Stephens claims Saturday’s monthly medal
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.