Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Hoping for Premier win
In week three of Premier League Golf, expect teams to hit their scoring groove, which should lead to a number of close matches.
Hit & Hope versus WOTAM looks to be the match of the round. WOTAM fired last week, putting the competition on notice that they are a team to watch. The question is: Can they repeat that performance?
Hit & Hope will regain Jim Poka Jnr who was a late withdrawal last week, and also coming off a win their confidence is no doubt growing. This one may be too close to call with a draw a real possibility.
Old Boys take on the Crackers this week and will be looking to make it two in a row. Old Boys had all eight players on course last week and a similar turnout this week will likely see them take the win. The Crackers have scored a modest 117 points in each of the first two weeks, and an improved scoring effort will be necessary to challenge against last season’s grand finalists.
COVID-8 will be looking to bounce back this week against Eagles & Birdies. COVID-8 captain Ian Fuller has been leading from the front this season, but needs some consistent support. Eagles &
Birdies are another team who have struggled to post a competitive total in the first two weeks, but given their experience, their form is sure to improve. COVID-8 are no doubt the favourites, but don’t discount Eagles & Birdies snatching a win and putting their season on an upward trajectory.
The Wedgies versus Water Wizards match is without a clear favourite. Rumour has it that Wedgies captain Vince Kelly has put the bike a away this week to focus on this golfing contest against a number of his regular riding companions. Both teams are coming off a loss and will no doubt turn out in numbers in search of the win and maintain touch with the ladder leaders.
The final match in the round is a contest of top versus bottom on the ladder, Bush Whackers versus TaylorMaids. The simple fact is that TaylorMaids need numbers on the course, having not had the minimum four players yet this season. It may make no difference, Bush Whackers are the clear favourites either way.