Strong combination wins out

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS: Keith Couzner claimed last week's mid-week stableford round after some fine tuning on the putting green.


A PAIRS event in the form of an aggregate stableford was contested by 90 men on Saturday at the Mount Gambier Golf Club in ideal conditions.

While these events are played about once every three months, it gives players the opportunity to still play their own ball but score as a team.

Mike Foran and Tony McGregor teamed up well to complete the 18 holes with a total of 76 points, each receiving a golf voucher for their efforts.

Runners-up were early-morning golfers Max Tollner and Archy Arch, who also combined well to finish with 74 points on a count-back from Ross Bond and Tim McLean.

Tollner, Bond and McLean all scored birdies throughout their rounds.

The 17 pairs who won a bal lin the rundown needed 60 points or better to be successful.

The pro shot winners who received five balls each were Ross Bond on the eighth hole and John Leerson on the 16th.

The 2021 Men’s Club Championships for each grade commence this Saturday with the first stroke round followed by the second round on Saturday, March 20 after which the top eight qualifiers in each grade will play in quarter finals on Saturday, March 27.

A field of 106 men took advantage of the pleasant conditions last week in the popular stableford mid-week competition.

A detailed count-back was necessary to decide the winner on the day when Keith Couzner and Eric Roughana both returned to the clubhouse with 40 points, both with a 19/21 split.

Couzner and Roughana had six and seven three-pointers respectively in their scores but Couzner just nudged Roughana out for the major prize.

There were 23 ball rundown winners who needed 35 points or better to claim a ball.

The pro shot winner on the eighth hole was keen golfer Wayne Davison, while Jim Pegler was the most accurate on the 16th to claim the pro shot prize.