The round began on a stunning mid winter’s day featuring bright sunshine and a mischievous wind from the north. After another week with plenty of sun, some wind and only a spot of mist, heavy dews and frost, almost everything had continued to dry out and the large field enjoyed the course, especially the much reduced wet areas. Despite the better conditions there was almost no run on the fairways, well struck drive pulled up centimetres from where they landed and approach shots had to be spot on or risk plugging just short of the green. The greens were slightly quicker than usual and a number of players found themselves running well passed the cup leaving a difficult second putt to save par. On a wonderful day to be out in the park the results were;
Winner; Scott Williams (17) – 39 pts, Davey Kenney (22) – 37 pts, Mal Mottram (8) – 35 pts
1st – $40 Butcher’s Voucher –Keith Hocking
2nd – $20 Drummonds Voucher – Anthony Lakey
3rd – Sleeve of balls – Mick Nicholls Jnr
Special note of thanks to;
Bruce – another steady week of chomping away at the quickly rousing rough
Ron, Mal & Cam – spent time on Friday walking the course and reviewing the levelling and drainage works. Will begin asap
Wilco & Chris – spent a deal of time filling damaged areas on and near the greens. Also continued the trial of bent grass patches, grown in Wilco’s green house. Did a great job on the step on to the 4th tee
Hugh – busy with the greens attending to the spots of fungus here and there.
Elaine – does a great job sorting out electronic payments each Saturday then heads down to the 10th to sell the odd refreshment.
Mitch Atlas – donated a trailer load of scoria, just what we needed for some of the wetter spots on the track