On a beautiful sunny morning a smaller than usual field of only 44 players teed off for the Stroke and Putts event, the game also being the second and final round of the 2019 Tuross Veterans Golf championships. Winner on the day was Ian Wratten with a fine nett score of 31, beating home Bruce Martin on count back with the same score. Ken Hush took out third place on 32 on count back from Rob Nash, also with a 32. Balls or chocolates were won by Ross Hendy and Kevin Dukes on 33, Tim Starr and Ian Manton on 34, Peg Nevett and Les Johanson on 35, and finally Barry Hoban the lone 35 scorer.
Contributing to his good score, Ken Hush completed the nine holes with only 13 putts to win the day’s putting competition. Noel Fletcher, our second eldest player and this his first game back from a shoulder injury, took out the Bradman award, whilst nearest the pins were won by Mike Birks on the 6th, and Shirley Quinlan and Ian Miller on the 7th. Somewhat surprisingly none of the 44 players managed to hit the green on the 6th. This week’s Accuracy award was taken out by Chris Wratten.