Captain Greg Hall is about as cunning as it gets when it comes to choosing a team for Merrigum’s gentsomes event last Saturday. Doubting his own ability after giving up the B grade championship in the final round last week, he picked the two club champions, Simon and Tash Doherty, to team up with for this novelty event. A wise move it was too, not only playing with the club champions, but with a woman in the team to make the most of the holes on which the ladies get a significant head start. The trio went on to score a narrow win with 93 points. For those who don’t know how gentsomes is played, all three members of the team drive and the best one (in most circumstances) is chosen. From there all three members of the team play out the hole individually and the best two stableford scores for each hole count towards the final score. The only stipulation is that at least four drives per player need to be taken, which can lead to some interesting choices in the latter part of a round when one player has struggled with getting their drives in. The ball competition winning team was Rod Newham, Frank Leyden and Andrew Wood who scored 91 points. They also won the chook shed challenge with 21 points. All the other teams who participated were left in the dust so to speak with 74 points being the next best. Only one nearest the pin went off and that was to Tash Doherty on the jackpot twelfth.