Ben Veitch had the best score across all three grades in Saturday's golfing competition at Gloucester Country Club, no doubt celebrating better than most the quickly improving course conditions.
The day itself was clear skied for the most part and nicely warm for most of the day with temperatures in the low 20s. The gusty winds of the past few days continued throughout the day doing much to dry out the heavier parts of the course affected by recent rain. There was a noticeable extra bit of run for a well het shot something that is set to get even better during the coming weeks one hopes.
The day itself was the occasion of an Individual Stableford in three grades sponsored by club member Steve Burns who, as it happens, was locked away in Sydney and unable to be present. He was missed by all those at the day's presentation, none less so than his regular playing companion Ben Veitch, whose 38 points was well clear on the competition in A grade as well as being the top score across all grades.
In B grade ,the winner was John Parish with 37 points and there was a three-way tie at the top of C grade which saw Rick Paff take the trophy with a score of 35 points.
Balls in the associated ball competition were won by Ben Veitch 38, David Parish and John Parish, 37; Rick Paff, Kev Arney and Mitch Young also won a ball each for their trouble with the last ball going to Mike Howard with his 34 points.
The Super Sevens competition for the week ending Friday July 23 was won by Rob Moore with 19 points on a count back from Chris Pritchard whose 19 points lead the ball count ahead of Joost Werz, Phil Hawkins and Noel Cook, 17, and Peter Buettel, Glyn Rees and Ian Maggs all with 16 points.
On Saturday July 31, Gloucester Golf Club is holding an Individual Stableford an event sponsored by Avon Valley Meats; the following Saturday, it being August 7 and the first Saturday of the month, is the August Monthly Medal an Individual Stroke event with the Medal to the best individual net score across all grades; there are also net and gross in all three grades.