This week it was the long trek down to ‘The Cut ‘, a great challenging course where you are guaranteed to lose a few balls and hopefully find a few more. We were all pretty lucky with the weather, in years gone by this particular round was marred by strong winds and driving round.
We have to give credit to Marc Geddes and Mark Davies for doing their match play and Dean Hull and Heiney for trying however Dean had to pull out, so that one didn’t eventuate. Marc was the early leader 3 up heading into the back nine however it all started to fall apart and Mark hit his straps and came home with the win. You can see in the photos one took the warm up approach while the other played the mental game, visualising what had to be done.
With the low scores the movement up and down the leader board was significant between holes, some going from 6th to 14th simply by having a wipe, or two or three or 8 as some people had. I had the pleasure of playing with Norm whom was consistent most of the day with great long irons and a solid short game , unfortunately he wiped the last two , Hammo was also consistent and they finished tied which looked like handing Hammo his 3rd win a row , however ….Pete Tallon was quietly limping himself around the course, and getting back to my previous comments on leader board movement, he was very much up and down but managed to score at the right times. He also was NTP on the money hole however hadn’t paid so that went to Johnny.
Looking at his back 9 – wipe, wipe, wipe, 2 for 5, wipe, wipe 3 for 4, 4 for 4 and 7 for 2 which equals 15 points, thanks for coming !, 32 all up and comfortably taking the win with Hammo, Norm and Mark Ellis all finishing on 30.
The race for NAGA was also tight with the bottom 5 within 3 points of each other, the bottom 3 Peter Plater, Marc and Ryan tied on 20 with Marc taking home the pen. Despite my best efforts with 8 wipes and 3 doubles I managed to just avoid another NAGA or bottom two finish which incidentally I’ve had more of those this year alone than my previous 15 years combined.
Thanks also to Pete for a number of photos which will be useful for the end of year windup
1st Pete Tallon 32
2nd Gary Hammond 30
3rd Norm Mews 30
Match play Mark Davies 2 and 1 over Marc Geddes
4th Nigel Smith
13th Pete Tallon
16th Johnny Scafidi
N2 Johnny Scafidi
N3 Mark Davies
LDA Johnny Scafidi
LDB Pete Fitzpatrick
Longest Putt Lui Dinardo