It’s Crowded at the Top!

It was a case of handicap breaking form as players turned out for the L & S Yates Windmills and Solar Pumps Stableford round on Saturday in Keith. With the weather warm and conducive to a good swing players played above their handicaps in large numbers.

The form was shared around in generous stroke play and the grade winners in particular showed this. The A Grade prize went to Bradley Sherriff on 37 points, with Simon Leek coming in second on 36 points. Rodney Rowsell proved that the score isn’t everything when he overcame a poor card with a Nearest the Pin on the fourth, and another on the fourteenth, where he almost got a hole in one, a birdie to follow completed a profitable day for next weeks’ sponsor.

The B Grade achieved even greater heights, Andrew Morris continuing his incredible form of late to shoot anther handicap shattering score of 41 points, teaming up with a bloodied Graham Sellars to drub Rowsell and Darryl Brook in a ‘social’ match. Scores were high in the B Grade, Bob Dicker and Darryl Brook both shooting 38, which would normally take out the grade, Brook taking out second place on a count back, but Dicker compensated by the Nearest the Pin prize on the eleventh. From here newcomers to the B Grade – Skipper Mark Wachtel and Daren O’Neill both shot 35 points to be the also rans on a high standard day.

DJ Appelkamp also turned it on in the C Grade, firing a 41 points to join in with the high scoring day. With spectacular scores common it was no surprise that second place would be unlucky again, Barry Cakebread stroking it for second spot on 40 points to surely join the list of changed handicaps to give club handicapper Steve Gurr a calculation headache. The Ladies also came out to play on a big day for golf. Annette Snajdar produced a winning score when she shot 28 points, sneaking in front of Merrilyn Hilton on a count back. Of the rest of the sharpshooters, Cakebread’s unrewarded round was compensated by his tee shot for the Nearest the Pin on the ninth hole. Completing the list of winning shots for the day was AJ Goudie, visiting from Kooyong, who shot the best second shot on the seventh hole.

A good field of Ladies came out in much cooler conditions on Wednesday for the Keith IGA Par round. Playing in chilly, windy conditions and rain for around six holes conditions were challenging for good golf. Despite this Brooke Rowsell continued her good form of late, to continue to work on her handicap with a round of +2 to finish on top of Division One. Rowsell’s good form was exemplified by her efforts on the ninth and eleventh holes, where she also won the Nearest the Pin prizes. Players worked hard in the conditions and scores near to even par for the day represented a good effort. Lesleigh Edwards worked her way around the course, shooting a -3, to take second place from Heather Cook on a count back. Edwards round was well crafted, including a chip in on the par 5 tenth hole and the impressive feat of hitting 15 fairways for the day.

Division Two was also a struggle, Annette Snajdar fighting her way to a round of -4 to finish on top, Di Ashby finishing in front of Louise Hannemann on a count back, both players on -6 for the day. Despite the conditions the sharpshooters did well, Michelle Moreton hitting closest to the pin on the fourth and fourteenth holes, and Lyn Todd hitting the most accurate drive on the seventh fairway. With Mother’s Day coming up the raffle was drawn as well, local member Pete McAuley taking the prize. golf crowd 2

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