Championship semi finals were played on Saturday setting up a titanic clash in both A & B grades.
In A grade, defending champion Matt Opperman had little trouble in sweeping aside Dick Cleland 7 & 5. In the other match 2016 champion Michael “Tickers” Tickner came from behind to defeat Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel 2 & 1.
In B grade Andy Phillips defeated Andy Spackman 4 & 3 while David “Jack” Webster defeated Mark “Mouldy” Millward 1 up in the match of the day.
In C grade the mercurial Bob Taylor caused a major upset defeating pre race favourite Neil Webster 2 up. The remaining C grade semi final between Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke & Kobi Wenzel is to be played next week.
There were only 4 players not involved in the championships and they played a stableford. Winner was Trevor Maxted with 33 points.Gordon “The Chook Man” Kakoschke was runner up on a count back from colourful local identity Philip “Thomo” Thomson both omn 30. The Mars Bar went to potential new member Richard “Pickles” Matz.