The fabulous Dunnngo finally delivered after years of heartache to take out the first installment of the COD for 2022. Indahouse reports….
It’s the last Turdsday in April and we have set off for Tocumwal via Seymour for lunch – the Renault Megane and Hilux convoy.
Toke golf course was awaiting the PGA trainees of Vic/Tas but instead got 4 Codster hacksters. Trainee tourny May 3-6 is how highly rated this course really is.
We started Friday on the Presidents course and it was dewy at 10am teeoff; then the first 4 holes of golf tee to green, added to the difficulty of the slope rating.
Dunngo fired up and was 3 over for the last 5 holes and carded a 45 front nine(par 37). The rest of us were 48-55.
Back 9 were easier conditions and Macca took advantage of the conditions and scored a LD while Dunngo ran rampant on par 3s and had two NTP’s, one over for four par 3s.
End of the day and the big hitting kiwi was leading with an 88, Huja 98, Inda 99 and Macca 108no.
The Thursday night Schnitty special went down a treat at 2 for $22 less the 2x$10 vouchers = net $2! Even McGavin would invest here, or apply an AP dogs reinvest 🙂
Saturday and comp day was held on the Captains course with the Odd Couple plate a battle between holders Huja/Inda vs Macca/Dunngo, where comp is based on stableford points. Thus just basically a head to head comp and at the turn H/I were up by a couple (4-2) and then on the back 9 M/D fired up(4-1) and took the plate by a shot.
Macca again took a LD, Dunngo took 2 NTPs and again only one over for the par 3s. Gross scores were Dunngo 92, Inda 98, Huja and Macca raising the bats for a century.
Thus going into the last day it was the kiwi Dunngo who had a Nifty type lead for the jacket being 17 shots clear, however the Auld Mug was very tight, a “narrow aperture” of 7 shots between 1st-4th.
Final Toke day and back to the Presidents course and even more dew with a 9am tee off; seems like most locals here don’t play till 1030-11am. However da carts roared away on time and very few on course to hold up.
As many of you may find hard to imagine, Huja came out to play and put the pressure on his cart partner Dunngo. After 4 holes he had clawed back 3 shots. However a Bo 10 on the 5th brought him back to reality.
Tony’s gross 45 for the front, including that 10, showed he was up for the battle, however the Kiwi was not going to do a Bob (Ray) Charles and he saw a card that was only 6 over for the first 9 holes.
A competitive last day, saw three of us card a 90, Huja drawing back enough ground to record a net 60 and level up with Inda for the first tied Auld Mug. Macca cleaning up the cash with a jackpot Long Drive hole.
Dunnngo staying well clear to nab his first and likely not his last green jacket, and win by that 17 shots. Funny enough, that over 3 days Dunnngo did not win a long drive, but dominated the NTPs.
We wish him the safest of travels as he hops aboard one of his beloved BMW bikes to traverse Australia solo for the next 3 months. No room even for a wedge to practice on those country par 5s.
Day 4 was a social golf day returning via the ice capital of Victoria (Shepparton) to play at Euroa GC with Lindsay Park racing sponsoring quite a few holes, however we did not spy JD or Ben Hayes as they prepared for the ‘Bool.
Our comp was a 2 ball ambrose with H/I off 9 trying to gain revenge on M/D off 13.5 and with this format, the wide and generous fairways, were nearly always favouring a draw (Dunnngo!!)
Course was nearly empty, well found by Macca, $50 for cart and golf and only 6 other people and 3 dogs (one beautiful Lab puppy) on the course.
Inda and Huja again turned in front, by 6 shots, however some massive Dunnngo drives, short irons and Port Rd Putt-Putt champ Macca knocking em in on the greens, they squared the ledger at the 16th.
An NTP on the par 3 last and birdie putt by Huja took the $$ on offer for H/I, and a late lunch at the Yea Fish and Chippery, coffee, dimmies and chips, finished off an excellent 4 days of COD golf.
Bring on the Gold Coast brothers; our 50s and 60s are upon us all; let us make the most of our opportunities to reunite, rejuvenate and be grateful of the wonderful lives we all have the chance in which to thrive.