Who Said Summer Was Over?


The warm start to winter golf continued this week with both the Ladies and Men’s competitions played in warm conditions. Ambrose was also the flavour of the week as players were eased into the “hitting the little white ball in anger” philosophy.
The Ladies launched their winter season on Wednesday with a good turn out for the Opening Day Ambrose. The event was played over nine holes to increase the socialising factor, but after nine holes of “improving your game”, the team of Barb Little, Di Ashby, Lesleigh Edwards and Merilyn Hilton took away the prize for the day and were presented with native flowers donated by Heather Cook. Di Ashby returned to form with some good stroke play, highlighted by a Nearest the Pin on the 4th hole, while Barb Little kept the focus on the team by winning the award on the 9th hole. Straight drives were also being rewarded, with Carol Miller once again proving to be accurate. The day finished up with some good food shared with some new faces, amounting to a great start to the winter season.

The Saturday Men also stuck with the Ambrose format for the Tech Wool Trading Ambrose day. It was a great day, backed by a generous sponsor, where over 60 players arrived to a barbecue of sausages and hamburgers and were kept well fed over the afternoon. It was a day of interesting shots and stroke play as teams combated the “oh I cant find my ball syndrome” and produced some great shots over the afternoon. The team of Rodney Rowsell, Shaun Groth, Colby Hunt and Solly Hunt won the day with a Nett score in the 50s. Highlights included Sam Rowsell’s monster downhill putt on the 9th, and Bradley Sherriffs into the wind drive on the first that comfortably won the Long Drive prize on that hole. On the Sunday, players stretched out their stiff and sore bodies to play Kingston in round one of the Handicap Pennant. However the players removed any thoughts of discomfort to with the encounter 5 matches to zero. Next week the Men have the prestigious Keith Masters event, a stableford format sponsored by Wickham Flower and Co. The Ladies meanwhile on the Wednesday, have the South East Stroke medallion sponsored by Keith Pharmacy.

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