Morris takes the Easter Glory

Andrew Morris put in the extra yards and took the glory in Saturday’s Easter Stableford at Keith Golf Club. On a glorious afternoon for golf, players started to get their game going for the winter ahead.

Recent practice paid off for Morris as led the C grade charge, being a little too consistent for Dean Dunsford who finished in second place on 37 points. The Morris round was constant and unnerving, a reflection and reward for good practice as he accumulated 39 points to hint at a possible handicap change. In contrast Dunsford started well, with 22 points on the first nine, before fading away with 15 points on the second half, still a really good result for the day.

Coming in third was Leigh Gilmour, with a round of power hitting and good short play, scoring up 37 points, including a chip in for birdie from off the edge on the fourth. Other scores of note included Rodney Rowsell in the A Grade with 33 points, Daniel Rayson, topping the B Grade with 34 points with Tim Hedges coming in second on 32 points. There was some good form with the irons as players attacked the par 3 holes with enthusiasm. Steve Gurr beat off Dean Dunsford to take the Nearest the Pin on the fourth when he lobbed in his approach to four feet above the hole. On the ninth it was a similar story as Tim Hedges produced an accurate tee shot to the flag, positioned on the front, uphill side of the green to take out the prize. The eleventh hole also produced a challenge as Rodney Rowsell stroked in a tee shot to two metres from the hole, blocking out all other shots for the day.

golf easter basketThe Golfer of the Month award for March was tied between Simon Leek and Andrew Morris. A new innovation on the calendar for the season, the award is based on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points system each Saturday. Leek and Morris had solid starts to the season to make early headway into the end of season prizes as well. We are straight into the business over the next couple of weeks as the golf takes a front seat for players. Next Saturday players will strive for the South East Blinds and Awnings Par round, with the Handicap Pennants on Sunday as Keith sends a team to Kingston to play Tintinara. This is followed the next week by the Keith Masters Green Jacket Stroke round, played in conjunction with the smaller cousin in Georgia, with Wickham Flower and Co sponsoring the day. On the following Saturday another big event in the front half of the season, the Captains Cup Stableford is played, providing lots of incentive for players to get the sticks out and bring in the guests.

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