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At Ivanhoe Public Golf Course 17 April 2021. Last registration time is 16:00 on Thursday 15 April 2021 First tee time on 17 April is 06:56 (or first light – whichever is the later).

Club event – Par Competition – Matchplay round 2 continues.

If you have not registered on the website or with the tee marshals(s), there will not be a spot.

If you have symptoms of any sort, please do not attend but notify if you have registered to play.

Please observe all protocols put out by your club and the Course Management.

How good is a party?

Please note registration time – be there early or be square or the tree marshals will get angry as they need to do the draw for groups.

In the menus at the top of the page there is one labelled Registration.  This is to indicate your intentions about playing next Saturday – just enter your name and click on Yes or No.  The form will be available until Thursday.  Could everybody please indicate your intentions even if your name went on the sheet on Saturday and even if you are not planning to play.

Don’t forget that if you don’t play the inside comp and you want your scores to count for your Australian Handicap, you have to fill in a card with your GolfLink number and Australian Handicap to the handicapper.  In the case of non-Home members, the card will have to be handed to the handicapper at your Home Club.  Also, in stroke rounds, please calculate your stableford points and record them to facilitate data entry.

 This weeks Tree Marshall is Chris Priems/(or a volunteer). 

Link to Latest Handicap Sheet

When Kennie met Brennie on 10 April 2021

The terrible twins
Separated at birth!

Now that Easter is out of the way and the chocolate eggs and bilbies have been scoffed (or at least had their ears bitten off), we can settle down to some nice Melbourne autumn weather. Towards the end of the front nine, you could have been forgiven for thinking that it was going to rain any time soon. But, for the first bit of the back nine, the sun was out and the jumpers were being stripped off. Then, just as suddenly the black clouds rolled in, and out come the umbrellas and the wet weather gear. Just as the round winds up, the rain stopped, but the sun didn’t quite come out. Is it any wonder that the 23 members who made it to the tee this morning finished showing varying degrees of dampness depending on whether they even had an umbrella or not. Melbourne’s meteorological medley should surely be familiar enough that some sort of protection should be carried. It’s a bit like Tinder dating, Noods!

The variability in the weather did not seem to affect the ability to score too much, at least for some people. Brendon claimed that he was having trouble judging the pace of the greens and a few of his chips and putts did have a bit of length about them. However, that did not stop him from scoring a very handy 38 points over the round. It wouldn’t have been quite as good if the rules hadn’t changed recently as a double hit on one of his chips would have cost him in the past. Ken, on the other hand, managed to get the same score on his card despite a few cases of the ‘shanks’. A particularly notable one on the 13th went close to taking out a couple of his playing companions. By the look of his card, there were one or two left out there so that handicap cut might be well and truly warranted.

Gordon started out with a four pointer and, with the second tee set as far forward as possible, he should have had every chance of following that up with another good score. The one pointer was a disappointment, but hardly the dreaded PBSU. His final tally of 37 points was enough to get second place on his own. Old Reliable continued to take advantage of the firm going and his habit of keeping the ball pretty much centrally located on the fairway and pretty well down in most cases. This kept Craig well up in the points and didn’t do his handicap any harm with 36 points. Ryan played pretty steadily for three quarters, but like a lot of footy teams, he faded a bit in the final. A chip-in on the 17th for a birdie saved the day a bit and he was able to tie it up with Craig in third place.

Harry claims to have lost count of the number of three putt greens that he had today on his way to a score of 35 points and a spot in fourth place. Gordon, playing in the group behind was able to verify that there were several. Michael did not lay claim to excessive numbers of three putts, but there was a fair amount of interest in his performance from the top deck on the 18th. Brendon was offering odds on the outcome of the second putt, but he decided that he didn’t have a bookies licence and all bets were off when the putt rolled in with the greatest of ease. Adam, Brent, and Whitey rounded out the podium list with cards of 34 points. All in all, a very close run finish with only four points covering the range.

Bobbie Dazzler took out the first BallPin on the 7th today with a shot that was reported to have virtually stopped before it got onto the green but then kept rolling and rolling. The second BallPin on the 18th was a real Battle of the Bs. The names on the card were Brendon, Brent and Blighty with Blighty getting the nod. He made a bit of a hash of the putting and so that hole did not make a contribution to the 20 birdies that the group scored today. Once again the ProPin was a bit on the controversial side. Adam had been tasked by the Grand Pooh Bah to make sure that the markers went out on the correct holes. Without making too much of it, the Grand Pooh Bah was a bit upset that the first BallPin was not out on the 4th. That is, until he checked his own running sheet and realised that the 7th was the correct location that he had nominated. Anyway, the ProPin was supposed to be on the 12th and both Harry and Craig were within the 5m limit, except that there was no kit left at the hole. Lo and behold, the kit was at the 15th, with a name on the card from the group charged with putting the kit out. Calls for a voiding and Jackpot were over-ruled and the ProPin went to Jason with his shot to 2.49m.

Quite a few Matchplay results were finalised today. Adam and Brent progressed by dint of Walkover. The remaining match in Round 1 was between Whitey and Rob. Rob was beset by an attack of the ‘shanks’ and, although he was able to win a few holes, he was a bit like King Canute and not able to turn back the tide. The match finished at the 13th, going to Whitey 6 and 5. Porks took on Gordo in what was probably the match of the day. Fifteen of the eighteen holes ended in a result one way or another and the largest margin was a mere two holes. Gordon managed to get the match back to square at the 15th with a chip in for birdie and took the lead on the 16th. There was pay-back on the 17th when Porks chipped in for his birdie and so it went down to the last hole to decide the match. It took them three putts each to decide the match that went to Porks, 1 up. Michael played with Noods and almost broke his heart on the first when he chipped in a three to Noods seven (not much doubt about the result there!). Things did improve for the young fellah a bit, and he managed to drag the match back to square by the turn. Unfortunately it was mostly down-hill from there and the match finished at the 16th 4 and 2 to Michael. Bob and Blighty were in the last match for the day and they both reckoned that they played horribly. Despite that caveat, the match did fluctuate a bit but Bob’s early lead proved difficult to wear down and, in the end, the match went to Bob 3 and 2.

The only report of a draughtie today was down to Stan on the 15th, but he reckons he cannot blame his new handicap from last week for that. There was some discussion whether Stan’s adjustment might have been the most severe ever. Not quite, it was the fourth most severe ever with the record cut coming in at 6.6 back in 1999. RodG was probably thinking that his birthday had come a bit early when he nabbed a birdie on the 6th after three shots up the middle left him with a longish putt that was never really in doubt from the moment it left the club. The Birthday Birdie also has to pay a visit to SOS later in the week as well.

Results for Saturday, 10 April 2021
1st Brendon Mitchell(38) 1st Ken Watson(38) 2nd Gordon Hill(37) 3rd Craig Cameron(36) 3rd Ryan Porker(36) 4th Harry Boughen(35) 4th Michael Gourlay(35) 5th Adam King(34) 5th Brent Rowley(34) 5th Rodney White(34)

Seniors Results: 1st Ken Watson (38) 2nd Gordon Hill (37) 3rd Craig Cameron (36)

Nearest the Pin Results: ProPin – 15th Jason Hopkins BallPin No 1 – 7th Bob McDonald BallPin No 2 – 18th Andrew Blight

It was a wedgetail eagle on 03 April 2021

The eagle has landed.
I didn’t really need the putter!

Well, if anybody thought that today would be a good day to score some easy points, they had better have another think coming. Firstly, the field was not as small as you might have expected given that it was smack bang in the middle of a long weekend. And the field had promised to be somewhat larger if not for a few lastish minute withdrawals. The result was that we ended up with 16 members and one newbie to wait around for there to be enough light to have some chance of seeing where your ball went off the first tee. Our newbie was Anthony, who has now racked up his three cards, and he can now officially start raiding the points in regular competition. The first group set out bravely enough and did manage to get enough of a sight on the line (down the middle by the way) to be able to walk up to their second shot. The air felt cool as they wandered down the hill, but the promise was that it would warm up more than somewhat as the day progressed. Of course, the big disadvantage of being the first group is that there are no track marks in the dew on the greens to help with the ‘read’. The air seemed to be perfectly still, but that did not stop the early morning balloonists from tracking across the course at a remarkable pace until one of them decided to alight ever so briefly on the 6th fairway. You would have to say that there was more hot air on the course than usual as a result.

Up, up and away.
Things are about to get hot.

Despite all of the miscellaneous distractions of hot-air balloons and so forth, Stan decided that it was about time he stopped pretending that he was a 24 handicapper and play all the way out of his skin. As a result he was able to turn in a personal best off the stick of 82 of the best. His net score of 58 was plenty to take out the Medal by a wide margin, and it was the fifth best net score recorded in the Club since records have been kept and the best net for at least seven years. There were very few, what could be called, blemishes on the card and there was a particular highlight where Stan emulated Stef and scored an eagle with driver and wedge, but in this case he didn’t need his putter having pitched it in from 90m out on the 14th. A stand-out round all round.

Mark was another one who seemed to be reluctant to use his putter, and, maybe, it was because there were no tracks to follow on the greens. Two on the front nine for a 37 off the stick had Damo seriously questioning the handicapper’s wisdom in setting Mark’s handicap level. Things didn’t go quite so swimmingly on the back nine, but an overall result of net 66 would have had most people holding out hope for a podium topping result. MattV hasn’t had too many appearances on the track this year, but he did manage to drag himself out today to take on JQ in the Matchplay. Perhaps the prospect of teaching JQ a lesson spurred him on as he was able to stake a claim to third place with his bottom line of 69. The match was not quite the ‘lesson’ although, despite JQ getting a bit of an advantage early, Matt did manage to hold the match to all square after the 18th. So, off to the chip-off they went. Both chips finished a bit on the long side, and so it came down to a putt-off. JQ went a bit long and the gallery gasped. Matt went even longer and the gallery gasped again. The come-back missed, and it was up to JQ. With his favourite up-hill putt, John slotted it to take the match, technically on the first chip-off, but, in reality, it was really the second putt-off.

Just one stroke to the hindmost was a fair little cluster of talent with Craig, Michael, Brendon, and JQ all coming in with seventy of the best. JQ was only three over the card after the nine, and would surely have hoped for better things. Michael, on the other hand, really came good on the back and finished square with the card for the nine. Trev continues with his run of form in recent weeks, and, if it hadn’t been for several four putts (according to Trev), the result could have been better. Then again, just about everybody could lay claim to that.

The Nearest the Pin competition started out on the 12th, not the 4th, as some people seemed to think. Damo was pretty pleased with his shot for a ball, but he was counting his chickens just a bit on the early side as Jim was able to make it closer to take out the first BallPin. Damo also put his ball onto the green on the 18th but chose not to put his name on it because he was so far away that somebody else was sure to get closer. This proved to be a prescient move as the final winner was Anthony. The ProPin on the 15th was left to Brendon who just squeaked in under the limit at 4.73m, which led to some calls for the scrutineers to confirm that the measurement was accurate. The distance was too great for his putting and there was no birdie there to add to the total of eleven for the day. And, of course, the famous eagle that scored all of one ball from the much raided Eagle’s Nest.

The Birthday Birdie is fluttering off this week to deliver a great big Turkish wish to Mehmet. Perhaps he will get some Turkish Delight on the day!

Pepsi was a bit bitter today when he ‘blew’ his whole handicap (3) on the second hole after an ill-considered excursion into the wilderness at the back of the green. Damo went for the green on the 17th and didn’t make quite the contact that he would have liked, but the tail-wind looked to have helped the ball on its way. There was nothing obvious on the green, in the hole, or beyond the green, so the sad conclusion was reached that it must have fallen short and finished in the penalty area. A new ball was dropped and played, and as the group walked onto the green, the original ball was spotted (just) pretty much completely buried in the soft apron of the green. Damo was remarkably philosophical having pretty well walked past the spot when searching initially.

Jim didn’t have the greatest of days today with one draughtie that seems to be the only one for the day. On the 17th, his drive headed for Green Acres on the other side of the river, and he had the hide to ask whether that was out of bounds or not. SOS was off to work after the round and settled down to a hot chocolate because, if he had two coffees in the day, he would be ‘hyper’. Somebody should tell him that there is as much caffeine in chocolate as there is in coffee. He did seem to enjoy the marshmallow though!

Next week is scheduled for the Priems Cup. For those not familiar, there are rules included on the web-site, but basically the team Captains (for this round Rob and Chris) take turns to select team members who then play against each other in matchplay for team points and the winning team gets to hold the trophy cup until the next round. As we are in the midst of the main Matchplay Tournament, any of those matches will be allocated to opposing teams depending on the selecting Captain’s choice. But, it is important that matches to be played next week (three left in round 1 and any from round 2) are notified to Chris as soon as possible. The person on the top of the draw has prime responsibility, but either can take the initiative in arranging the match. The other important thing is, that, if you register, please be sure that you are going to turn up as it is not just a matter of juggling members of groups that is involved. The Captains will liaise on Thursday evening to settle the teams.

Results for Saturday, 03 April 2021
1st Stan Blackshaw(58) 2nd Mark Minney(66) 3rd Matthew Van Dam(69) 4th Craig Cameron(70) 4th Michael Gourlay(70) 4th Brendon Mitchell(70) 4th John Quinlan(70) 5th Trevor Jackson(71)

Seniors Results: 1st Stan Blackshaw (58) 2nd Craig Cameron (70) 2nd Michael Gourlay (70) 3rd Trevor Jackson (71)

Nearest the Pin Results: ProPin – 15th Brendon Mitchell BallPin No 1 – 12th Jim Belevski BallPin No 2 – 18th Anthony Browne

Eagle’s Nest Results: Eagle – 14th Stan Blackshaw

A red letter day on 27 March 2021

Pepsi winner
Hopefully it won’t be another ten years!

At the crack of dawn, the rain was fairly tumbling down. And even after the dawn had cracked, the cloud cover was so heavy that the light was barely perceptible and everybody was happy to mill around waiting for the light to improve and hoping that there would be a break in the rain. The light did improve a bit, but the rain kept up as the first intrepid group of chefs led out the field of 29 members in the quest for glory and the Stuart Clarke Memorial Trophy. The rain eased up after about eight holes for the front group, but the cloud hung around and threatened to dampen the barbeque before it finally gave up and let the sun break through. Rodger was here, of course, and it just so happened that it was his 700th game with the Club. It will take him a little time to reach the next landmark as he only plays with us for this event these days so the 800th should come up in about 2071. Peter has a milestone coming up, and, when next he plays he will rack his hundredth. Another ‘red letter’ event this week will be a birthday for the Bribie Island Kid, Simon.

Despite the wet conditions, Pepsi was able to keep up his recent return to form to produce a card with just three strokes over the par (equal par on the back) for the round and thirty-nine points to take the trophy easily with a tally of 79 points for the event. Pepsi wasn’t alone on the good scoring for the day. Mark is back on the track after a summer of cricket, and, a bit like Whitey, he showed that hand-eye coordination is transferable from moving balls to stationary balls. His score of 39 points for the day was matched by MattA who, like Mark, left a number out there and could easily have done better.

Another good card for the day was entered by Adam who came home with a 38 pointer. It could have very easily been a 39 pointer if his shot to the 18th green had rolled about 20mm further. If it had, it would have finished in the hole for a five pointer hole-in-one and a share of the best cards for the day. This was enough to jump him up the Leader Board from last week’s fourth place into second in the main event.

There were a swag of people who played right to their handicap to make 36 points today. Michael and Brendon were probably hoping for something better as they were in with a chance in the main event. Michael managed to hold onto his fourth spot from last week while Brendon dragged himself up a couple of notches to grab a share of fifth. Pat, Stef and Stan rounded out this little group but could not figure in the main event after missing out on play last week for various reasons.

Craig, Whitey and Ben made the next best for the day with 34 points. Whitey’s score was good enough to keep him in the placings and he presented on the third podium step. Craig managed to hang in there and took a share of fifth while Ben just slipped out of contention to miss out on a point by a single stroke. Rodger filled the fifth spot for the day with his card of 33 points which shows that he is nothing if not consistent having managed the same score last week.

Adam’s nearly-almost shot on the 18th was a lay down misere to score him the BallPin. He had to be reminded to go back to his bag for his putter to tap it in to complete the hole and get his birdie, which was just one of the 20 that we scored today. Stef did it again on the 6th although, this time it was driver and rescue to scare the Albatross. And, no, we are not going to start and Albatross’s Nest. It was hardly worth the effort though as the Eagle’s Nest had only one ball in it after his raid two weeks ago. The other BallPin was on the 4th and there was a bit of a contest for the honour, but it was Pepsi who made it in the end. The ProPin on the 15th went to Noodles who hit the only decent shot of his day (his words) to take out the money at 2.4m.

Round 1 of the Matchplay advanced today with four matches finalised. Only four to go in the round, and, because next week is Easter it was decided to grant another week to complete the round (10th April – no extensions – get a result or a concession). In the meantime, Round 2 matches should kick off next week. Top man on the draw to arrange the match. Today’s matches were a bit of a mixed bag of results. Michael came up against Dale, who seemed to have left something at home although he did manage to halve one hole and so prevented Michael from making a clean sweep. The final result went to Michael 9 and 8.

Our esteemed Club Captain, MattH, came up against the newly-wed Zimmer who has done well to get a leave pass so early on. Matt tried hard but never really managed to string enough together to ever look like being in with a chance and Zimmer coasted home 5 and 4. Mark showed his hand early and got it into the upper position, but, try as Craig might, the tide was eventually too much after the match went dormie 4 at the 14th. A last valiant effort maintained the dormie state until the 17th where a loss gave the match to Mark 3 and 1. Porks took on Jake, and he too got the upper hand early on. However, Jake was not going to give it away so easily, and he managed to bring the match back to square as far as the 13th. A couple of losses made the task a bit harder, and it was only at the 17th that the match went to Porks 2 and 1.

Zimmer had some sort of an accident on the 2nd, and the most believable story is that he injured his back. He claims that it affected his golf more than somewhat and that is definitely not ‘honeymooner’s back’. SOS was heard doing some serious urging on the 14th to get his chip to go in the hole for his birdie. Bob’s buggie went ‘flat’ after nine holes and he had to resort to a push cart. Bob was also a bit ‘flat’ at one stage and his playing group were a bit concerned that they might need a push cart to get him back to base. Brendon was rather shocked to see another player (not one of ours) take a ‘gut-shot’ from fairly close range that went close to taking out some vital statistics. Rodger and Allen played in the same group which must have seemed pretty much like normal as they carried on their ‘Yarrambat banter’. Mark sank some monster putts today including one on the 7th that had to take on a fairly substantial puddle of water on its way.

The barbeque after was pretty well attended, although there were a few who had to get away for work and family reasons. The snags and patties were done to perfection thanks to the gentle ministrations of Stan and Gordon. A rather large gap in the field meant that efforts had to be made to prevent the food being carried off by the wasps and to keep the hot stuff hot. Chrispy reckons that he is no longer the ‘fangman’ that he once was, although he did own up to winning a ‘hot’ pie eating contest on one of his cruises. The pies really were hot, but he was finished his second and starting his third before he realised that was the case. At least he was able to cool his blistered lips and mouth with the bottle of champagne that he won.

Results for Saturday, 27 March 2021
1st Andrew Petricola (40, 39, 79) 2nd Adam King (36, 38, 74) 3rd Rodney White (39, 34, 73) 4th Michael Gourlay (36, 36, 72) 5th Brendon Mitchell (34, 36, 70) 5th Craig Cameron (36, 34, 70)

Seniors Results: 1st Rodney White (39,34,73) 2nd Michael Gourlay (36,36,72) 3rd Craig Cameron (36,34,70)

Nearest the Pin Results: ProPin – 15th Stephen Butterfield BallPin No 1 – 4th Andrew Petricola BallPin No 2 – 18th Adam King

Eagle’s Nest Results: Eagle – 6th Stefan Belevski

Someone jumped the gun on 20 March 2021

Pepsi and Noodles
Which one will come out on top?

The question everybody wants answered is whether SOS will out-do his pink flamingos or will he just wear it again next week. Everybody should know by this, it’s Club shirts for Medals and Majors but garish Hawaiian shirts for the second week of the Stuart Clarke Memorial. Not the first! Ben was able to get to Anaconda and buy himself a tent that actually looked remarkably like a Club shirt. A bit of rain last weekend might have taken just a little of the run off the course, but there are still quite a few bony patches out there if you know where to find them. The greens have had a bit of a ‘top-dressing’ during the week and, apparently, the sand used was not quite up to scratch and the remnants of bark and charcoal caused problems for some people while others were entirely oblivious to the problem. But maybe that was because their golf was so crap that it didn’t matter. The weather was nice and warm and so there was a good showing of bare arms, but there are still some legs yet to see the light of day. All in all, there were 38 arms and 38 legs out on the course today including qualifying members Chris and Anthony together with Stuart’s dad Rodger who would not miss this event for quids.

Noodles was a little less than happy on the 9th when he missed a tiddler for a point which left him with just 18 points for the front nine. He stepped onto the 10th and declared that he planned to score 22 on the back, and he went ahead and did just that with a par equalling nine that included just the one bogie. Perhaps as compensation for the 9th, some of his putts were classed (by Noodles) as lucky. Pepsi also had a pointless hole for his 18 on the front nine, but, as far as is known, he did not declare his intentions about the back at the tenth tee. His 22 points required a score that was one under the card and that could have been better if not for a ‘stupid’ – Pepsi’s words – missed opportunity on the 17th that only found him a single point. To say nothing of the double on the 6th.

Whitey has come back from his summer of cricket, and he set out to prove that swiping at a moving big red ball had done nothing to his ability to swipe at a stationary little white ball. As a result, he will be right up there in the back group doing his darnedest to keep the b*ds honest and also to rain on their parade to take out the trophy. Trevor continues to benefit from his recent lesson and has been hitting them well. What he and his marker need to do now is to take lessons in how to deal with his veterans handicap. Trev is now right in the mix and, if he can keep up with the good form there is a chance that he could just snag the big one.

Old Reliable hit them right up the hi-diddle-diddle again today and did not embarrass himself by playing to his handicap and staying within striking distance of the leaders. Of course, he does not have the field to himself. Michael seems to be holding himself together with little signs of the niggling injuries that have kept him away over the last little while. In the meantime, Adam will also be there keeping a close eye on the proceedings as he, too, prepares to make a claim for the honours.

To round out what is probably the largest batch of real contenders that we have had for a Major in a long time, we have Anaconda Ben, Inspector Gadget Matt and SpongeBob Squarepants all tied up with their score today of 35 points. Ben claimed that his game was just too consistent to have generated stories worth printing. Just about every putt that Bob missed should have gone in but that is so common-place that it is not worth reporting. And Matt, well, he was just Matt.

The first BallPin was on the 7th again after the failure to perform last week. It was a close run thing again this week with Damo the only one to get his name on the card. He kept up the good form on the short holes to take out the ProPin on the 12th with a shot to 1.96m. He did manage to sink it for the birdie and that helped in a small way to get us to a tally of 19 for the day. The final BallPin on the 18th ended up being a ‘fait accompli’ after Anthony, playing in the first group so that he could get away to his daughter’s netball, whacked it in close to hold out all comers. Keith did get closer, but the only problem was, it was his second shot.

ChrisJ put in his third card today, and just to prove that he was not ‘working’ the system it was a personal best 83 off the stick. The Handicapper is glad that he did not go with Chris’s old GA handicap from his days at Roxby Downs. Anthony also put in a low 80’s card for his second and the consensus seems to be that he will be a force to be reckoned with when he settles in.

Despite being right up there with the contenders, Whitey did own up to a draughtie on the second. Anybody else must have kept quiet about it. Michael reckons Ken was pretty stiff on the front nine with any number of putts left teetering on the brink of the hole and not falling in. A similar fate befell Blighty who, to quote, ‘concentrated too much on getting the line right’ and left the ball hanging tantalisingly on the edge of the cup. Michael, to the approbation of Anthony, fairly smashed one down the 16th and elicited the comment, ‘that’s your best for the day’. This was closely followed by Anthony smashing his at least 25m further down the fairway than Michael. Damo was claiming a first, for him, today. He actually shanked chips.

There was one match played today with Pepsi taking on the Kiwi. The Kiwi had the better of it while Pepsi ‘struggled’ with the front nine. The tide turned fairly quickly as they moved onto the back and, although Brendon was able to prolong the agony by squaring a number of holes in a row, he slipped on the fifteenth and handed the match to Pepsi 4 and 3. Still a fair swag of matches to be played in the first round with two Saturdays to go before the deadline. Now, we know that there were a number of ‘ring-ins’ to fill the draw and there may have been many reasons for people not registering to play. But, we have to stick to the schedule, so, it is probably preferable, if you are one of the ‘ring-ins’ (or even if you are not one of those) and cannot comply with the deadline, for whatever reason, that you withdraw gracefully and concede the walkover.

Don’t forget. Your best loud Hawaiian shirt to honour Stuart next week. And hang around for the barbeque. It’s only snags and burgers and trimmings, but it’s always good fun to hang out and get to know one another away from the rough and tumble out on the course.

CONDOLENCES: It is with great sadness that the Club extends our condolences to Stan Blackshaw and his family on the sad passing of Stan’s wife over night. Chin up old matey, and we look forward to when you can get back to join us at the ‘Hoe.

Results for Saturday, 20 March 2021
Leaderboard Round 1: 1st Stephen Butterfield(40) 1st Andrew Petricola(40) 2nd Rodney White(39) 3rd Trevor Jackson(37) 4th Craig Cameron(36) 4th Michael Gourlay(36) 4th Adam King(36) 5th Ben Akdag(35) 5th Matt Hunt(35) 5th Bob McDonald(35)

Seniors Leaderboard: 1st Rodney White (39) 2nd Trevor Jackson (37) 3rd Craig Cameron (36) 3rd Michael Gourlay (36)

Nearest the Pin Results: ProPin – 12th Damien Lee BallPin No 1 – 7th Damien Lee BallPin No 2 – 18th Anthony Browne