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.
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.
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.
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.