MEN & WOMEN
THE Peter Russo family’s sponsored Opening Day attracted a large number to begin the official golfing year.
The two-person ambrose, the traditional competition for the day, involved quite a few golfer/non-golfer pairings as well as golfer/golfer groups.
Prior to Blake Dowling hitting the first ball of the season – what a shot – members met in a special general meeting to determine the final membership of the Management Committee – the full list is now available at the clubhouse and on the website.
As well the members paid tribute to long-serving and still playing member, Ron Denny, giving him an honorary membership.
Members paid tribute to life member Allan Royan, standing for a minute’s silence in his honour, reflecting on his dedication and contributions to the club over so many years.
The ambrose competition provided 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.
Blake Dowling, with partner Talea Loskow, won the golfer/non-golfer competition with 59 net from Peter Hrelja and Kerry Schnack, with John Hinton and Troy Blinco third.
Rundowns went to Max and C Henke.
Cecily Fay and Greg Dalglish won the golfer/golfer competition with 62 net from Will Martell and Damien Dowling (63) and Clinton and Fiona Dowling (63 3/4).
Rundowns went to Keith Rule and Nigel Radin and Brett Martell and Kev Savage.
Approach shots were won by: Clinton and Fiona on 1&10; Tracey Bartlett and Merryn Henke on 6&15; Blake and Talea on 4&13; with Joan Wright and Cynthia Draper claiming the women’s approach on 1&10. Congratulations to all those
who shared in the prizes and also to Troy Blinco who won the free membership for 2015 after a re-draw of eligible non-members.
Thanks again to Peter Russo and family for sponsoring the day so generously.
This Saturday is a club event – the competition will be a single stableford before the following week’s February Monthly Medal.
THE Vets Opening Day attracted a healthy crowd with keen competition for the many prizes offered by sponsors of the V.I.P. Monthly Stroke event – Dave and Robyn Robinson.
Only two players bettered par for the day, both in men’s A Division – winner Keith Rule on 67 and Norm Plath runner-up on 69.
Bob Werne won the B Division on 72 net after a blistering first nine holes, with runner-up Roger Draper on 74, on a countback from Vince Kennedy.
Cynthia Draper won the women’s competition with 70 net ahead of runner-up Val Plath on 77.
Keith also claimed the men’s approach (0.32m) and Cynthia the women’s (0.33m).
Chook Run winners were: Bob Werne (net 28), Cynthia Draper, Nigel Radin, Kev Savage, Peter Hrelja and Norm Plath (all on 33), with Joan Kelly on 33 the only one to miss out.
Dave and Robyn were duly honoured for the generous array of prizes and the delicious goodies served up after the round was completed.
Next week we return to our staple diet – a single stableford competition.
See you there for the noon hit-off.
LAST Sunday saw 19 players tee off on a sultry morning for a Single Stableford game over the front nine.
The winner for the day was Diane Rowley with 20 points and losing 2.7 off her handicap, second was Bill Kirchhof on 19 and losing 1.4 and third was Dave Durie also on 19 but only losing 0.9.
The B Grade Approach on the 1st was won by Rose Cochrane, the A Grade Longest Drive by Terry Smallman and the B Grade Longest Drive by Paul McCarragher.
Bob Cochrane took out the Combined nearest the Pin on the 4th and also set a new bench mark for the Golden Circle at 1.17m giving the rest of us until March 29 to get closer.
Next week will be Mug day with a lunch after the game and a quick meeting to discuss a few issues and ideas, so be there to have your say.
As an aside we had today Len (I never win anything) Stallard win a prize in the raffle, fixed some say to shut him up, but well done Len.
We also set a new record for the lowest score for 9 holes in a Single Stableford with a score of 1 point.
To save embarrassment we won’t name the culprit but hope he improves for the next game.
Have a great week and catch you all on Sunday.