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2013-04-14: The Ridge GC-2BBB Stableford and 4th Round Single Match Play

Similar to last time at the Ridge, a very large number of players showed up for the early hit-off at 6:30 am (and BBQ afterwards at the Revesby Workers Bowling Club).

The practice putting and chipping green was in excellent condition and it seemed hard and fast greens was going to be the order of the day. To reduce difficulty level and ensure the round was played quickly, yellow tees (slightly shorter for the social golfer) was chosen for the days event. This was a popular decision.

The players experienced no delays when starting from the 10th tee and the speed of play for the rest of the day was pleasantly smooth for all concerned. As expected, the greens were rock hard and fast, and getting the ball to stop was extremely difficult. Again, walking the course was strenuous, but not as tough (and hot) as the first time we played the course several weeks ago.

The two book-ends of the club, Ryan Johnson and Brendan Vaughn, overpowered the course to be outright 2BBB winners with a huge score of 52 points. The highlight was Ryan’s birdie on the 16th hole par 4 for a 5 pointer (over 400 metres uphill) which is rated the hardest hole on the course. He hit monster drive then hybrid to get on the green. Great golf fellas.

Another noteworthy result was the in-form George Lattouf pairing with Joy Mesuria to score a very good score of 49 points for runners-up. Also, the match play semi finals concluded today with very tough battles all going to the last hole. Congratulations to Steve Vaughn and Ian Lindberg for their wins and commiserations to Mark Connolly and Claude Poletti for their loss.

The speedy play and excellent course conditions made the second time play on this course a more enjoyable experience for all players. All players should be commended for their efforts in speeding up play and ensuring the round was played in 4 hours.

After the round, majority of players went back to the Revesby Workers Bowling Club for drinks and BBQ. As usual, the delicious steaks and salad provided by the social committee was fantastic. In this regard, special thanks must go to Noel Connolly, John McDonald and Rossco Hamer for making the BBQ such a treat. We are very lucky golfers to be spoilt by these great guys 🙂

Individual results on the day:

Outright Winner: Ryan Johnson [21] & Brendan Vaughn [26] (52 pts)
Runners Up: George Lattouf [14] & Joy Mesuria [19] (49 pts)

GUZZLER’s CUP: John Varrica [11] & Brian Craven [21] (46 pts)

Nearest To Pins: G. Lattouf (5), S. Suzor (8), L. Sommer (11), N. Meyn (15)
Drive & Pitch: G. Lattouf (3)

BRADMANS: R. Cassin & B. Keen (40 pts)

4th Round SINGLE MATCH PLAY Results: Steve Vaughn defeated Mark Connolly (1 up)        Ian Lindberg defeated Claude Poletti (1 up)

B. Vaughn & R. Johnston

B. Vaughn & R. Johnston

J.Mesuria & G.Lattouf

J.Mesuria & G.Lattouf

J.Varrica

J.Varrica

B.Craven

B.Craven

R.Cassin & B.Keen

R.Cassin & B.Keen

 

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