By Ron Hottes
Wednesday 23 March Stableford:
Sorry, Mario, it wasn’t another PAR event. You had to put up with a Stableford round, and somebody who put up with that better than anyone else in the field, was our newly-appointed and popular Captain, Ray-Gilmore. “Happy” accrued a solid 37 points to grab the daily voucher – fine work, Captain.
The runner up position was filled by Ian “Junior” Garside, with a creditable 36 points – well done, Garsy. Balls actually extended all the way down to 31.
There were only 4 NTP winners as the challenging 15th hole remained unchallenged again. Merilyn-McDonald snared the third, Mario De Vincentis the fifth, Hatty scored on the nineth and Shaggy-Kempton took out the prize for the 12th.
In the final home and away round before this week’s Shootout, 15 players were vying for a coveted spot in the Top-Ten. One of those not in the running for one of the top-ten positions, Sam-Dennis, was still pleased to walk away with the number one voucher, with an impressive-21 points. He still only won that prize in a tight count back, because Peter-Fox also scored 21 points. This assured Foxy of a definite spot in the Top-Ten. Balls went down to 18 only, NTP winners were Sam-Dennis, (1st), the incomparable Kim-Kennedy, (3rd) and to Jim-Stewart, (9th).
The final 10 qualifiers were in order, Jeff and Andy-Gill, Jason and Sean-Kennedy, Peter and Danny-Fox, Paul-Osbourn, Neil-Leckenby, Wayne-Kempton, David-Hatt and Simon-Spenceley. There was a “dead-set” draw for 10th position between David and Simon, so the Match-Committee decided to play the shootout with 11 starters. A full report on the Shootout will be in next week’s edition, good luck to all starters.
Saturday 26 March Stableford:
Lee-Creedy had a good day, recording an impressive 38 points to take home the A-Grade voucher. Glen-Patrick had 36 points, which was good enough to earn him the B-Grade prize (his playing partner, brother Steve, reckons his handicap of 27 is way too generous). New President Nursey grabbed the runner up voucher, also with a 36. (Bagel will be proud) Balls extended to 32! NTP’s were won by Wayne-Kempton, (3rd), ex-Captain Cross, (5th), Trevor-Porter, (9th and 12th) and to Bruno-Kennedy, (15th).