Foursomes Fever Hits Keith

It was the mad week of foursomes golf in Keith as both the Saturday and Wednesday competitions resorted to a round of alternate strokeplay and the hazards that go with it.

On Wednesday the Ladies got a serious dose of winter….it was a case of the famous Top 40 hits as the Ladies battled their way around the course. Choruses of “Hear comes the rain again” and “Everyone Knows it’s Windy” as well as the old favourite “Baby its Cold Outside” resonated with the experience of golf on the day. The Shylie Rymill Foursomes, sponsored by the ANZ Bank was the main event with players courageously battling the weather. Eventually Anthea Brinkworth and Mandy Crawford combined to return the best score of the day with a Nett 82, two shots clear of the Nett 84 from Michelle Moreton and Lesleigh Edwards. Lisa O’Neill provided one of the eye catching moments of the round when she chipped in for a ferret on the tenth hole. Moreton herself managed some good stroke play as part of the combined round, being the only player to sharp shoot the par 3s, gaining the honours on the fourth and ninth holes and also blasting the longest drive on the thirteenth fairway.

A solid field turned out for the Club Foursomes to compete for the Patrons Pewters on Saturday. In good conditions most pairs returned some solid scores and managed a few spectacular efforts on different holes. Leading the way to coordinate a well executed round was Bob Dicker and DJ Appelkamp, stroking their way to a Nett 67, winning the Pewter Mugs glory for another year. Scores were reasonably tight behind, Alan Sanderson and Tyler Bleasby taking second place on Nett 69, with third place decided on a count back when Daniel Rayson and Bradley Sherriff out pointed Shane Cleggett and Brenton Goldsmith on Nett 70. The big hitting pair of Rayson and Sherriff also produced the best second shot on the eighth hole with a shot to within a few metres of the pin. Brenton Goldsmith did likewise on the ninth when his tee shot landed a metre from the hole, only to see Cleggett drain the downhill putt past the bottom edge. One of the shots of the day though went to Barry Cakebread when on the longer eleventh hole he also hit to within a metre, while Roger Buddle and Tim Hedges won the other Nearest the Pins on the fourth and fourteenth holes respectively.

The club now starts to build up to its Open Weekend on June 17th to 19th, with the Mens Open on a Saturday for the first time. A working bee will be held next Sunday June 5th and 8.30am to help get the course ready. In the lead up next Saturday players will compete in the Tatiara Tyres Par round, followed by the Cox Rural Stableford on June 11th. The Ladies this week play in the Willow Designs Stableford, followed by the Keith Newsagency Stroke round on June 8thgolf rain.

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