Men's golf | A rising dam and the search for the elusive sun

TOO GOOD: Saturday's golf winner Alan Cairney with fellow golfer Anthony McGrath.

TOO GOOD: Saturday's golf winner Alan Cairney with fellow golfer Anthony McGrath.

WINTER is hanging in. There hasn't been much sun for the past few weeks.

Weather like this takes the memories a long way back.

One thing the wet weather is doing is increasing the size of the water hazard on the fourth and fifth holes.

The dam is continuing to rise and is creeping closer to our fairways.

Last Thursday was the one exception to the weather of the past couple of weeks. It was a warm, sunny day.

Our golfers took advantage of the sunshine and turned up in good numbers for the 12-hole social handicap comp.

Harold Lyme had a good round and played to his handicap for 24 points to be the winner. Alan Cairney was closest to the pin on the 17th and balls went to Bill Wilcox, Sean Mooney, Andrew Yeo, Dave Campbell, Kath Mooney, Eric Whalan, Barry Stubbs, Peter Dale, and Irene Bishop.

Saturday, in complete contrast to Thursday, was wet, cold and windy.

Most of our regular golfers thought the comfort of the fire was more attractive.

However, seven dedicated golfers played a stableford event. None of them scored very well, but points should go to them for just playing in the conditions.

Alan Cairney was the best of the bunch. His score of -3 gave him a win. Phil Cummings, with -4, was the runner-up. Eric Whalan won a ball.

Golf on Saturday will be an 18-hole stableford event.

Because the course is so wet, cart drivers are encouraged to avoid wet areas and drive as much as is possible in the rough.

Even though there hasn't been much golf, there are still plenty of jobs that need to be done on the course.

The wind has brought down some branches and lots of twigs and leaves and there are other trees and bushes that need a manicure.