A still, hot day on a rapidly hardening course. All players found extra run on the fairways however, the greens held very well if shots landed on the full. Those who “chipped and ran” often found themselves through the green and facing a difficult shot back. Despite the heat of the day and many a variable bounce on the fairways a number of golfers turned in excellent scores. There were a few “clubhouse leaders’ until the very last group came in. The day’s winner, after well over a month away from the game, showed how important patience and good decision making are on the golf course. The day also saw the semi-finals of the 47th Algie Mitchell Shield. On a hot, dry day the results were;
Winner; Jim Patton (22) – 41 pts from Chris vanDerVliet (25) – 40 pts, Les Gaunt (6) – 39 pts and Kev Dunn (23) 38 pts.
NTPs; 1st – Jim Patton, 15th – John Moody & 16th – Rob Rea
Algie Mitchell Semi-finals
John Freestone (2) D Anthony Freeman (0) 2/1
John Moody (2) D Mal Mottram (0) W/O
The April 8th Final of the 47th Algie Mitchell Shield will be;
John Freestone (9) Vs John Moody (0)