RESULTS of games played at the Isis Bowls Club:
Tuesday, December 2: J. Short, K. Murphy def D. Mann, G. Silverthorn 28-21; L. Arkroyd, B. Cowan def B. Bakes, K. Bakes 23-22.
Men’s Championship Pairs Comp, Semi-Finals: P. Mete, K. Burton def D. Haley, R. Clements 21-18; D. Jones, G. Daw def B. McKenzie, K. Vandermaal 21-12.
Thursday, December 4, Turkey Day: M. Styles, J. Newton, G. Daw def R. Saunders, J. West, J. Short 25-10 and 2nd prizewinners; L. Grant, D. Haley, R. Zimitat def L. Grant, D. Saunders, P. Jackson 21-10 and winners on the day.
Sunday, December 14: No games played.
Today, December 11, is Ham or Vouchers Day. Be in to win. Thanks to M. Styles for organising the prizes for the day. Good bowling everyone.
ISIS CENTRAL MILL
RESULTS of games played at the Isis Central Mill Bowls Club:
Tuesday night social: E. Hartwig, E. Crowe def Nan, B. Ryan 23-16; P. Duffy, C. Winters def B. Dougall, D. Sinden 25-14.
Competition results – Mixed Pairs: B. Hesse, P. Duffy def N. Hartwig, E. Hartwig 21-15.
A-grade Singles: K. Findlay def B. Ryan 23-5; B. Findlay def B. Anderson 25-21; R. Phillips def M. Clarke 27-19; D. Fewquandie def B. Wilkins 25-14.
Tuesday night bowls: Sausage sizzle at 5.30pm and games start at 6pm.
On Sunday, December 14, ICM will travel to Burgowan. Games start at 1pm
RESULTS of games played at the Woodgate Bowls Club:
Wednesday, December 3, Men’s Social: L. Hayden, G. Ibbertson, R. Henderson def A. Ritchie, W. Benson, R. Tracey 27-17; E. Soesman, C. Ensbey, C. Treacy def K. Andrews, G. Loydell, R. Byrnes 37-12; T. O’Shea, R. Slack, P. West def Trick, I. Todd, R. Weir 26-21; G. Turner, J. Reeves, J. Cheers, R. Winzar def D. Smith, M. Van Der Loos, G. Madsen, R. Hoffman 30-10; K. Geaney, B. Cayley, G. Summers def P. Walkington, J. Johnson, M. Strano 25-18; A. McKinnon, S. Boundy, R. Royan def Jesse, E. Giddins, J. Daniels 21-16; P. Williams, E. McCaffrey, I. Kirby def J. Harbourne, G. Weir, B. Gibson 23-18; P. Mullins, K. Ellis, I. Reidy def J. Lacey, G. Haynes, R. Bunn 28-22.
Thursday, December 6, Jackpot Triples: D. Essery, B. Cayley, R. Weir def W. Reeves, G. Mewett, G. Weir 29-19; P. Mullins, J. Kirby, G. Summers def M. Smith, W. Galway, M. Van Der Loos 25-16; L. Cosgrove, S. Boundy, I. Todd def C. Cayley, E. Giddins, R. Cosgrove 35-9; H. Danziger, J. Mewett, I. Kirby def Moira, J. Johnson, A. Essery 27-13.
THE Tiger Stableford competition planned to follow the AGM was unfortunately washed out and might be played this coming Saturday, our final day of formal competition for the year, depending on the president’s choice.
The AGM held on Saturday elected a management committee with insufficient members. It is hoped that by the first meeting scheduled for Saturday, December 20, the committee will be complete. That meeting begins at 11am before the usual holiday BBB competition hits off at 12.30pm.
At the AGM the returning president, Ken Albion, spoke of the successful year just past and praised the team of committee members and the co-operation of so many club members in fulfilling the number-one priority for the year – improved fairways and greens.
Other positive achievements included the purchase of a new and a reconditioned greens mower (state grant assisted); taking delivery of a new tractor and front-end loader; termite removal from the clubhouse; repairs to sections damaged by the termites; and the generous donations by the Vets Association to purchase new equipment and repair others. The major goals for 2015 are the purchase of a fairways mower and a new and improved entrance and driveway and continuing improvement of the course.
The president said it was especially difficult to replace long-term secretary Cecily Fay, such an energetic and extremely competent person, but he was delighted when Joan Wright was unanimously chosen as a life member after being nominated by the committee and praised by former president Rodney Wagner, former captain Peter Russo and the president for her years of exemplary service as junior co-ordinator, followed by years as ladies’ captain.
The club looks forward to a successful 2015.
THE last Thursday competition for the golfing year was a single stableford, won by retiring captain Vicki Wyeth with 33 points, on a countback from Rose Cochrane, with one rundown to Joy Cartner. The best nine holes went to Coralie Volgyesi, the club’s new ladies’ captain.
This Thursday, December 11, the ladies will enjoy their Christmas lunch at Vintners’ Winery, to begin at 11.30am.
The Saturday competition to follow the AGM was washed out as detailed in the men’s notes. The competition for this Saturday, our final formal golfing day for the year, could be a tiger stableford, if the president so chooses. Check the men’s notes.
ON TUESDAY, members set out to play the final of the Monthly VIP stroke competition but sadly the welcome rain cut the round short and the final will be played next Tuesday.
A single stableford competition over nine holes replaced the stroke event, with many scores near or below par.
In A Division, Nigel Radin scored nett 36 to win from Dave Robinson on 36.5, runner-up on a countback from Keith Rule. In B Division, Roger Draper on 33.5 nett was one shot ahead of runner-up Bob Champney on 34.5, with Peter Hutton second runner-up on 35.
Neil Rieck put his second shot in the hole to win the men’s approach, while Joan Wright was nearest the pin to win the women’s approach.
Paul McCarragher didn’t figure in the men’s winners’ list but recorded 30 nett to lead the Chook Run winners. Other winners were Roger Draper, Robyn Robinson and Bob Champney (33), and Peter Hutton (34) on a spin.
Next week we again attempt to play the final of the VIP stroke competition. Hit-off is at noon.
CLEAR skies greeted the 18 players who turned up for Mug Day and after the welcome rain the course looked great.
A simple Stroke and Putt game saw the rest of us burgled by Ed Connell with a 31 but luckily the Handicapper was on hand to knock 3.5 off his handicap for next week. Second on 32 and losing 2.4 was Bill Kirchhof and third was Troy Stone, back after a long absence with 33 and losing 1.3 off his handicap.
The least putts went to Len (I Never Win Anything) Stallard and Bill Kirchhof, both with 13 putts. Adam Smith showed us all up by not only winning the 1st B Grade approach but also the Combined Nearest the Pin on the 4th. Terry Smallman took out the A Grade Longest Drive and Ed Connell again gets his name in the paper with the B Grade Longest drive.
As today was the last chance for players to win points for the Player of the Year or any other of the yearly prizes, I was happy to present to Len (I Never Win Anything) Stallard the prize of a great bottle of scotch and glasses combo for his effort in winning the Golden Circle on the 4th/13th at 2.48m. Well done and congratulations and maybe now we will get some peace from his complaining.
Next week is the Christmas Party and game at Hervey Bay Golf Course. Tee-off time is 7.30am so be there by 7am so we can organise the buggies and cards. The game will be a Two Person Ambrose so pick your partners and let me know as soon as possible on the day. The Christmas lunch will be served at about 12.30pm and the social club will provide drinks at the tables for the members.
The social club now has a Facebook page accessible from the website or just type in Childers District Social Golf Club into your Find friends on your Facebook page. You can leave comments but be nice!
Have a great week and see you on Sunday bright and early.
SPRING CUP SEMI: Turtles' Brendan McKeown playing against Isis Crushers in the Spring Cup preliminary final at Waves Sports Complex on Friday, December 5.
Turtles' Jake Carl playing against the Isis Crushers.
Isis Crushers' Andy Golchert playing against the Turtles.
Isis Crushers' Hayden Marl playing against the Turtles.