Thursday was golf at its best as perfect weather, the Mount Gambier Golf Club course in top condition and greens running true after the recent renovation were all conducive to good scores.
The 100 players took full advantage with 83 players scoring 30 points or better and some outstanding results with Bob O’Connor (26) the winner with 44.
O’Connor lit up the front nine with 25, seven under handicap, and a steady 19 on the back.
O’Connor had eight pars in his round which is quite something for a high handicapper.
Runner up with 43 was Nic Clayton (5) who shot 70 off the stick and unlucky not to win.
Another to score 43 points was Stuart Skirving (11).
On 42 was Russell Lewis, continuing on from last Saturday’s monthly medal win, One Putt Peter Buckingham and Max Tollner.
On 41 were Matt Bryant and Ken Whitehead followed by Peter Waters 40 and Tony McGregor 39.
Saturday also saw a field of 100 players and slightly higher scores overall than Thursday with Shane Brook on 34 points the last ball rundown recipient.
The higher handicappers in C grade had the bragging rights with Dale Tait (22), a visitor from Port MacDonnell GC, returning the day’s best score with 42 points.
Runner up with 41 was one of our junior members Thomas Homes (45) with 21/20 splits.
Others to score well with 40 points were the left handed Cameron Buchanan while Rob McLellan posted his best score for a while.v
On 39 points the fast walking Bob Dalgarno then on 37 Kym Sykes, Phil Walters and Robert Young.
B grade was taken out by Tim Driver (12) with 41 points, while runner up with 39 was Peppi Pace (16) a skilled multi-faceted sportsman with 20/19 comprising pars and bogeys with only the one point.
Then on 38 John Shirley and on 37 his playing partner Tony McGregor continuing on from Thursday’s form.
Zac Shanks (9) never lets an opportunity pass to play golf and with a teachers strike on Thursday it provided a tune-up leading into Saturday to take out the A grade with 39 points.
A boring front nine of eight pars and one bogey for 20 points was followed by handicap golf with a par on the hardest hole the 17th for three rounding out a 19 point back nine.
Stacy Fiegert (8) with 38 points was runner up with the best work done on the 20 point back nine.
With 37 points were Clint Mitchell, Sam Letizia slowly getting over a back issue, David Pick and Darren Bilney (one under the card).
The AGM was held on Sunday and office bearers are ongoing President Trevor Roberts and management committee members elected Alex Rigaux, Scott Whicker, Chris Brooks, Adam Barnes, Russell Lewis, Mark Teakle and David Evans.