The course, despite the corella damage to some greens and sections of a few fairways was in top condition. Sevi had again out done himself by repairing and mowing all greens on the morning before the round. Ron Walker had also spent many hours during the week keeping the rough under control. The fairways had good cover and the greens were fast and true. As the teams found their way around the course there were many bird calls and even a few attempts at wedge tail eagle cries; it looked as if scoring was not all that difficult. The event had two longest drives and while a few players had their names on the cards one player was able to take out both. One highlight of the round was big hitting Ben Owen breaking the casing on two ProVI balls.
After the round everyone enjoyed a pie, hamburger or snag and onions, Kev Dunn and Lorraine Robb did a top job with the food. Once the day’s presentations were concluded everyone watched the big screen as the Nov and Dec count of the 2023 Bruce Robb Medal, points up to October had already been circulated. The Robb Medal has points awarded to the top six at each month’s Stableford round and the medal round. Even with the December Medal still to come the winner and runner-up were well ahead and could not be overtaken. The 2023 Bruce Robb Medalist was Mal Mottram with 61 pts from Luke Lyons with 37.5pts. Four players are still in contention for the 3rd spot. On a still, sunny afternoon the results were;
1st; Luke Lyons/Dylan harris/Chris vanDerVliet – 66/7.83/58.17 C/B
2nd; Mal Mottram/Ben Owen/Sherif Abdel-Sayed – 68/9.83/58.17
NTPs; 1st – Andrew lain, 15th – Mal Mottram & 16th – Scott Williams
Longest Drive 4th & 8th; Dean Kohler.
Best 2nd shot 3rd; Luke Lyons
RGC life member Bruce Robb with 2023 Bruce Robb Medalist