A strong field teed off in the club’s oldest shield; the W. E. Tom 4BBB, first contested in 1965.  Apart from the odd wet spot here and there the course, while soft, was in generally excellent condition.  The Corellas have returned about four months early (what is going on?) and caused some damage on a few of the greens keeping club captain, Mal Mottram, busy late into the Friday evening.  With only light winds the longer hitters had the advantage but accurate approach shots were the most important.  All greens had good pace and  were running very true.  The top eight pairs go through to the quarter finals next Saturday where they will be playing handicap matchplay.  On a beautiful day for golf the results were;

1st; Jim Patton(19)/Josh Squire (32) – 46pts

2nd; Shannon (10) & Daniel Wright (3) – 42 pts

3rd; John Freestone (26)/Bob McLennan(14) – 40 pts C/B from Mal Mottram (6)/Davey Kenney (12)

NTPs; 15th – Davey Kenney, 16th – Mal Mottram

Special mention to past captain, Tony Freeman, who took out the August Rich River Monthly Medal with a nett score of 67.

The Quarter Finals of the 2022 W. E. Tom Shield will be;

1. Shannon (7) & Daniel Wright (0) V 8. Walkover

3. Mal Mottram (1)/Davey Kenney (7) V 6. Andrew Clement (3)/Mick Squire (0)


2. John Freestone (11) /Bob McLennan (0) V 7. Keith Hocking (15)/Mick Nicholls Snr (12)

4.  Scott Williams (3)/Chris vanDerVliet (17) V 5.  Pat Chisholm (0)/Mick Nicholls Jnr (1)