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Summer Ringers Final Results

The summer edition of the Ringers competition finally concluded last Saturday under cloudy overcast conditions where the fairways had plenty of dampness after overnight watering. The effects of coring the greens earlier in the week definitely made the putting a real challenge for all. Gauging the speed of how hard to hit the ball, was made more interesting by the combination of the greens not having been mowed for a few days, the fine sand and heavy overnight dew lying across the greens. However, the balls did roll truly as the coring holes were not evident on the greens and for this, the greenkeepers, Rohan and Steve need to be commended. We'll be looking forward to rolling in more one putts in our rounds in the near future.  


The final round saw a number of players play some terrific golf even given the conditions described above. The most notable of them was Melissa Newburn shot an excellent par round of 74 which included 5 birdies on her scorecard. The next best was John Gaw with a round of 80 including two birdies.


We saw another 15 birdies scored, now 162 birdies and 4 eagles have been carded by the field. At the conclusion, 41 players have made birdies or better, with Melissa Newburn claiming a total of 11 birdies, followed by Ian Butcher next with 9 birdies and an eagle and then Mal Ashton with 10 birdies. John Gaw was next with an eagle and 8 birdies, followed by Albert Yee and David Stead next with 9 birdies each.


The Final results are as follows:


Group A

Gross:  1st    Ian Butcher             62 c/b     $40

Net:     1st    Mal Ashton              52.3        $40

           2nd  Albert Yee                55.1        $30

           3rd   Melissa Newburn      55.3        $20

           4th   David Stead             55.5        $15

Group B

Gross:  1st    Phil Olsen                 68 c/b   $40

Net:     1st    David Cross             49.4       $40

           2nd  Peter Marsh            53.1        $30

            3rd   Alan Wicks              54.4      $20

            4th   Bobby Pratt             54.5      $15

Group C

Gross:  1st    Trevor Lee                72        $40

Net:     1st    Daniel Wilson          45.3       $40

           2nd  Jonathan Kemp       51.0        $30

           3rd   Jimmy Anderson     51.6        $20

           4th   Mike Dimond           52.1        $15


Ties were decided on countback, with the lower handicapper taking honours in the Net competition and the higher handicapper in the Gross competition (based on their WHS indexes used in their last rounds played).


Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all those that participated in this competition, it helped to raise a small amount of $45 for the club's coffer. For those that didn't partake this time round, don't let the others have all the FUN and banter on the course as well as in the clubhouse after their rounds...join up next time when the Winter edition of the Ringers competition comes round in June.


Until then, continue to enjoy the game of golf in the company of your fellow competitors and most of all, have FUN!!!

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