It was a low key affair at the 2018 Western Magpies Golf Day at 2018, with a minor scheduling hiccup causing a clash with a long weekend, bye week and the Collingwood game - attendance was always going to be a little light on. Hindsight for 2019!
Despite this, 20+ keen golfers arrived at Oxley Golf Club including some club legends such as Warren Selvage and Greg Butler to name just two. It was also great to see a good mix of current players, former players from different eras, sponsors and also club stalwarts such as Laurie Nipperess in attendance.
It was a slightly windy affair favouring the accomplished player in a 2 man ambrose format, with the golf course and the bar likely the true winners!
Club President, Andrew Thomson and U10 Magpies Team Manager Scott Bermingham came in early with a solid round of -2 off the stick for a nett score of 64.75 (2 man ambrose hcp is calculated by combining your 2 hcps and dividing by 4).
Once it became obvious this score would be tough to beat, cards were few and far between as weary players headed straight for the bar or the Gabba to see a quality contest where good prevailed over evil with a Magpies win by 7 points!
Anthony Corrie was seen striking them sweetly off the tee and Chris Dennis was noted for his smooth action around the greens. Brady Allen and David Hammill appeared to weilding blunt axes, while Bryce Crossley with all the hubris about being defending champ barely provided a whimper. Fair to say 2017 bar must have been set fairly low if he was part of the winning team, or Tom Ielasi is a sneaky Jason Day in disguise!
The winning team carded 4 birdies and an eagle, while also giving a few shots back late with some careless bogeys.
congrats to all in attendance on what was a good day out.