NO Mick Gerstenberg, no Mark Guthrie and no pennants title. Goulburn Golf Club skipper Jono Gann hopes his charges can change two of the above three scenarios.
Better-than-scratch golfer Mick Gerstenberg won’t feature for the club in their pursuit of the 2013 ACT A Grade Pennant.
Instead, he’s joined the pro tour.
The nine time Goulburn Golf Club Champion this weekend plays in the Victorian Open.
Guthrie, meantime, is unavailable for the this weekend’s opener with Murrumbidgee in Goulburn.
He will, however, slot back into the team for their round two match on March 3.
The third part of the equation, the elusive pennants title, can’t be solved until April.
But the lads from Goulburn can go a way towards regaining the pennant they won in 2011 by rolling Murrumbidgee on their home course.
Joining skipper Gann is Dave Laurie, Col Lamb, Simon Hunt, Jake Mitchell and Steve Bricknell.
It’s crucial to win at home, Gann says.
“We have two home games to start the season, so if we can get two solid wins then it will be a great start to the year,” he said.
“Winning your home games is the key so we will need to lift and hopefully get them up otherwise we will need to finish the year strong as there are only six games.
“We don’t want to be relying on other matches to qualify for the finals.”
Once again eight teams will contest the pennant competition. Murrumbidgee, Queanbeyan and Gungahlin join Goulburn in Pool A.