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It was one of those typical winter days that are still perfect for golf, as players ventured out into sunny, cold conditions for the Hedges Mobile Diesel Mechanic Stroke round on Saturday. Recent cold, wet weather had produced a course that was in excellent condition for the players, with well covered fairways and fast greens.

The standard of golf as a result was high with some impressive scores and stroke play to go with it. The leaderboard at the end of the day was tight, but Steve Gurr continued his good form this season with a score of 82, Nett 67 to win the day. Producing his normal style of long drives off the tee, Gurr complemented this with a Nearest the Pin on the 11th hole as well. Coming in second with an 80/69 was Tyler Bleasby, combining some monster drives off the tee with excellent approach shots, highlighted by his efforts on the 5th hole where he drove to 80m from the green and hit a high wedge in for a birdie putt, which he just missed. Bleasby made up for this on the 8th hole where he hit the green for two and sunk a 10 metre putt. Other A Grade leaders on the day included Daniel Rayson with an 87/74 and Bradley Sherriff on the comeback trail with an 80/75. Tim Hedges came in second in the B Grade behind Gurr with a 89/70, Graham Jones coming in third with a score of 93/75, while Bob Dicker made up for an average score with success on the par 4, 3rd hole, where he was Nearest the Pin in two shots. In the C Grade Jim Gelten was the lone standout with a score of 99/76, but Mark Wachtel did have a story to tell.

On the 12th hole ‘Wokka’ swung with his regular fury to put the ball in the air, skilfully skimming the ball across the top of his driver, straight up in the air, and down again only two metres from his tee shot. Steve Gurr was so impressed with Wokka’s artistry that a picture was taken so members could admire it in the clubhouse…..Wachtel did make up for this on the 4th hole when he hit his tee shot to 3 metres from the hole to win the Nearest the Pin. Barb Little came out on top in the Ladies competition with a score of 89/77 to win the prize, also beating the men to the Nearest the Pin on the long par 3, 14th hole where her tee shot finished about 4 metres from the hole.

On Wednesday the Ladies contested the IGA Stroke round. In cool, sunny conditions players produced some good scores on the day. In Division One Robin Redden played a solid round producing a Nett 73 to win the day from Barb Little, coming in to the clubhouse with a Nett 75. The Division Two contest was also tight, with Marg Groth continuing her good month of golf with a Nett 78 to win the day from Tania Kennett on Nett 79, Kennett also taking out the Nearest the Pin on the 9th hole, while Gill Brook produced the best second shot on the 14th.

This week the Ladies play a Stroke round with the Secret Nine, sponsored by Chaos Kids, with the added temptation of the Country Golf week from July 22nd to 24th. Following this on July 30th the Ladies then compete in a Par round sponsored by Jacqueline Logan Hair, and the third round of the Captains Trophy. On July 31st a busy week winds up with the Kingston Open which is part of the Open Golf weekend. The Keith Hotel/Motel stroke round is contested next Saturday, with the Millicent Open on Sunday. The following Saturday the Men contest the Quarter and Semi Finals of the Club Championships, while the rest of the players play the Henriks Rural Agencies Par round.

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