On a course that offered plenty for the 46 Kempsey Veteran Golf Club members contesting a Single Stableford event last Tuesday there was little surprise when some outstanding scores were recorded.
Chris Gorman and Jeff Black amassed 35 points apiece to claim the respective A and B-grade victories, whilst Peter Campling turned it on (so to speak) for a 33-pointer to lead the lesserlights home.
And you did certainly have to be good to figure in the ball competition, needing 30 points to get handed a brand new Bridgestone "TrecSoft" along the way.
For Chris it was little a surprise to see him on top for the day as he does seem to be thereabouts each week in the top echelon, however for Jeff (aka "Snake") it was sort of a rebuff for a change of grading.
"How dare they make me a B-grader," would have rightfully been in his thoughts and his score did really sock it to 'em (so to speak). That so-called machine that produces new handicaps will soon have an A adjoining Black and there's no doubt about that.
Anyway, an eagle three on the par-5 ninth hole and a nearest the pin at the 11th hole did feature "Snake's" round and surely that feat is worthy of the 6+1-pack of Bridgestones that came his way.
A nearest the pin at the 11th hole by Peter showed this fellow from Cooperabung Heights was getting somewhere near his best once again. Been a long drought Pete!
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With such a good field there was just rewards for 11 hopefuls led by Graeme Dyet, Dennis O'Brien and Steve Cameron with 32 points. One back were Ray Moodie and Paul Dykes.
And bang on 30 were Cronulla visitor and former Smithtown lad Paul Supple, Peter Hatton, Michael Brady, Greg Mayhew, Hilton Barnett and Steve Trott.
Nearest the pin at the Alan Macdonald $100 Hole-in-One at the third hole were Allan Heather (A), O'Brien (B) and Phillip Pinney (C). A-grade winner at the 11th hole was Kevin Hopping.
Chip-ins were performed by Robert Johnston (2), Graham Hall and Dyet.
On Tuesday January 26 we are celebrating Australia Day 2021 by way of a 14-hole 2-man Ambrose event and any visitors will be made welcome to take part. A phone call to the Club on 65626291 early on will be beneficial.
Will complete this report by saying welcome back to Michael Brady, a former Club Champion and official, who advises that grandfather's duties have kept him away from the game. Yes, family always come first, eh!
Barry Dowse was welcomed a new member last week and we will tell you more about Barry when his initial success does occur and hopefully that won't be too far ahead.
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