LAST Sunday the all conquering Harden Yellow pennants team set off to Temora for their semi final match up against West Wyalong B.
Despite all the rain through the week, Temora put on fine weather and that fantastic food their Auxilliary Committee is famous for, in order to host both semi finals in the men’s handicap division.
In a sterling result for Harden, our boys have barn stormed into the final with a close but solid win over the Wyalong boys by four matches to one. Wins for Harden included a strong match by Tam Kennedy (up 4/3), Craig Filmer at the 20th (after chipping in on 18 to stay alive), Peter Steinke (3/2) and Graham Williams (1 up) with Ronny Page being the unlucky loser after a waltz up the `19th.
In the other semi final, the result was a little more solid with Cootamundra downing the chaps from Young by five matches to nil. Who knows, the boys from Young may have struggled with no hills to play on?
The final is scheduled for this Sunday and advice just in from the SWDGA is that the match has been scheduled at Young versus Cootamundra for the flag. It has been a fair while since a SWDGA pennant has adorned the club house walls and there is no better time than now to bring it on.
Mail has it that the Harden Blue team who exited the competition in round three due to illness and injury problems plaguing their team, are now fit and well and looking for vengeance after the pennants season concludes.
While the old Nudge Grudge format may be lost for a while, I think a new one is about to be re-born. Could be a great day out if we can get it organised with a barbecue and a trophy.
Good Luck this Saturday chaps and win well.
The BP Blitz
On Saturday at home, our event for the day ended up being a 4 ball best ball stableford with a draw for mixed partners. Thank you ladies for a strong roll up and thanks especially to Peter at BP for the trophies.
With form she wishes she carried into Sunday, Maryanne Fitzgerald carried Tim Beveridge to the win (or something like that). Maryanne and Tim had a solid 44 points in icy conditions to just edge out Ian Clarke-Bruce and his partner Pat Walker on 43 points and also Freddy Douglas and June Spencer also on 43 points. Balls were rewarded to the fast finishing and tied seconders.
As reported last week our ladies competed at home against Boorowa last Sunday. Her eminence, the mayor of Boorowa, capably led her charges to a surprise victory over the home team by four matches to one.
Unlucky on the day were Toni, June, Maryanne and Beth while Pat got a win and proved that it was a mere sniffle midweek and nothing to hold her back from golf.
For the ladies this week, the program has a par event scheduled on Saturday for a committee trophy.
For the gents, this Saturday is set to be an individual stroke for Mr Peter Orr’s trophy.
See you there.