Sharon Polzin, Lyn Bretherton, Penny Rowell, Carol Parsons and Marie Perkin were aiming to have a hit and hoping not to get wet when they played at the Hervey Bay Golf Club yesterday.
Sharon Polzin, Lyn Bretherton, Penny Rowell, Carol Parsons and Marie Perkin were aiming to have a hit and hoping not to get wet when they played at the Hervey Bay Golf Club yesterday. Alistair Brightman

Rain tees up new challenge

Hervey BayGolf Club

MOTHER Nature is showing no signs of giving up her grip of the course.

So we've had to do something to try and cope with the big wet.

With the course being so wet, we will play a composite layout, well, hopefully we will if it isn't raining.

Holes 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 are the only ones playable at this stage so we'll play them twice in a round.

Carts will still be allowed and areas have been roped off to stop them from nearing the greens.

I will personally be policing this.

When we have had the opportunity to play, the club tried something different as the greens had just been cored.

We held a 4-ball Ambrose event with two shotgun starts and two winners.

The two morning and afternoon fields both had over 100 players so the numbers were good and all enjoyed it.

A team from Craignish Golf Cub led by Charlie Saunders won the morning event with an impressive 11 under 59, winning by three shots.

The afternoon result was closer with Clem Cheshire, Bob Ryder, Joel Sucks, and Ric Russell winning by 3/8ths with nett 55.

Over 150 players braved the conditions last Saturday with Alex Haynes winning A-grade with 38 points, former member, Harvey Nichol, won B-grade (36) while Dave Curtis (36) won C-grade.

Stay dry.