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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.

ISIS VETS

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.

CHILDERS SO­CIAL

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.

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