Saturday saw the running of the March Monthly Medal and it was Fred Hennessy who reveled in the conditions to post 65 nett to win the B grade monthly medal and also the prestigious ‘cock of the course’. Peter Wray (68) and Chris Hanicar (71) rounded out the minor placings while the scratch went to Peter Chaffey on 85.
The stylish Terry Stains headed A grade courtesy of a fine 65 nett, hot on his heels were Kel Cooke (66) and Mick Locke (67), a lovely 68 off the stick ensured Reece Hodson was the scratch victor.
Many C graders were left thinking they were in fantasy land on Saturday as visitor Ian Wright returned an unbelievable round of 59 nett! In the end Rod Graham (67) and Greg Murray (68) did their best from a local point of view to fill the podium. Grant (Bowood) Bowman was the scratch king with 89 off the stick.
The sweet-swinging Matt Harrowsmith and Scott McMah headed the A grade field in last Thursdays Stableford event after both players had 40 points, in the end, Harrowsmith was declared the winner on a count-back. Rod Osborne has made a welcome return to the golfing arena with 38 points to grab third and the scratch has once again gone the way of the inform Recce Hodson (36).
Forty points were once again the magic number to claim victory, this time James Johnson took the top B grade honours by a single shot from Ross Cowdroy and Peter Sheppard. Max Culkin was back where he belonged at the top of the scratch pile on 22 points.
The 2BBB aggregate proved a happy hunting ground for Greg Campbell and Tony Forster who accounted for Grant Hill and Jeremy Elms on a countback after both pairs had 73 points. Kerry Stait and Tony Pryce were the premiere scratch pairing after a solid 56 points.
The Raine and Horne ladies club champs kicked off last weekend with Chelsea Litchfield (74,73) leading young gun Casey Thompson (80,83) in Division 1. Division 2 has seen Jan Ross shoot 91 and 90 to lead Toni Pender (89 and 96), the championships will conclude this weekend. Toni Pender was crowned Saturday’s monthly medal winner with 65 nett. Carolyn Moules and Helen Stewart finished on top of Tuesday’s Canadian two-stroke competition.
Best of luck to Division 1 and 2 who battle it out this weekend in Wellington to hopefully be crowned the 2019 CWDGA Pennant champions!