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THE FI­NAL day of of­fi­cial com­pe­ti­tion for 2014 was again af­fected by con­sis­tent show­ers de­ter­ring many from en­joy­ing what turned out to be a pleas­ant af­ter­noon for golf, for those who com­peted in the sin­gle sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion.

Roger Draper’s score of 34 in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions was enough for him to col­lect the ma­jor prize from Robyn Robin­son on 33 points, with Keith Rule win­ning 2nd run­ner-up and Ken Al­bion best nine holes.

Larry Per­shouse and Mark Tedge won run­downs with Larry also near­est the pin with his ap­proach on 1&10.

The in­com­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers wish mem­bers a safe and happy Christ­mas and won­der­ful golf­ing in the new year. Re­mem­ber each Tues­day and Satur­day and most pub­lic hol­i­days the club hosts an 18 hole b.b.b. com­pe­ti­tion for those who need a reg­u­lar dose of golf to stay sane and healthy.

To all spon­sors dur­ing the year we say an es­pe­cial thanks for your con­tin­u­ing support and wish you the com­pli­ments of the sea­son.

WOMEN

LAST Thurs­day, the ladies en­joyed their Christ­mas lunch at Vint­ners’ Win­ery, a great suc­cess.

On Thurs­day the fi­nal com­pe­ti­tion of the golf­ing year, mem­bers will play a sin­gle sta­ble­ford over just nine holes with time for so­cial­is­ing after the game.

Re­mem­ber that 18 hole b.b.b. com­pe­ti­tions con­tinue to be held each week dur­ing this hol­i­day break – al­ways check at the club­house. JU­NIORS THREE of our ju­niors trav­elled to Robina on the Gold Coast to contest the In­vi­ta­tional Greg Nor­man ju­niors Masters.

This event has play­ers from seven coun­tries and all states of Aus­tralia, in to­tal 220 play­ers started the event. The three play­ers were Blake Dowling, Will Martell and Sophie Martell. At the time of writ­ing only three of the four rounds had been played. Blake Dowling had played sen­sa­tion­ally in the first three days to card rounds of -1, +3 and +4 to be tied equal sixth only 5 shots from the lead with one day to play. This tops off a great year for Blake hav­ing al­ready won or placed highly in sev­eral ju­nior state wide events through­out the year.

The first two days were played un­der try­ing con­di­tions, with blus­tery winds and squally rains in­ter­rupt­ing the day. Will Martell was placed mid­field in the un­der 13 di­vi­sion, but was good enough to be the best per­formed 11-year-old in the field a good ef­fort for his first invitation to this event. This was Sophie Martell’s sec­ond year in the event, un­for­tu­nately Sophie did not have the best of car­ni­vals find­ing con­di­tions a lit­tle too dif­fi­cult. ISIS VETS ON TUES­DAY mem­bers re­turned to play the fi­nal of the Monthly V.I.P. stroke com­pe­ti­tion with­out the rain of last week. As it was also the last day of of­fi­cial com­pe­ti­tion, the V.I.P and stroke event were spon­sored by Keith, Larry, Bob and Nigel, ably helped by part­ners.

Larry Per­shouse scorched around the course in 66 net to be­come the V.I.P. Cham­pion for 2014 – con­grat­u­la­tions Larry and keep up with the 5 wood.

Michael Stan­ton scored 67 net to win A Di­vi­sion from RayWalker on 68, Barry Steinke on 70 and Keith Rule on 71. Terry Small­man won B Di­vi­sion with 71 net, fol­lowed by Ken Al­bion (74), Kev Den­ham (76) and Mick Ryan (79).

Rae McCliskie won the Women’s Di­vi­sion with 69 net, from Joy Cart­ner (70), Marg Den­nett and Val Plath (72). Paul McCar­ragher made no mis­take win­ning the ap­proach on 1&10 in the hole. Dave Robin­son won the pin­shot on 4&13,4m from the hole, and Rae McCliskie the ladies’ on 6, 51cm from the hole.

The Chook Run win­ners were: Joy Cart­ner, Michael Stan­ton, RayWalker and Rae McCliskie (32 net), Col Den­nett and Bill Her­ring (33) on spins.

The Vets’ pres­i­dent and com­mit­tee mem­bers wish all Vets a safe and happy Christ­mas to re­turn recharged in 2015. Re­mem­ber 18 hole b.b.b. com­pe­ti­tions will con­tinue over the hol­i­day sea­son. CHILDERS SO­CIAL THE gods of rain were on our side as we made our way down to Her­vey Bay to have our An­nual Christ­mas Game and Din­ner.

Although over­cast with a cold breeze blow­ing the rain stayed away to let the play­ers com­plete the 18 holes in rel­a­tive com­fort. Many had the same story of balls hit high into the air into the breeze ei­ther stop­ping or drop­ping or ac­tu­ally com­ing back to­wards them but all in all the en­tire course was good and the greens fair. A big thanks to those play­ers who pro­vided bug­gies for the day as we took all that Her­vey Bay had to of­fer and it made the game a lot faster although some might dis­agree, LOL.

The day was spon­sored by CLUB CAR and a big thanks to Bill Long for pro­vid­ing prizes for the day with a dec­la­ra­tion he would spon­sor next year’s game as well. Win­ners were Ray Bur­rows and Dave Durie with 67.75, sec­ond Peter Von Dolen and Terry Small­man with 68.75 and third Frank Scor­dia and Paul McCar­ragher with 69.25.

The B-grade ap­proach on the 2nd was won by Scotty White, the A-grade long­est drive - Paul McCar­ragher, the B-grade long­est drive by Leigh Hart, the com­bined near­est the Pin on the 7th - Ray Bur­rows and in the hole by Mick Ryan on the 17th with the Com­bined Ap­proach. For the first time a NAGA prize was awarded to the cou­ple who recorded the high­est score and that goes to Sue and Bill Long. As usual Len (I never win any­thing) Stal­lard was driv­ing peo­ple crazy so we gave him the prize for Best Whinge of the day.

After the game we gath­ered out­side the club­house to in­dulge in a Christ­mas din­ner that was su­perb and full marks go to the cater­ing staff for their ef­forts. The pork melted in the mouth but for me the piece de re­sis­tance was the pavlova with cream as a dessert fol­lowed closely by hand-made plum pud­ding with cus­tard.

Next week is the last of­fi­cial day of the yearly cal­en­dar with Pres­i­dents Day and the pre­sen­ta­tion of the year’s tro­phies. The game will be a three club game, no driv­ers and any com­bi­na­tion of the other clubs that suit. Tee-off at the usual time of 7.30am.

The So­cial Club now has a Face­book page ac­ces­si­ble from the web site or just type in Childers Dis­trict So­cial Golf Club into your Find Friends on your Face­book page. You can leave com­ments but be nice!

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