Saturday, with its bitter icy wind, saw a reduction in field size to the hardy crew who braved the day, and that were not away doing the family Queen's Birthday or cracker night gig.
The event was a long weekend medley stableford and with the combination of the tough, firm track, fast greens and the icy polar blast conditions, it was a tough day out.
In results forwarded to the scribe, it would appear that breaking or even playing to handicap is at a premium at present, with nobody in Saturday's crew able to achieve.
This augers well for a very tough Harden Open in two weeks time, when our course will show its true colours to the best of the South West and visitors already booked in.
Kevin Hoppe won the day and was three whole points better than runner-up, Herb Manwaring.
Kevin, on a rather low handicap, managed to play within 2 shots of that, recording 34 stableford points. Herby managed 31 points and led the ball comp, ahead of David James and Daniel McGrath, who both brought home 30 point rounds.
Kevin's club card has been credited with his winning divvie, whilst balls will be available from the bar if not already collected.
We are again scheduled for a mixed medley individual stableford this Saturday and players are encouraged to register their place in the field either via the Golf Genius App or by a call to our smiling bar staff, whom I am assured have been trained in the ways of the App, in order to assist.
As well, it is the final weekend for Dempster Cup round one matches completion. If you still have to play a match, it's time to Git Er Done!
Harden men's open and mixed 4BBB day
In two weekends time, being the last weekend in June (26th & 27th) we see our annual GO Kruger Trust Harden Men's Open. Saturday will see a 4BBB stableford conducted in scratch, men's and medley brackets, with all welcome to enter.
On Sunday, we see the best of the South West converge on Harden for the annual Men's Open Championship. Events in scratch, stableford, front 9 and back 9 categories are on offer, whilst there will be nearest the pins and longest drives on offer also.
The link for registration is on the club's website or on the Golf Genius App where registration and payment is quite straightforward, making registration for the day quite easy.
Australian 2 man ambrose championships by Bendigo Bank Harden
In our 31st year and post the COVID lockdowns, the club and our special partners at Harden Bendigo Bank (our community bank) are delighted to announce entries are now open for players to nominate for our big weekend in September.
Our prior 29 years of champions have been specifically invited, our past entrants have been given emails and texts and now all and sundry are welcome to visit our webpage and nominate your two-man team to enter the party event.
We have a whopping $6000 in prizemoney on offer. We have a car prize for first to hole in one the 18th green, we have novelty events but most importantly, at Harden Country Club (the place where good sports meet) we have fun each and every year for the longest running and most prestigious ambrose event in Australia.
Will you be there too ?