The recent spring weather had seen excellent growth across the whole park and our drainage, filling and levelling program saw a number of areas of disturbed soil and mounds waiting to be used elsewhere on the course. While NPOR was allowed  conditions were not perfect for golf.  After many weeks of “Social Golf” club competitions were again allowed and a strong field teed up for the qualifying round of the W. E. Tom Shield, the top eight pairs would progress to the quarter finals.  The weather was fine with a gusting NE wind, many players found the flukey wind had a surprising effect on their shots, others, who allowed for the wind saw their ball end up well wide of the green.  Despite all this there were a number of excellent scores.

Winners; Scott Williams (17)/Mitch Atlas (9) – 42 pts from Scott Williams (17)/Davie Kenney (21) – 41 pts, Mal Mottram (8)/Steve Wilkins (19) – 40 pts

The Quarter finals of the W. E. Tom Shield will be;

1.  S Williams (0)/D Kenney (4)    Vs     8. A Lakey (3)/H Williams (8)

3. R Walker (23)/K Hocking (25)  Vs     6.  J Patton (15)/M Squire (0)

2. M Mottram (0)/S Wilkins (11)   Vs      7. C Mensforth (30)/J Freestone (16)

4. A Laing (6)/J Laing (15)             Vs       5. R Davies (10)/S Donovan (0)

Raffle Results;

1st – $40 Butcher’s Voucher – Andrew Laing

2nd – Two Sleeves of balls –  – Ron Walker

3rd –  Sleeve of balls – Jim Patton

Drainage, levelling and filling works are moving at a pace.  Our thanks to Mal Mottram, for taking responsibility for this element of our Romsey Park/Romsey Golf Course improvement works.  Wilco and Freebie have also done an enormous amount of work.

In the near future Ron Walker will get the irrigation extension works under way.

This will be followed by Hugh Drummond overseeing the sowing of couch sprigs and all necessary fertilisers etc to give the sprigs the best possible start.