With 30+mm of rain falling on Saturday afternoon noon and evening it was a courageous group of golfers who teed up for the Graeme Clement Open. A few late scratching saw the field edu reduced but those who made it out on course enjoyed a generally still, sunny first 123 boles. Everyone was in the rooms and enjoying a roast lunch by 12.30pm. Top performances, under tough conditioned came from Michael Ladewig (Hidden Valley) – 49, Connor Whelan (Woodend) – 49, Matt Willis (Mt macedon) – 50. The afternoon round saw the sun continue to shine, drying the course a little. However, a gusting wind blew up from the W/NW and heavy hail followed by steady rain made the end of the round that bit tougher. The club is very thankful to local electrical company NSEC Electrical who sponsored the day. On another tough day out on course the results for the 24 holes were;
2022 Graeme Clement Shield Winner: Connor Whelan (Woodend) – 98
A Grade Handicap; Matt Willis (Mt Macedon) – 103/6 2/3/96 1/3
B Grade Stroke; Mick Doyle (Mt Macedon) – 109
B Grade Handicap; Graeme Hogg – 111/16/95
C Grade Stroke; Davey Kenney (Romsey) – 111
C Grade Handicap; Steve Wilkins (Romsey) – 121/25 1/3/95 2/3
Am Handicap; Luke Lyons (Romsey)- 57/10/47
PM Handicap; Mal Mottram (Romsey) – 53/4 2/3/48 1/3
NTPs; 1st – Pat Doyle (Mt Macedon), 8th – Mick Nicholls Jnr (Romsey, 9th; Matt Willis, 10th – Michael Ladewig (Hidden Valley)
Best 2nd shot on the 3rd; Pat Doyle.
Tony Ellis (NSEC Electrical) with 2022 Graeme Clement Champion Connor Whelan & Andrew Clement
C Grade Stroke Davey Kenney with RGC Captain Mal Mottram & B Grade Stoke Mick Doyle
RGC Life Member Bruce Robb with A, B & C Grade Handicap Winners.
RGC Life Member John Laing with PM Handicap Winner Mal Mottram.
RGC President, Anthony Lakey (Centre) with Best 2nd Shot 3rd and NTP Winners .