A small contingent of golfers took to Merrigum’s course on AFL Grand Final Saturday to once again do battle with the elements in a par event.
Overnight rain did nothing to make the course easier, even with preferred lies, and this was backed up by the fact that more than half the field finished in the double-figure minuses.
With Clint Prygoda playing, the result was much more predictable than the footy grand final.
Unlike the Bulldogs, there has been no long-term drought for Clint as he notched up what was probably his fourth or fifth win in the past couple of months.
His score of -2 was, as well as being good enough to win the event, good enough to cost him a shot from his handicap the next time he plays at Merrigum.
Clint is quite possibly the only player in the club to lose multiple shots from his handicap over the trying winter conditions and wet start to spring — most have in fact gone the other way.
If the course ever dries up he will be on single figures in no time.
Simon Doherty was the runner-up with -3 and aside from Clint has probably more consistently handled the wet than most others.
He too lost a small portion from his handicap while everyone else in the field stayed where they were or more commonly went out. Simon took the only nearest-the-pin to go off on the ninth.
Saturday’s event is stroke. The Merrigum Lions day that was scheduled has been cancelled for this year. With the start of daylight savings, the twilight competition will kick off on Thursday evening.
The annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 8pm. This is your chance to have a say in the future direction of the club and elect a new committee for the next year. The more people actively involved in our club the better it will be.
Presentation Night is on Friday, October 21 beginning at 6.30pm. Come along and applaud the year’s winners, it is quite likely that you are one of them. We want a strong club and for that your support is essential.