There could not have been a more perfect winter’s day for golf than on Saturday.
After a cool start to the day the sun shone warmly for the afternoon, meaning jumpers and cardigans were shed to soak up the early winter rays.
The course was in great shape thanks to the dedicated band of volunteers, so players had no-one or anything to blame but themselves if their game was not up to expectations.
Bill Bray has been in consistent form since the start of the club championships, without doing anything startling, and so it was again on Saturday.
He won the day with a round of 83-14-69; nothing out of the box, but good enough to hold off his fellow competitors by a couple of shots.
His day was almost done on the first hole, which he birdied.
As most golfers know, if you par or, worse still, birdie the first hole your day is almost certainly doomed.
The next few holes seemed to bring some truth to this adage before he salvaged his round with a couple of pars several holes later.
Apparently Bill’s acceptance speech was memorable as he thanked all and sundry who contributed to the win, most importantly his playing partners Simon and Phil.
Greg Hall has had a couple of great rounds recently and he was next best with 91-20-71.
John Fuller was the third player in the ball competition with a round of 86-14-72.
Nearest-the-pins were won by Ash Sanders on the two longest par threes, the sixth and the 14th, while Tony Borrelli took the money on the jackpot 12th.
Next Saturday is an open 4BBB Stableford event sponsored by Kyabram Veterinary Clinic.
At this stage the weather forecast is almost identical to last Saturday’s so a great day of golf is assured.
Get your partners organised and come and enjoy a day on the Merrigum course.
Visitors are welcome.