The 2017 Club Championships began under clear skies with steady sunshine and almost no wind. This held for the first hour and a half before intermittent rain, a gusting northerly wind and dark clouds held sway. Wet weather gear came out, gloves and club grips became wet and the round became much more challenging. After the heavy dews and recent rains it was decided to allow “Mark, Lift, Clean & Replace” across the course. The fairways were soft but the ball bounced true. The greens were in good nick and those who attacked the hole got good returns. Whilst the rain and wind upset many rounds a number of players were able to handle the difficult conditions and return excellent scores. On a challenging day the results were;
Winner; Ron Rea – 88/19/69 from Dean Jones – 74/2/72, John Freestone – 94/22/72, Mick Nicholls Jnr – 94/22/72, Carl vanDerVliet – 85/12/73, Bob McLennan – 85/12/73 & Jim Patton – 94/21/73
NTPs; 16th – Hugh Drummond.
A Grade Leader; Dean Jones – 74
B Grade Leader; Rob Rea – 88