A continuation of our severe heat wave saw numbers down at the Loxton Golf Club for a Stableford competition last Saturday and those that did venture out from under the airconditioner got away to an early start when temperatures were at least ‘reasonable’.
Veteran Peter Harman was one that did brave the elements and he was obviously in a hurry to get finished—probably anxious to get home for lunch.
Harman gained 40 stableford points to win on a countback from Tim Vivian. Playing off a handicap of 7 he fired 75 off the stick including 11 pars and 2 birdies. His first birdie was at the par 5 sixth hole when he reached the green in regulation then launched a long down hill putt. He also birdied the 18th when he landed a seven iron approach to set up a 7 foot putt.
19 points on the back nine clinched the countback as Vivian scored 17 when he faded after 23 on the front nine. His front nine included 5 pars.
Meanwhile nearly gate crashing the party was John Henwood, who struggled on the front 9, but stormed home with4 pars and birdies at 10 and 15 to grab 23 points onthe last 9.
Sabine Grein made few errors with five holes for 3 points in winning the women’s competition with 33 points one clear of Jenny Patching.
In a Wednesday Stableford Andrew Hume, with his handicap of 2, again parred the course with 72 off the stick for 38 points one in front of Hassan Kari Ali 35.
The women played a 9 hole Stableford with Jenny Patching’s 17 giving her the win from Yvonne Tatt 16.