Another clear, late winter’s day.  Most of the surface water had dried and there was an excellent cover on almost every fairway.  The greens were again fast and true.  Play began with a gusting wind from the NW, this soon moved around to the NE before settling from the N.  As the round progressed the wind strengthened and many shots that got above the tree line were blown well off course.  The W. E. Tom 1/4 finals were quite varied with one team leading almost all day, another having a “walkover” and others fighting it out over ten to twelve holes before a run off good results put one team well in front.  The stroke field too found the conditions challenging and only one player was able to play close to his handicap.  On a windy, late winter’s day the results were;

Stroke winner; Mitch Atlas – 86/12/74 from Andrew Laing – 95/19/76

NTPs; 15th – Mick Nicholls Snr

W. E. Tom 1/4 Final Results

Daniel Wright (0)/Anthony Lakey (16) D Mal Mottram (7)/Steve Wilkins (13) – 5/4

John Laing (26)/Andrew Laing (17) D Chris Lingard (0)/Jim Patton (19) Walkover

Pat Chisholm (0)/Mick Nicholls Jnr (3) D Kev Dunn (14)/Hugh Drummond (8) – 5/3

Scott Williams (0)/Chris vanDerVliet (14) D Mick Nicholls Snr (7)/Keith Hocking (16) – 6/4

The W. E. Tom Semi-finals (Sept 7th)

Daniel Wright (0)/Anthony Lakey (16) Vs Andrew Laing (17)/John Laing (25)

Pat Chisholm (0)/Mick Nicholls Jnr (3) Vs  Scott Williams (2)/Chris vanDerVliet (14)