The Maclean golf monthly medal was played on Saturday and sponsored by Club Captain Brendan and Wann Reeves.
Weather uncertainty, strong winds and a course playing very long meant that only two players managed to beat their handicap.
In A Grade, David Beaumont bludgeoned his way round to an excellent 70 nett to take out the big money first prize. Playing off five handicap, seasoned master golf pro Terry Adcock should have been pleased with his net 71 to claim second place. Brendan Reeves came in third with a very creditable 72 nett. Unfortunately, being the sponsor, his prize money was already in the pot.
In B Grade Michael Lokic from Yamba matched his handicap to win the day. Just behind him was the ever present and lately more consistent Richard Crawford Ross. He was just one shot clear of Scott Young.
NTP on 2nd was a fine shot from Gregory Dickenson. On the 7th Wayne Hinchy hit a piercing low iron to within a foot. On 11 Paul Bamback gave a nine iron a bit of a beating to come up very close.
Jamie Pengilly (Coraki) made mincemeat of the seventeenth and our winner of the day; Dave Beaumont showed exactly how the tricky ninth Thistle hole should be played.
With some scores climbing to reflect the difficulty of the day, the ball prizes went down to all players on nett 79 and better.
In the women’s competition run parallel to the men’s monthly medal, Helen Graney came in three points clear of the field. Runner up was Henrietta Tarantino.
Rodgers Rides roughshod over opposition
On a blustery but clear afternoon Mick Rodgers galloped in against a shellshocked field. His five Skins on Wednesday were a distance ahead of the also rans.
On his seventh hole he nearly managed to walk on water such was his confidence. Unfortunately, the result on that hole was his only blemish of the day. The style rather hid the substance of the only shot he would rather forget. He will find the handicapper very unforgiving next week. Image: Contributed