Venue: Altaona Golf Course
Date: December 23rd
It was a beautiful sunny day and the course was in great condition. It was the first time we had played on this 9 hole course. The greens were in great condition if a little fast. There were 20 players on the day.
The scoring format was Stableford Full Handicaps.
The winner in Section A with an outstanding score of 40 points was Jim Niblo.

In second place on 35 points was Russ Conley.
Third place on 29 points was Ian Stewart.

The Section B winner was Barry Barton on 34 points.

Second was Paul Allsop on 30 points.
Third place on 28 points was Andy Distance.

Nearest the Pin on hole 3 was BrianTape and on hole 17 there was no winner.

Scoring was difficult on this challenging course, especially as the greens were quite fast! Well done to all; there were some great golfing performances. We played off the yellow tees on the first nine holes and off the blue tees on the second nine holes.

After some liquid refreshment in the clubhouse the prize giving commenced. Unfortunately some players had to leave early so I am sure if they attend our next outing any prizes due can be collected.

We are always pleased to welcome guests new and old so don’t hesitate to get your friends along to play on our next Golf Day.

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Ian Stewart