Play began on a beautiful, mild, early summer’s day however, occasional strong wind from the south and south-west caused a few problems here and there. The recent dry weather saw all players gain good value for well struck drives and approach shots and the greens continued to putt very true.   The 4BBB Stroke event saw teams working well together to record excellent scores.  Despite the odd lost ball each team seemed to be able to get to the green and cup in regulation or better.  On a number of holes players were putting for a nett score of two or three. The two semi-finals of the John Laing Shield were close run with both being decided on the 18th.  On a beautiful summers’s day the results were;

Winners; Mick Nicholls Snr/Keith Hocking – 61 from Scott Williams/Hugh Drummond – 63, John Laing/Jim Patton – 64 & Mal Mottram/Rob Rea – 64

NTPs; 1st – Mal Mottram, 15th – Pat Chisholm & 16th – Keith Hocking

John Laing Shield Semi-finals

Les Gaunt (2) D Mick Squire (0) – 2up

Pat Chisholm (3) D Andrew Clement (0) 1up

John Laing Final

Les Gaunt (0) Vs Pat Chisholm (6)