Bradley Sets Down the Law..

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Bradley Sherriff stepped up to mark at Keith Golf Course to win Saturday’s Par round sponsored by Hedges Clay Spreading.

On a day that produced a typically tight rounds of golf for most players, good holes were punctuated by setbacks to the momentum gained, eventually wearing down most scores, a high level of consistency was needed. Sherriff provided this as his long hitting game put him in good position to win important holes and score a +3 result for the day. Typical of this was his effort on the long Par 3 fourteenth hole, where he hit his tee shot to five metres from the hole.

On a tough day’s golf only five players scored above square for the day, finding the course rewarding for those hitting the fairways and punishment for inaccuracy. The A Grade was the strongest performer here as both Bill Dunn and Steve Gurr finished on scores of +1, Dunn taking the grade’s honours by way of a count back. Darryl Brook did similarly in the B Grade, shooting a +1 score, hitting some sweet long shots in the process. Brook’s best shot came on the seventh, when after a long tee shot he hit an iron in from 130m to a foot from the hole, sinking a birdie putt as a reward for his efforts. Bob Standley also performed well in the C Grade, stroking his way to the second best score of the day, a +2, placing him four shots to the better of his next opponent.

There were some other successes on the day, in the B Grade Pete Rivett and Gary Jones both were square with the card, Rivett taking second place in the grade on a count back, while in the C Grade Barry Cakebread took second place on -2, on a count back from Alan Sanderson. Other notable performers for the day included Bob Morton’s effort on the fourth hole, where he hit the green, 6 metres from the hole, Dunn’s effort on the ninth, finishing just 3 metres out and DJ Appelkamp’s closest to the hole effort on the eleventh and the thirteenth, where he was closest to the hold in two shots.

The Ladies turned out on Wednesday to produce some hot golf on a hot day, competing in the Stableford event, sponsored by Lucy Purls and the first round of the Presidents trophy. Best score for the day went to Annette Snajdar, shooting a well-earned 36 points, including the nearest second shot on the fourteenth hole, while Brooke Rowsell continued her good form of late, taking out Division One with 35 points and the Nearest the Pin on the fourth hole. Ladies Captain Sandy Yates also had a good day, shooting a score of 33 points to finish second in the first division, while Tania Kennett ended the day second in Division Two on 30 points.

There were other solid performers including new player Ann Milkins, stroking 100 off the stick as she gains her handicap, and a closest to the pin on the ninth hole. Lesleigh Edwards completed the suite of sharpshooters for the day, when she hit the best tee shot on the eleventh hole, while Mandy Crawford boomed the Longest Drive on the first fairway. Good tee shots are not the only sign of greatness, Rowsell and Robin Redden proved this with the regular ferret shots on the first and seventh holes respectively.

Next Saturday the Riddoch Insurance Services Stroke round will be contested, with the M ens Pennant team going to Bordertown on Sunday to play. This is followed on May 7th by the L & S Yates Windmills and Solar Pumps Stableford event.

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