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MEN, WOMEN, ISIS VETS

THE off-sea­son 18 hole bbb com­pe­ti­tions are draw­ing to a close, with in­creas­ing num­bers in­di­cat­ing that most play­ers are ready for the of­fi­cial 2015 golf­ing sea­son to be­gin.

Open­ing day is now just over a week away. Peter Russo is gen­er­ously spon­sor­ing the two-per­son am­brose, the tra­di­tional com­pe­ti­tion for the day – Satur­day, Jan­uary 24. The am­brose pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers to in­vite friends or fam­ily to par­tic­i­pate and have the op­por­tu­nity to win a free mem­ber­ship if they have never been a mem­ber of the club.

Fur­ther de­tails will be an­nounced in next week’s notes – keep an eye out for fu­ture de­vel­op­ments.

The Vets Open­ing Day fol­lows just three days later on Tues­day, Jan­uary 27 – de­tails of that day’s com­pe­ti­tion will be an­nounced next week – the pres­i­dent prom­ises a great VIP start to the year.

Mem­bers will be sad­dened by the news of Al­lan Royan’s sud­den death after his long bat­tle with can­cer – we of­fer our deep­est sym­pa­thy to his wife Sue and their loving fam­ily mem­bers dur­ing this sad time. The club will miss a man ded­i­cated to its suc­cess – ap­pointed a life mem­ber be­cause of his con­tri­bu­tions as pres­i­dent, trea­surer and in so many other ways.

The Isis golf course is at the mo­ment a scenic and golf­ing de­light – it gives much plea­sure as you drive through its cen­tre, almost as much as play­ing does. The club wel­comes vis­i­tors and of course is al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers to take ad­van­tage of this his­toric sport­ing gem in the re­gion.

One mi­nor mys­tery – where are the doc­tors, bankers, teach­ers and other com­mu­nity mem­bers miss­ing from the list of golf club mem­bers? Surely some are golfers!

One im­por­tant an­nounce­ment – there will be a short spe­cial gen­eral meet­ing (11.30am) prior to the game on Jan­uary 24 to fi­nalise the com­mit­tee for 2015, to ap­point our au­di­tor, and to of­fer a spe­cial mem­ber­ship. Please be present in num­bers. JU­NIORS ISIS ju­niors con­tinue to per­form well at other re­gional events through­out the state.

Last week 7 Isis ju­niors trav­elled to Yep­poon to contest the two-day sum­mer clas­sic. Blake Dowling was the win­ner of the event last year and was able to suc­cess­fully de­fend his ti­tle with a two day to­tal of 4 over. At the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond day Blake was three be­hind the leader but played ex­cep­tion­ally well on the cham­pi­onship course to card a two over round to win com­fort­ably.

In the B-grade girl’s event Sophie Martell was able to take out the ti­tle. Sophie played some very good golf, beat­ing some of the A-grade girl’s scores. She had to contest a three hole play-off at the end of the sec­ond day to win the event .

Amara Burns con­tested the nine hole event and was run­ner-up over the two days. She played ex­cep­tion­ally well on the last day to be very close to the over­all win­ner.

She also took out the near­est the pin and net prize on the sec­ond day. Not to be out-done-Wes­ley Hin­ton also was run­ner-up in the nine hole boys event.

Wes­ley had a very good sec­ond day to be equal win­ner on the sec­ond day but run­ner-up over the two days. Other win­ners were Cooper Burns with long­est drive in the nine hole boys event on the first day and Xavier Free­man was near­est the pin in the six hole boys event on the first day. CHILDERS SO­CIAL HAPPY new year to all from the com­mit­tee and mem­bers to all our read­ers.

We be­gan the 2015 com­pe­ti­tion with our An­nual Am­brose Com­pe­ti­tion. All names were placed in a hat and part­ners drawn and then ran­dom cards drawn to make up the play­ing four­somes. The win­ners for the day were Chris Fitzsimons and Bob Cochrane on 32, sec­ond Rose Cochrane and Terry Small­man on 32.25 and third on a count­back Len (I never win any­thing) Stal­lard and Ray Bur­rows with 32.75 as close fought game.

The B-grade Ap­proach on the 1st was won by Rose Cochrane, the A-grade Long­est Drive by Marg Den­nett, the B-grade Long­est Drive by Paul McCar­ragher, and Ray Bur­rows set the mark for the Golden Cir­cle at 2.43m tak­ing out the Com­bined Ap­proach on the 4th.

The Golden Cir­cle prize will be pre­sented to the win­ner on March 29 so there are 10 weeks to bet­ter Ray’s dis­tance.

The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing was held after the game and the min­utes and trea­surer’s re­port were read out and ac­cepted by the mem­bers for the year 2014. The pres­i­dent gave a short speech thank­ing the mem­bers for their par­tic­i­pa­tion dur­ing the year and then the cap­tain also thanked those who did so much be­hind the scenes for the so­cial club and thank­ing the mem­bers for for­get­ting and for­giv­ing the small mis­takes made dur­ing the year with hand­i­caps, some­thing that should be a thing of the past now we have a vice-cap­tain.

The 2014 com­mit­tee stood down for fresh elec­tions for this year.

Ed Con­nell was elected as pres­i­dent, Len Stal­lard as vice-pres­i­dent, Paul McCar­ragher as the cap­tain, Col Den­nett as the vice-cap­tain, Bill Kirch­hof as trea­surer and Chris Fitzsimons as provi­dore. Their con­tact de­tails are on the Con­tact Us page at: www.childer­sso­cial­golf.com

The pres­i­dent then took the chair and wished every­body a great year.

The cap­tain handed each per­son a no­tice for their de­lib­er­a­tion for this year’s Christ­mas din­ner and trip away and the meet­ing was closed.

The game for next week will be a Stroke and Putt event over the Back Nine. Have a great week and see you on Sun­day.

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