It is hard to find the right words to best describe the performance by Dennis O'Brien to lead home a good field in last week's Kempsey Veterans Golf Club special competition.
A lesserlight he was, but that C-grade lower level mattered very little for he sort of scooped the pool to earn the honour of his name being etched onto the Charlie Hermiston & Paul Fleming Memorial Shield.
Naturally he will be remembered in the Club's ever-growing history as the Year 2020 winner and joins a list of those lucky ones that started back five years prior. Both Charlie and Paul were noteable members alright.
Many a golfer will remember them and it was more than a major loss to the game of golf when they departed from the scene in the festive season of 2014. "Charlie was a Scottish Aussie, whilst Paul was regarded a True Blue gentleman and I can vouch for that," said this columnist.
Anyhow, Dennis was taken aback (so to speak) when called upon as the day's best performer and, in actual fact, his round worthy of 36 points did stand the test by three points.
There were plenty of pats on the back (so to speak) for him when called up by the stand-in captain, Robert Johnston and there was no other reason than that wide smile for an indication of a very proud recipient.
Maybe Dennis was this time dressed for the occasion, as he was outfitted in a pair of creamy shorts, a Club blue shirt and sunglasses to match it all. Looked a pretty picture he did.
The previous two Tuesdays he was game enough to appear in bright yellow shorts and a sort of a maroon colour trousers. Enough's enough!
A-grader Kevin Hopping was the unluckiest one, his 33 points only good enough for another win and the $20 voucher will surely swell his over-the-bar credit balance.
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In B-grade rather strange things happened this second Tuesday of the month for down-graded (or otherwise) Greg Mayhew found some form of old to lead a good field home with 32 points to his name.
Beat his secretary by a sole point he did and 'tis a case of Chris Hudson being the unluckiest player of the day. Still, mate, a new Bridgestone is worth keeping, eh!
Other new Bridgestone winners were Ron Ingall, Terry Smith, Mark Townsend, Graeme Hall, Chris Verzendaal, Peter Mercer, Phil Pinney and Mr. Riggs.
Nearest the pins grade-wise at the third hole were Trevor Bailey, Steve Trott and Barry Pearson, whilst only C-grader Paul Dykes made it on in one to the eighth hole..
Tuesday's event is the 2020 Foursomes Championships carrying both gross and nett trophies and the hit-for-hit and driving off alternate tees affair has been extended to the full 18 holes.
All players are advised that their handicaps have been adjusted and the ways and means of play will be advised prior to tee-off.