Merrigum golf

April 19, 2017

The traditional Easter par event was played at Merrigum on Saturday.

Excellent turnout

The traditional Easter par event was played at Merrigum on Saturday where there was a chance for members to fine-tune their game with a view to the championships beginning this week.

Given that there were many regular golfers away for the weekend there was an excellent turnout for the event.

The Easter Bunny had left gifts for the winners, but apparently was not able to satisfy the voracious appetite of the runner-up.

Keith Hogeboom was deemed the winner after a countback with Andrew Wood after both players finished with +3. Keith had the better of the back nine, which gave him the honours over Woody.

This should give Keith plenty of encouragement going into the championships where he will most likely be the lowest handicapped C-grade player.

Andrew Wood will also take a lot away from the round for the championships where he will be one of the favourites for the club champion title.

Ball competition winners were Keith Hogeboom, Andrew Wood and Bill Bray — the latter on a countback from Rod Newham after both finished with +1.

Rod did pick up the nearest the pin on the ninth, while others were won by John Fuller on the jackpot twelfth and Luke Roberts on the 14th.

The club championships will be played over the next four weeks, all stroke rounds, of which the best three will count towards the championships.

They are wide open this year, so anyone who can get a good round in on the first day will have a major psychological advantage over the other players in their grade.

There will be a scratch and handicap winner in each of three grades.

The handicap ranges for the three grades will be as follows: A 0-15, B 16-20 and C 21-36.

Good luck to all participants.

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