Monday October 15 will never be forgotten by Ken Purcell, who played one of the best rounds of golf in his life, returning a score of 61 nett, 11 strokes below his 18 handicap and to cap it all with 79 off the stick, he played three shots under his age, won the haggle, had a two, and of the 60 players in the field, had the least number of putts.
The day could not have been more perfect for golf, with warm sunshine and virtually no wind, the course was in great condition and with the greens having miraculously recovered very quickly from the recent verti-draining, it was not surprising that there were so many good scores in the putting and nett competitions. Nett results — Men: Ken Purcell 61; Gerry Tompkins 66; Andrew McLennan, Mick Goodall 67; Bill Tiffin, Roger Stiles, Ray Berghan 68; Norm Sanderson, Bob Hoggard, Peter Robertson, David Gear 69; Gyan Prole 70; Kevin Woods, Brian Baynes, Geoff Gunn 71; Roger Bagshaw, Earle White, Kerry Lewis, Peter Maria, Tony Sharrock 72; Paul Chadwick, Rakau Keno, Peter Wright, Errol Millar, Allen Smith 73; Maurice Tait 74; Wayne Gamble 75; Gary Dunlop, Tom Wallace 77.
Women: Jenny O’Dwyer, Di Lewis 68; Viv Gunn 69; Chris O’Connell, Judy Borchard, Mavis Bruce, Michelle Libby 71; June O’Reilly 72; Rae Wright, Edna Connolly, Karen Lee 73; Heather White 74; Penny Joyce, Dot Ramsey 77; Helen Tidswell 78.
Putting — Men’s results: Ken Purcell 26; Earle White, Brian Baynes 28; Peter Robertson, David Gear 31. Women: Avon Gordon, Rae White, Di Lewis, Michelle Libby 31; Chris O’Connell, Rae Brown 32; Karen Lee, Edna Connolly, Nan Hoggard 33.