Twenty-four intrepid veteran golfers took on the beautiful Gloucester Golf Course on Tuesday 29 June and, quite frankly, took a drubbing for their trouble. Indeed, there was daylight between a decent handicap score and the top scores of the day. Bruce Fraser had the honour of staggering over the line ahead of the pack after multiple countbacks,
The event was an Individual stableford sponsored by Judy and Keith Caldwell on a day that was near perfect for golf. The course was in its best condition and the weather was mild and welcoming ... a genuine no excuses day.
Bruce Fraser won with 32 stableford points on a three-way countback from runner up, Steve Burns 32, and John Herd also on 32 points leading the ball count. Mike Howard, Roy Crichton and Peter Wildblood all had 31 points for their efforts; Bert Newman picked up the last ball available with his score of 29 points. Nearest-to-the-Pins were won by Roy Crichton at the 4th and 13th holes and by Sally Higgins and Roy Crichton at the 6th and 15th holes.
On Tuesday July 6, the Gloucester Veteran Golfers are playing a Four Ball Aggregate Stableford, and the following Tuesday July 13 Johanna and Col Ware are sponsoring an individual stableford.