Practice pays off for Mitch

UP and coming junior Mitchell Widdon surged to victory with an outstanding 15-under his handicap to annihilate his opponents at Coral Cove on Saturday.

Mitch has been doing a lot of practice lately and his efforts are being rewarded, with a purple patch surely to follow.

But John Sajko and Roy Mackie will be scratching their heads wondering what they have to do to win after they had nine and eight under their handicaps respectively.

Meanwhile, Bob Nightingale had a blistering plus-eight on Thursday’s Single v Par.

Bob must have channelled Rocco Mediate as he holed out for eagle on the sixth hole to set up his round.

Good scores in all competitions are being had but with some events from the tiger tees coming up, it is surely set to separate the men from the boys.

In women’s news, Catherina Patterson has been the one to watch, winning twice this month, both times shooting four-under her handicap, and with the upcoming Coral Cove open day and Medal of Medals championship, she is surely to be one of the favourites with the bookies.

Special mention also goes to the Coral Cove Holden Scramble team of Keith Warbuton, Dave Morrell, Wayne Thompsen, Steve James and yours truly who competed at the Regional Finals at Pelican Waters on the weekend.

The team’s training and bonding session at the local tavern the night before provided a quick-fire start as we birdied the first five holes and turned seven under.

The team shot 11-under with a nett score of 55.8, but couldn’t match the team from Pacific Harbour.



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