Updated: Dec 13, 2019
Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
30 players turned up for our final round of the Matoa Eclectic Tournament and D.O.G.S. last round of 2019. Along with the usual electricity in the air that comes when the Big Dog is at the course everyone was geared up for the party immediately following the round. Play got underway at the scheduled tee time. With the exception of some light rain the weather was not much of a factor and players were able to enjoy a comfortable temperature for play.
In the daily competition we had 3 multiple winners with Juju Juhaeriah taking a Longest Drive and Drive & Pitch. Roger Finnie displayed his golfing prowess shooting the Lowest Gross with a 75 but his 41 Stableford points were only good enough for Runner Up. Craig Edwards came out to play starting the day in 6th place he had visions of climbing into the top spot. While pursuing his goal he managed to win Putting Champion with 23 putts(!), Deemples Lowest Net (68) and Weekly Champion with 42 points.
Rosie is super excited to hand Craig his Little Dog
Stuart Wigley back to back double Champion
Despite Craig's heroic efforts he was only able to move into 3rd place. Matthias Coessens was absent which allowed Stuart Wigley to coast in the final round and easily become back to back winner for both Eclectic Champion and Lowest Gross Champion. Congratulations Stuart!
Aurelie Neufkens picking up Runner Up prizes for Matthias Coessens
During the ceremonies James Bristow and Douglas McQuater took over the stage to present a very surprised committee some gifts on behalf of all the D.O.G.S.; a lovely bottle of perfume for Sarah Brown, a delicious bottle of whisky each for Kevin Dobson and John Brown and a massive amount of beer, which was used as a step stool, for Craig Edwards. We are humbled and very grateful for this thoughtful gesture! Due to unfortunate circumstances Kevin was unable to be with us and John accepted on his behalf.
For 12 months 253 players played 1394 rounds of golf on 8 courses. It was now time to present the inaugural Fritz Hainzl Memorial Trophy given to the the Dog who accumulated the most points.
Congratulations to Douglas McQuater 2019 Top Dog!
Fritz Hainzl Memorial Trophy Winner and 2019 Top Dog Douglas McQuater