and no team managed to score greater than a nine on a hole for the day.
One team that managed to record two nine pointers was Barry Jones and Matt Burgess and their final score of 65 points was enough to be first on the day. After a mediocre front nine of 26 points, the pair combined for 39 points on the back nine, a nine which could have been better except for two washouts.
Runner up was the team of Keith and Helen Jones with 61 points. Their front nine gave them 37 points but fell short of the final score with only 24 points on the back nine.
For the run down, Ron Batterham and Scott Constable with 57 points, Mick O’Brien and Jason Bacon with 53 points were the teams who earned tickets for their efforts.
The day was sponsored by club member, Max Hunter, and we thank him for providing the trophies on the day and being on hand to present the winners with their prizes.
Special mention to one team who managed 18 points on their front nine and only another 9 on the back nine with 6 of those points recorded on one hole. Understand that although disappointed with their score, they are still speaking to each other.
Next Saturday is the November monthly medal and putting contest. This will be the first medal event for the next season. Sponsoring the day are long term sponsors of the first medal event of the new season, Howard and Adele Poole of Poole’s Produce.
In conjunction, the day will be the Medal of Medallists final where the twelve men and ladies’ winners of the last year’s medal events play off for a final event. The men will be playing for the Roy Carnell Memorial trophy which is sponsored by the Carnell family and the ladies event is being sponsored by Tom and Trish Fittock.