Murphy pars eight out of nine at veterans golf

It was a very well supported event on Thursday, January 9, 2020, when 36 Veteran Golfers took to the course on a sunny morning, to play a 9 Hole Stableford competition commencing on the first tee.

The continuing dry weather and lack of watering available, the fairways have had limited grass growth and the firm ground has seen players hit the ball much longer, and reducing strokes played.

On the other hand the Greens have been beautifully maintained but some pin placements on sloping greens have set challenges to make the putts.

The writer of this report witnessed, John Murphy play a truly sensational round to produce 26 Stableford points for the nine holes.

Playing off the 18 hole handicap of 19, he parred 8 of the 9 holes.

It was truly a great performance. The next best result was achieved by Gary Dick with 21 points.

There were 12 prize winners who are listed with the Stableford Score for the 9 Holes, and their 18 hole handicap shown in brackets.

26 John MURPHY (19).

21 Garry DICK (32).

19 Michael PRESCOTT (8).

19 Alan LUFF (21).

19 Rod HAUG (25).

18 Jeff MACPHERSON (4).

18 Robert OLIVER (18).

18 Tim WOOD (20).

18 David GOUGE (17).

17 Les PINKERTON (18).

17 Ray KELLY (21).

17 Chris BARATTO (15).

*On a count back from other players.

The prize winners will have their Veterans 18 Hole Handicap reduced by 3, other players who were not prize winners will have their handicaps increased by 1 for the next event.