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.
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.
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