It was the time of the month for golfers at the Pink Lake scroungers event last Thursday to contest the Freightlines Group monthly mug.
With the course still screaming out for a drink from above as the autumn rains have still not arrived, golfers have had to adapt their games to contend with the dry conditions.
The forecast of strong winds proved to be on target and made scoring a challenge but two golfers in particular managed to be up for the task with Chris Stokes and Chas Brodie-Hall both compiling 37 points and being joint clubhouse leaders.
After applying the countback formula Stokes emerged the victor and seemed especially chuffed as he held the impressive meat tray aloft.
Chris is no stranger to snaffling the snagger but this is first time at the podium in 2019.
Brodie-Hall had to settle for second place but was pleased to continue his recent run of sound form as he progresses toward his annual golf tournament in Thailand in June.
Nipping at these two players heels was the ever steady Jim Smith who took off the best veteran prize with 36 points.
One player to fare not so well was former member Peter Morris who ventured out for a game and succeeded in taking off the Tommy.
Peter is an outstanding golfer but found his handicap of 2 a real challenge after a lengthy absence from the course.
His drive on the ninth hole was a subtle reminder to all players as to his ability.
It was good to see another past player in Damon Ditchburn back out for a hit and hopefully he will make this a regular mid week activity.
Other novelty winners were Paul Rose (2), Kevin Young, Allan Read, Peter Morris, Jim Smith and Brian Rowe.
Next week's event is sponsored by Corporate Sponsor B E Stearne and Co with hitoff from midday.