With a 90% chance of  10- 20mm of rain forecast for the mid afternoon the club activated the  “Extreme Weather” protocol and play began at 9.00am.   The course was in good condition  with excellent cover on the fairways  and the greens and surrounds well recovered for last month’s coring.  There was some drizzle early in the round but the most concerning factor was the gusting N/NW wind that blew most of the afternoon.  Despite the tough conditions there two excellent scores, primarily from golfers who were able to keep the ball under the wind.  The semi-finals of the Algie Mitchell shield were close fought with the two winners only getting ahead over the back half of the second nine.  Great to enjoy a chat with past RGC member, Ken Lambert, who was in town to catch up with family.  On a cool, blustery day the results were;

1st; Simon Donovan – 84/17/67  C/B

2nd; Jenny Hartley – 88/21/67

3rd; Elaine Scanlon – 106/34/72 C/B Steve Wilkins, Craig Sandy & Anthony Lakey

NTPs; 15th – Mal Mottram, 16th – Matt Barrow

Semi-Final results of the Algie Mitchell Shield 

Mal Mottram (0) D Like Lyons (3) – 4/2

Davey Kenney (0) D Mick Nicholls Jnr (1) – 4/2

The Final of the 2023 Algie Mitchell Shield will be;

Mal Mottram (0) Vs Davey Kenney (5)