Golfers are turning up in numbers at the Griffith Golf Club, with 86 contesting a single stableford last Saturday.
The course was heavy from the previous day's rain. A gale force-wind was also playing havoc - surprisingly some good scores were returned.
Slim Cavanaugh, 38 points, won A Grade - firing 78 off the stick and nailing a birdie on the 15th - from Mark Townsend, 37 points, draining a birdie on the 16th.
Stephen Crowe - 40 points, 21 out and 19 home with six pars - won B Grade. Daniel Richens, 39 points, was runner-up with five pars.
The heavy conditions held no terrors for C Grade winner Brendon Hicken, who carded 43 points to win easily, carding four point pars on the 4th and 6th in a 24-point front nine. Michael Schwarz, 38 points, was second, carding a four-point par on the 4th. Josh Stapleton eagled the third. Vouchers went to 31 points.
A medley single stableford was played on Sunday with 43 players. Ngarau Noa, 36 points, won A Grade - nailing a birdie on the 15th - on a countback from Darren Forrester, 36 points, carding nine pars. Shane Gaffey, 37 points, won B Grade with eight pars from Graham Campbell, 35 points with two pars. Paul Woodland, 38 points, won C Grade - with a four-point par on the 4th - on a countback from Rod McNabb, 38 points, failing to take advantage of his 23 points front nine and slipping to 15 home. Vouchers to 31 points.
Golfers are to be congratulated for complying with the rules put in place to enable play. They are being urged not to be complacent and keep doing so, so that golf can continue.
The course is open to all members of the public - you do not have to be a member.
Members are also reminded they must place their names on the timesheet on Sunday. If you just turn up, you may be relegated to the tail of the field. Also if you choose to have a drink after golf, only in group of two, 1.5 metres apart.
Today's event is a single stableford, Saturday a single stroke, Sunday will be a medley 4BBB stableford.
The third round of the Caltex Match Play must be completed by Sunday, April 26.
Slim Cavanaugh, 38 points, won A Grade - firing 78 off the stick and nailing a birdie on the 15th.
The veterans played a single stableford last Thursday, with 20 players in one grade won by John Gale, 33 points, from Jim Dickie, 32 points, on a countback from Skeet Milne and Don Catanzariti. Vouchers went to 27 points. A medley single stableford will be played again this week.
A single versus par was played last Wednesday, with 30 players in two grades.
Tony McBride blitzed his handicap to win 0-19 Grade on plus 6 ahead of Jason Magoci, plus 3 on a countback from James Lethlean.
Tom Wright, all-square, was best in 20-54 Grade from Don Catanzariti, minus 1. Mathew Staines eagled the 8th. Vouchers went to minus 2.
A one-grade single stableford played on Good Friday was won by Nick Van Lift with 41 points from Lance Gilbert, 38 points.
Vouchers went to 32 points.