Notwithstanding several late withdrawals, a strong field of 65 players registered for Wednesday’s Tuross Head Vets Golf event. The game was a 3 club event combined with a modified version of the standard Par game, known as Special Par, an event unique to Tuross Vets. This game generally favours the higher handicapper where multiple plusses can be scored on a hole for a score below handicap.
Winner on the day, with a higher than average handicap, was Greg Bush (below) with a magnificent score of +9 for the nine holes played.
Greg beat home three players on +5 with the count back order going to Enid Besant-Ryan (obviously benefitting from recent lessons), Gayle MacAlpine and Robin Green. Minor prizes were awarded to Jennifer Gray, Barry Hoban, Jeanette Miller and Ken Brown on +4, Peter Coffey (also with recent lessons), Mike Birks, Allen Lee, Rick Brake and Neal Watson on +3, and finally Solveig Olsson, David Williams, Tony Crook, Des Jackson and Annette Manton with +2s, all on count back. Rob Nash had a game to forget this morning and was a clear winner of the infamous Bradman award.
In separate news, outcome of the Elaine Jennings trophy for lady players was announced this week. The trophy is awarded annually by Noel Fletcher in memory of his late wife Elaine. This year’s winner was Gail Rogers, her first win in this competition after many years trying. Congratulations Gail.