A small field of 47 players, including 3 visitors, entered for the Stroke and Putts event. Perhaps the ongoing nearby bushfires and attendant high smoke levels was a deterrent for many regular Vets who might otherwise have played. Winner on the day was Greg Thornton with an excellent nett score of 30. Greg was followed home by Greg Ware and Greg Smith on 31, and then Ken Hush on 32 0n count back. Balls or chocolates were won by Terry Lunn on 32, Mike Birks, Ron Hanlon, Tim Starr and David Williams on 33, and finally Graham Moore, Ian Manton and Steve Johnston on 34.

Bruce Martin won the putting competition on count back from Leonie Snodgrass and Ken Hush, all three players managing to get round the nine holes with only 11 putts each. This week’s Bradman award went to Robin Green, whilst nearest the pins went to Peter McRae on the 4th, Graham Moore on the 6th, and to Chris Wratten and Neal Watson on the 7th. Neal Watson capped off a good morning by also taking out the Accuracy drive award.

A highlight of the day was young 14 year old Lachlan Nordsvan being presented by hole in one sponsor Michael Godford, the Tuross Motel proprietor, with his award for scoring a hole in one on the fourth hole the week before. This comes after Lachlan recently won the National Under 15 Schoolboys Open in Sydney, a real feat for a talented junior golfer.