After a week of wonderful, sunny autumn days the weather turned late on Friday, ~15 minutes of heavy rain and a steep drop in temperature.  The final round of the 2024 club championships, men and women playing together, began on an almost sunny, mostly cloudless sky with a top temperature of 12C.  Conditions were  made a little more challenging by a gusting wind from the SW.  Cold air and soft fairways took distance off every shot.  While some of the grades looked to be sewn up the conditions had all leaders looking over their shoulders and those in 2nd and 3rd feeling positive.  The early holes were greatly affected by the wind and the heavy overnight dew.  As the day warmed the greens became quicker.  In A grade an ordinary front nine followed by a par back nine was enough to take out the championship.  In B Grade a very ordinary 1st hole followed by a steady round was good enough and in C Grade a far better back nine was enough to grab a win.  On a good day to be out on the course the day’s results were;

1st; Mitch Atlas – 79/6/73 C/B

2nd; Mal Mottram – 80/7/73

3rd; John Freestone – 103/28/75

NTPs – 15th – Toby Clement, 16th – Scott Williams

2024 Club Championship Results

Club Champions;  Dylan Harris –  239  & Darlene Baker – 278

A Grade Nett;             Dylan Harris & Lorraine Robb

B Grade Stroke;        Davey Kenney –  268    Nett;         Davey Kenney

C Grade Stroke;        Anthony Lakey  – 300  Nett;          John Freestone

Dylan Harris, ’24 RGC Men’s Champion with ’23 Champion Mick Squire

’24 Mitchell Family Shield – A Grade Nett, Marg Mitchell with Dylan Harris

Karen Clement with Darlene Baker, ’24 RGC Women’s Champion.

’24 Women’s Nett – Life Member Helene Newnham with Lorraine Robb

Past Captain & Club Champion Andrew Clement with ’24 RGC B Grade Champion Davey Kenney

’24 Peter Scanlon Shield – B Grade Nett, Peter Scanlon with Davey Kenney

 ’24 RGC C Grade Champion Anthony Lakey with past Captain &

Club Champion Andrew Clement.

 ’24 John Jeffrey Shield – C Grade Nett, John Freestone with RGC Captain Mal Mottram

’24 Senior Cup winner John Freestone with past Captain & Club Champion Andrew Clement.

2024 Inductees into the RGC Hall of Fame – Andrew Clement, Bob McLennan & Kevin Dunn

RGC President with RGC Hall of Fame inductee, Andrew Clement

2023 President’s & Captains’ Award – “For Conspicuous Service” – Mitch Atlas