By Casey O'Connor
There was a definite chill in the air on the Stanthorpe Golf Course last Sunday morning and Stanthorpe Sporters rugged up well for their early morning nine hole comp.
No one seemed to be in a rush to tee off preferring to wait for it to get a little warmer.
When this didn’t happen some very stiff and quick swings were noticed and a few high scores to match.
One player who wasn’t affected by the cold was Brendon Barker.
He returned the Best Nett score of 22 and added topped that off by returning the Best Gross score, 38 for the nine holes.
To round out his trifecta he won the pin at the 12th hole and collected the ball on offer.
Mick Irwin makes good use of his handicap and often appears in the prize winners list.
This time it was as runner up after returning nett 24.
Paul Armstrong featured in the run down with nett 26 and collected the ball for nearest the pin at 17.
I hear that the ball finished very close to the hole leaving a very easy tap in for birdie.
Sporters President Ray Thorn will be missing in action for a few weeks heading off on a caravan holiday no doubt searching for warmer golf courses.
In the meantime, the rest of the Sporters faithful will be playing the front nine next Sunday and hoping for a return speedy return to warmer conditions on the Stanthorpe course.
Fortunately, the outlook is a little brighter with none of those nasty winds on the horizon however there could be a bit of moisture around (again).
Don’t forget tee off is from 7.30 – 8am (depending on the weather conditions) and remember everyone including non-golfers and visitors will be made very welcome.