MEMBERS enjoyed a pleasant afternoon for the first Monthly Medal of the year.
The scores in A Division were very impressive, with Michael Stanton winning with net 66 from Keith Rule on a countback. Rundowns went to Peter Russo (68), Ivan Philpott (70) and Nigel Radin (71).
Larry Pershouse won B Division with net 70 from John Hinton on 72, second on a countback from Ken Albion with Peter Hutton also collecting a rundown.
Ivan also won the approach on 1 and 10, with Michael Stanton winning the A Division pinshot on 4 and 13.
This Saturday we play a four-ball stroke competition for the qualifying round of the pairs’ Match Play championship. We hope all members can find a partner for this important event. WOMEN SOPHIE Martell with 72 net won the women’s first Saturday Monthly Goblet from Robyn Robinson on 74, with Joan Wright winning the rundown.
Robyn won the approach on 4 and 13 and Sophie on 6 and 15.
On Thursday Diane Rowley won the best nine stableford competition with 26 points from Coralie Volgyesi on 20 points, second on a spin from Vicki Wyeth and Lisa Cooney, with Vicki winning a rundown.
This Thursday we play our first Thursday Monthly Goblet, with Thursday hit-off times for February at 8am.
On Saturday, we will play a single stableford competition while the men play the qualifying round for their pairs’ match play championship. VETS THE four-ball best ball stableford competition tested the captain’s patience as he endeavoured to ensure every member had a playing partner for the afternoon’s round.
New pairings shared most of the trophies but veteran pair, Phil Luckett and Ken Albion, won the major prize with a score of 46.
Vince Kennedy and Leigh Hart were runners-up on 44 on a countback from Cynthia Draper and Val Plath, 2nd runners-up on a countback from Charlie Livick and Bob Champney, with Neil Rieck and Keith Rule on 43 winning the last rundown.
Barry Steinke won the men’s approach on 1 and 10, Robyn Robinson the women’s approach on 6 and 15, and Cynthia Draper winning the Michael Stanton approach on 4 and 13, her second shot in the hole.
Chook Run winners were: Vince Kennedy (29 net), Val Plath (32), Phil Luckett, Nigel Radin, Bob Champney and Rae McCliskie (all on 33).
Next week is the monthly V.I.P. Stroke sponsored by Rusty Usmar – we’re assured of a great afternoon. CHILDERS SOCIAL LAST Sunday saw 22 players turn out for a Stroke and Putt game. The weather was kind, not too hot and the wind just about right.
The winner was Ed (I can’t see the ball) Connell with 33 strokes and losing 2.5 off his handicap. The second and third places were contested between four players, Len (I never win anything) Stallard, Paul McCarragher, Ray Burrows and Bob Champney all playing to par with 35 apiece. Luckily Col Dennett was able to make sense out of it and the second place went to Len who lost 1.0 and Paul who lost 0.5 was third.
The least Putts was won by Marie Chapman although there was some consternation before the count as someone, who shall remain nameless, eh Mac, had put their considerably lower handicap in the Putts column on the board. Once rectified Marie was a clear winner with 12 putts and all was right with the world again. The B Grade Approach was won once again by Ray Burrows, the B Grade Longest drive by Adam Smith and it was a monster, the A Grade Longest Drive by Col Dennett and finally the Men’s Approach on the 15th was won by Bill Kirchhof.
Still no word from the emails sent to various venues as requested but as soon as we get them we will let the members know. Next week we will play a Single Stableford over the Front Nine.
Have a great week and see you Sunday.
ON THE GREEN: Toni Zimitat and John Mills at the Gin Gin Bowls Club’s breast cancer awareness day.