The day looked a little ominous as players took to the course, dark clouds and rain threatening with gusting winds jumping between the  W and SW.  However, things soon cleared up and, apart from the odd spot of drizzle, the day remained clear and moved towards warmish.  The longer hitters were favoured; balls pulled up quickly on the softer fairways but they had to be accurate as anyone who strayed into the well cut, but thick, rough had a challenge getting their ball back into play.  The greens putted with good pace and but many found the expected turn did not eventuate leading to much anguish around the cup.  In the end the day belonged to two of the club’s veterans, one a multiple club champion and the other a highly respect life member.  The club also raised $60 for Cancer Research through the Drummond “Golf Fore A Cause” program.  On a cool, clearing afternoon the results were;

Winner; Les Gaunt (7)  41 pts (74 off the stick) from Scott Williams (17) – 36 pts, Pat Chisholm (13) – 36 pts & John Laing (29) – 36 pts

NTPs; 1st – Mick Nicholls Jnr & 15th – Steve Wilkins

The Quarter Finals of the John Laing Shield will be between

Les Gaunt (0) Vs Rob Rea (12)

John Freestone (15) Vs Mick Squire (0)

Pat Chisholm (0) Vs John Laing (16)

Scott Williams (7) Vs Andrew Clement (0)