An impromptu shoot out was organised at Mowbray. It had a battle of the Bridges feel to it. It was Perfect under pressure practice for the Upcoming Daly Cup Challenge in Port Alfred early next year.
The Shoot Out Competitors were: Previous Daly Cup Champion Murray King, who has been in shocking form of late, but can always turn it on.
Guru Florence Jnr who has been in impeccable form of late and narrowly lost out in the last running of the Daly Cup.
Current Daly Cup Holder Dayne Allenbrook, who is arguably in the form of his life after taking the Daly Cup Just a few short weeks ago so emphatically with a new record of 75.
So, the scene was set for an awesome 9-hole shootout. Things started well enough with all three players playing decent golf, with a few putts being missed here and there. Then disaster struck for Florence when his driver (pictured below) literally smashed to pieces. The top came clean off. His game never really recovered from there and he slowly fell away.
It was then down to a 2 horse race with King eeking out to a slight 1 shot lead with 2 to play. Allenbrook then pulled level and they stood on the 18th tee box all square. Both found the trees of the tee and had to play out to 100 for their seconds. King went first, sticking his ball to 20ft. Then Allenbrook produced a magical shot to 8ft. King duly missed his putt and Allenbrook was left with an 8ft putt to win the shootout. He lipped out and the shootout was tied.
Probably a fair result in the end as both players looked solid. This has set the stage for what will surely be an amazing Daly Cup in Port Alfred.
Jambles Charton will be making the trip up a few weeks early to get try and sink his balls in the 'shaved' greens of Kenton. I have heard that this is rather easy as the greens in Kenton are recently grown or 'young' and very easy to putt on.
The Name will also be in attendance in Kenton, but it is unsure whether he will be able to tear himself away from the ladies long enough to play some golf. He is still under a Daly Cup ban for his non-showing in the last Daly Cup.
The Bull Will also be floating around Kenton hoping to catch himself some British Fish. It has also been rumoured that Jambles and the Name are fishing too, but no catches have been confirmed as of yet.