Howard king of scroungers
WINDY and hot conditions greeted players taking part in the Harvey Golf Club scroungers on January 31, sponsored by Frank Italiano.
Howard Lane, who was beaten on a countback in early January, continued his good form to score 40 points to beat Ray Suarez on 39 points, who counted out Garry Dawson also on 39. Jim Bianchi continued his rollercoaster form to score 37 points and finish fourth.
With his win, Howard is the leading king of scroungers for 2018. Garry Beacham had an individual highlight by scoring an Eagle on No 16.
Results: stableford; Howard Lane 40, Ray Suarez 39, Garry Dawson 39, Jim Bianchi 37, John Parton 36, Cec Holman 35, Ron Skelcher 35, Paul Fonck 35, Alan Grieve 35, Mike Kelly 35, Lance O’Callaghan 35, Graham Collins 34, John Powell 34, Harold Brislin 34, Derek Williams 34, Fred Bathurst 34, Peter Castelli 33, Ming Yap 33, Andrew Blackburn 33, Harry Blackburn 32, Alan Cope 32, Bill Hodgins 32, Harley Wyatt 32, Tony Joyce 32, Michael Blackburn 32.
Gross stableford: John Parton 32. 4Ball Stableford: Alan Grieve, Ray Suarez 48. Eagle on 16: Garry Beacham. NTP No 1: Harley Wyatt, No 6: Alan Grieve, No 10: Cec Holman, No 17: Brendan Dobson.
In the Monthly Mug sponsored by Murray Klumpp on February 3, a field of 48 starters participated in a stroke event at the Harvey Golf Club.
The course was presented in excellent condition. A swirling wind should have made scoring difficult but this was not the case as 14 players shot better than their handicap. Rod Thomson, who played in the morning, shot an impressive nett 66. It was great to see Rod come back for presentations to receive his monthly mug. Lance O’ Callaghan seems to find his form for the monthly event and was the unlucky runner-up as he also had a nett 66. Graham Collins was third on nett 68 and Stewart Jones had a nett 69 for fourth to count out Mitch McSweeney, Andrew Henderson and Peter Castelli who all had nett 69. Club champion John Parton shot an impressive 74 to win the Gross from Andrew Henderson on 76.
Stroke Nett: Rod Thomson 66, Lance O’Callaghan 66, Graham Collins 68, Stewart Jones 69, Mitch McSweeney 69, Andrew Henderson 69, Peter Castelli 69, John Parton 70, John Powell 70, Carl Carulli 71, Michael Lowe 71, Rab Ainsworth 71, Harry Blackburn 71, Trevor Piggott 71, Kevin Wooltorton 72, Michael Blackburn 72, Cec Holman 72, Ron Skelcher 73, Peter Shine 73, Jeremy Lister 74, Gary Beacham 74, Graeme Miffling 74, Peter Brandis 74, Garry Dawson 74.
Stroke gross: John Parton 74, Andrew Henderson 76.
4Ball Team Nett: Garry Dawson, Cec Holman, Graham Collins, Harry Blackburn 51.
NTP No 1: Michael Blackburn, No 6: Andrew Blackburn, No 10: Carl Carulli.