Merrigum golf

August 03, 2017

Thoughts of fluffy clouds must have abounded at Merrigum on Saturday during the stroke round for the Privilege Cup.

Bruce Brown obviously took heed of the advice offered last week and thought peaceful thoughts that brought about an inner calm and gave him a comfortable win.

His round of 81-11-70 was more remarkable given the strong and gusty winds that prevailed on Saturday and made good scoring quite difficult.

As well as winning A-grade, Bruce scored maximum points in the Kyabram Tyre Service award which was also part of the day and would have done no harm to his eclectic either.

As for the rest of us, maybe we wish that young Nicole had kept her advice to herself for she may have just uncorked the genie from the bottle that will deny us a chance of winning in the future.

Craig Doherty has been in good form of late and he was the B-grade winner with a round of 96-23-73.

Craig is a much better golfer than his handicap suggests and with a little more consistency he will be playing off quite a bit less before too long.

The two winners were joined in the ball competition by Cory Berghofer who scored 74 nett.

Only one nearest-the-pin went off in the tough conditions and that was to young Joe Chant on the jackpot 12th.

The Victoria Hotel of Tatura sponsored the nearest second shot on the 11th and this was won by Clint Prygoda while Simon and Tash Doherty sponsored least putts and this was kept in the family, being won by Craig Doherty with 25.

Next Saturday’s event is stableford.

There are a couple of changes to the syllabus in the next month, with the Newton’s Parcel Service pairs ambrose moving to Saturday, September 2 and the Privilege Cup round scheduled for that day moving to Saturday, August 19.

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