Merrigum golf

January 19, 2018

It was a much cooler day for golf on Saturday than it was a week ago, however scores were just as hot for Merrigum’s stableford event.

Barry Webber has been in great form of late and this week he cleaned up both the Saturday competition and twilight.

The way he is playing at the moment he might save the scribe some effort by just submitting ‘‘ditto’’ instead of writing a fresh report each week.

Barry won Saturday’s event by one point after putting together a great round of 41 points.

He did pay some price for his win, however, and will have a shot less to play with on his handicap at his next outing.

Ball competition winners were Andrew Wood and James Campbell, both finishing with 40 points.

It has been good to have Jimmy back playing a bit of golf and he proved on Saturday he still has the ability to post a good score.

Perhaps this will be his year in the club championships should he choose to accept the mission.

Next best was Phil Savage with 37 points, most of which would have been compiled on his first half-dozen holes, one imagines.

Nearest-the-pins were won by Andrew Wood on the ninth and Bruce Brown on the jackpot 12th.

It was also great to see a face that has been missing on the course for quite some time, that of Bruce Andrews.

Bruce has had his trials during the past 12 months or so and we all hope he will be a regular as the weather cools down.

He acquitted himself well, given how little golf he has played in the past year.

Just to entice him back he also won the members draw after golf.

As already mentioned, Barry Webber was the winner of last Thursday’s twilight competition with a score of 53-16.5-36.5, one shot ahead of runner-up Greg Hall, who had a round of 47-9.5-37.5.

Barry can’t be too far off the pace in the overall standing of the twilight competition as he has finished in the top few a number of times.

Craig Doherty took the only nearest-the-pin to go off, the 14th, and Andrew Wood had least putts with 14.

The two-point cut was 40 nett.

This Saturday’s event is 4BBB stableford, the fourth round of the summer four-ball.

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