LAST Sunday saw the ladies culminate their final round of club championships in almost unseasonably warm conditions.
Taking out her 30th title, missing only one or two in the last 32 years, by a stunning 18 shot margin over this years second round format, was Jeanette Elliott.
Proving her consistency as well as her longevity, Jeanette finished the championships with rounds of 82 and 85 for a 167 aggregate off the stick.
Jeanette finished clear of a fast charging Ev Shea for the overall honours, just pipping her buddy Maryanne Fitzgerald by one shot.
Ev also picked up runner up on a countback on day two for the day's event.
Likewise on a consistency note, the best nett for the championships winning the event on both days, was the super straight and demon putter Pat Walker.
Pat finished her championships with rounds of 70 nett and 74 nett to win the prestigious Ness Flanery Memorial Trophy. Beth Kuhn picked up a ball in the second days event along with Ev.
Saturday's Men's Monthly Medal
The July Monthly Medal and Guzzlers Mug was contested by the blokes on Saturday for the Cooper's Choice Cuts Butchery Trophy.
All of the men wholeheartedly thank Coops for his ongoing support of golf in our town.
Twenty eight golfers turned out to take advantage of the glorious weekend weather and found that despite calm conditions, scoring was super tough for the third month in a row now.
This is a credit to the volunteers as the course is growing, groomed and playing to its full championship potential in time for upcoming hosting of South West events.
For the second month in a row, the ever present Tom Darmody has shown that marriage and golf do agree, bringing home the bacon by winning the Mug and the B Medal again (that is a poor pun, Butchery Trophy win and bacon) with a 68 nett.
The A Grade Medal was also won by one of our most consistent golfers for the season in Geoff Bates. Geoff had a 71 nett and played to his handicap to claim the A Grade medal.
The best scratch score for the day was recorded by the resurgent Darryl Cassidy having a highly respectable 79 off the bat.
Balls went all the way back to 75 nett proving how tough scoring was, and these were rewarded to Geoff Bates, Daryl Cassidy, Tim Beveridge, Tam Kennedy, the weapon Freddy Douglas, Graham Martin-Dye, and Todd Elliott.
As reminded last week, I hope the gents have lined up their partners for the first round of the mixed foursomes to be held this Saturday. Players are encouraged to get the mixmaster out and whip up something to put on a plate and bring something to nibble on after the round for some Club fellowship. I hear Tam Kennedy's Scottish ANZAC's are something to be tasted. Maybe even Brucey can knock up his wild and much famed Pennants and Tourny style soup . . .
Of special note is that round two on the following Sunday is that round two being held in conjunction with the South West Mixed Foursomes Championships. So it is time to get set this weekend ready for the following, if you can handle the mixed gruesome's format.
Also for the ladies this week, the program has an individual stroke set for Sunday for a club trophy.
No doubt a ball comp or a wicked game of skins can be set for the gents if you turn up on Sunday for a game as well.