MEN MEMBERS were surprised when Saturday arrived with the promise of a day’s play rather than a washout.
In the single stableford competition the heavier fairways and slower greens seemed to favour certain players while handicapping many others.
Clinton Dowling produced a sub-par round to record 40 points and win A Division from Kev Savage on 37 points, with Norm Plath recording the best nine hole score of 20.
In B Division John Hinton won, also with 40 points, from RodneyWagner on 33, with Geoff Jarrett winning the best nine holes scoring 19 points.
John Hinton won the B Division approach on 1&10, while Blake Dowling was nearest the pin with his drive on 4&13 (3.15m).
Next Saturday Clinton and Fiona Dowling’s Isis Tyres sponsor the day – the competition being a single stableford not a four ball as originally advised.
It’s always a great afternoon.
See you there for the 12:30 hit-off. WOMEN THURSDAY was abandoned in the wet conditions – so next Thursday the competition will be decided by hit-off time at 8.00am.
On Saturday a small group of members played in a single stableford competition, JoanWright winning with 32 points and Sophie Martell the best nine holes.
Sophie was also nearest the pin with her approach on 6&15. This Saturday members will play in the Isis Tyres sponsored competition – a single stableford. See you there for the 12.30 hit-off. VETS OVER 40 players arrived for the stroke versus par competition held on Tuesday, with the round going smoothly in spite of the larger numbers.
Michael Stanton was the overall winner of the day with a creditable plus 3 for the 18 holes.
In A Division Gary Carlon won on plus 2, with runner-up Paul McCarragher on plus 1 and Marg Dennett 2nd runner-up also on plus 1. Helen Ricciardi won the best nine holes with plus 3.
Bob Fraser stayed level with par to win B Division from BobWerne on minus 1, Chris Fitzsimons 2nd runner-up on minus 2, with Coralie Volgyesi winning the best nine holes with plus 3.
Kev Denham put his second shot in the hole on 1&10 to win the men’s approach, while Robyn Robinson claimed the women’s approach on 6&15, a centimetre from the pin, and the combined approach on 4&13, not quite as close.
Chook Run winners were: Robyn Robinson (31 nett), Coralie Volgyesi, Kev Savage, Rae McCliskie (32), Marg and Col Dennett, Gary Carlon and Michael Stanton (33 each).
Next week on March 3 we return to the popular single stableford competition – see you there for the noon hit-off. SOCIAL AFTER the cyclone that wasn’t and the floods that went elsewhere 24 players turned up to play the first round of the 18 holes Odds and Evens competition using only the Odd numbers for today.
It was decidedly steamy on the course which could explain the score which in most cases left a lot to be desired.
Saying that congratulations to Rhonda Zahn who managed a credible 34 and losing in the process 2.9 off her handicap. Second was Bill Kirchhof who managed 35 and lost 1.0 and then a tie between Michael Stanton and Col Dennett which on count back went to Col who lost 0.5.
The A Grade Longest Drive was won by Col Dennett who to listen to him was having a cow of a game, yeah right, the B Grade Longest Drive to Chris Fitzsimmons, the Combined nearest the Pin on the 13th to Michael Stanton but well outside the required measurement to take the lead in the Golden Circle, the Men’s Approach on the 15th to Terry Smallman and the Least Putts to Peter Macaulay, Bill Long and Paul McCarragher with 13 each.
There was a statement made by the Captain to clarify several points of Golf Rules, Rule 27-1-a,b,c, Lost Ball or out of Bounds and Rule 27-2-a,b,c, Provisional Ball to clarify the Rules for those members in doubt.
It has also been decided to not allow the Social Club Out of Bounds Rules and Players will now play as per the Rules of Golf.
The Preferred Lie Social Club Rule of one Card length will continue but only on the Fairway being played.
The Hazard Rule will also stay but to be used only when it is deemed probable that injury could ensue and only on the okay of your Card marker.
Any player who needs extra clarification of the Rules can see the Captain at the next game for a loan of the Rule Book.
Next week is Mug Day for March, Stroke and Putt off the Front Nine, 7.30am start. Have a great week and see you on Sunday.