There is certainly plenty to write about from what did occur in last week's Kempsey Veterans Golf Club Monthly Medal Day that drew a field of 37 starters.
Firstly the lower number of contestants did stem from the inclement weather pattern early on Tuesday, but we do thank those braver ones who arrived on time for tee-off at 9am.
To begin this descriptive of the actual 14-hole Stroke event played in the three grades always on the first Tuesday of the month, 'tis our honey man and the Club's sweetest swinger (so to speak), Terry Smith, leading the way.
Out of sorts for some time, Terry seemed to suddenly get his act together with a 4-under 52 nett the result that withstood a countback to win him a place in the Gold Medal Day come December.
Secondly, that man from Beranghi, Ron (not Ronny) Ingall, led the B-grade field once again with his 55 nett round, but he had been a winner earlier on this year and thus forced to forego the precious medallion.
The prolific winner within his grade and some do say "he knows the handicapper well" to back up their claim, was content to receive the $20 voucher to boost his account. 'Twas Wayne "Birdseed" Simmons the medal recipient.
Will be interesting when the Gold Medal Day comes around, especially if drawn together!
And to cap it all off, brand new member, Russell Graham, bounced straight into the famed list with his outstanding 7-under 49 nett to really thrash his C-grade rivals.
The newcomer said he had even surprised himself and plans to remain here in town whilst enjoying his stay.
"I'm sort of locked in and on my way to Adelaide, but this place is good and why not enjoy it whilst I can," he said."
Welcome to Kempsey town Russell, you're in Nature's Wonderland you know!
With a reduced field only half a dozen figured in the ball competition, Kevin Hopping's 52 nett next best, with Milton Riggs and Peter Hatton both one back, as were Graheme Martin and John Inder on 54.
Last of the sextet was Steve Trott on 55 nett.
The putting rider of the main event saw John Daley (21), Trott (20) and Greg Mayhew (23) the respective A, B and C-grade winners.
Nearest the pin at the Alan Macdonald Memorial $100 Third Hole-in-One were Daley (A), Simmons (B) and Mr Riggs (C), whilst David Griffin (A) was solo at the 11th hole.
Chip-ins were performed byTerry Hyland, Rod Maher, Martin and Ingall.
Today's event is a 14-hole Stableford with the front nine dominating, however it is one with a difference, players being limited to just three sticks and the putter.
At time of writing it is a driver, fairway wood and a 6-iron for me but that may change just prior to reaching the first tee.
Oh, yes, there's no changing from then on, eh!
Visitors are invited to take part and a phone call to the Club on 65626291 is adviseable to book a start and/or cart.
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