ANOTHER week in a very, very dry and hot paradise has seen golf numbers and scores vary in a direct proportion to the number of liquid refreshments consumed.
That seems to be the case behind the bar anyway.
IN last Saturday's competition 66 players struggled throughout the hot day with most players finding the going tough. Scott Dwyer realised his potential with 44 points, good enough for the win. In A grade Greg Foy won with 40 points, the same score as Larry Thompson in B grade. Paul Robson won C grade with 43 points. Runners-up in the net were Bill Osborne ( A grade with 39), Paul Shepherd (B grade with 36) and John Turner (C grade with 42 points). Balls went out to 35 on a countback with Jim Bradshaw the winner of that last ball.
In the NTP competition, Scott Dwyer won the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th, the Bent on Food 9th/18th and as a result of the Bent on Food shot to the last hole, also won the Caddies Restaurant "shot of the day." Others included Bill Osborne on the 3rd/12th Wingham Remedial Massage hole, Dave Broadbent the All About Conveyancing 4th/13th and Neil Evenden the Bayview Seafoods 7th/16th hole.
WINGHAM Veterans played their first event of the new year, the monthly medley and the winner was Syd Gilfillan with a 68 nett. Syd just beat home several players on 69, the best of those Peter Tait on a countback from Lionel Fell. OBE winner was Barry Blakeney with 74. NTP's winners were Bill Crockett on the 3rd/12th, Alan Cullen on the 7th/16th and Syd Gilfillan on the second shot 9th/18th. Phil Anderson won the putting competition with 30 putts.
ANOTHER good field of 59 players competed Wednesday in the ambrose with Kings captained by Jake Smith winning by one twelfth of a shot from Wombats (Duke Maloney). Dragons (Craig George) came in third one quarter of a shot away. Jo Duncan won the cooked chook and James Bulley won the port.
Thursday LJ Hooker Chook Run
THIRTY seven players played the chook run this week and 22 points was needed for the win. Bill Cooper was one of those beating visitor Alan Fiatrone on a countback. Glen Porter was third with 21, Beth Braham fourth with 20, beating both Terry Grant and David Blair on a countback. Mark Fotheringham won the NTP on the third as did John Halpin on the seventh.
THIS week's event on Saturday is the annual "Lefties versus Righties" event, this year a single stableford event sponsored by president John Hynes. See you there. Good luck and good golfing.