Play­ers claim ea­gle’s nest

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WHIT­SUN­DAY GOLF

WHIT­SUN­DAY golfers played the four ball best ball cham­pi­onships last Sun­day in two di­vi­sions. Di­vi­sion 1 with hand­i­caps from 1-27, and di­vi­sion 2 for hand­i­caps 28 and above.

While it was a lit­tle chilly at the start of play, the sun warmed ev­ery­thing up and it turned into a very warm day with the course in fab­u­lous con­di­tion with lots of run to help ev­ery­one on their way.

In a twist of fate, two play­ers made the Ea­gles Nest on the hole 16 green with Ge­off Har­ri­son a few cen­time­tres in­side Brad Ham­mond’s drive.

The ea­gle’s nest is won by land­ing a drive within 1m of the pin and earns the win­ner a box of balls.

It doesn’t hap­pen very of­ten, so it was quite ex­cit­ing for two play­ers to make it on the same day.

In the true spirit of golf­ing sports­man­ship, Ge­off Har­ri­son shared the prize with Brad Ham­mond.

Di­vi­sion 1 win­ners Dean Kercher and Donny Hope on net 58 ahead of run­ners-up Ross Richards and Brad Ham­mond on 66.

In di­vi­sion 2 the win­ners were Ti­ina Rand­mae and Wilf Her­weg on 56, well clear of run­ners-up Ian Giles and Mal Hill on 63.

Long­est drives for the day were Ge­off Har­ri­son in A grade, Bren­dan Me­harry in B grade, Reg Kercher in C grade and Ti­ina Rand­mae in the ladies.

Near­est-the-pins in A/B grade were Dean Kercher on hole 2, Stan Hoy on 9 and Ge­off Har­ri­son on 16.

C grade near­est-the-pins were Wilf Her­weg on hole 1, Mal Hill on 9 and 13 and Wilf Her­weg on 16.

For the ladies near­est-the-pins were Ti­ina Rand­mae on hole 9, Beryl Miller on 13 and Anna Win­ter­bourn on 16.

Next Sun­day will be a two-ball am­brose, tee off at 7.30am.

Play­ers need to or­gan­ise their part­ners in time so they don’t end up stranded on the day.

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