Those two members who have dominated the fourball events for quite some time now were at it again, bur individually wise in Tuesday's Kempsey Veterans Golf Club stableford.
Yes, Hilary Dew and Phil Pinney, prolific winners when joining up in the 2BBB stablefords this year and prior, too, were the respective A and B-grade winners of the 14-hole event that had Christmas hams as prizes.
Dew was at his brilliant best (so to speak) and his 34 points stemmed from one of his better rounds of the year that really did shatter the par rating.
It was a great performance and the racing man would have been on a "high" and ready to go after his long-distance galloper Red Intuition, the short-priced favourite, had won the opening race of the local Warwick Park 7-event meeting.
And Hilary remained for the presentation to sort of savour the moment of his, let's say "double whammy," in simply 24 hours apart. His five handicap for bringing about a 6-above par points wise is simply gob-smacking - for want of a descriptive word.
For Phillip it was certainly a welcome back to the fore as he had seen his handicap lengthen and being closely monitored by many of his known golfing friends, albeit lesserlights.
Whilst Phil had three points to spare of his closest rival, Hilary had just the sole point to spare over Trevor Bailey, the powerful left-hander who has taken some time to mend his ways (so to speak) with his drives off the tee.
In B-grade it was Mark Townsend leading the way on 32 points, which was a 2-point buffer of his nearest rivals, Terry Hyland and Robert Dykes.
It is no secret that Mark has been in the doldrums of late and this win could well be what was needed to set him on a winning run. But he, too, will come under the handicapper's scalpel.
Nine of the 41 starters figured as ball winners and joining Bailey, Hyland and Dykes were: 31 Graheme Martin and Peter Hatton; 30 Graeme Dyet, John Daley, Kevin Hopping and Russell Graham.
Nearest the Pin at the Alan Macdonald Memorial $100 Third Hole-in-One were Dew (A), Hyland (B) and Rod Maher (C) and Dew made it a double at the eighth hole.
Chip-ins were made byJohn Inder, Milton Riggs, Wayne Simmons, Barry Pearson, Graham Schasser, Craig James, Ray Moodie, Chris Hudson, Dyet and Graham.
This coming Tuesday will see a 9-hole 2-man Ambrose being staged prior to the Annual General Meeting, with the Christmas Luncheon to wind the 2021 season up.
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