Super Seniors Pennants
Monday 19th August @ The Grange
Today saw Camden travel to The Grange Golf Club where we played Port Kembla in a tough competition and sometimes in grinding conditions.
Today was even tougher than expected as the wind blew at times to the extent that it became difficult to stand and swing without miss hitting the ball. Other times the ball was moving on the greens with a little help from the winds and the slopes before stopping. In some cases it looked like several metres away from where it was originally expected to finish. However, the game today did see some good results, some very close results and some struggles in trying to overcome a good team and difficult conditions.
Once again, the results were even at four (4) games each. Several players redeemed themselves from last week by winning. Players results this week:-A new player "Wayne Shaw" finally said "OK I will play!" Played his first match with a good win. Well done Wayne!
Next week we play Campbelltown at Wollongong. Several players will not be available next week including myself as I will be in Mt Gambier playing in the Aust Indoor Bowls Championships. Steve O'Donnell will also be playing in QLD at the Aust Championship in Ten Pin Bowling. Good luck Steve! I have requested Nev Smith to fill in for me as manager and he has accepted.Peter Legge reporting.
Next Round, Monday 26th August @ Wollongong
We travelled down to Wollongong for the team to square up against Campbelltown for bragging rights in the Super Seniors Pennant. Peter Legge is away so I have returned as manager for around.
The Rams have had two halves so far this season so all players were aware that our season was essentially on the line.
David Kidd lead us out at Number Eight and was basically down in his match the entire round. David won two of the last three and squared the last to finish all square after eighteen.
Brian Thorn was silky smooth all day at Number Seven. No seventy year old should be that flexible. He was just to solid all day and eventually mauled his opponent 4/3.
Wayne Shaw played at Number Six and played wonderful golf. Some of his irons to the greens were simply fantastic. Wayne savaged his opponent 7/5. A very impressive performance for his first outing on the Wollongong course.
Bernard Allport played at Number Five and finished like a thoroughbred. Bernard was three down at one stage and made a fantastic finish to win his match 2 up. Following his caddy instructions to the T he came home with a wet sail winning the last five holes in a row.
Kenneth Bellman played at Number Four. Kenneth had a huge battle on his hands over the first nine. Everything Ken did his opponent matched or bettered. However our Kenneth just knuckled down, gritted his teeth and played sensationally over the back nine to win 2/1. An incredible effort to turn his match around for the win.
Danny Senko played at Number Three and played an old fox. However this senior ram had all the answers for his cunning opponent. Danny was strong off the tee, solid to the green and putted really well. A gritty performance on a difficult course. A terrific 4/3 win.
Joseph Smuk. Played at Number Two. What can one say. Joseph was Joseph. Played strong, done good! Hit fairways, hit greens and putting fantastically on foreign greens. When the going is tough you know Joseph will grit his teeth and fight. Joseph had to play all eighteen holes but just wore his opponent down with relentless golf. The eighteenth was possibly his best. Certainly his most clinical. Great drive. Well positioned second, perfect wedge - didn't have to putt! A wonderful win 2 up.
Neville Hoskin played Number One against one of the guns of our section. Brad Post is an extremely seasoned and well performed golfer who has represented Campbelltown for over thirty years in all Pennants. Neville knew he had to bring his A game and then some. He certainly brought his A game. Represented the Club with great golf and great sportsmanship. Nev eventually lost 3/2 but he certainly won the respect of his opponent with the quality of his game.
Overall we won: Camden 6 1/2 defeated Campbelltown 1 1/2. Just what the doctor ordered for our season. A great display of sportsmanship from the entire team. They remain undefeated this season. That is what they need to continue for the rest of their season. They certainly did our Club, themselves and sponsor Garry Campbell proud. Many thanks again Garry.
Yours in golf, Neville Smith Acting Manager