Peters perfect at Green Valley

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Joe Peters.
Joe Peters.

The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, April 8, Green Valley – Medal

1st Joe Peters (23) net 73

2nd Pat Carty (23) net 74

3rd Andy Featherstone (3) net 75

4th Declan Kelly (12) net 76

5th Peter Henshaw (26) net 76

A slightly smaller group today and we had only one flight.  The scoring wasn’t great considering the condition of the course and the weather, with none of our friends managing to play to their handicaps.

Joe Peters was surprised to hear that he had won his third monthly medal with a net seventy-three, especially as he dropped a few shots on the last two holes but it was still good enough to win.  Pat Carty was one shot behind Joe and came second with a net seventy four.  Andy Featherstone came third one shot further back and we then had two players on net seventy-six, with Declan Kelly winning the count-back to come fourth and Peter Henshaw in fifth.

We had two ‘2’s today, coming from Andy Featherstone and Ben Wilkinson.

Tuesday, April 10, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

In fine and not too hot weather we played a very good condition golf course but with the greens starting to become very grainy.  We had the course to ourselves today and all groups got around in well under the 4 hours.

17 players today and once again we had 2 divisions with some off the blue tees and the others from the white tees.

From the blues Gerry Hannan (H/cap 12) had a fine 37 points to take first place.  In second was Marc Brunner (10) on 34 points and he also had the only 2 today from the longer tees.  Third place went to Declan Kelly (12) on 30 points.

From the white tees Pat Carty (23) continued his rollercoaster ride of scores with a fine 37 points for the win.  Second and third were decided on a count-back with Glenn Armitstead (17) pipping Michael Williams (12), both on 34 points.  There were no 2’s from the whites today.

Thursday, April 12, Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Mikael Anderson (14) 37pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (26) 32pts

3rd Gerry Hannan (12) 32pts

Another small group out here today at Eastern Star as most of our friends are out of town for Songkran.  As was to be expected, we found the course very quiet so we teed off early and got round quickly.  The course itself was in very good condition except that the greens had been cored and sanded but they were still ok.

We had only one player beat the course today and that was Mikael Anderson who was the very clear winner with a very good thirty-seven points, a good score on this difficult course.  We then had three players on thirty-two points and here Peter Henshaw won the count-back to come second and Gerry Hannan got third.  Ian Corcia also had thirty-two but lost out on the count back for a place on the podium but he had the consolation of having the only ‘2’ of the day.