Clarks Beach in form
The 2017 annual COVIC Jackson Jones Justice Cup event was played on the tail end of a wintry cold snap that made for true midwinter playing conditions.
COVIC convenor Russ Ford said it was still early on but windy midway as the wind swung from south to west and then mild at the end.
Ford said the Ambrose event was played on best net scores in teams of three, with all players teeing off and putting out, but with a standdown in between for the player whose ball is taken as the team’s best ball.
‘‘Due to the poor con- ditions the usual restriction on the number of drives per player was disbanded and team aggregate index handicaps divided by only the number of players to find their team average aggregate index handicap,’’ he said. ‘‘A couple of teams ended up with only two players due to the non arrival of their third’s. Hauraki and Huntly arrived with four teams, Clarks Beach, Ngaruawahia, Onewhero, Waikare and Wattle Downs three teams, then Maramarua, Pukekohe, Pakuranga and Waiuku with two. Although Awhitu and Maxwells-Manukau were noticeable by their absence, there were a total of 31 teams with 91 players representing eleven clubs.’’
Ford said as only the best two club team results counted toward the JJJ Cup, Hauraki and Huntly were favoured due to their ability to drop their worst two team scores, however, Clarks Beach came to the fore with an aggregate of 104.37.
‘‘ It was Clarks Beach who came to the fore with a team aggregate of 104.37.