Harden golf club news, August 3, 2017

BUSINESS AS USUAL: Micheal Baldry remains cool, calm and collected in the lead-up to Club Championships. Picture: Jody Potts

BUSINESS AS USUAL: Micheal Baldry remains cool, calm and collected in the lead-up to Club Championships. Picture: Jody Potts

THE final shake out week before Club Championships is used by some to work on certain aspects of their game, by some to just let it hang all out before the four serious rounds start, and to some is just business as usual. Michael Baldry fits the latter category.

NTP: Herby Manwaring, Ron Page and Michael Baldry. The Bendigo Bank Hole in One was not claimed but Manwaring took NTP with a deft little shot into 4.9m.

NTP: Herby Manwaring, Ron Page and Michael Baldry. The Bendigo Bank Hole in One was not claimed but Manwaring took NTP with a deft little shot into 4.9m.

Michael’s deliberate system of play has proved very successful for him this year and has seen him take a few of the club’s biggest trophies on offer. 

On the cusp between B & C grades presently, this week’s win may have tracked Michael into B Grade and his form of late would indicate that he is a firm chance of being in the hunt for the much coveted MacLean Gold Cup for best overall net score, regardless of grade – for the whole of the championships four rounds.

Michael has played three better than his handicap and taken the day’s event proudly sponsored by Peter Orr, with 39 stableford points. 

Brian Wales is raising some eyebrows of late with a return to form ready for August. 

Brian shot 37 stableford points to be runner up for the day. 

Another of this year’s form players was in the mix with Herby Manwaring shooting 36 points for 3rd, whilst Michael McPake and Ian Bruce recorded 35 points to also be in the balls.

The Bendigo Bank Hole in One was not claimed but Herby Manwaring took nearest the pin with a deft little shot into 4.9m.

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CLAIMING his second event for the year now, and part of the outlaw gang that controls midweek bushranger School, Ron Fuller Snr has claimed Midweek Glory once more.

Ron has recorded a tidy little score of seven below his handicap and 31 stableford points for the 12 hole track.  This is hot scoring midweek, midwinter!  So hot that Ron has been docked all of the 7 shots and sees a further cut to his diminishing handicap. 

This sees Ron resume duties next week on 22 handicap.

Jim Wright has continued his comeback in fine form also, recording 28 stableford points around the par 24 layout.  Peter Steinke and Ian Bruce have shot two under their handicap for 26 points and Bill Kildea has also beat his handicap with 25 points.

A friendly reminder from the Midweek Organising Committee that if you have not paid at the bar and taken the extra time to ensure that your name is marked up in the book, it cannot be considered for the goodies. It just takes 30 seconds more before tee times so please all, attention to detail.