Golf | Round 6, North Turramurra Golf Course

Independent Schools’ Golf Series 2020/21, Saturday 7 February 2021

A new year and a new course! It was great to debut at North Turramurra last Saturday. North Turramurra is a course of two nines – like tell me something I don’t already know! Ha! Seriously though, the front nine is, for want of a better description, an old section of course in a very regular ‘up and down’ format amongst big trees. Very nice, yet the course comes alive on the 10th with the back nine quite new and more challenging. Plenty of scrub, huge drop offs, creeks, etc. Much fun! Though the rain was less pleasant…

We were up against it from the get-go as our combatants, the Knox team, comprised golfers all off single figures and handicaps ranging from 1 to 4! Yikes! All Trinity members battled valiantly, yet the experience of the opposition showed and made the difference in the difficult conditions. Jack Barter (11St), Tyler Beverley-Smith (12Ta) and Alexander Jacob (10Fo) all capitulated relatively early in their matches, with Tyler and Alex both losing on the 13th, 7 and 5, and Jack tasted the bitter pill of defeat a hole later on the 14th, 5 and 4.

Despite this set back, Michael Hatzistergos (8Mu) refused to succumb to the pressure from the fine young golfer he was playing against, and reversed the situation with some solid and consistent golf. He was one up playing the 17th, his opponent knowing he had to try and win the hole to maintain a chance of victory. However, it was Michael who snavelled the hole for a fine and our only win on the day, 2 and 1!

The table stands such:

Knox 53

St Ignatius’ 50

Trinity 48

St Joseph’s 46

Barker 46

Newington 45

With some rounds to go we aren’t out of it, but certainly we can’t afford to come second in any more contests in the remaining rounds if we are keen to hoist the silverware come season’s end!

Bonnie Doon tomorrow – woo hoo!

Good golfing,

Michael Spratt | MIC

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