The Association players were all away on the Gold Coast where 69 enthusiasts from all States and from New Zealand are gathered to play in a dozen different competitions according to handicaps. Peter Martin started with his worst ever effort, dead last in the over 70s competition. He threw that off by taking out the OBE (over 80s) competition, unbeaten, and with easy wins over two 1 handicap players; his reward, a reduced handicap. The Martin family was not finished. Gillian Martin had her lifetime best by finishing second and also beating a 1 handicap player. The Martins are maturing well. Peter Deeth finished a creditable 5th in the 4-9 handicap competition, pegging out in his final game.
Back home our lawns have benefited from the greens mower we have recently acquired. They are running fast and true. Tony Williams loved the hoop to hoop he made. On the new lawn our jump shot wizard Wayne Gadke made his first jump shot since a long trip to Canada. Cave Steiner and Pat McLennan recorded a 7-0 win, against competitors who wish to remain anonymous. Spreading play on Mondays to avoid the early morning rush is working well with players coming late and enjoying lunch.
Weather permitting the Clarence Valley Pennants competition will come to an end in the coming two weeks.