After a hot, dry week the thunderstorm on Friday evening was just what was needed to return the course to its best; the fairways were in top nick and the greens putted very true.  Many hours on the mowers during the week saw the rough well trimmed and unless a shot ended up many metres from the fairway little time was lost looking for a ball.  The Little Corellas had returned but the club’s efforts to move them along saw only about a dozen birds in the Park.  If the large flock can be deterred from taking up residence then this might be the first summer in many years where multiple greens are not ripped apart by these birds.  It was a strange round with quite a few players having horror early holes and thinking themselves out of contention only to play the remainder very well and be right back in the mix.  Four players fought it out over the final few holes and it was the veteran in the group who edged them all to pick up the November Medal.  On a hot, sticky, day with intermittent NW wind the results were;

Winner & November Medallist;  Hugh Drummond – 93/22/71 from Scott Williams – 92/19/73, Rob Rea – 91/18/73 & Mal Mottram – 85/12/73

NTPs; 15th – Jim Patton & 16th – Mal Mottram

Least Putts; Les Gaunt – 25