The club’s social round of Par drew another good field. Play began on a warm and windy afternoon, the whole park had been mown and the fairways and surrounds were in almost perfect condition. The greens had recovered very well from the recent coring but were a little quicker than usual. While the speed of the greens caught many out in two weeks they will be in top nick. Shot of the day came from club captain, Mal Mottram who dropped his ball one metre from the cup on the 184m, par 3 16th. The best rounds came from Craig Sandy and Mitch Atlas.
Social golf was enjoyed in near perfect Spring weather although the wind became gusty toward the end of the round. The course has coped well with the downpours of the last few weeks, with only a few boggy areas. Having recently been cored and rejuvenated the greens played considerably better than expected and are greening up nicely.
A Texas Ambrose format ensured a fun outing. Team Freestone/Lakey/Slade and team Jekabsons/Gosden/Hartley played some very good golf.
With around 25mm of rain falling over Friday evening and Saturday morning the course was soft with some casual water on many fairways. Play began under dark, overcast skies with a swirling wind, generally from the SW. The rain had made the recently cored green very soft but over 10 days growth and the recent rain saw them slow and requiring players to really commit to their putts or be certain to end up well shot of the cup. Despite the challenging conditions five pairs, H Williams/Lakey, Mottram/A Clement, Atlas/Wilkins, Kenney/Hocking & Marienfeld/Mottram all scored better than par.
After two days of coring, topdressing and seeding and carrying out numerous maintenance and improvement works at the annual working bee there were more than a few weary members who fronted for the club’s “AFL Grand Final Social Ambrose” event. After the coring the greens were bumpy but fairly true however, the fairways and surrounds were in top condition. Conditions were varied with the sun shining through every now and then, the overcast sky keeping the temperature down and a gusting SW wind keeping everyone a little nervous when approaching the greens. On a difficult day on course four teams recorded scores well under par, others found the conditions just a bit too tough. By 4.45 everyone was well on their way home to warm up and get organised for the Granny.
Lovely Spring weather greeted the group of social golfers on the course for a leisurely round. The sun was shining, there was no wind and the course was in great condition.
Some beaut shots were played with Ethan Bray stepping up to the first tee and knocking his iron to within three metres of the pin. A great start for him. This was in contrast to Ethan getting a bit wobbly 30 seconds later when he momentarily lost his balance for no apparent reason only to discover it was caused by an earth tremor, of all things!! By the end of the round of course plenty of stories were being told of similar situations across the state.
No competition played but the lucky dip winner was Wendy Gosden, so a couple of Callaway balls await her next week.
Another good turn out on a cool, blustery day. The 10mm+ of rain overnight had soaked in making the fairways a little softer but the drains were working well and there were no pools of water on the fairways. As the round progressed the sun moved out from behind the clouds and there were short periods of rain. By mid round the wind hand moved to the Nth and a number of holes played far longer than the the metres on the hole sign. All in all a very enjoyable day with everyone tested by the gusting winds.
On a warmish early spring morning a good number of members members enjoyed a social round of golf. The weather was good but when the when the sun went behind clouds the wind was a more than a little bit chilly . The course was in great condition with lush fairways and greens in good condition. While there was no competition all players’ names were put in a hat and the lucky winner for the day was Jan Harver.
Our first weekend out of “Lockdown” and many members and other locals were keen tp get back on the park. Players headed out to the course as soon as they had checked in via the QR Code. While he morning moved between sunny and overcast and windy but the afternoon was warm and sunny with the occasional gusting wind from theW or NW. It was wonderful to throw a welcomer other comment, over the fairway or to have a quick drink before the next group headed in from the course. While there was no club competition it was good to have a look at the Stableford scores as they came in. It would seem that whilst lockdown has kept us safe it has had a negative effect on the on course performances of our golfers. Still a great day.
Perfect late winter weather greeted golfers on the always popular Par event. Members took advantage of the options available by playing either 18 holes, 9 holes or social golf. The course is drying out well and continues to improve with greens that are running true and fairways with lovely grass cover.
18 Hole Comp
1st. Darlene Baker (20); All Square
2nd. Jenny Hartley (24); -1
3rd. Chris Manktelow (34); -7
9 Hole Comp
1st. Lorraine Robb
2nd. Jan Harver
After two weeks off all players were eager to get back on the course and to catch up with friends. The warmer and drier days over the past few weeks meant members were able to get out on the course and get the grass back under control. While there were a few softer fairways most of the course and Romsey Park were in top condition. The 4BBB Stoke format rewards top golf and scores well under par were expected. Play began under bright sunshine with a wind shifting between NNE and NW, the wind proved tricky and many a ball starting well only to be moved well off line. A number of teams played excellent golf but a score well under par was required to “take home the chocolates”. On great day to be out on the park the results were;
Winners; Mitch Atlas (10)/Steve Wilkins (16) – 65 from Josh Squire(36)/Will Collins(36) – 68, Andrew Clement(8)/Mick Squire(3) – 69 & Davey Kenney(14)/Anthony Lakey(19) – 69
NTPs; 1st – Toby CLement, 15th – Scott Williams, 16th – Craig Sandy