Despite predictions of rain and some strong winds another good field took to the course for the club’s stroke competition.   The round got under way with clear skies and a gentle breeze from the SE.   Good weather and strong winds during the latter part of the week had dried the course considerably but some heavy showers earlier in the morning saw both fairways and greens wet and quite soft so posting a good score was again going to be a challenge.  A heavy squall hit the course as the final groups were finishing off the 18th so the warm rooms were very welcome.  A number of players had excellent from nines but the “wheels fell off” on the back nine pushing them out of contention.  The day’s winner was amongst this group but his back nine was not quite so disastrous, a few more two putts and his score could have been excellent.  On a beautiful late winter’s day the results were;

Winner; Michael Nicholls Jnr – 92/21/71 from Hugh Drummond – 95/23/72, Joh Freestone – 96/22/74 & Sherif Abdel-Sayed – 97/23/74

Women’s Winner; Elaine Scanlon – 110/32/78

NTPs; 15th – Hugh Drummond & 16th – Scott Williams