The final of the Club Championships were played on Sunday in absolutely perfect conditions. The "A" Grade started at 8.30am between Jim Phillips and James Larkin for their marathon 36 holes. Although the Captain was referee for the first 18 holes, I realised I was only their to make up the numbers as these two players were intent on rising to the occasion, with concentration, determination and focusing on their job at hand. James jumped out of the barrier to go up three holes in the first three. After settling in to his well known rhythm, Jim picked up the next two. They then gamely battled on not halving a hole until the 14th. At the end of the first 18, James was 4 up. Stopping for a quick bite and drink for lunch, referee duties were taken over by our president, so the Captain could concentrate on all matches. "A" Grade resumed at 12.30 with "B" Grade between Alec Dietsch and John Mellen commencing at 12.40pm and "C" Grade at 12.50pm between Peter Metcalf and Peter Dunn. Jim Phillips clawed his way back with a win on the 17th to go 2 up with one to play. Jim has never won the Club Championship and was a very proud member at the conclusion of the match. "B" Grade finished a little earlier with Alec Dietsch playing the "game of his life" securing a win on the 11th hole. As John put it, he had a "shocker", however Alec is a very competitive player when he is on his game and very difficult to beat. The "C" Grade match was a closer match with Peter Metcalf sinking a 20' putt on the 18th, that only stopped because it went into the hole, to square the match. They then headed for the 1st hole again where Peter Metcalf won, one up. All players were worthy of the contest and played the game in the best spirit possible. It is a great achievement to reach the finals of our Club Championships and they should all be very proud of making the finals. Congratulations to all winners and Runners Up. Trophies will be awarded at the Anniversary Dinner in March next year. A special thanks must be given to the referees, my relief referee President, Kevin Burke, Don Barker and Roger Williams. A great job, well done.
After the rain on Friday, players lined up for the St. Andrews Day 4Ball Agregate on Saturday morning, as more rain was forecast in the afternoon. Leading the charge was Terry Downing, Norris Dudgeon, David Boyd and Peter Ingle, who returned to the club house with a great score of 140 points, an average of 35 points per player. Later in the day the rain did arrive, however it did not dampen the enthusiasm of our noble Scotsmen, who were last out, Ian McKenzie, Alan Turpie, Alan Lindsay and Ken Dobie and they were worthy runners up with 132 points. As is tradition in our club on this day, the Scotsmen dig deep into their pockets and purchase a bottle of fine Scotch each, to be given to the winners. Our photo shows Ian McKenzie presenting Terry Downing with the Scotch in the absence of his team mates, who I am sure picked up their bottles at a later time. The runners up each received a voucher for $20.00 to soften the blow of having to purchase the Scotch. Well done to all.
Last Friday, after hitting off at about 2.30pm in the 12 hole comp, we got to the 5th hole and the heaven's opened up causing us to abandon play. The walk back to the club house was not pleasant, however it was great to get back inside out of the rain. As you will see in the attached photograph, Friday drinks usually start at 5.00pm, however last Friday they started a little earlier. The runoff cleared quickly and the course will be better for the deluge.
Saturday's event was held on 11/11/17, Remembrance Day, in ideal conditions. The winner of the Remembrance Day Shield was Dick Hiser with a net 65. Dick was most enthusiastic with the win as the attached picture of the presentation will attest. It is a huge shield and Dick joins an elite group of past winners. Co-incidentally, Dick is also a very worthy winner, as he is a retired pilot from our Air Force. Remembrance Day is a most solemn day in our Australian calendar and a minutes silence was observed at the presentation to reflect on the sacrifices made by so many, so that we can live our lives in peace.
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