MEN OVER 40 members and visitors arrived to play in the single stableford competition. It was a day of high scoring with Peter Russo leading the way in a single field instead of the usual two divisions. He scored a creditable 43 points to win from Garry Carlon on 41, runner-up on countback from playing partner, Frank Rockett. Rundowns went to Jack Smith, Roger Draper, John Hinton (40 points each), Ray Walker (39), Phil Luckett, Chris Fitzsimons (38) and Peter Steel (37). Peter also was the A Division player nearest the pin on 4&13, Chris Fitzsimons the B Division player on the same hole, also claiming the B Division approach on 1&10, while Dave Robinson won the A Division pinshot on 1&10. Next Saturday we play for the March Monthly Medal. See you there for the 12.30 hit-off. Remember to bring a plate for after the game. WOMEN JOAN WRIGHT won the Thursday single stableford competition with 35 points from Diane Rowley one point behind. Vicki McAulay won the rundown with 32 points and claimed a Silver Circle with her drive on 6&15, her shot ending 0.47m from the hole. Thursday morning we play for the March Goblet. On Saturday members played in a single stableford. As in the men’s competition, scores were impressive, with Vicki McAulay winning with 42 points from Cynthia Draper on 39, with rundowns to Robyn Robinson (38) and Joan Kelly (31). Robyn was nearest the pin with her approach on 4&13, while Cynthia put her second shot in the hole to win the approach on 6&15. Next week is the Saturday Monthly Goblet – see you there for the 12.30 hit-off – remember to bring a plate for after the game.
JUNIORS THIS week was a stroke round for the juniors. The three-hole competition was again won by Macie Hinton, followed closely by Phynne Boase. Max Corsetti is learning quickly and will be a contender for the Monthly Medal next week. The six-hole competition was again a close call. Ryan Blinco edged out Cooper Rehbein by one shot after handicaps to take victory. The nine-hole competition had a new competitor, Xavier Freeman who put in a solid round. Wesley Hinton finished with 63, which was good enough to take victory. On Sunday a small contingent of players travelled to Bundaberg to play in the Bundaberg Junior Open. Amara Burns was able to win the Nett for the 13 hole girls, her brother Cooper was Nett runner Up in the Greg Norman nine hole event. Wesley Hinton continued on his winning way to take out the Nett winner in the Greg Norman challenge. VETS BOB COCHRANE was the overall winner of the single stableford competition with a massive 45 points. Dave Robinson bettered par with 37 points to claim the A Division trophy from Cynthia Draper on 36 and Phil Luckett on 34, on countback. Garry Carlon won best nine holes. In B Division Kev Denham won with 38 points from Roger Draper on 34 and Bill Long on 33 points. Len Stallard won best nine holes. Garry Carlon put his second shot in the hole on 1&10 to win the men’s approach; Kev Denham did the same on 4&13; while Rae McCliskie claimed the women’s approach on 6&15, 700mm from the pin. Chook Run winners were: Bob Cochrane (28 nett), Kev Denham (31), Cynthia Draper (33), Roger Draper, Joan Kelly (34), Paul McCarragher and Kev Savage (35) on a spin. Next week on March 10 we will be challenged by the 4BBB competition with a secret partner – see you there for the noon hit-off.
SOCIAL LAST Sunday saw 26 members and two visitors turn out to play for our Monthly Mug Day. The winner for today and Mug for the Month was Terry Smallman who managed as great score of 29 which also earned him a 3.3 point reduction in his handicap. The handicapper took the allowed points away as he did for Chris Fitzsimons on 31who managed second and lost 2.6 and Ed Connell who has earned the name Mr Magoo was Third, also on 31 losing 2.5. Hoss Eberl also managed 31 strokes but was spared the handicappers wrath on countback. The least Putts were shared between Mick Ryan, Scotty White and terry Smallman with 12 each. The Captain is adding the putts up for each player and will present to the winner a trophy at the end of the year for most Putts during 2015. The A Grade nearest the Pin on the 1st was won by Dave Hills, our sometimes player from Bundaberg and great to see him back again, the B Grade Approach on the 1st went to Hoss Eberl and good to see him back as well. Marg Dennett showed the men up taking the A Grade Longest Drive with Hoss Eberl once again in the prizes winning the B Grade Longest Drive. Terry Smallman added to his winnings by taking out the Combined Nearest the Pin on the 4th but didn’t manage to beat Bob Cochrane’s distance of 1.17m which only has three home games to go. Col Dennett took out the Nearest the Pin on the 6th to round out the prizes. Next week we will be playing a Single Stableford over the Back Nine and don’t forget we are playing at Bargara on March 22 and I have to know how many buggies will be required by next week.