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  • Writer's pictureCraig Markham

The scribe splits the podium Pete's in the Father’s Day Monthly Medal

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

22 fathers, grandfathers and potential fathers teed it up at Collier on Sunday. One or two looked a little worse for wear (the scribe’s first couple of holes were powered by Laphroaig apparently) as cool conditions and fairly quick greens looked likely to provide good scoring opportunities. The Dockers supporters were certainly up and about early but perhaps the energy expended the night before took its toll by the end of the round.

When it was all said and done only one player beat their handicap, and that was none other than Pete Tallon. The pick of the ‘pack of Pete's’ grouping today (try saying that five times when you’re pissed), his nett 68 was miles ahead of the rest. Overcoming a couple of early blemishes Pete put together some good drives (on his own fairway for a change!) with some rather good putts to take home the chocolates.

Best of the rest on a countback (and landing his first podium finish for the year) was the scribe with a nett 73. An 11 on the Pines 5th threatened to destroy his round early(you read that right – the scribe watched two balls go in the drink in the process). In a comeback reminiscent of the football the night before the scribe got his round back on track, storming home with 40 off the stick around the Island nine to snatch an unlikely second place ahead of the unlucky Pete Musca. Pete had a consistent round and could consider himself unlucky to be pipped for second.

Bagging his first NAGA award since joining the club was the irrepressible Michael Cragg. 104 off the bat when you’re playing off 16 usually doesn’t end well, and Sunday was no exception. Best gross score of the day was none other than the grey-haired geezer Marc Geddes, who rattled off eight pars in a row on his way to a round of 83 off the stick. Just one double and one triple bogey for the day saw Marc end up a credible sixth. He was another victim of the Pines 5th, a hole that brought many undone on the day.

Next week is Meadow Springs, so get in quick if you intend to play.


Pines 3rd – Mike Newman

Pines 7th – Dean Hull

Island 2nd – Gary Hammond

Island 4th – Steve Hooper

Nearest 2nd – Mike Newman

Nearest 3rd – Mike Newman

Long Drive A – Johnny Scaffidi

Long Drive B – Peter Fitzpatrick

Money hole – Marc Geddes

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