"Oh heck, those fellows win all the time," was clearly heard from within the gathering when the result of last week's Kempsey Veterans Golf Club 2BBB Stableford event was semaphored.
There were a few other explicits that cannot be published, but yes, the Hilary Dew-Phil Pinney combo has certainly been a successful combination, albeit one that each is keen to "take the mickey" out of one another.
The records do show that come Ambrose and 2BBB's that the Dew-Pinney naming does regularly appear, so maybe there is something they do know that others don't.
When 40 points is compiled over the 14 holes it is a feat that would win here there and anywhere (so to speak). Here's what Phil - not Hilary - had to say when interviewed:
"I had a birdie at the 16th, l landed on with my drive and sunk a 3-metre putt for a two for five and also got plenty of threes, too. Hilary did play well, I've got to say that."
Whilst their combined effort topped the scoring it was rather odd that neither figured in the Individual Stableford rider that supported the featured fourball.
Good mates in golf they may well be, however there is no chance whatsoever of Hilary - a local trainer in the Sport of Kings racing game - will be asking Phil to ride early morning trackwork. And you can bet on that.
Terry Hyland, a popular player with many a hard luck story to tell over the years, led the way with a more than satisfying round worthy of 33 points. No, you cannot say that Terry wins all the time; no siree, no!
However, with John Inder in support, the Club's respective vice for everything and No. 2 chef, did combine well to be runners-up with 37 points. Must ask if Terry shared his victory voucher with John.
Three combos on 36 points were Doug Magennis-Wayne Cooper, Leo Smith-John Daley and Chris Hudson-Peter Garty, the latter the A-grade nearest the pin winner at the third hole.
Both B and C-grade winners (ie respectively) Steve Trott and Greg Mayhew also missed out on the Alan Macdonald Memorial $100 Hole-in-One reward, whilst Craig James (B) and Allen Doyle (C) figured at the eighth hole.
Chip-ins were performed by Garty and Mayhew.
Being the first Tuesday of May today's event is the Monthly Medal Stroke & Putting, with the back nine dominating the 14-hole round.
Visitors are invited to take part and tee-off is 9am.
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