Golfers tee off for 2019 at Streaky Bay

Twenty-one players took to the course for the opening round of the Streaky Bay men's golf season on Sunday, a four-man ambrose event.

It proved a challenging, high-pressure and social introduction to the golf season.

The course was in fantastic condition thanks to the grounds team and their summer upkeep.

The players enjoyed utilising the second green on the 18th hole and are eyeing the rapidly-developing third green on the eighth and 17th holes that will soon come into play.

Highlights of the day included a number of monster drives, potential eagle putts and plenty of close calls - with many wishing they had bothered to practice over the summer break, with the harsh reality that for those who had a plump summer Friday night handicap that the easy days are now over.

Winners on the day were Darren Brougham, Harry Verstappen, Peter Roe and Wayne Daniel, with calls for swabbing after an outstanding performance, carding a score of 54.125.

Andrew Miller, Paul Evans, Chris Williams and Chris Roberts finished runners-up with a close 55, just an elusive putt adrift.

The novelties included the nearest the pin on the second shot on the first and 10th holes going to Graham Davis, John Flaherty, Dave Mayhew and Sam Frick, with the nearest the pin on the second shot on the fifth and 14th being Brougham, Verstappen, Roe and Daniel.

The men's Sunday competition will run until the end of September, and any new players are welcome to join.

Registrations open each Sunday at 11am for an 11.30am start, with late starters welcome until 12.30pm.

This year will also see the reintroduction of a junior golf program on Sunday mornings, starting on May 5 at 9am and running until 11.30am.

All junior players are welcome, and golf equipment can be supplied by the club if required.

The club would appreciate parent helpers who could accompany the juniors on their modified rounds.