McPherson continues hot form
GYMPIE veteran Bob McPherson continued his excellent weekend form when he won the B Grade monthly medal stroke event last Wednesday at Gympie Pines.
On Sunday, McPherson carded an impressive 47 stableford points to win his division and he followed that up this week with an impressive 63 nett.
In wet and miserable weather, the retired maths teacher held his nerve in the trying conditions to card an 82 gross, one of his best ever ‘off the stick’ scores.
“I’m currently playing off 19, but my score today will definitely put me in the handicapper’s cross hairs” he chuckled.
“I must have been playing well because I also won the hole 16 accuracy shot.”
McPherson’s excellent scoring will almost certainly move him into the Vet’s A Grade ranks.
John Ireland was the B grade runner up while evergreen morning’s player Don Cappetti won the A Grade medal with a nett 67 defeating the unlucky Don Griggs on a countback.
Cappetti’s win also meant that he triumphed in the A Grade ‘medal of medals’ championship where all players who have won a monthly medal through the year compete for an annual trophy.
The ageless Fred Pooley won the B Grade ‘medal of medals’ with a nett 66. Ray Lindsay and Gavin Jensen supplied trophies for the day.
Ball rundown to 73: Fred Pooley, Bryan Stallard, Phil Barry, Ray Rigbye, Ray Lindsay, Greg Gooding, Larry Parshall, Tony Johnson, Lester Pettit, Derek Appleford, Perry Pyke, and Peter Newth.
Next Tuesday, Gympie Veterans will host Maryborough with an 0930 shotgun start, while on Wednesday members will play a single stableford.
On Thursday, Gympie will travel to Noosa Springs for the annual match up against Tewantin-Noosa where both clubs compete for the coveted John Madill trophy.