Wayne Wins a Three-Way Countback
We already knew that Greenwood Golf Course was going to be busy for this day, with at least 3 PSC Bars all with a 10.00 am tee time, followed by various other groups.
First to the starters and managers, well done to you. All three nines were used, with Links golfers starting on the “C” nine, to be followed by the “A” nine. We then proceeded to have a clear run for the entire round.
The weather for the start and most of the game was just perfect for golf, with the sun behind cloud and a pleasant breeze, making very comfortable conditions.
The course is looking a treat right now with the plenty of water to keep the fairways green. Some areas, perhaps, had a little too much water and were soft, with the ball picking up some mud.
The normally quick greens, at this time of year, tended to be just a tad slower, maybe they are due for a mowing.
Great conditions gave us the good scores we might have expected and gave us a thrilling three-way tie in the “A” flight.
Wayne Peppernell has been in excellent form this last couple of weeks and with the more powerful finish held out in a tight countback situation.
All three players had fine scores of 39 points, so Ralph McConnell then won his countback against an unlucky Mike Kaps who had his final game this trip.
Top efforts from all three.
Right behind them were two newcomers to Links, with 38 points each. Zac Carson won the countback from Jason Kerr. Crowded up there.
“B” flight was a little more cut and dried with returning Greg Thompson
scoring first up with 36 points. John Hughes was right on his tail scoring 35 points.
Then came another countback as Keith Melbourne nudged out his mate, Len Jones, just. Both did well for 32 points, and Tip Briney rounded out the podium with 31.
Near pins: Ralph McConnell (C3), Mike Kaps (C6), Tony Kerry (A2), Jason Kerr (A6).
“A” Flight (0-20)
1st Place – Wayne Peppernell (14 ) -39 pts c/back
2nd Place – Ralph McConnell (17) -39 pts c/back
3rd Place – Mike Kaps (18) – 39 pts
4th Place – Zac Carson (4) – 38 pts c/back
5th Place – Jason Kerr (2) – 38 pts
“B” Flight (21+)
1st Place – Greg Thompson (22) – 36 pts
2nd Place – John Hughes (21) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Keith Melbourne (35) – 32 pts c/back
4th Place – Len Jones (32) – 32 pts
5th Place – Tip Briney (27) – 31 pts
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Niall Caven ……….20 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….Maurice Roberts…19 pts
Thirty nine players today and plenty of winners. There are two prizes we try to avoid, but somebody has to “win”
In the absence of any silly things happening, Steven Eddowes wore the “silly hat” for the lowest points on either nine.
Peter Mace just had the lowest score and wore the “wig”.