Tee Time:All Day
What’s This Crazy Game Called Golf?
There we were, on a golf course presented in very good condition. Carts were allowed on the fairways, so we “played the ball as it lies”. There were some damp patches around and, of course, the usual dampness around the front of most greens, only the rough caused some concern.
The “B” course greens played well, if a little slow. The “A” course greens had been lightly sanded but had no ill effect on the way the putt rolled.
Weather was warm for most of the way, but as dark clouds rolled in later in the day a strong breeze made things more pleasant, and no rain.
So with all being well, what happened to the champions of recent times?
Bob Watson ( prolific winner), Larry Slattery ( two wins in a week) and Phil Davies ( just got back to good form) were all missing in action and nowhere the podium on this day.
Just shows how crazy this game is…
There was a battle for first place, with Jim Ferris putting in a very good effort to just pip Tommy Marshall on a countback. Both did well to score 33 points on a low scoring day.
Then another countback to separate two players on 32 points. Visitor Willy Brown got the nod over recently returned Peter Wilson to take third.
Only 11 players faced the starter after Maurice Roberts called in sick, and all completed the round in good time. This was helped by the fact that this excellent course seemed to have very few bookings. We still wonder why? Maybe high season will change all that.
Winner……Jim Ferris ( 22)……………..33 pts c/back
2nd Place…..Tommy Marshall (8)…………33 pts
3rd Place……Willy Brown (19)……………32 pts. c/back
4th Place……Peter Wilson (9)……………32 pts
The Curry came out for the golfers followed by Phil’s presentations.
Jim Ferris wore the Green Jacket for the first time, while Keith Melbourne just scraped in for the “wig” ahead of some illustrious company, very close behind and feeling nervous.