Heat on with just three clubs and a putter
Three clubs and a putter were the order of the day for Saturday Golf's Christmas Special.
Luckily, conditions were reasonable, with a temperature of only 38C and a decent cooling wind helping keep the flies away, as it was tough enough playing the front nine with only three clubs. Points didn’t really matter in this competition, except with regards to when players got to pick a secret Santa present, with the winners going last.
Each person could choose to keep their present or swap it for another opened one, with the winner having the pick of them all.
Chalking up yet another win with 22 Stableford points was Josh Stanley. Peter Newbold came in second with 20 points, while third place went to John Crawford on 19.
Best Gross for the day was Vaughan Smith, who wasn’t fazed by the lack of club choices, scoring his usual par round of 36 off the stick.
Best vet was won by Kathy Couzens with 18, and best lady was a new player, Leanne Mott with 18 points In the novelties, nearest the pin went to Alf Worsley on the 5th and Mark Patterson on the 8th.
Longest putt went to Blaine Cattan on the 3rd.
Tracey Smyth had the best second shot on the 2nd, Daniel Hyde had the best third shot on the 6th, June Worsley won the ladies’ long drive on the 1st, and Adam Ross won the men’s long drive on the 7th.
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