The sponsors for Sunday 8 September, Bernard and Daphne Anderson along with Pauline Ryan and Max Jessop, offered a Texas Four Ball competition with all scores to count. This was variation on recent weeks where team scores were based on best 3 scores. The all scores requirement meant there was no place to hide and all team members need to be well focused on every shot.
In very blustery conditions teams did just that and eight of the teams averaged 40 Stableford points or more per team member. These team were prize winners or included in the rundown. The handicap matching average per player 36 points was surpassed by the other teams.
It was good to see the whole field respond in such a very creditable way.
Following is a photo of the Sponsors being briefed by the Men’s Sub Committee representative, Danny Minogue, prior to the presentation announcement. Danny is far left with Bernard next left, then Pauline (centre), Daphne (off centre right) and Max (far right).
The parent / sibling combination of Roy and Bev Culpitt and Donny and Denise Culpitt stole the day with a decisive 5 shot win and an average of 43 points per player. Superb tee shots at the Par 3 – 8th by Don and Denise, 12th by Don and 16th by Bev setup four of the 18 holes for substantial team scores – all 10 points and mostly more. Needless to say these names dominated the NTP prizes awarded on the day. Well played and congratulations to the winners shown in the photo below where Roy is responding on behalf of the team after receiving their prize from the sponsor. Roy’s joke was also appreciated by the group. In the photo Roy has the mike with Don shadowed behind and next to Denise, then Bev with Bernard behind Daphne, Pauline and Max.
Runner Up was a close competition and decided by count back. Initially is was thought that Team Roy & Judy Stephen and Barry & Bev Jurd were runner up but score card checking revealed that Team Stewart & Denise Melling and John Skerry and Rhoda Way had recorded at the touch screen their back and front nine scores in reverse order. Once this was recognised and corrected they moved into the Runner Up position. Congratulations to both teams and well done to the Runners Up.
Team ‘sponsors’ played well and achieved a score good enough to be in the Rundown.
Thank you to the sponsors, Bernard & Daphne Anderson and Pauline Ryan & Max Jessop for your prizes and a terrific competition. The every shot counts format provides a very useful lead into the Medley Championship which is to be played over 27 holes on 29 September.