Stephens claims Satur­day’s monthly medal

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT - By PHIL CON­WAY.

GOLF is a game played on a five and a half inch course: the dis­tance be­tween your ears.

A quote for play­ers to con­sider as they all wait for the weather to clear and give Tony Cook­sey and his team a chance to spruce up the course.

Mean­while, the diehards are still out there.

Tues­day’s event saw a field of 12 play­ers fronting for a Stable­ford event on a still damp course.

Win­ner was Bren­dan Egan (21) with 38 points from Brad Grant (8) with 37 points, and ball run­down went to 33 points.

Near­est the pin (NTP) on the seventh was Rob Healy, and on the ninth it was Oliver Pear­son, while Rob Healy also took the pro pin.

Thurs­day saw the sec­ond round of Golf Premier League, with a field of 32 fronting the starter for the reg­u­lar Stable­ford event, in windy con­di­tions.

The win­ner was Dave McKen­zie (30) with 40 points, while Mark Bet­tany (4) was run­ner up with 37 points on a count­back. Ball run down went to 34 points. NTPs were Mark Pear­son on the seventh, Steve Chisholm on the ninth, Mau­rie Walsh on the 12th, and NTP sec­ond shot on 18 went to Michael Har­ri­son.

Mau­rie Walsh took out the pro pin on the third, while the hid­den holes went to Rob Healy.

The novelty event of birdies were won by Rob Fankhauser, Alan Eus­tace, Lau­rie Har­cus, Martin Slack, Mike Har­ri­son, Mark Pear­son, Oliver Pear­son, Mark Bet­tany and Brad Grant.

The shootout went to Mark Bet­tany, and the rab­bits for the day were Tony Prid­ham and David Octi­gan.

Satur­day was medal day with a good field of 39 play­ers com­pet­ing.

The medal win­ner was Alex Stephens (13) with a nett 64 with Mark Bet­tany (5) run­ner up on nett 69.

Line balls went to nett 74, and NTP on the seventh was Alex Stephens, with John McCombe on the 12th.

Sec­ond shot on the 18th was claimed by Brad Grant, while the pro pin on the third went to Bren­dan Egan.

Alex Stephens also took out the hid­den holes.

The JD Perks scratch win­ner was Mark Bet­tany with a fine 74 off the stick, and there were 11 birdie prizes also handed out. Tip for this week is to have fun. Make this de­ci­sion on your way to the course.

What­ever hap­pens, you’re go­ing to en­joy it.

Hav­ing this shift in men­tal­ity will help you stay more re­laxed when the pres­sure’s on.

It’s a game af­ter-all, not life or death.

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