Because the Saturday competition was washed out a fortnight ago, the Privilege Cup on Saturday was played as a stroke event and it was the second qualifying round of the Summer Cup.
In keeping with the recent high scores, Joe De Ieso won the mug and the day with a round of 93-29-64.
Jarrod Taylor was runner-up in B-grade with 91-24-67 on a count-back while A-grade was won by Bruce Gross with 83-15-68.
Steve Zolich was runner-up in A-grade with 79-10-69 and in the ball run-down, Jody Webber had 67, Peter Collison 69, Michael Downs, Bryan Miller, Peter Hutton, Rocco Barca and Mick Mulcahy 70, Mike Jeffers, Scott Carter and Barry Dennis 71, and Peter Curtis, Ron Popple and Gary Hopcraft 72 on count-back.
Joe De Ieso won nearest-the-pin on the Lewis Homes third hole, Dave Roberts won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Jody Webber won on the 14th (A-1 Freight) and John Dellar won the jackpot and nearest-the-pin on the ninth hole, sponsored by Tatura Engineering.
Josie De Ieso completed a great family double by winning the women’s competition with 39 stableford points off a 39 handicap.
Lyn Flett was runner-up with 38 (29) and Julie Gregg won a consolation ball for her 33 (7) as well as nearest-the-pin on the 14th.
Michael Downs was the top qualifier for the Summer Cup with a round of 67-70-137 and he will play third qualifier Dave Roberts, who had 67-73-140.
Geoff Kerr qualified second with 65-73-138 and he will play Jarrod Taylor who had 74-67-141.
Semi-finals must be played by January 21, with the final on February 25. Details of the event are in the 2018 syllabus which is now available in the clubhouse after much work by Dave and Bev Roberts, Scott Carter and many others.
Summer Four-ball knockout
The second semi-final was played on Sunday with Graham Meneilly and Lou Villani defeating Bob Oliver and Bruce Gross 2-1.
They will now play Ryan Butler and John Dellar in the final.
Lou Villani continues to plunder the mid-week competitions and won Tuesday’s event with 39 stableford points, with Frank Hill runner-up with 36 on a count-back. Playing off a 28 handicap, Villani scored 21 points on the front nine, even with a wipe on the fifth hole while a further wipe on the 10th restricted him to just 18 on the back.
Barry Dennis and Jeff Baker each won a ball for their 36s but no-one claimed nearest-the-pin on the ninth.
Just what is a winning score at Hill Top these days?
Ron Popple had a wonderful round of 83-18-65 on Thursday but was beaten by four strokes when Ray Flett flew in with 82-21-61 to claim the prize.
Graham Meneilly won nearest-the-pin, Angie Serra had 68, Joe De Ieso, Barry Dennis and Trevor Allen 69 but Tom McConchie failed to make the ball run-down list with a 70.
Conditions have been ideal and handicaps are taking a beating.
Janette Hayward won on Thursday, in a field of 49, with a score of 28, while Brendan Calder was runner-up with 30.
Clarkie won nearest-the-pin and consolation balls went to Bill Ashcroft 30.5, Col Barlow 32, Garry Reese 32.5, Dave Roberts and Bett Jeffers 33, Peter Hutton and Jody Webber 33.5, Drew Curtis, Corey Schulz and Geoff Kerr 34, and Rhonda Kerr and Noel Gorrill 34.5.
This week is the pre-Christmas round with another Brian Coe barbecue at the conclusion of hostilities to send everybody off for a short break.
There is a three-club stroke event on Thursday, followed by a Christmas sausage sizzle to celebrate the season.
On Saturday, there will be medley two-person ambrose and a stableford competition on Boxing Day for those seeking to burn off any excess calories acquired the day before.
Foozle and WOF wish readers compliments of the season and the best of luck with Christmas gifts.
The next Guardian report will be on January 16.