Return to golf


By Ron Hottes

After a thankfully short lockdown, all intrepid golfers returned on Wednesday 28 July for Stableford competition. And, I must say, as an aside, Ian Callen’s column, beautifully written, was a most welcome distraction from that lockdown. Well done, Ian, I can’t wait to hear about the back nine now.

At Warburton, on this Wednesday, the two Ronnies dominated. Ron Wilson pipped your loyal scribe on a countback for the major voucher. Both scored 37 points, but Wilson handled the back nine better. Surprisingly, the ball rundown extended to 32. NTP winners were Flynn Cousens (3rd), Ken Barratt (9th) and Garside Senior (17th).

Our June monthly medal winner was Angus Smith, another promising young tyro from the club. Angus’s 38 points won him the A-Grade voucher and the medal. Watch out, Flynn, here comes Smithy! The B-Grade voucher was won by Tim Blanche with 37 points.

The daily runner-up was Adam Patrick with 37 points, a fair effort off a 4 handicap. Balls got down to 33. And, the NTP’s went to Snorks (3rd), Adam Patrick (5th), Ben Lever (9th), Peter Fox (12th) and Angus Smith (15th).