Last weekend Harden hosted Round 2 of the Summer Inter District Competition known as the Scott Fuller Shield with some 92 players from Harden, Cootamundra and Temora hitting the links in a Mixed Medley 4 Ball Stableford format, with team averages figuring towards the progressive pointscore after the three home-and-away rounds.
All three clubs fielded big teams with Harden bringing an amazing 18 pairs, Cootamundra fielding 14 pairs and Temora the same, which augered well for the two travelling teams who pick up travel points for getting above their field size quota.
Some big scoring occurred.
So with Harden winning Round 2 (46.25) from Temora (45.5) and then Cootamundra (43.583) the progressive pointscore is as follows, heading into the final round at Cootamundra on Sunday February 2: Harden 47.625 + 46.625 = 94.25; Temora 45.25 + 45.5 = 90.75; Cootamundra 29.667 + 43.583 = 73.25
Nomination sheets are on the bar, a bus has been organised and a good field size and showing at Cootamundra on February 2 will see Harden retain the Scott Fuller Shield. Push Harden.
Ron Page Quiet Achiever
A keen field showed for their Saturday Summer Stableford and serious on-course practise round for Sunday's Scott Fuller Shield.
With a good measure of the field playing better than their handicap despite not wanting to do too much damage before the Teams Event, one Ronald Ian Page jumped out to claim the day's event.
Ronnie put a quiet front nine together but came home to record 41 points, or five better than his handicap, to win the day.
Ron led by example just poking it up the middle consistently and cleaning up like Sadie around the greens.
Balls went back to 37 on a countback and were awarded to Kevin Hoppe (40), Darrell Cassidy (39), Tam Kennedy (37) and Ron Kerr (37).
Tam Kennedy missed the Bendigo Bank Hole in One but dropped one into just over two metres to claim the ball, before holing a nice birdie.
Waltzing Agronomist Wins Midweek
Jim Wright belted out a very impressive 34 stableford points around the Midweek 12-hole and 24-point par layout.
In second place and a fair whack back at 30 points but a tidy round six better than his handicap was Bob Martin on 30 stableford points.
Third place this week went to Marj Manwaring on 28 points - ALBY