By MATT SHAW*
THE Tea Tree Golf Club recently held its Foursomes championship, one of our major competitions of the year played over 54 holes and two weekends. For those who do not play golf, Foursomes is a team golf competition format, in which a team is comprised of two golfers.
Those two golfers alternate hitting the same golf ball until the ball is holed. Foursomes is a competition that can test friendships within the team and but often results in some hilarious stories.
The event attracted a large field and resulted in tight competition across two divisions.
In division one, the top three teams were separated by just five shots after 27 holes, with Jason Dawes and Peter Holmes playing some of their best golf to hold the lead. On the final day, a charge over the final 27 holes came from the young paring of Dylan Backhouse and Kyedon Grueber, their class and consistency saw them take the lead and go on to win by two shots. Jason and Peter held on for second place with Bradley and Mathew Cross’s family pairing a further four shots back. It was great to see these young talented juniors go on and win the title.
In division two, there was also a tight contest across week one, but Wayne Spotswood and Greg Bent would finish strong and win by five shots. The club would like to thank all who competed and recognise Steve O’Halloran for his ongoing sponsorship of this event; Steve has been a long-time supporter of the club with Foursomes.
The club would also like to recognise the support from Shiploads Bridgewater which generously supplies sanitiser, disinfectant, wipes, and masks. This is invaluable support for a community club to maintain the hygiene required in our current COVID environment.
*Matt Shaw is secretary of the Tea Tree Golf Club