The annual Sanderson Memorial Day was run by the Rugby Union Club on Saturday. This is a 4-Ball Ambrose event that brings many rugby players, some of whom are older, out for a bit of fun before the season commences.
This year, 60 players enjoyed the golf. The higher than expected scores seemed to reflect the overall skill level, with very few highlights for individual brilliance.
The winners were the team of Glasson, Matters, Haggarty and Wallder, playing off a handicap of 11 3/8 which produced a net score of 57 5/8. Runners-up were T West, C Moore, J Stewart and J Dobell with a nett score of 58 7/8. The third placed team was D Culley, B Parker, G Collits and K Sanderson (59.6), with 4th being C Alley, N McMillan, A Alley and L Alley on 60 ¼.
The organisers were a little disappointed with the numbers, although they did understand that there were many players away.This Memorial Day is an important event, held to remember those players and families who were affected by the Bali Bombings. As such it is a record in the history of the Rugby Union Club and hopefully will be supported for many years to come.
The Stableford Medley on Sunday was well supported with nearly a dozen players participating. The winner was Jill Cripps with 38 points and the runner-up was Paul Pymont on 36 points.
The ball sweep went to Neil McMillan (35 points) on count back.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – B Drabsch, 18th – M Wood. The ASI Capital-sponsored Summer Sixes Competition Grand Final will be held on 7th April, with play commencing at about 2pm.
Players and guests are invited to come out and watch the teams contesting the grand final and be ready for the presentation that immediately follows play.
By Short Putt