TRADER’S Day has traditionally been the endurance event of the year at Northam Golf Club, starting at sunrise and finishing well after 5pm.
With 36 holes of par, it is enough to test the mental and physical strength of all players.
At the half-way mark, two groups had the early lead: Rob Lucy and Grant Scollay, and Richards and Stewart, both with plus eight, closely followed by Spadaccini /Bray and Gogan/Bowen both with plus seven.
Often early leaders cannot maintain the momentum and fade out in the second round but not in the case of the pairing of Scollay and Lucy, who added another plus eight to the morning round to win outright with plus 16 for the day.
Runners-up also played strongly all day, Peter Richards and Cameron Stewart with rounds of plus eight and plus six totalling plus 14.
Third were Brian Gogan and Phil Bowen with plus 12.
Gross winners with minus four and minus three totaling minus seven were Daniel Negus and Rob Sargeant.
The winners of the afternoon round were Neil James and Peter Locke with plus eight.
Novelties: On 1 long putt C McGregor, on 2 best second shot B Smart, 3 best third shot >18 handicap R Errington, 4 long putt D Jezierski, 5 long drive D Negus, 6 nearest the pin P Bray, 8 best second shot G O’Driscoll, 9 nearest the pin G O’Driscoll, 10 long putt D Jezierski, 11 best second shot P Bowen, 12 nearest the pin Milo, 13 long putt D Oliver, 14 nearest the pin G Skehan, 15 long drive >18 handicap C Stewart, 16 best second shot G O’Driscoll, 17 long putt M Spadaccini, 18 best third D Negus, NAGA R Pitts and A Kean with minus 1.
Obviously good communication skills aren’t needed to play good golf.
Runners-up Richards and Stewart were up receiving their trophy when Richo revealed during his acceptance speech that he thought his partner’s name was Stewart Cameron (not Cameron Stewart), calling him Stewart all day.
Richo finished his speech by thanking the others in his playing group, Becker Phil and Schutz Mike.
Speciales Smash Repairs Trophy – Stableford.
Melissa Dasborough outplayed the field of men to win the day’s event with a score of 39 points.
Runner-up was Bruce Smart with 35 points.
Novelties: Nearest the pin on 9 M Dasborough, nearest the pin 14 Peter Richards.
Next week’s fixtures:
June 23: MJW Air Conditioning Trophy.
June 24: Mixed Foursome Championships 27 holes Purslowe Tinetti Funerals trophy.