THERE was an unseasonable warm northerly breeze blowing over the fairways at the Cummins Golf Course last Wednesday for the Sportspower Stableford competition.
It was a far cry from the week before when the very unpleasant wintry weather called for the day of golf to be cancelled.
Handicap breaks during the last fortnight saw Tiff Firth, Joyleen Pedler and Tracey Wooley all move down a stroke, making their day that much harder on Wednesday.
Leah Carr drove from the number 12 tee block and found the trees along the creek.
Liz Blacker also happened be on the other bank of the creek coming down the eleventh and heard the ball bounce up in the tree not far above her.
Carr called out to warn Blacker but unbeknown to Carr, the ball actually did come down on Blacker.
She did reassure Carr that she was an integral part of the course and Carr had the rub of Blacker on the green.
Carr had another golly gosh moment on the eighth sand scrape.
She over hit her ball while chipping onto the scrape and it zinged across the surface at a rate of knots.
Fortunately it pinged off the rake and came to rest near the lip of the sand bunker. If it was not for the rake Carr’s ball would have been off in the rough for sure.
Kathy Modra had a splendid 10-metre putt into the cup on the long 15-metre scrape.
Threesome players Leonie Phelps, Chris Koch and Joan Nelligan had a most enjoyable day round the course.
Phelps had a very impressive 50m chip on the 12th and watched her ball drop into the cup, which in turn got her a well-earned birdie for that hole.
Not to be outdone, Nelligan also had a very tidy chip into the cup.
Koch promptly recorded the moment with a phone camera with the other two kneeling around the cup showing the two balls and their runs into the cup as well.
Tiff Firth had a long putt from off the scrape to chip into the cup on the fast running eighth.
Sportspower division one was tied with three players on 32 stableford points each.
Kathy Modra won on a countback to runner-up Carmel Sheehan and Leah Carr.
Division two Sportspower winner was Chris Koch with her swag of 35 stableford points. Leonie Phelps picked up the runner-up Sportspower voucher with 30 points.
Eyre Travel Nearest the Pin winner for division one was Liz Blacker with a beautiful straight drive down 12.
Chris Koch claimed the Forbes Furniture pin on four for division two.
The novelty for the day was the second hit on nine.
With the northerly wind at her back, Leah Carr had a mighty drive followed by a sweet second to land on the shoulder of the scrape. She took out the chocolate bar for division one.
Chris Koch had two long and straight hits to win the choccie bar for division two.
Wednesday’s game is a stroke competition, the Patroness Trophy and the fourth round of the putting competition.
Leah Carr and Leonie Phelps are on tee duty and Fiona Dahlitz is the hostess.