The farmers loved the rain on Saturday but golfers were far from impressed by the heavy showers that made Merrigum’s mixed Canadian Club championship a less than enjoyable experience.
Conditions were about as difficult as they could be because with the rain came gusty winds as the warm weather disappeared overnight.
Rhonda Eberle and Bruce Brown must have been playing somewhere else in the brilliant sunshine judging by their score, 88-27-61, giving them the mixed club championship title nine shots under par and eight shots ahead of their nearest rivals.
It was an incredible score considering the unpleasant conditions.
Simon and Clare Doherty were the runners-up with 95-26-69, while Tash Doherty and Greg Hall were a further four shots in arrears.
In the men’s event Tony Borrelli showed plenty of grit to win with a round of 90-20-70.
All players who took to the course on Saturday are to be congratulated, in particular those who finished the round, because understandably there were a few for whom the weather got the better of them.
It was a girls’ day for the nearest-the-pins with Tash Doherty taking the sixth, Clare Doherty the jackpot 12th and Ina Hogeboom the 14th.
Next Saturday is the first of four rounds of club championships, which will take place on consecutive Saturdays. There will be scratch and handicap sections in each grade, so everyone is in with a chance of winning at least their handicap grade.
— Bill Bray