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Merrigum golf

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September 13, 2017

It was a pleasant day for golf on Saturday and while numbers were not quite what they were the previous week, there was still a quality field contesting the popular par event.

Tash Doherty showed a clean pair of heels to the men by being the only player to finish on the positive side of the ledger.

She won the day with +1, one better than her closest challenger on a day when there was not a wide spread in the scores across the whole field.

It was a great effort from Doherty, showing why she is a multiple-times club champion. She also earned bragging rights as the best of the Doherty family competing on the day.

Greg Hall was the runner-up after finishing square for the round.

Perhaps as handicapper he may be able to explain the algorithms that enable the DSR for the day to be two shots less than the best men’s score returned.

Many of us would be interested to know the complexities of our handicapping system that doesn’t always reward a good round with a reduced handicap.

We will put aside a weekend in the near future for a workshop where Greg will make us all au fait with this secretive system that dictates whether we can compete equally with our fellow players or not.

Next best on Saturday were John Fuller with -1 and Rod Newham returning to some good form with -2.

Nearest-the-pins were won by Clint Prygoda on the ninth and Phil Savage on the 14th.

The money on the 12th did not go off so there will be some extra cash to play for next Saturday.

This Saturday’s event is stableford.

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