Posted on: 8 July
The bad weather cleared away and we had a perfect day for the July Monthly Medal. Understandably the greens were a little slower, but the scoring showed that course was playing tough but fair.
In A Grade Jim Martin (12), fresh off the plane in the morning from a Bali golfing holiday, had 64nett to finish one ahead of Brendan James(2), with Aaron Walters(3) a further shot back on 66. Brendan took out the scratch with a one under 67.
There will be a playoff for the B Grade medal with Steve Manfredotti(13) & Brian Russ(13) both having 67nett – one ahead of Gary Lind(13). Steve won the scratch on a countback from Brian with 80.
Best score on the day and C Grade medal went to Barry Nielson(28) who had 62nett. Second spot was Peter Batty(19) on a countback over John Sheath (20) with both having 66nett. Peter took out the scratch wth 85.
It was great to see so many of our lower markers having good rounds, with seven of the top sixteen nett scores coming from players with handicaps of 2 or 3. Brendan James(2) 65, Aaron Walters(3) 66, Shayden Binder(2) 66, Paul Botting(3) 67, Lee Papps(3) 67, Simon Trickett(3) 68 and Kaine Andres(2) 68. Not long until the Club Championships and this form could mean one of the most closely contested events we have seen in many years.
All of the low scoring has seen some changes in the gross eclectic. Shayden Binder has jumped out to a two shot lead on 58, Brendan James and Simon Trickett are next on 60, with three players on 61 and nine on 62.
In the nett eclectic, scoring is stableford points and David Cullen leads on 59, two ahead of Brian Smyth on 57, followed by David Dowler & Col Links on 56. A total of twenty players have 53pts or better.
Next Saturday is the Club Foursomes Championships sponsored by John Golby at Blackwall Tyres. There are still times available, so if you haven’t found a partner yet, get that sorted out and book in for the 27 hole event