Gunther wins

The weather gods delivered a delightful outcome for high scoring for Warburton Golf Club’s Wednesday 15 May stableford competition.

Mark Gunther found those conditions most to his liking, with a creditable 40 points.

His handicap is starting to shrink.

The day’s runner-up, with a solid 37 points, was Steuart Hawke.

The higher-than-expected scores meant that balls only got down to 35.

The nearest the pin winners were Ron Hottes on the third and Noel Cross for a superb second shot on the 10th.

Most low-handicap golfers feel that par is the toughest challenge of the club’s usual daily competitions.

Not so for Sam Dennis in the Saturday 18 May content.

He came in with a creditable +3.

New member Brendan Allan was runner-up on a count-back, with a +2.

Balls only extended to square.

The nearest the pins were won by Alan Johnston on the third, Ms Nursey on the fifth, the remarkable Gerry Hadfield on the ninth, Allan Hubbard on the 12th and Steuart Hawke on the 15th.