The Peter Cottrell cross-country ambrose for teams of four players was played at Merrigum on Saturday.
It was a pity only half the course got used for the cross-country because it was in sensational condition thanks to the care taken by the hard-working volunteers.
It was a fine and cool day for the challenge which usually sees ambition take over from ability, providing plenty of cause for mirth.
The flora once again took a hammering, however it should recover from the bruising in time.
Tash Doherty, Cory Berghofer, Phil Savage and Andrew Wood were the lowest handicapped team for the day so it would be expected that they would also have the lowest scratch score for the day.
All that remained was whether they could shoot a low enough score to counter the lack of handicap.
As it turned out they were able to do that reasonably comfortably with a score of 65-7.5-57.5.
Wily Phil would have made sure everybody was doing their bit and would have been well aware of what sort of score would be required to win.
The next best team was Simon, Craig and John Doherty and adopted son/brother for the day Clint Prygoda with a round of 68-8.75-59.25.
Nearest the pins were won by Wayne Thorson on the third green, Clint Prygoda on the fourth, Simon Doherty on the ninth and Tony Borrelli with an absolute ripper on the 18th which finished within a couple of ball widths of the cup. That collected a nice drop of cash for Tony.
One player competing on Saturday probably finished the day as an accomplished meteorologist after spending the day studying the clouds.
Going where others fear to tread, our youngest member Nicole suggested to probably our biggest member that when he gets cross, as he has been known to do on the odd occasion, he should think of fluffy clouds.
I think she would have meant the nice white fluffy ones, not the angry black cumulonimbus thunderstorms though. The rest of us would be standing out of club throwing distance when making such a suggestion.
Next Saturday’s event is stroke for the Privilege Cup, the Victoria Hotel of Tatura voucher for nearest second shot on the 11th and the least putts sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty.
It is also the fifth round of the Kyabram Tyre Service award and the eclectic.