IN A BREAK to what has been the norm on Mug Day we played a Single Stableford over the Back Nine.
Several things were highlighted and the most glaring was the inability of members to work out the scores using the Handicaps and the Rated Index for the holes. For those still in the dark the Captain has a sheet showing how to work it out.
Apart from that the weather was very warm even for 7.30am and got even hotter as the morning progressed and the members are reminded to carry water with them as they play the round.
So enough of the acting like the local school teacher and onto the game. The winner and finally getting his chance at A-grade was Bob Fraser with 23 points but losing 3.5 off his handicap, second was Marg Dennett and losing 1.9 which has managed to also propel her into A-grade and third on a countback was Mark Harper who didn’t need any encouragement to go to A-grade as he was already there with 21 points and losing 1.1.
The B-grade Approach on the 10th as well as the Men’s Approach on the 15th were won by Bill Long, the A-grade Longest Drive by Dave Durie, the B-grade Longest Drive and the Combined Approach on the 16th were won by Paul McCarragher and Ray Burrows finishes off the winners with a prize for the Nearest the Pin on the 13th but the Golden Circle is still held by Ken Albion at 2.67m.
Thanks to all those who helped with the barbecue, the cleaning up and the emptying of the bins and a special thanks to Michelle, a visitor who cut the onions up for the barbecue and cried all the time and to Paul her partner who acted as chauffeur for Mick.
Next week we will have a simple Stroke and Putt game over the Front Nine, to everyone’s relief, teeing off at 7.30am and don’t forget to put your name down for the Christmas game and meal before the last game this month and pay so that numbers can be finalised and mull over the suggestion that instead of Trophies this year we give engraved Mugs, Glasses or something similar that can be used instead of being stored in the cupboard and forgotten.
Also a big thanks to those members who made themselves available for the tree removal and Greens coring days held last week. Although quite hot we managed to clean up most of the dead trees and get the Greens cored and sanded just in time for the rain which has made quite a difference to the condition of the course. There will be another working bee sometime this month to remove the last of the dead tress so keep an eye out for any announcements made as we need willing workers to get the jobs done.
Have a great week and see you on Sunday.