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The Country Classic (featuring the Tweed Jacket)

Riverside Oaks – Sunday, 19 July 20, 8:00am, $85 each

The Event

Rules for the day:

A very foggy start to a beautiful day but everyone eventually recovered their drives from the first tee and we were off.  18 Smergs and 1 visitor should be a record for The Classic and possibly for any other Smergs major. Results were close with last year's winner Alan Waddington desperately trying to retain The Jacket but losing on a countback to relatively new Smerg, Declan O'Donovan.  Declan's golf is a pleasure for all to witness and we are hoping the win will spur him to get up early for golf on a Sunday morning more often in future.  Declan's longest drive on the 10th must also have been a record!

In the lucrative (3 balls) teams event the phantom helped John's Team 5 to a handy win.  The traditional coloured survival  ball event was as hard to pick as ever.  Team leaders Declan and Ricky B put their teams' ball into the lake on the 1st to take the pressure off the rest of their teams.  Teams 1 and 5 each survived through to the 12th hole but Nick's Team 4 easily won when their ball survived 18 holes and scored 34 points!  Another record??

The Croc put in a guest appearance courtesy of Croc minder and last minute withdrawal Ken Miller.  Declan was given the honour of touching the Croc, as he will no doubt never win it, before it was presented to Steve Figgis.

TD Rob

2020 Results

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 S’ford

Back 9 S‘ford

Total S’ford

 1 

 Alan O'Donovan

4 12 11 23

86 points

 Peter Thornton 21 15 15 30
   David Thornton (vis) 21 6 14 20

 

 John Webb 

24 17 13 30

 2

 Declan O'Donovan 5 15 22 37

80 points

 Neil McLaren 22 16 9 25

  

 Mike Bell 25 11 7 18
   Rick Chadwick 32 12 21 33

 3

 Rick Butler 7 11 18 29

84 points

 Tim Becker 22 17 14 31

  

 Gary Skulander 25 14 19 33
   Rob Lowndes 31 18 14 32

 4

 Nick Hillyard 20 11 16 27

79 points

 Alan Waddington 23 21 16 37

  

 Steve Urwin 26 16 19 35
   Steve Figgis 29 9 4 13

 5

 John Ferreira

20 16 12 28

90 points

 James Halliday 28 16 19 35
   Steve Penny 29 12 24 36

The Prizes:

 Best Individual  Declan O'Donovan (14 balls)  Front 9 Individual  Alan Waddington (8 balls)
 Back 9 Individual  Steve Penny (8 balls)  NTP 8th  Rick Butler (2 balls)
 Longest Drive 10th  Declan O'Donovan (2 balls)  NTP  11th  Alan O'Donovan (2 balls)
 Survival Ball  Team 4 (2 balls ea)  Best Team  Team 5 (3 balls ea)
 The Croc  Steve Figgis (2 balls)    

The Photos:

2019 Winner Alan Waddington presents The Tweed Jacket to Declan O'Donovan

The participants look into the fog....

Steve Urwin deciding on point of entry on 1st hole

Rob hits off 1st in front of adoring fans

18th fairway residents

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