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OC­TO­BER’S Monthly Medal play­ers en­joyed a warm af­ter­noon’s golf, with many scores be­low or near par.

In A Di­vi­sion, Ray Walker and Kev Sav­age both recorded 68 nett, with Ray win­ning the medal on count­back – hard luck Cap­tain Kev. Run­downs went to Mick Hickey (69), Damien Dowling (71) and Dave Robin­son (72).

Peter Hut­ton left ev­ery­one far be­hind in B Di­vi­sion when he scored 65 nett, with Len Stal­lard run­ner-up on 71 on a count­back from Adrian Martin, Ivan Philpott and Jeff Free­man (71 each).

Pin­shots on 4&13 went to Kev Sav­age in A Di­vi­sion (3.63m) and Adrian Martin in B Di­vi­sion (2.45m), while Clin­ton Dowling won the A Di­vi­sion pin­shot on 1&10 (4.69m) and Roger Draper the B Di­vi­sion ap­proach (1.14m).

Thanks to those who pro­vided the tasty after-game snack – per­haps a few more plates could have been of­fered.

This Satur­day, Paul and Tracey’s Home Hard­ware spon­sor the day, with their choice of com­pe­ti­tion be­ing an Amer­i­can Four­somes, so find a part­ner of ei­ther gen­der. Please thank Paul and Tracey also for their spon­sor­ship of all our cham­pi­onship events dur­ing the year by be­ing there for hit-off at 12.30pm.

Time is run­ning out to com­plete both Sebs’ and pairs’ match-play cham­pi­onship com­pe­ti­tions – re­main­ing qual­i­fiers please check the no­tice­board and ar­range the next match with your op­po­nent.

WOMEN

IN THE stroke com­pe­ti­tion on Thurs­day, Marg Den­nett won the monthly goblet with 72 nett from Vicki Wyeth on 75. This week we play a sin­gle sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion.

Cyn­thia Draper scored a fine 68 nett to win the Satur­day monthly goblet, with Vicki McAu­lay run­ner-up on 70. A run­down went to Fiona Dowling on 75, who also claimed the ladies’ ap­proach on 1&10, putting her sec­ond shot in the hole for a wel­come birdie.

Thanks to those ladies who brought a plate for the tasty after-game snack.

This Satur­day we play an Amer­i­can Four­somes com­pe­ti­tion, the day be­ing spon­sored by Paul and Tracey Bartlett’s Home Hard­ware – our very val­ued spon­sors through­out the year. Choose a part­ner of ei­ther gen­der for the day.

ISIS VETS

A SMALLER field than usual com­peted in the sin­gle sta­ble­ford held this af­ter­noon.

He­len Ric­cia­rdi scored an ex­hil­a­rat­ing 42 points to be the over­all win­ner for the day, leav­ing Phil Luck­ett on 41 to win A Di­vi­sion from Barry Steinke on 38 points. Cyn­thia Draper won the best nine holes with 21 points, keep­ing up the high stan­dard set in the Di­vi­sion.

B Di­vi­sion play­ers were not so im­pres­sive, although Terry Small­man scored a solid 36 points, one ahead of run­ner-up Adrian Martin, with Len Stal­lard claim­ing the best nine hole score with 19 points.

Terry was also near­est the pin (0.12m) with his ap­proach shot, while Cyn­thia kept up her con­sis­tent record by win­ning the ap­proach (0.29m) for the women.

Cyn­thia led the Chook Run win­ners with 31 nett, joined by Phil Luck­ett and He­len also on 31, fol­lowed by Vicki Wyeth (33) and Adrian Martin (34).

The sin­gle sta­ble­ford re­mains the com­pe­ti­tion for another week – see you there for hit-off at noon.

CHILDERS SO­CIAL

AN EARLY morn­ing start saw 17 play­ers tee off for this month’s Mug Day com­pe­ti­tion over the Front Nine for a Stroke and Putt game.

Con­di­tions were fine, with lit­tle wind and sunny skies, and the scores il­lus­trated just how good it was.

The win­ner for the day after a count­back was Bill Kirch­hof on 31 strokes but los­ing 3.1 of his hand­i­cap, sec­ond was Ray Bur­rows, also with 31 strokes and los­ing 2.6 for his ef­fort, with Chris Fitzsimons tak­ing out third place with 32 strokes and los­ing a pal­try 1.7. Chris also man­aged to win the least putts with 12 and the B grade Ap­proach on the 1st.

The B grade long­est drive was won by Ed Con­nell and the 6th near­est the pin by Col Den­nett.

The A graders didn’t have quite such a good time of it as they didn’t record one win in their grade.

Thanks to those who laboured in the kitchen after the game to serve up a great lunch and to those who helped clean up and empty the bins, much ap­pre­ci­ated by all con­cerned.

Next week we will play the back nine and the game will be a sin­gle sta­ble­ford, tee­ing off at 7.30am.

Also next week I will have the list for those wish­ing to play in the CLUB CAR Car­ni­val on Oc­to­ber 19. Please put your names on the list as soon as pos­si­ble as the com­mit­tee has to have the num­bers early. Cost per head for the day $25.

There will also be a list for the Christ­mas game and lunch at Her­vey Bay Golf Course on De­cem­ber 14. This will con­sist of 18 holes of golf, a shared buggy and a com­plete Christ­mas din­ner with dessert. The cost per head is $22.50. Vis­i­tors who wish to at­tend the meal will also be charged $22.50 per head.

The hats or­dered are avail­able from Paul and those wish­ing to or­der hats, please give your name and size to Paul at the next game.

Have a great week and see you on Sun­day.

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