Ron Pitts outplays younger field to claim Spud's Carpentry Trophy

Accolades: Winner of the stableford event Ron Pitts, sponsor Mike 'Spud' Spadaccini and runner-up Matt Woods. Photo: Supplied.

Accolades: Winner of the stableford event Ron Pitts, sponsor Mike 'Spud' Spadaccini and runner-up Matt Woods. Photo: Supplied.

With much anticipated rain forecast for Saturday's competition, it was a well rugged up group of players keenly awaiting the commencement of the day's event, the Spud's Carpentry trophy, a stableford event.

With the sponsor being Spuds Carpentry it would be expected that the winner would need to nail their woods and their chips would need to be "hot'. One player whose short game has been legendary over the years is Ron Pitts; and again Pitts has proven that a good golfer, like a good wine, improves with age. The nonagenarian blitzed the field with 89 off-the-stick and a nett score of 37 points.

The remainder of the field couldn't catch Pitts, but with most of the other players aged in their 60's, had some consolation that they have over 30 years to fine tune their game. Runner-up on the day was Matt Woods with 35 points on a countback from Kevin Smith.

Avon Valley Toyota Novelties: Nearest the pins - No. 6 Kevin Smith; No. 9 Steve Dinka; No. 12 Phil Becker; No. 14 Mike Spadaccini. Best third shot - No. 5 Brian Gogan; No. 15 Matt Woods; No. 18 Gary Balt. Brian Gogan paid for his new golfing wardrobe by sinking a five metre putt on No. 17 to win the money hole.

Next week's fixtures: Wednesday scroungers; Saturday, June 29 - Par (timesheet).