A countback was required to crown a winner when teams battled it out for the Cleve Hardware and Rural Fourball Stableford crown at Kimba Golf Club on Saturday, April 14.
After rain delayed the start of week two of the club’s 2018 season, 12 players were forced to contend with intermittent showers and 70 kilometre an hour winds as they tried to take control on the course.
The line-up of Colin Matthews, Richie Clements and Dave Cummings eventually claimed bragging rights from Sam Faehrmann, Barry Moyle and Michael Inglis on a count-back with 44 points.
Kimb Golf Club captain Clint Powell found some early season form to record individual honours with 39 points and a big margin on runner-up Inglis, who carded 34 points.
Rocketing tee shots and accuracy around the scrapes were always going to be big asks in the conditions but Tony Larwood managed to find the middle of the driver on hole 16 to secure the C.L. and M.E. Milton long drive prize and Tim Inglis managed to keep his iron shot low on the seventh hole to claim the Murray Pest Control nearest-to-the-pin gong.
Powell capped off a top day on the course by winning the Kimba Motor Service eagle shot on hole four.
This Saturday, golfers will be hoping for better conditions when they tee off for individual stableford glory at 11.30am.
Players are asked to be at the clubhouse by 11.15am to register.
New members are urged to call the club captain on 0427 695 641 for more information.
"The club is looking forward to seeing plenty of players out on the course for week three of the 2018 season," Powell said.
"New members are always welcome, so come out and see what golf in Kimba is all about."