Springwood golfers struggle in the elements at inter-club event

Victoria sent it's harsh winter weather conditions north to NSW for the Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association (WSRVGA) Inter-Club event at Dunheved Golf Club in June.

One hundred and forty two players braving often freezing conditions comprised of rain, winds, rain, occasional sunshine and then more rain.

Unsurprisingly, only six players bettered their handicap on the day, although Wallacia Gofl Club's Steve Francis took all the adverse conditions in his stride, scoring a red-hot 42 points for a runaway four-shot victory in A Grade.

Allan Renshall (Stonecutters Ridge GC) and Jim Lyons (Richmond GC) both posted scores of 38 points to win B and C Grade respectively, whilst Mrs Carolyn Lozier (Richmond) had 36 points to win the Ladies division.

 Springwood Country Club member Perry Dixon teeing it up on the first at Dunheved. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (www.photoexcellence.com.au)

Springwood Country Club member Perry Dixon teeing it up on the first at Dunheved. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (www.photoexcellence.com.au)

The two-ball event winners were Roger Price and Bob Pillay (Dunheved), ahead of Steve Francis and Steve Small (Wallacia) in the Men's division.

Robert Ayre and Mrs Jan Martin (Dunheved) won the two-ball Medley, ahead of Mrs Elaine Willams and Mrs Dianne Brown (Dunheved).

Wallacia GC (148 points) prevailed to win the Inter-Club point score, led by Steve Francis, David Knox, Don Firth and Ted Malicki.

Dunheved GC (147) finished second and Richmond GC (143) third, whilst Springwood tailed off at the end of the field with a scant 128.

Wallacia and Richmond currently share the lead in the Guardian Funerals 'Club of the Year' standings, whilst Springwood are at the tail of the competition in eighth position.

The next Inter-Club will be held at Leonay GC on July 24.

Springwood Country Club member Trevor Forwood teeing it up on the first at Dunheved. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (www.photoexcellence.com.au)

Springwood Country Club member Trevor Forwood teeing it up on the first at Dunheved. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (www.photoexcellence.com.au)