Aussie Hotel week’s best

In a rain affected week of twilight golf, Aussie Hotel excelled with 50 points easily, the week's best.

After 11 rounds Nic Chambers, Maree Rose, Ron Finlay and Brad Toole, who are the Aussies are still outright leaders on 18 points and may prove hard to run down. 

A triple dead heat in Sunday's ambrose with a score of 32.12 nett, the king of countbacks Peter Murphy and partner Tex Tomex snuck home, just in front of John Wynne and Kevin Miles. 

The club house leaders, Chook Hawley and Pat Walsh were relegated to third spot, once again, birdies at the crucial time by the winners (13th) and by John and Kevin (17th) was the key to success. 

Pin winners were Pat and John. 

Fresh from the coast and looking as fat as a Mallee bull, PE teacher Tristan DalForno had a comfortable win in Saturday's stroke.

He finished with 65 nett with a one over Pat for the back nine, Mick Beetson was a couple behind with 67 nett. He got into strife along the river, taking a seven.

Barry Howell and John Wynne were the ball winners.

The pins went to Dave Bartley and Mr Wynne. 

The ugly shot of the week belongs to Tony Beetson whose tee shot of the first hit the lades tee and finished on the front lawn of the clubhouse.  He had his playing group ducking for cover.

Back to normal this Thursday night with the badge draw at $500 and the jackpott put building up. Golf next Saturday is an 18 hole par and Sunday morning is the ambrose.  A very hot week is coming up, keep the fluids up, is the answer to survive. 

In other sport – Australian tennis:

Nick Kyrgios says being back in the Davis Cup fold is crucial to his mental state as well as his career.

The troubled world No.15 will lead Australia's charge against the Czech Republic this week at Kooyong in his first match back following his Australian Open second round meltdown. After his shock five-set loss to Andreas Seppi, when he blew a two-set lead, Kyrgios admitted he needed a coach and was under-prepared, taking a knee injury into the tournament after playing too much basketball. "These weeks are pretty crucial for someone around my time of my career."