Saturday was an extraordinarily warm early spring day off course at Harden, yet on course it was as hot as late January when the scoring was analysed at the end of the day.
Members and a couple of visitors from Cootamundra competed for a club individual stableford on a drying track and with the recently cored greens settling in just nicely.
Conditions were ripe for a great scoring day.
Michael Baldry took advantage of the conditions and posted a career-best round of 80 off the stick - 10 better than his handicap - for a massive 46 points.
All the planets have aligned for Baldry, who most agree has the swing to be a lot lower marker. Obviously, this round saw him focused for the whole of the 18-hole round.
Baldry ended up five points better than runner-up Ashley Hall, who had a rock solid 41 points.
Hall has been posting some good golf rounds of late and would be a prize catch in a summer competition team, which is just around the corner.
Hall led off the ball comp with his 41 points and then came the next players all tying on 40 points: Andrew Jones, Herby Manwaring, and Darrell Cassidy.
It was amazing to see that you needed to shoot four better than your handicap to take a ball.
The Bendigo Bank Hole in One did not go off in the midst of all of the great scores, yet the ball went to Darrell Cassidy at 4.5m.
All the planets have aligned for Baldry, who most agree has the swing to be a lot lower marker. Obviously, this round saw him focused for the whole of the 18-hole round. Baldry ended up five points better than runner-up Ashley Hall, who had a rock solid 41 points.
This Saturday, the club's gents will be competing for the October Monthly Medal hosted by Fuller Transport. Medals in both A & B grades; event winner and the Guzzlers Mug will be on the line on a very receptive golf course.
It is a single stroke event and all members are welcome.
The ladies may have a roll-up stableford on Saturday, yet Tumut is hosting the South West ladies tournament this year and Harden always tries to support the regional golf event.
See you on course.