The final round of the 2018 Men’s Club Championships began on a still, cloudy day with a mild 13C predicted.  Due to damp, spongy greens, it was decided not to roll them on Friday night, the 3rd was too wet to even mow.  All greens however, still played true and at a good pace, players were challenged by some tricky pin placements.

Michael Squire hit off with a 10 shot buffer but was quickly put under pressure by multiple-champion, Les Gaunt. Les managed to claw back several strokes over the front nine however, a cool head and steady play down the back nine, saw Michael consolidate his lead and move on to win the 2018 Club Championship.

The battle for B grade was no less thrilling. Mick Nicholls Jnr started the round with a two stroke lead which proved inadequate in holding back the steady play of Rob Rea. Rob played a seven stroke better round to take out B Grade by five strokes.

The John Jeffrey Shield, overall nett winner, proved to be the closest battle of the day.  Kevin Dunn started the day leading by one stroke over Michael Squire, their final scores were a tie with the shield to be decided by a count-back.

It was a tough day for golf, even with preferred lies through the green, only Les Gaunt was able to play to his handicap.  The day’s results were;
Winner; Les Gaunt – 81/9/72 from Rob Rea – 92/18/74, A Clement – 84/9/75, R Walker – 99/24/75 & P Scanlon – 107/32/75
NTP’s; 1st – S Williams, 16th – A Clement
2018 Men’s Club Championship Results
2018 Club Champion – Michael Squire – 247 (With Club Captain Scott Williams)
2018 B GradeChampion – Rob Rea – 288  (With Club Captain Scott Williams)
John Jeffrey Shield (Best overall nett) – Michael Squires – 226 C/B from Kevin Dunn
Peter Scanlon Shield (Best nett by a player 55+ yrs) – Kevin Dunn – 226 (With Club Captain Scott Williams)

Senior Cup (Best nett by a player 70+ yrs) – Ron Walker – 241 (With RGC Vice-president Kevin Dunn))