Pink Lake Golf Club: Gaughan wins again

With the sweet smell of roses in the air and the promise of chocolates on the palate, golfers at the Pink Lake Golf club honoured the role of their female companions in the best of ways when they played the days event from the Ladies tees.

Ken Hocking being the old romantic put himself forward as the days sponsor and put up two magnificent fruit box selections for the leading players.

With the course showing the effects of a long dry spell with only 1 mm of rain having made its way to the ground in the last two months, players are having to adjust their games to allow for the many sandy lies which are hard to avoid.

One player who seems at home in these summer conditions is Paul Gaughan who continued his winning form from a week earlier when he carded the days best score of 45 points.

Paul felt very much at ease hitting from the forward tees and is giving serious thought to adjusting his work roster to make time for a regular Wednesday game with the ladies.

Second place went to Mal Coxall who returned after a lengthy absence and showed the break has refreshed his golf swing when he finished with 43 points.

Phil Humbles was close behind with 42 points which was good enough to claim the Veterans prize.

Jim Gray found the shorter course did not suit his prodigious ball striking and struggled his way around to claim The Tommy.

Other novelty winners were Brian Manson-Rowe, Mal Coxall, Brad Lewis (2), Garry Overy, Ken Hocking and Cliff Spencer with Birdie balls finding their way to Ken, Brad, Garry and Mal.

Making the most of the opportunity both Chris Stokes and Chas Brodie-Hall knocked in Eagles on the very tricky Hole 5.

Next week's event will be sponsored by Dempster Street IGA this fixture will coincide with the last fixture of summer and golfers can look forward to some much needed rain to refresh the fairways.