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:
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
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
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!!!