The heat is on for golfers

By Ron Hottes

With most of the field beating the heat of the late afternoon, some more than handy scores were recorded at Warburton Golf Clubs 29 January stableford.

Paul Kennedy won the day with 40 points but only on a countback from Malcholm Dickson.

There were plenty of scores in the high 30’s meaning the ball count only got down to 38.

Nearest the pin winners were President Hall (3rd), ‘Old Man River’ Hubbard (9th), Stan Slusarek (10th), David Viney (12th) and ‘The Flying Scott’, Neil Leckenby (15th).

Most of the field played as late as possible, to dodge some heat, at the club’s twilight competition.

But these conditions did not affect the scores, in fact, the scores were just as hot as the weather.

The hottest of all was from Andy Gill (showing up his father) with a blistering 23 points.

Young Seth Spencely found his best form to grab the runner-up prize with 22 points.

Balls extended to 19 only.

Nearest the pins went to Clint Toohey (11th), Seth (12th) and Andy Gill (15th).

The club gathered for its stroke and monthly medal competition on 1 February.

With some really strange weather affecting scoring, there were not as many superb scores posted in the tropical atmosphere.

One member who did handle the unseasonal conditions was Sam Dennis, posting a stunning 61 Nett.

This won Sam the Medal and the A-Grade voucher – a good day’s work.

Mr Consistent, Barry Maltman, took out B-Grade with a very healthy Nett 69.

The day’s runner-up was Jason (Kenno) Kennedy, with a fine Nett 66.

Balls got down to 72.

Nearest the pin winners on the day were Steuart Hawke (3rd), Roger Mataele (5th and 12th), David Murch (9th) and of course, to ‘Old Man River’ Hubbard (15th).

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