By Casey O'Connor
Stanthorpe Sporters played the back nine last Sunday for the weekly Sporters nine-hole competition.
Conditions were very pleasant, no wind, the sun was shining, and good scores were expected.
Dick Hilton has only recently returned from holidaying up north and that warmer weather must have had a positive effect on his game as he produced the best result of the morning.
Dick had a steady round and a par at the 17th hole was very helpful and he returned nett 25 to claim first place.
Playing in the same group was Mark Lynam who secured the runner’s up spot with nett 27.
His score could have been better if not been for a triple bogey at the 13th.
The run down went to Aaron Simmers who was another two shots back on nett 29.
His score for the day was also good enough to take the best gross prize on the day.
Two pin shots on offer, however no one managed to score at the 12th hole.
At 17, Reese Bannon hit his tee shot to within a metre of the pin to take the ball on offer for the pin shot.
With a birdie on offer, his putt managed to miss the hole, but a par was on the card.
The Sporters esteemed leader, President Thorny has finally had his motor repaired and is back on the road expected be back in Stanthorpe soon.
No doubt there will be plenty of tales to recount as he resumes his golfing career and.
On Sunday, Sporters play the front nine Tee off is from 7.30am and as the club’s mixed foursome and as the Mixed Foursomes championship follows, all play will be from the first tee.
Everyone is welcome to join the Sporters group for nine holes of entertainment and golf each and every Sunday morning.