Deadly Dicker Dominates the Day

With eyes toward Penola players turned out for the Stroke round on Saturday at Keith, where the good weather failed to translated into a good days golf for all except Bob Dicker.

The performance by Dicker was clearly way out in front of the rest, as the big hitting veteran powered his way around the course, hitting a Nett 67, including a Nearest the Pin on the 9th, to win the day. His round came on a day where the B Grade led the pack, Pete Rivett tying up second place on Nett 70, with Willy Little a close third on Nett 71 to find some form in recent weeks. The A Grade wound up the day well behind, Shaun Groth stroking in the best performance with a Nett 75, with Rodney Rowsell on Nett 79 gaining some compensation by hitting Nearest the Pin on the 11th hole. The C Grade produced a similar leaders list, Don Cook finishing on top with a Nett 75, taking the prize on a count back from Andrew Morris, with Barry Cakebread falling a stroke off on Nett 76.

In the great conditions, it was surprising to see players struggle to hit the par 3s, Rowsell and Dicker the only ones to gain a prize. However birdies were still on the cards, as Don Cook and Willy Little could attest. On the ninth, Cook hit just outside Rowsell’s distance and rolled in a tricky 5m putt for birdie, while Little pulled off a 20m chip across sloping terrain to roll a ball onto the green and into the hole on the 11th.

On Wednesday the Ladies golf was washed out initially for the stroke round sponsored by Jacqueline Logan’s Hairdressing. Eventually after the initial cold weather and deluge the Ladies got out for nine holes which was won by Mel Johnson, with Louise Hannemann stroking her way to second. Merrilyn Hilton and Glenys Creek played Sandy Yates and Gill Brook through the tough conditions for a full round in the final of the Ruth Wheal Memorial which was eventually won in a close contest by Hilton and Creek on the 18th. In the other master skills contests, Michelle Moreton won the least putts prize, while Di Ashby took out the Nearest the Pin on the 9th and Anthea Brinkworth pitched the ball closest on the 4th.

There are only a few rounds to play and season trophies are on the line in the run in to the end of September. Coming up this Saturday is a Par round, followed by a Stableford on the 19th, with the Robe DiGiorgio/Coopers Ambrose and Holden Scramble at Lucindale available on the 18th. The Ladies meanwhile have the Wagenfeller Honey Stableford Multiplication on the 9th and the Patroness Trophy Par Round on 16thdeadly golf September.

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