A strong field assembled  at 8.00 for an 8.30 start and all were eager to get out on the course before the day heated up. It  was wonderful  to welcome back Michael McCarten who had just finished basic training  at Kapooka in NSW.  The rain of Mon and Tue, ~35mm, saw most of the course in excellent condition with good cover on the fairways and surrounds.  Recent maintenance works to the greens mower saw fast and true greens.  The Santa Ana couch grass, sown in mid Nov, is now coming through and quite easily seen.  The season has been almost perfect for the couch grass sprigs and the club is eagerly looking forward to mid/late Feb when the cover should much greater.  The clear, still conditions saw some excellent golf with with a good number of players shooting better, at or just below their handicaps. On a beautiful early summer’s morning the results were;

Winner; Andrew Laing (19) – 41 pts from Mitch Atlas (9) – 38 pts, Mick Nicholls Snr (24) 37 pts, Ryan Davies (22) – 37 pts & John Freestone (24) – 36 pts