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Maclean men’s golf

Thursday Black Marker Challenge Day

The tees set as far back as was physically possible and the holes placed in suitably hard settings gave the nearly seventy starters a challenge to relish.

In A Grade Jeffrey Miller despite a nervous finish, his 39 points just managed to pip Leigh Barrington. Luke Many, new tee sponsor from the Lawrence Tavern was finding his more frequent golf now helps to play to his 4 handicap and came in a creditable 3rd on countback from John Carlton, Alan Weich and Geoffrey Dickinson.

Ball prizes down to 36 points.

In Grade B Colin Harvey won with an excellent 41 points but he was only one point clear of Stephen Foster. Richard Crawford Ross continued to defy the years with a very good third place on 38 points.

Ball prizes down to 35 points.

With the Clubhouse and bar being closed a rare Thursday outing for the Club barman Michael Emanuel was a cause for celebration. His score will surely improve with more golf. Well played Mike.

Maclean Saturday golf

The rarely played par competition gave Maclean golfers a few causes for head scratching but when they raised that a bad hole is not terrible, and an excellent hole is only very good, the tone for the day was set.

Expertly marshalled by PGA Club pro Paul King the field of socially spaced two balls enjoyed a largely quick and trouble-free round.  A field of 80 was hard to separate.

The exception was consistent leader-board bridesmaid Andrew Cowling. He trounced the rest of the field in A Grade with a score of +5. Following on behind with +2 was Sherree Forsyth. Despite having to play off 3 today Luke Many consolidated his recent good form to take out third place from Geoff Grayson on c/b with +1 ball prizes down to level par.

In B Grade, Bill McCurtayne came in top with a very good +3. He just pipped Joel Bainbridge on +2 and the ever-present Bob Harvey +1 on c/B from Sean McFarlane.

Ball prizes to -2.

In C Grade the scoring was of high standard and very close with seven players bettering par. Leading the way in was Paul Cassar on +4 only beating Troy McFarlane and the steadily improving Tracy Johnson on c/k. Ball prizes down to +1 such was the quality of the scoring.

Next Saturday will be a two ball Ambrose and as was this week you will need to book via the timesheet to get a game.

Miles James

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