Players claim eagle’s nest
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.