Sunday (7-Oct) saw the opening round of the 2018 Golf World Cairns FNQGA Pennant Season.
Before getting into the match ups, a couple of worthy mentions;
Thanks to Gordonvale GC, its Committee, and staff (Club House, Spotters and Drinks Cart); all reports have been of a well-run day, well presented course and their greens being in great condition. Rob Riggall, Mick Gautrey and their helpers and volunteers have put in a tremendous effort to have their greens putting and playing consistently with a good roll.
Keeping in mind earlier this year Gordonvale GC lost a number of greens to a couple of nasty bugs and disease as well as deliberate interference/chemical spraying recently on 3 greens. Gordonvale has been assisted by Course Supers from a couple of other local courses so thanks to these people as well for assisting.
Barry Peacock from Half Moon had his first ever a hole in one on the Par 3 5th today as well; congratulations Barry!!!!!!!!!!!
Warm conditions kicked off the day but the breeze came in about 10.30 am and cooled the day off a little.
Half Moon GC took out all 3 Grades against Mossman GC, Mareeba GC beat Innisfail GC in A and B Grade and Innisfail GC winning C Grade. Cairns GC took out A and B Grades from Atherton GC however the Atherton C Grade side stopped it from being a clean sweep.
Thanks also to the participating Clubs and players, some old rivalries renewed and a few new ones begun; by all reports a hassle free and enjoyable day.
Next week sees Mossman GC hosting and their draw and details will be provided later this week.