After two days of mid 30C with drying northerly winds the course had dried our considerably.  The recycled water system was running flat-out to make sure as little as possible of the deeper soil dried out.  The greens were still in good nick, putting very true and holding high approach shots.  While the fairways had dried out the surround were still reasonably soft; approach shots just missing the green did not move very far from their line.  All players got excellent value for their drives but those who kept it on the fairway were able to score well.  In the end it was a battle between two of the club’s veterans with one looking the winner until the final group came in.  On a hot, overcast afternoon the results were;

Winner; John Laing (30) – 41 pts from Mick Nicholls Snr (24) – 38 pts, Les Gaunt (8), Andrew Clement (9) & John Freestone (21)  all 35 pts

NTPs; 15th – Les Gaunt