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.