Despite cold conditions there were 37 golfers who braved the weather to participate in Tuesday's Kempsey Veterans Golf Club stableford competition with quite a few warming to the occasion and producing their very best performance.
A fine score of 33 points from a hot round by Chris Gorman led the way in A-grade, whilst Chris Hudson and Craig James did their best in the respective B and C-grade contests with 30 points apiece.
Gorman did have to survive a countback and it was obvious his round featured highly from start to finish. His last six holes did surely count!
For Hudson, who has been a non-starter for the major part of the current COVID-19 pandemonium, his win was both pleasing and surprising in reality.
Could be back to the top echelon before long for our club secretary one considers.
Regarded the club's youngest member, James, a colourful character and just 56 later in 2020, chuffed his way around the 14 holes and Tuesday's win could surely hold him in fine stead.
Craig was certainly jovial when receiving his winning voucher, his body language told that, eh!
New Srixons were rewards for good play to Trevor Bailey, Peter Hatton, Graeme Dyet, Robert Johnston, Ron Ingall, Steve Trott, Brian Stringer and Graeme Irving.
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Chip-ins figured in the rounds of Mark Townsend, Johnston and Trott.
Meanwhile, the second round of the 2020 Club Championships will be played Tuesday, with the third and final round scheduled for the first Tuesday of July.
The committee has stuck by its decision to retain the order of the first 14 holes contested way back on March 3 when a competitive field did assemble.
This was in despite of approaches from several members to discard the outcome.
Leading contenders (gross-nett):
A-grade: Hilary Dew 57-52, Graeme Dyet 59-52, Peter Hatton 60-52.
B-grade: Bruce Morris 71-54, Terry Hyland 72-55, Steve Trott 73-56.
C-grade: Graeme Irving 79-55, Neil Dodds 80-59, Milton Riggs 83-62.
Any visiting veteran golfers to the area are invited to take part in today's activities and sound advice is to give the club a call on 65626291 for vital information.