Due to weather restrictions, the Wally Griffin competition was reduced to a single round this year, a straightforward Stableford format with players receiving 95% of their handicap. The weather was very kind to us for a change and 32 players took part. The winner was Julian Kisiel with 39 points, second Colin Kitchen with 38 points and third on count back with 36 points was Brian Shilham.
A field of 19 took part in the Seniors Stableford on Tuesday 22nd. March. The competition was very close with the first 3 players all tying on 37 points and first and second place being decided on the third stage of the count-back procedure. The winner was Ken Longbottom with Colin Kitchen second and Graham Page in third.
The first Seniors’ match of the season was at home against Humberstone Heights. Melton were forced to make 3 late changes to the team due to fitness problems and thanks must go to the replacements who all had a positive impact on the scoreline. Melton took victory with the last game of the match by three and a half to two and a half. Winning pairs were Richard Faubert and Ray Catton, Phil Millward and Mike Hoggan, Denis Dayman and Charlie Chapman with David Bentley and Richard Grieve securing the half.