A great day for Flinders Golf Bowls Club.
In perfect bowling weather, on a fast excellent green at Rosebud Country Club, we decisively defeated Rye (who had finished as the minor Premiers). There were some tense moments in the mid section, but as we went into the 18th end with both rinks ahead by a good margin, it was already looking good for the final finish scoreline of 39 to 26.
Congratulations to all! A great finish to the Pennant Season.
We hosted Mt Martha in Round 14, the last of the home and away season. Despite leading early on, we ended up losing by the narrowest of margins, 38-39.
Despite this we were able to hang on to second place on the ladder, and will play Mt Martha again, this time at their home, in a semi final on Tuesday March 3rd. Good luck!
In the last round of the Saturday competition we hosted Rosebud Country Club, who defeated us last year in the grand final. RCC is a very big club, and for us to be competitive against clubs like them which are able to cleverly manage their much larger pool of players to ensure their strongest possible teams are available at the pointy end of the season is excellent.
Sadly, they were too strong for us in beautiful weather last Saturday and we went down 74-44.
Had we been able to win just one rink we would have had enough points to earn a spot in the finals. As it is, we missed out by just one point as Sorrento moved up into fourth. Very disappointing. We look forward to next year…
A beautiful day – we travelled to Rye and had a very exciting close game. Finally, we held a narrow lead and the result came down to the very last end on the last rink to finish, with Hillis Houston as skip. Loss of the end by four points or more would have seen us lose the day. Happily and to the relief of all of us, they prevailed. A win on the day with final total score of 61 to 59. We retain second place.
Last round next Saturday against top placed Rosebud Country Club. We’d love to finish the season on top of the ladder, as we did last year. Good luck!
Flinders was comfortably ahead of Somerville at home last Tuesday when the heavens opened. Torrential rain for a good ten minutes flooded the green completely. Not only that, but a blocked stormwater drain at the front of the clubhouse backed up. Only through judicious use of a straw broom wielded by one of our opponents were we able to avert serious inundation of the clubhouse. Repairs to the drain are now under way.
The game was abandoned, as were many others across the peninsula. As we had not completed the required 30 ends prior to play ending, no points were allocated. Ladder positions unchanged.
Last round next Tuesday at home against Mt Martha. A win would see us take first place.
A home game against Village Glen this week on a damp green. We needed a win against the team directly above us on the ladder, and we succeeded. Thanks to this as results from other greens, we have moved up to second place. Well done all.
Next week we play away at Rye.
We played away this week at City of Frankston. Despite some good bowling from some members of the team we were unable to adapt to the green and were beaten 48-30.
Despite this, we retain our second position on the ladder.
Next week we play Somerville at home.
A home game against Balnarring this week. We were well beaten by a team with some very strong players. Final score was 75 to 46.
The ladder remains very tight from second place down.
Next Saturday is at home against Village Glen.
A pleasing win against Blue Hills, who travelled down from Cranbourne West to play us at our home ground. Score was 44 to 31.
This has put us up into second place, only two points behind ladder leaders Mt Martha.
Next game is away against City of Frankston.
An excellent home win against Dromana, which is a very strong team. Final score 78 to 46, with two rinks won and one halved. We remain in fourth place with second, third and fourth all very close. Only four rounds to go, with three of these to be played at home. Our beautiful new green is suiting us well.
Again, our season started slowly in the midweek (Tuesday) competition due to a run of away games. We have had some big wins recently and are delighted to have risen to third.
Next Tuesday 4th February we play Blue Hills at home.
As our new green was not ready at the start of the season we not only lacked practice, but were forced to play a large number of early scheduled home games away. These swaps now mean we have a run of home games, which is to our advantage. After a slow start we are currently sitting in a very creditable fourth place on the ladder, with some good recent wins. This Saturday 1st February we play Dromana at home.