The 1st round of the 2022 RGC Club Championships began under dark skies with a gusting wind from the S/SW.  Recent rains had made all fairways soft this, and the cold air, meant that everyone lost distance in the air and one a ball landed.  The greens and surrounds were in top condition however, a few tricky pin placements saw many a groan as putts slipped passed the cup.  Life member, Peter Scanlon teed up for his 66th consecutive club championships and whilst the golf was not quite as good as 50 years ago he enjoyed the round and all members were very pleased to have Peter back out on the course and in the rooms for a chat and a quiet drink after the round.  Over the final few holes the temperature dropped and steady drizzle moved in.  On a challenging day for the 1st round of the clubbies the results were;

Winner; Mick Squire;  77/4/73

2nd; Mal Mottram ; 80/6/74

3rd; Ralph Senn – 93/18/75

NTPs; 1st – Andrew Laing, 15th – Pat Chisholm

2022 Club Championships

A Grade

Stroke; Mick Squire – 77.            Nett; Mick Squire – 73

B Grade

Stroke;  Davie Kenney – 88           Nett – Ralph Senn – 75

C Grade

Stroke – John Freestone – 101        Nett – John Freestone – 76

Peter putts out on the 11th