Isis Women’s Open Carnival
AN IMPRESSIVE contingent of women golfers from 11 Wide Bay clubs competed in the Isis Women’s Carnival on Sunday. For the first time since 1993 the Isis team won the team gross event. Congratulations to Cynthia Draper, Helen Ricciardi, Margaret Dennett and Fiona Dowling who also in the process won the Jarrett Electrical Shield. Bargara’s six-person team captured the Mary Sutton Salver for the best nett team score. In the individual events, Kath Scotney (Bundaberg) had an outstanding day highlighted by a hole-in-one on number 6 hole but also winning the A-grade nett with a score of 69, plus winning the open pinshot on 1 and 10 and the approach on 5 and 14. Other winners were: Judy Nielsen (Maryborough), the A-grade gross; Billee Cowley (Maryborough), the B-grade gross; and Pam Thompson (Bargara), the C-grade stableford. The only other approach shot was won by Louise Saunders (Boonooroo). For the locals, Robyn Robinson won the B-grade nett, while Helen Ricciardi was the A-grade nett runner-up. Members and visitors expressed their appreciation to Jan, June and Barb for the tasty sandwiches during play and the after-game snack prepared by the members. Finally, sponsors the Heritage Gift Shop and Post Office were thanked for their contributions as was Drummond Golf for sponsoring the approaches and pinshots. This Sunday we play the Mixed Foursomes’ Championship, with players reminded to bring a plate for after the game – hit-off at 10.30am.
THE Monthly Medal attracted a strong and competitive field in both A and B Divisions. In A-division Garry Carlon set a high standard with nett 64 to win the medal from Phil Luckett on 67, sorry Phil no second medal for the year as yet. Rundowns went to Norm Plath, Keith Rule and Damien Dowling. Chris Fitzsimmons recorded 69 nett to win B-division from Bill Kingston on 70, with rundowns to Bob Champney, Travis Mittelheuser and Roger Draper. Will Martell was nearest the pin in A-division on 1 and 10, while Travis won the B-division approach. Bill Herring claimed the A -division pinshot on 4 and 13, with Bob Champney making the green to win the B-division pin. This week a four ball best ball replaces the programmed Friendlies’ sponsored day to be held later in the year. Choose a partner for the day. Keep Saturday, August 16 free for the annual Captain versus President’s match play event.
LAST Thursday women played that very difficult par game with Margaret Dennett successful, scoring plus 2 to win on a countback from Joy Cartner. Cecily Fay and Joan Wright each scored a rundown. Next Thursday we play our Monthly Goblet for August. In Saturday’s Monthly Goblet competition, Helen Ricciardi recorded 72 nett to win the goblet from Vicki McAulay on 75. Vicki also won the approach. Rundowns went to Fiona Dowling and Robyn Robinson. This Saturday we join with the men in a fourball best ball competition for club trophies.
IT was another big weekend of junior golf with the final round of the club championships being played. The closest event was the 13 hole comp with Curtis Fredriksen and Zane Fitzgerald all square on 232 shots each after the three rounds. This meant they went into a sudden death playoff that lasted two holes with Curtis finally prevailing on the second playoff hole. Well done to both boys. What an exciting way to finish the comp. In the nine hole event Wesley Hinton finished off a good three weeks with a score of 180. Runner Up was Cooper Burns on 194. The girls event went to Amara Burns by a comfortable margin. In the six hole event Xavier Freeman was the winner from Cooper Rehbein, both boys played well over the three weeks. On Sunday several players travelled to Gladstone to play in the Gladstone Junior Open. Several players did well. Will Martell won the B Grade Open Competition and in the process qualified for the Greg Norman Masters. In the 9 Hole boys event Cooper Burns played an exciting two hole playoff to win the event. This is just reward for Cooper he has got his new clubs working well. In the 9 hole girls event Amara Burns took out the Runner Up Nett prize. Next week golf gets back to normal with a Chip and Putt Comp with all play starting at 7.30am. See you all there.
WITH many members travelling to Maryborough a smaller field than usual played in the single stableford competition. Joan Wright was the overall winner on 38, winning on a countback from Sue Long who then became the B-division winner ahead of Ray Burrows on 37. The A-division winner was Garry Carlon on 37 points, winning on a countback from Kev Savage, his last two holes losing him the win. The best nine holes in A-division was decided on a spin with Barry Steinke successful, while Bob Werne won the B-division best nine. Kev won the men’s approach, his second in the hole, while Cynthia Draper landed her second shot nearest the hole for the women. Joan Wright led the Chook Run winners with 31 from Sue Long and Barry Steinke (32), Rusty Usmar and Bob Werne (330. Next Tuesday prepare for a four ball stableford – choose a partner for the noon hit-off. A reminder: Next Thursday we host the Wide Bay Vets Fourball Championships – have you nominated?
A SMALL contingent of Childers players made the trek to Fraser Lakes to take part in the first round of the two round competitions against the Fraser Lakes Social Golf Club Those that hadn’t made the trip before were a bit surprised by the course with water being a main feature resulting in most players losing a ball or two in the process. The Fraser Lakes Club in the end managed to hold us out winning by a margin of 9%, 102.33 to 111.33 which I am quite sure we can rectify when they come to play at the Isis Golf Course on September 14, 2014 and they get up close and personal to our trees and sand traps. The best Gross scores went to Childers District Social Golf Club with Col Dennett on 90 and Paul McCarragher on 93 and their best Lloyd Hoskins on 97. In the Childers Club after handicaps were taken off Paul managed to beat Col, both on 76, on countback for first place scoring a bottle of wine and a couple of Golf balls to make up for the ones that ended up in the water. Troy Stone came in a close third with 77 and the handicapper will have to take a close look at his handicap. Next week we will be playing a belated Monthly Mug day over the Front Nine playing a Stroke and Putt game teeing off at 8am as usual. For those interested I will have the bucket hats in various sizes to purchase. Approximate cost is $12.50 each.