THIS week members played the first round of the stroke versus par competition for the Cooper Cup. As always this competition proved difficult for many. However some players managed to better par, including Dave Robinson who won A Division with plus 2 from Craig Reynolds on plus 1 with Phil Luckett third even with par. Nigel Radin and Peter Hrelja both had plus 1 to win best nine holes. In B Division Bob Champney with plus 3 won on a countback from Lisa Cooney, with Diane Rowley third on plus 1. Terry Smallman scored plus 2 to win best nine holes. The approaches were won by: Nigel Radin (in the hole) for the men on 1and 10; Diane Rowley (0.42m) or the women on 6and 15; Bill Herring (0.35) for the combined approach on 4and 13. Nigel Radin (31) led the Chook Run winners from Bob Champney, Dave Robinson, Marg Dennett (32), Lisa Cooney (33) and Mark McAulay (33) on a spin. Next Tuesday we play a single stableford – see you there for the noon hit-off.