Ararat golfer Michael Harricks has had a stellar round at Chalambar golf club during Thursday competition.
Harricks scored 8- with 62 off the stick in the Thursday competition on December 27, 2018.
Unfortunately it didn’t count as a record at the golf club, as it was a Thursday competition.
It therefore did not meet the competition standard for record-setting.
Nonetheless, Harricks said that it was a good day.
“I really didn’t have any expectations as it was just a bit of fun over the holidays,” he said.
“I played pretty good over the back nine and with about six holes to go I thought I’m going pretty well here, and I finished off well.
“It was something that I didn’t expect when I came out with five of us playing and two kids and it was just the way it turned out.”
Harricks said it was a good feeling winning a competition, as in his case it happens rarely.
“There are always good scores on a Thursday,” he said.
“You have to play pretty well to get a win and I don’t win too many Thursday comps, so that was one out of the bag.”
Despite claiming what is now the new record at Chalambar for Thursday competition, Harricks said it took a while for it to sink in.
“I didn't have any bogeys (one shot over par) and it was the first time I’ve played around here without a bogey so it was nice,” he said.
“I sort of had an easy birdy put on the last and it was nice sort of knowing that I had a round without a bogey for 18 here and it’s the first time I’ve done that so that was pretty exciting.”
“I am the first person to shoot 8 under here so it’s pretty thrilling.”
Harricks’ attention will now turn to the pennant season which starts late February, after the competition brought it forward a month earlier than usual.
He got into pennant because one his friends mentioned it to him and he decided it would be worth having a go.
Five years later he is still enjoying the competition.
Harricks plays for Churchill-Waverley and he said that it makes the trip worthwhile every week during the season.
“They are a great bunch of blokes,” he said.
“It makes it nice and enjoyable to travel the three hours down and back every week.”
Harricks said that some of the main things he enjoys in pennant golf is playing on good golf courses and against top players.
If his form is anything to go by, then the other teams in the pennant competition should be worried.