Great weather and a Sandhurst North Course in great condition welcomed the 2017 Pennant Teams on Sunday. Strong performances from The Shag Bags 3.0 winning 3.5 of their 4 contests, Chelsea Heights Red, Under Pressure, Voltaradol, SGCC and Team Vision winning 3 of their 4 games, all gaining a valuable bonus point for winning their respective matches.
Four of the matches were halved, with the remaining teams needing to lift their game ahead of Round 2.
A COUPLE OF THINGS TO POINT OUT. . . This year we’ve decided to award 10 points for walk-overs, and not the 18 as has been the case in previous years. After consultation with Golf Victoria, there is no set rule for this and is at the discretion of the organiser. 18 is a big score and therefore unfair to the other two teams in the Group. Obviously we’d like to avoid this as much as possible and ask that teams be well organised prior to each round.
Pace of Play will also need to improve with some teams taking nearly 5.5 hours to complete their round. Waiting to watch the following group, using mobile phones for long periods and searching for lost balls beyond 5 minutes are all unacceptable and make it a very long day for most of us. Team Captains (lowest handicapper) are responsible for this and I ask that you push the group in front of you if they have more than a full hole clear ahead of them.
PENNANT ROUND 1 @ SANDHURST
|Hackers United||HALVED||The Woodsmen|
|Drive for Show, Putt for Dough||DEF BY||Chelsea Heights Red|
|Club Bogey||DEF||Every Hole’s a Goal|
|Never Up, Never In||HALVED||Ken Dodd’s Dog’s Dead|
|High, Soft & Fat||DEF||Sandbelt Saints|
|Under Pressure||DEF||Red Aces|
|Shag Bags 3.0||DEF||NOB’s|
|The Megg||DEF BY||SGCC|
|Fergy’s Fantastic Five||HALVED||Thinittowinit|
|3 Righty’s + 1 Lefty||HALVED||Sultans of Swing|
|Cheslea Heights Blue||DEF BY||Team Vision|