Mer­rigum golf:

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Ex­cel­lent turnout

The tra­di­tional Easter par event was played at Mer­rigum on Satur­day where there was a chance for mem­bers to fine-tune their game with a view to the cham­pi­onships be­gin­ning this week.

Given that there were many reg­u­lar golfers away for the week­end there was an ex­cel­lent turnout for the event.

The Easter Bunny had left gifts for the win­ners, but ap­par­ently was not able to sat­isfy the vo­ra­cious ap­petite of the run­ner-up.

Keith Ho­ge­boom was deemed the winner af­ter a count­back with An­drew Wood af­ter both play­ers fin­ished with +3. Keith had the bet­ter of the back nine, which gave him the honours over Woody.

This should give Keith plenty of en­cour­age­ment go­ing into the cham­pi­onships where he will most likely be the low­est hand­i­capped C-grade player.

An­drew Wood will also take a lot away from the round for the cham­pion- ships where he will be one of the favourites for the club cham­pion ti­tle.

Ball com­pe­ti­tion win­ners were Keith Ho­ge­boom, An­drew Wood and Bill Bray — the lat­ter on a count­back from Rod Ne­wham af­ter both fin­ished with +1.

Rod did pick up the near­est the pin on the ninth, while oth­ers were won by John Fuller on the jack­pot twelfth and Luke Roberts on the 14th.

The club cham­pi­onships will be played over the next four weeks, all stroke rounds, of which the best three will count to­wards the cham­pi­onships.

They are wide open this year, so any­one who can get a good round in on the first day will have a ma­jor psy­cho­log­i­cal ad­van­tage over the other play­ers in their grade.

There will be a scratch and hand­i­cap winner in each of three grades.

The hand­i­cap ranges for the three grades will be as fol­lows: A 0-15, B 16-20 and C 21-36.

Good luck to all par­tic­i­pants.

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