After the hot, dry weeks of early January 48mm of rain on Thursday evening and another 23mm of Friday evening were very welcome; the course showed some signs of green. However, the moisture in the soil soon steamed up under the ever warming sun and everyone had to get through yet another hot and humid round. Players got occasional relief with a cool breeze from the east, as the day drew to a close, the breeze moved around to the NW. While most of the course had reasonable cover there were areas of very disturbed soil (courtesy of the Little Corellas) and the rain had made these quite sticky however a free drop got all players out of trouble. The softer fairways pulled up all but the best drives and when on the greens it soon became apparent that they were again quite quick with much less borrow that in previous times. Once again two octogenarians lead the way with accurate woods and irons and excellent putting. On a sticky afternoon the results were;
Winner & January Medallist; Mick Nicholls Snr – 91/23/68 from John Laing – 99/30/69. Scott Williams – 91/19/70 & Daniel Wright – 76/4/70
NTPs; 15th – Michael Squires, 16th – Bob McLennan
Least Putts; Daniel Wright – 25
The month of February sees the 4th RGC Flatstick Roofing Summer Cup, there are eight rounds, (Wed and Sat – Par, Stroke, Stableford & Monthly Medal) but only a player’s best three rounds will count.