MEN JEFF Freeman in his first ever attempt achieved the honour of being the Medal of Medallists’ winner for 2014, his trophy a permanent reminder of his achievement. Congratulations Jeff!
His round of 68 nett was two ahead of Will Martell and Peter Hutton, Will claiming second on a countback from Peter.
In the club-sponsored single stroke competition played simultaneously, Will won A Division on a countback from Kev Savage with rundowns to Peter Russo (71), Gary Carlon and Kieran Cronin (72).
Jeff’s 68 also won the B Division competition on a countback from Adrian Martin, runner-up on a countback from Ivan Philpott, with rundowns to Bob Werne (69) and Peter Hutton (70).
Leigh Cronin won the A Division pinshot and Peter Hutton the B Division pinshot on 4&13.
To conclude the trophy presentation Blake Dowling was presented with a memento of his record equalling round of 66 recorded earlier this year – the scorecard mounted and framed with a very appropriate photo and inscription to set it off – a memento to be treasured.
He shares the record with Leigh Cronin and Chris Crouch.
On the Friday evening before the playoff the club celebrated awards night for both senior and junior members with presentations to all championship winners during the year, followed by a Calcutta auctioneered by the silver-tongued Bill Trevor, with commentary (not always complimentary) by Rodney Wagner.
The supper provided by members was a taste delight.
The AGM will be held this Saturday, beginning at 11am.
All members are asked to attend this most important meeting which selects the Management Committee for 2015.
The meeting will be followed by a Tiger Stableford with a draw for partners. WOMEN JOY Cartner won the final of the Thursday Monthly Goblet finalists, with a nett score of 71. Congratulations Joy!
In the club stroke competition Rose Cochrane won with 70 nett from Vicki Wyeth, with Rose winning least putts (28) and Cecily Fay the approach on 4&13. This Thursday members will play a single stableford.
Helen Ricciardi prevented Joy from claiming a clean sweep of the Monthly Goblet finals.
Although both recorded 72 nett, Helen won the trophies on a countback. Congratulations Helen!
Monica Madsen claimed a rundown, while Fiona Dowling put her approach nearest the pin on 4&13.
Senior and junior members and families enjoyed the awards’ night held the night before the playoffs.
Refer to the men’s notes for details.
A reminder: this Saturday the AGM begins at 11am and all members are asked to be present to ensure a quorum and to choose the Management Committee for 2015.
A Tiger Stableford, with a draw for partners, follows the meeting. ISIS VETS ON Tuesday members played a single stableford, recording some impressive scores.
In A Division, Kev Savage scored 39 points to be the overall winner on a countback from Larry Pershouse who thus became the A Division winner from Norm Plath on 37 points. Dave Robinson won best nine holes with 22 points.
Rusty Usmar won B Division with 37 points from Val Plath on 34 points, with Joy Cartner claiming best nine holes with 18 points.
Joy also won the women’s approach (3.51m) and Keith Rule the men’s approach (0.37m).
Larry Pershouse led the Chook Run winners with Dave Robinson both on 32 nett, from Norm Plath, Rusty Usmar and Ray Burrowes (33), with Joy collecting the last chicken (34) on a spin.
Next week we play the final of the VIP. Stroke competition – all monthly winners are eligible, while non-winners will also enjoy a single stroke competition. Hit-off at noon. CHILDERS SOCIAL TODAY’S winner was one of the Hervey Bay guys who travel here to play with the Social Club once in a while, but are always welcome, Bob Walker, who managed a very respectable 30 points and allowed the handicapper to slug him 3.5 off his handicap putting him into A-grade.
Second was Ken Albion with 32 points and losing 2.4 and third was Paul McCarragher with 33 and losing 1.1 taking him back into A-grade as well.
The least putts were shared by Sue Long, Rose Cochrane and Dave Durie each with 14 putts.
The B-grade longest Drive was won by another Hervey Bay guy Sane Shiffke, and what a monster drive it was, shame the rest of his game sucked, LOL.
The B-grade approach on the 1st was won by Bob Wearne and the Combined Nearest the Pin on the 6th was won by Bob Cochrane.
Last but not least Len “I never win anything” Stallard not only won the 4th NTP, but also is leading in the Golden Circle Competition with 2.48m which ends next week on the December 7.
Next week, apart from it being the usual Mug Day, will combine with the Presidents Day in a Stroke and Putt game over the front nine with a barbecue after.
The usual $2 brekkie will be there and the years scoring competition will also close after this game.
The leader board is tight so let’s make the last game for points a good one and good luck to all.
A thank you also to those Social Club members who came along and helped with the clean up of the course.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed cutting trees down, a sort of golfer revenge for all the times the trees have jumped out in front of my ball.
It’s slowly getting back to some sort of good condition although hitting into the rough still poses problems in finding the ball.
Once again, thanks. Catch you next Sunday.