After three days of high temperatures and Saturday’s prediction of 34C  the club’s “Extreme Heat” policy was activated and players teed off at 8.30am, the morning was cooled a little by a steady northerly wind which blew for almost the whole round.  The warmer, dry air saw all players gain good distance off the tee and many found themselves far closer to the green than usual. Correct club selection and accurate approach shots saw frequent birdies however, those who misjudged often found themselves well over the back with very difficult chips to save par.  The day favoured the golfer who could play within himself and keep the ball down the centre of the fairway, overhitting resulted in players ending up well off the fairway and forced to choose higher clubs to get up and over trees and back on to the fairway. Despite the good efforts of many golfers the day belonged to only one. The presentation of the 2019 Flatstick Roofing Summer Cup winners was also made.  On a warm and windy morning the results were;

Winner; John Laing – 94/29/65 from Les Gaunt – 81/8/73, Mick Nicholls Snr – 95/22/73 & John Freestone – 95/21/74

NTPs; 15th – Bruce Robb, 16th – Les Gaunt.

2019 Flatstick Roofing Summer Cup; 3rd Anthony Lakey (20 Pts), 1st Jenny Hartley (26 Pts) & 2nd Mick Nicholls Jnr (21 pts)

Quarter Finals of the Algie Mitchell Shield 

John Laing (0) Vs Bruce Robb (2)

Chris Manktelow (19) Vs Scott Williams (0)

Mick Nicholls Snr (1) Vs John  Freestone (0)

Les Gaunt (0) Vs Anthony Lakey (13)