• Mens Golf Report – Week ending September 25th

  • A quick quote for this week-
    ‘Golf is a game played on a five and a half inch course. The distance between your ears.’

    As we all wait for the weather to clear and give Tony and the boys a chance, the diehard’s are still out there.

    A group of Die Hard golfers head out into the rain

    A group of Die Hard golfers head out into the rain

    Tuesday’s event saw a field of 12 players fronting for a stableford event on a still damp course.
    The winner was Brendan Egan (21) with 38 points from Brad Grant (8) with 37 points. Ball rundown went to 33 points. Nearest the pin on the 7th was Rob Healy, and on the ninth it was Oliver Pearson. Rob Healy also took put the pro pin.

    Thursday’s saw the second round of Golf Premier League, with a field of 32 fronting the starter for the regular Stableford event, with windy conditions.
    The winner was Dave McKenzie (30) with 40 points, whilst Mark Bettany (4) was runner up with 37 points on a countback.
    Ball run down went to 34 points.
    Nearest the pins were Mark Pearson on the 7th, Steve Chisholm on the 9th, Maurie Walsh on the 12th, with nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 to Michael Harrison. Maurie Walsh took out the pro pin on the 3rd, whilst the hidden holes went to Rob Healy.
    The novelty event of birdies were won by Rob Fankhauser, Alan Eustace, Laurie Harcus, Martin Slack, Mike Harrison, Mark Pearson, Oliver Pearson, Mark Bettany and Brad Grant. The shootout went to Mark Bettany. The rabbits for the day were Tony Pridham and David Octigan.

    Saturday was medal day with a good field of 39 players competing.
    The medal winners was Alex Stephens (13) with a nett 64 with Mark Bettany (5) runner up on nett 69.
    Line balls went to nett 74. Nearest the pin on the 7th was Alex Stephens, whilst John McCombe was NTP on the 12th. Second shot on the 18th was claimed by Brad Grant, whilst the pro pin on the 3rd went to Brendan Egan. Alex Stephens also took out the hidden holes. The JD Perks scratch winner was Mark Bettany with a fine 74 off the stick. There were 11 birdie prizes also handed out.

    Tip for this week:
    Have FUN.
    Make this decision on your way to the course. Whatever happens, you’re going to enjoy it. Having this shift in mentality will help you stay more relaxed when the pressure’s on. It’s a game after-all, not life or death.

    By Phil Conway

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