Saturday January 14th – Ambrose – Guest Day
After around 5 mm of rain late on Friday the course was again in top nick. Fairways just hard enough to give good value for well struck drives and the greens very receptive to wedge and high iron approach shots. The greens again putted very true, unless you were above the hole on the 5th or the 7th, so players who aimed at the hole were well rewarded. The “Golf for a Cause” (Double comp fee with 1/2 going to cancer research) drew an excellent field however, the Ambrose format was perfect for the larger numbers. A couple of teams had “skiting rights” but, as usual, actions spoke louder than words. The day was one of great hilarity with teams cheering each other on or attempting to “get inside each others’ heads” to gain any advantage. The stakes, a glass and a few balls were certainly high enough! The mild afternoon saw some excellent golf, on a beautiful, almost spring day, the results were;
Winners; Rob Rea/Andrew Clement/Jim Patton – 67/8.2/58.8 from Sherif Abdel-Sayed/Ron Walker/John Freestone – 73/11.3/61.7
NTPs; 1st – John Freestone, 15th – John Freestone & 16th – Rob Rea.