He was the second-eldest in the field of 45 members who contested last Tuesday's stableford event, ie Barry Pearson, and the rising 86-year-old topping the pointscore did prove he is far from considering retirement.
Actually Barry is 10 years away from matching it in age for Kempsey Veterans Golf Club's oldest elder, Mr Riggs, Milton being a 95-year-old and still going strong.
History has it that Barry was a former principal of northern peninsula Narrabeen High School down Manly way and yes, he's a staunch Sea Eagles fan. There's a good reason for his sudden improvement.
On-the-ball putting was the major part of his reasoning when describing his pretty good round that brought about 33 points, the best of the day (so to speak).
"I made sure the blade of my putter was in line with the hole and I sunk them from every angle," he stated. So, just ask Barry and he'll tell you that concentration for all 14 holes is oh so vital.
Play up, play up and play the game is an old reckoning in any sport, let alone golf, and Graham Hall was rewarded for his diligence of late to record another A-grade victory.
Coming in from Stuarts Point of a Tuesday, Graham would certainly have returned home bright and happy with that $20 voucher in hand . He did survive countback with former Club champion Graheme Martin also boasting 32 points.
In B-grade things were similar, Dan Cater finally making it back into the winner's circleand it is obvious that he, too, really appreciated firmer going.
No countback for Crescent Head's "Big Dan", however his 31 points did sort of scrape in by the sole point.
All the dozen-strong list of ball competition winners recorded better-than-par scores, Martin of course leading home, but Chris Hudson, Robert Baker and Paul Dykes did match up. On 30 came Allen Doyle, Ray Moodie and John Daley.
The quintet of David Griffin, Trevor Bailey, Ian Rudd, Wayne Simmons and Mark Townsend rpunded off on 29 points.
Nearest the pin at the Alan Macdonald Memorial $100 Thid Hole-in-One saw Ian Rudd almost repeat his recent effort of late. Just a new Srixon this time, no voucher from the latest effort.
Brian Stringer (B) and Pearson (C) followed suit this time, whilst Rudd went solo at the more difficult par-3 eighhth hole.
Chipin-ins were performed by Robert Johnston, John Inder, Stuart Aston, Bob Garner, Martin and Hudson.
Being the first Tuesday of the month, today's event, a 14-hole stroke (back nine), is for the August medal and the putting rider is again in order.
Visitors are invited to take part and sound advice is to give the Club a ring on 65626291 to book a start and/or cart. Tee-off is 9am.
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