Kempton shines at Eastern Star

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Lorraine Percy & Tony Cook.
Lorraine Percy & Tony Cook.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Oct. 1, Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Martin Kempton (11) 39pts

2nd Denis Steele (14) 38pts

3rd Lorraine Percy (33) 31pts

4th Tony Cook (27) 31pts

Near Pins: Alex Field, Kevin Kennedy, Martin Kempton, Brad Jacobson.

Long Putts: Denis Steele, Denis Steele.

Two buses and a couple of cars ferried today’s golfers to this lovely course. The trip itself was uneventful. Plenty of overnight rain left punters worried that carts would not be allowed on the course but despite a heavy ground, they were. Thus playing conditions were in our favour although ‘lift, clean & place’ was the order of the day.

We played from the yellow tees and the starter decided to send us from the 10th thus playing the back nine first. We had a booked tee time of 10.24 but our first groups were sent off well before 10.00. Two other groups that had a 10am booking then turned up so the starter sends them off from the 10th also. Now with the times being cocked and the last two of our groups being delayed, they did not get to finish their rounds as the rain had hit and it was impossible to finish!

Martin Kempton took the top prize today, beating his playing partner Denis Steele by a single point. Third and fourth both returned with the same scores, Lorraine Percy got the nod over Tony Cook.

Thursday, Oct. 4, Greenwood – Stableford

1st Alex Field (17) 37pts

2nd Glenn Henriksen (12) 36pts

Near Pins: Denis Steele, Bruce Walters.

Greenwood never disappoints us, a great course at a great price and with the weather we have been having this was in good condition. There were to be no carts on course but one has to say going on reports the track was not too bad. We did choose to play “lift clean & place” on fairways thru to the greens.

Being allotted courses A & C we attacked from the yellow tees as we were unaware of the run of the course. With just eight players today we were paying first and second only, we also decided to knock out the Long Putts for the day.

It was Alex Field that used the conditions better than most and having not greeted the judges in a while he returned with a very healthy score of 37 points. Second home was Glenn Henriksen only one point a drift from Alex.