Steady rain over much of Thursday and into Friday had softened the course but the club’s efforts to improve most the drainage meant only a little casual water on just a few holes.  Play began with a temperature in the mid teens and a steady NNE wind in the low 20s Kph, rain was expected late in the day but it did not arrive.  The fairways had amazing cover and the rough had thickened; the volunteers had been hard pressed to get everything cut and looking good for the Relative Pairs Shield.  The shield is open to all golfers; pairs must have a  familial relationship, partner/partner, father/daughter, cousin/cousin etc.  It was a hard fought affair with a number of pairs scoring well over the 36pts.  On a clear, sunny afternoon the results were;

1st; Josh Squire/Michael Squire – 49  pts
2nd; Rob Gillett / Michael Nicholls Jr- 42 pts c/b 
3rd; Darlene Baker/Roger Baker – 42 pts
4th; Mitch Atlas/Steve Wilkins Wilkins – 41 pts,  c/b Mal Mottram/Andrew Laing – 41 pts
NTPs; 15th; Shannon Wright, 16th; Michael Nicholls Jr
Eagle; Mitch Atlas – 440 metres par 5, 17th 
2023 Relative Pair’s winners Josh Squire, RGC Capt Mal Mottram & Michael Squire.