Winners on handicapper’s radar

By Casey O'Connor

Warwick golfers played an SS -v- Par competition last Saturday and the scores were remarkable.

Having only his second club comepitition game and his first since February, Matthew Eastwell scored a sensational score of plus eight. His outstanding performance on Saturday earned him plenty of congratulations and was not missed by the handicapper. Eastwell found his handicap reduced for 25 on Saturday morning to 19 following an outstanding round.

His score was almost eclipsed by Rhys Farrell who shot a sensational four under off the stick for a plus seven result which would have landed him the prize on any other day. Matthews round did not escape the scrutiny of the handicapper. His handicap now reduced to 1.9. Last weekend’s winner Clayton Frank continues his excellent golf scoring plus five and was another to find his handicap reduced – now 10.7.

Congratulations to all three players. If you are being scrutinized by the handicapper, there should be no complaints as you must be playing excellent golf – it is a trade-off.

Both Ted and Trevor King scored plus three with Allan Matthews and Dave Speedy rounding out the ball run down with scores of plus two.

With so many in the field playing out of their skin in this round, playing to your handicap simply got you into the top 10 scores at best.

At the pro pin on the 13th Ray Dudley was the big winner collecting six balls. Mick Banks won five, Harrison Glasgow four, Peter Balfour three, Shaun Campbell two and Trevor King picked up the final ball.

Harrison Glasgow played his first game in 2021 the previous week and it was good to see among the winners this week.

Shaun Campbell won the 5fifth pin. Cody Haynes the seventh and ninth. Bert Bownds had success at the 11th and Clayton Frank the 16th.

This Saturday members play a single stableford event and on Sunday organisers will be eagerly checking the weather forecast as they prepare for the popular West School P & C Ball Ambrose event. It will be a fun event with lots of prizes and the obligatory sausage sizzle and much more. There are two shotgun starts options – the first at 7.30am and then at 11.30am start options.