Month: February 2006

Mr Golf – Mark Duerden’s grab for glory

With a record turnout of 38 players on a beautiful day Mark Duerden blitzed the course and came in with 43 points from Matt Brooker on 42 pts, (Tough day at the office Matt) and his Dad our President Dave on 39pts. Congratulations to our winners and in the Ladies comp we saw the tri-factor from the Brooker family, with Carol picking up the prize on 35pts. I did ask that the whole family be drug tested but the Club Captain declined saying he wanted whatever they were taking and didn’t want it banned for Lady Bay!!

But let me go back to the beginning, 38 players is the most we have had walk up for one of our monthly competitions for over 3 years and we also saw 4 new members, Brendon Brown, Greg Carr, Byron Linsell and Chris Hayes. We also had a 4 women players, it was great to see you all and we all hope you enjoyed your day. It was also great to John Humphrys and John Dann, welcome back guys, watching you tee off was like you had never been away and your 31 and 32 points respectively was an excellent start to the Club Championship.

This Sunday also saw the new innovation of having prizes for all the Par 3’s, a great idea from our new committee. I would say that as it was the only good shot I had all day that saw me plus Chris Watson, Dave Brooker (that man again) and Greg Watson (bit of a theme on families running here!!) having nearest the pin on the 5th, 9th, 12th and 14th.

Not much gossip from the course, John Dann helped his partner to a penalty, but we all know how heavy those flags can be John. Maybe now you are officially retired you could take up weights and get to pull the flag out next time before the ball arrives!!

The course and catering were excellent and I’m sure we will all look forward to returning next year so we can leave another 4 or 5 balls out there!!

Our next meeting is at Lady Bay on 19th March. I hear some members may be staying over on Saturday night and having dinner in the restaurant. Sounds like a good idea, you could even arrange to play on Saturday afternoon, now wouldn’t that be fun.

Happy golfing, remember make you putter and wedge your friend and as David Hudson told me; hit the small ball before you hit the big one!!

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