POPULAR Mount Gambier Golf Club member Selwyn Humphries had one if his best days on the course for some years when he posted a score of +9 in the par round last Saturday.
In a field of 123 Humphries took the honours in C Grade and had the best score overall.
Tees were in the forward position, but despite the heavy atmosphere, good scores were the order of the day.
Humphries had a good opening nine, turning with +4, but this could have been better but for a wipe on the seventh hole.
Coming home he kept up his good scoring and signed off for a +5 after the back nine.
Runner-up in C Grade was Stephen Herbert who is slowly returning to his best after a hip operation and he was three shots back on +6.
His was an even effort with +3 on each side.
In A Grade Craig Foster continued his fine form with +5.
Going out, he birdied the first and eighth holes to turn one up, but a series of pars from 11 through 14 gave him +4 on the return trek.
Michael Cutting was two over the card for the day to register +4.
In B Grade Jonathon Bruhn was the best with +4.
After wiping the seventh hole he finished the outward journey +1, but then had +3 on the back, despite having two wipes.Terry Janeway was +3.
Leigh McManus led the D Grade list with +4, which included +3 on the back while Graham Smy finished second on +1.
Other leading scorers were David Douglas +6, Seth McRae +5, Craig Wirth +4, Kevin Cook, Jim Leane, Phil Bliss, John Shirley, Peter Lock +3, Tod Lillicrap, Peter Fox, Mitchell Handford, Richard Gosling, Andrew Stark, John Maxwell, Brian Simmons, David Bruhn, John Sandery, Darren Bilney, Chris Hill, Gary Button +1, Tony McGregor, Kevin Lennon, Trent Eitzen, Damian Smith, Kent Comley and Jayden Ballintyne 0.
Birdie balls were won by Stark, Foster, Cutting, Hill, Cook, Jarrad Stokker, Shayne Hosking, Paul Kenny and Graham Thomas.
ONLY THE BRAVE
IT was a day for only the very brave when heavy, continual rain stopped all but 13 serious golfers from taking part in Thursday’s stableford round.
As a result of the heavy fairways and greens scoring was difficult and low scores resulted.
Tony Steen won the money with 37 points, which considering the conditions was an excellent effort.
Incredibly he opened with a birdie on the par five first hole to make the turn with 18 points under his belt.
Another birdie on the difficult par four 13th gave him a four-pointer and 19 on the return journey.
Graham Thomas was next best with 36 points and although he had 19 on the front would be ruing the fact he wiped seventh.
On the back nine, after two three-pointers he wiped the 15th to walk off the 18th with 17 points.
Former East champion and coach Peter Dempsey was the only other score of note with 35.
Craig Foster took the pro shot on the eighth hole, while Dempsey had the 16th under control.
FORMER ROTARY PRESIDENT BOGGED
FORMER Rotary president Graham Robinson is sure to cop some fines from his Rotary mates after his performance in his motorised cart last Thursday.
Renovation work had been completed between the 13th and 15th fairways and the ground had been ripped up in preparation for sowing.
Ropes had been placed around the perimeter, but this did not deter the Rotary chief.
In the pouring rain he drove his buggy through the renovated area only to become bogged.
His playing partners were none-too-pleased, not just because they had to push him out of his predicament, but they got soaking wet doing it.
The rumour is Robinson is avoiding greens staff volunteers over the coming weeks and his wife made him walk the course when he played the following Saturday.
WATERS ACES EVENT
SHARRAN Waters held off Helen McIntyre to win one shot in the women’s competition.
Waters finished one down.
Other leading scores were Penne Saffin, Helen Gregory -2 and Kerry Pedlar -3.
SCAN YOUR CARDS
MEMBERS must scan their cards after completion of play each round and avoid leaving them on the pro’s desk for him to complete.
It is a member’s responsibility and they are also urged to check the scores on the card matches what comes up on the computer screen.