The Presidents Foursomes was finally played on Saturday after earlier cancellation due to the Covid lock-down.  It was certainly a day of 2-halves with the weather, warm & humid in the morning; followed by heavy showers in the afternoon.
As you would expect the scoring was a lot better in the morning round - Larry Sewell/Keith Aitchison (42pts) led by 1pt from Kevin Long/Terry MacDonald (41pts).  Last year's champions (Peter Turner & John Johnson) again started a little slowly with 35pts (T7th) as they did last year.
With the worsening weather during the afternoon a few teams pulled out, particularly the ones "further back in the field".  Peter Turner/John Johnson seem to enjoy the wetter playing conditions (as they did last year) putting together 39pts - the best afternoon score.  While they weren't expecting that to be enough the other teams were stumbling.  At the end they were 2pts ahead of Larry & Keith with 30pts in the afternoon.
Mark Morphy and Mike Hyams were 3pts further back in 3rd place.  The morning round winners were Kevin Long & Terry MacDonald; and the afternoon winners were Dean Palmer & Brett Winstanley. 
Congratulations everyone.
This weekend we start the Club Stroke Play Championships for the Intermediate, Junior, C & D Grades.  The first round is Saturday afternoon, with the second round the following day - Sunday afternoon.  The final round will be played on the afternoon of Saturday November 14th.
The draw will be posted in handicap order within each division.  Subsequent rounds will be in score order within the divisions.
The Open Grade Championships will start a week later as we have a number of our top players in Auckland representative teams over this weekend.