The 'senior' men were fortunate on Wednesday for their nine-hole stableford competition with dark clouds threatening during the afternoon's play but luckily holding off until the evening. Rob Burt again played well and scored 19 stableford points to emerge the winner.
Marge Nicholls is on the improve, so too John Smith. A cheerio to both valued members. Johanna Gogan has recently encountered savagery by a stray dog and hospitalised. Our thoughts and good wishes for a speedy recovery is offered to Jo.
Previous golf club members in Carmel Dickeson (May 2), Gerry Cohen (May 2) and Jean Bosworth (May 15) all have birthdays this month to celebrate. Gerry has a very special day to let her hair down for she turned the 'big 80'. This lass was the ladies' golf club treasurer for many years and a good one at that. Her sporting involvements included netball, tennis and golf where she excelled in all. We all hope you enjoyed your special day, Gerry! Colleen Howell will celebrate her birthday on May 14 and Dianne Thorpe on May 20.
The numbers for Saturday's men's nine-hole stableford event were down with the least competitors taking to the field for some time. With perfect golf weather presenting itself on the day, those who fronted to play enjoyed the camaraderie and exercise. The winner on the day was John Folkman (father) who played well to amass 18 stableford points. John played his last game at the club prior to his move to Port Lincoln. We wish him all the best. Bob Clayton was again the bridesmaid with 17 points in credit.
Previously, I wrote that the Peterborough golf course (where the Northern Districts Veterans played their last game) had natural grass fairways. That was not so as the drought had left the fairways denuded of all grass. My informer, Bob Clayton, travelled to participate in the golf competition and head the news that the Peterborough council were about to connect 'grey water' to the golf club that would ensure lush green fairways in the future. All the club will have to do is mow the grass and maintain. What a wonderful gesture by their council who are all out to promote tourism, improve the course area and provide superb conditions for golf club members and friends. Golf, after all, is a sport whereby tourists can place their golf bag in the boot and visit any club in their travels and get a game. Without a doubt, however, the course (grassed) would be the most expensive to maintain as most club fairways are approximately six miles in distance and that is a lot of area to water and mow along with the greens.