By Casey O'Connor
Warwick Sporters were faced with howling westerly winds last Wednesday for the Hawker Road Function centre trophy round.
Only 38 brave or slightly crazy souls faced the starter including two visitors probably blown in from Pittsworth GC.
Trevor was especially recognisable in his Ronald McDonald trousers.
On a day where in addition to the wind the course was still showing the effects of the recent rain, Terry Bennett who has been out of the winners list for a while strangely found the conditions to his liking.
Bennett returned 38 points for the round and them rolled Doug Rickert (38) in a countback to claim victory.
The shortened ball rundown saw balls to Bryan Slattery 37, and Danny Lyons, Clive Pulley, Daffy Hynes and visitor Trevor all returned 36 points.
NTP’s went the way of Trevor from Pittsworth on the fifth, his mate Bill also from Pittsworth collected on the seventh and 16th.
At the Pro pin on the 11th balls were collected by the Loin King (3) and Eddy Raets (2) and at the 13th by Scott McLennan (3) and Chainsaw Al (2).
On Wednesday Sporters play for the Warwick Hotel Trophy (look for results in the next edition). A reminder that the following Wednesday is the annual QPS Legacy Charity Day.
This popular and long running charity day is mainly organised by Sporters member Sgt Shane Reid. There is a time sheet in the Pro Shop for this event so be sure to get your name in asap.
And finally, the origin of the Sporters golfing thought for the day probably has a bit to do with last week’s conditions. “It’s hard to look cool in winter and stay warm when you’re a golfer in Warwick.”