The final round of the 2023 Men’s Club Champions saw play begin on a generally clear day with a middle strength wind from the NW/NNW and a temperature approaching the mid teensC.   There had been some light rain early in the day and it returned as the final groups were heading for home.  The course remained in top condition with the green responding extremely well to the autumn coring and the ministrations of Seve Wilkins.  Scratch – with only 4 – 6 shots separating the leaders in A., B and C grades titles could be won or lost with a good or a bad round.  One bad hole might be enough to come in 2nd.  The Handicap results were a little  more spread out.  It took some top golf to overhaul the leaders in both A and B grades; B Grade coming down to a play-off, won/lost on the 2nd hole while, “bang down the middle, chip and a putt”, John Freestone, grabbed on to another C Grade Championship.  The day’s results were;

Daily competition;

1st; Mick Squire – 75/4/71 C/B

2nd; Davey Kenney – 84/13/71

3rd; Luke Lyons – 84/12/72 C/B Dean Kohler  88/16/72

2023 RGC Champions;

Scratch – Mick Squire –  (74, 81, 75) 230

2022 Champion Mal Mottram with 2023 Champion Mick Squire.     

Mitchell Family Shield, A Grade Nett – Mitch Atlas – 232/211

B Grade;

Scratch – Luke Lyons-  (88, 81, 84) 253 (1st Play-off hole) Simon Donovan – (82, 82, 89) – 253

Peter Scanlon Shield, B Grade Nett – Simon Donovan -253/205

C Grade;

Scratch – John Freestone – 306

John Jeffrey Shield, C Grade Nett – John Freestone – 306/231

Senior Cup, best nett by a player 70 and over;

John Freestone – 306/231

RGC Captain Mal Mottram with John Freestone