MONTHLY MEDAL - STROKE
Winners A Nick Wheeler 67
Grades A David Kinch 71
Grades A Gregory Tearle 73
Grades A Daryl Sheppard 74
Grades B Gary Walsh 69
Grades B Peter Mackenzie 72
Grades B David Pearce 76
Grades C James Elphick 75
Grades C Richard Turnbull 77
Grades C Colin Hughes 78
NTP 2/11 A 2nd Jordan Wilkinson 122cm
NTP 4 A 4th Jordan Wilkinson 114cm
NTP 9/18 A 13th Jordan Wilkinson 315cm
NTP 13 B 9th Geoff Geason 12cm
Balls 14 Distributed down to score: 78
Saturday's Monthly medal proved to be a very difficult day for most competitors after the recent coring of the greens and slightly wet conditions making the course play long and difficult. Nick Wheeler was the exception after winning the Monthly Medal with a superb 67 nett-one of only two players to play better then their handicap, on a day where only a nett 78 was needed to win a ball.
Dave Kinch played very solidly to win A Grade with his 71 nett, just ahead of Greg Tearle's 73 and Daryl Sheppard's 74 nett. Gary Walsh, the only other player to better his handicap, won B Grade with his 69 nett, with Peter McKenzie (following his good play in last week's Ambrose) runner up with his 72 with David Pearce's 76 nett good enough for third place.
James Elphick won C Grade with a 75 nett with Richard Turnbull, fresh from some recent lessons and showing some real promise with his long game, second with his 77 nett with Col Hughes third with a 78 nett score. Jordan Wilkinson unbelievably won 3 nearest the pins on the 2nd, 4th and 13th holes, an achievement that is rarely registered showing his short game is in great order. However, the shot of the day belonged to Geoff Geason on the 9th where his shot finished only 12 cms from the cup. His playing partners expressed disbelief in how it missed the hole. "So near yet so far!"
More Slow play tips
If you're first to hole out then pick up the flagstick and be ready to replace it when last putt is made. If in a fourball and 2 balls are lost in different areas split into two pairs and search for both balls at same time.
Some Golf Rules to remember
Rule 12.2a Removing Loose Impediments and Movable Obstructions: Before playing a ball in a bunker, a player may remove all loose impediments under Rule15.1 and movable obstructions under Rule 15.2. This includes any reasonable touching or movement of the sand in the bunker that happens while doing so. However, Rule 12.2 b states that a penalty will apply if you touch the bunker with your hand, club or rake to test the condition of the sand or in the area directly in front of the ball.