THE best way to maximise your chances of winning the prestigious Gerringong Golf Club Gold Medal Play-off in December is to win as many monthly medals as possible in order to reduce the number of competitors.
This has been Don Hughes' strategy. He has now won this month's and the June medal.
Not only did he win, but his score dropped from 72 nett to 66.
The A-Grade winner was Dave Cahill on 68 nett, with the runners-up in A and B-Grade, Ben Purcell and Russell Ford Jnr, both scoring 69 netts.
Balls went to players who had 73 nett or better.
Nearest to Pins: 2nd M. Swain, 8th G. Lenson, 9th Drive and Pitch T. McMahon, 14th J. Ford, 18th R. Quinn, 17th Longest Drive (A) B. Purcell, (B) D. Hughes.
Cliff Wishart played inspired golf on Sunday, easily winning the Stableford event with 44 points.
Geoff Manning almost stole the limelight from Wishart, claiming the runner-up spot with 41 points.
Other ball winners were Mark Schibeci (38), Chris Kolderie (38) and George Long (37).
Kevin Dorahy's thoroughbred pedigree enables him to compete against many much younger players, as seen in the week's 12 Hole Chook Run, where he came in with 26 points.
Dan Hamilton's 24 points were good enough to grab the runner-up prize, with Kevin Webb (22) and Alan Middleton (21) picking up a ball.
Correction: After a steward's inquiry into last week's Gerringong Men's Open, a decision was brought down that human error was to blame for a mistake.
The A-Grade nett winner was Shaun Clay with a nett 68, followed by Ben Purcell on a nett of 70.