Barmera won its first Riverland Men`s A Grade Golf Pennant since 1983 when it defeated Renmark 3-2 in a close contest at Berri last Sunday.
The victorious Barmera side was captained by Will Swinstead whereas the 1983 team had been led by his father Richard, the Riverland Sportsperson of the Year in 1977/78.
In the Grand Final Swinstead defeated Corey Foreman 3/2, Doug Johns also won 3/2 against Jamie Coombe , Rod Bedford 7/5 over Mark Denti, Andrew Ivanovic lost to Michael Modlinski 5/3 and Tyson Swanbury went down to Braydon Jenke 2/1. Rod Bedford is an interesting newcomer to the Barmera club. Now off a six handicap he was reportedly off scratch earlier in his career at Margaret River , WA.
In B Grade Renmark defeated Loxton 4-1. G Morrison defeated A Pfeiler 3/1, C Hyde defeated T Edwards 2 up, P Ruston won 2 up against S Harris, R Burn lost to H Kara Ali 3/1 and M Lewan defeated D Cregan 5/4.
C Grade also went to Renmark against Berri 3-2. S Knight won 2/1 over W Thiele, J Sweet beat P Kemp 3/2, J Robertson won 1 up over J Penna, A Bryant lost to S Renfrey 1 up and A Jenke lost to C Sharam 6/4.