Handicaps tumble

With scores in the 40 point range golfers are finding the conditions quite easy at the moment. Handicaps are tumbling as the extra summer run and preferred lies help scores plummet. Scores this week reflect the conditions and of course some great form by members.

A reminder that the daylight saving competition is on every Wednesday afternoon up until 5.30pm and there is the social Phoenix golf social 9 holes every Friday afternoon.

So what happened last week on the course...

On Saturday January 19, 41 players hit off in round 3 of the Summer Cup. Bart Joseph took out A grade (round of the day) amassing a fine 43 points with Steve Young coming home with 41 points. In B grade Prawit Prakotasung had the equal round of the day with a fabulous 43 points to just win from Vic Carroll with a great (normally great anyway) 41 points. C grade was won by Ken Ganya with 42 points on a countback from Greg Abraham with 42 points. Ball winners went down to 38 points. Chris Brown was the closest shot on the 9th and Ian Brian Searl was nearest the pin on the 17th.

Wednesday January 16 saw another lovely day with 34 golfers playing an individual stableford.

Matthew Moxom took out A grade with 44 points, John Alexander fired up a round of the day 45 points in B grade and Eglis Freimanis hit form to take out C grade with 43 points.

Nearest the pins were close affairs with Tony Monday taking out the 9th hole and Mr. Consistency Bob Ashcroft nearest the pin on the 17th. Ball winners went down to 36 points.

On Sunday January 20, 24 players hit off in a single stableford medley. Andrew Jeffrey had the round of the day with a fantastic 67 off the stick (that's 43 points) to take out first place. Second was the consistent Kerry Blencowe with 41 points. Ball winners went down to Ben Langdon with 34 points. Nearest the pins were not at hand at the time of printing.

Next Saturday sees an individual stableford medley being round 4 of the Summer Cup.

On Sunday and Wednesday there are individual medley stablefords on offer for members and visitors so don't miss another fine week of golf. Junior golf clinics are on Thursday afternoons with a 6 hole junior competition every Sunday around 2pm.

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