MEN’S OPEN CARNIVAL
A GREAT weekend for the Isis Golf Club culminated in a highly successful Men’s Open Carnival on Sunday with more than 80 players from Isis and surrounding Wide Bay clubs competing in the teams’ and individual events. Unfortunately Isis couldn’t repeat its winning performances of last year, with the Maryborough team of D. Haberman, R. Newton, C. Backer, H. Smith and A. Gees claiming both the esteemed Isis Cup (first played for in 1936), with the best gross score and the Isis Central Mill Shield with the best netscore. In the 18 hole gross events, Scott Warren (Gin Gin) again proved his expertise, winning the A Division with a one under par 69 from R. Newton (Maryborough) on 73. T. Elliott (Biggenden) won B Division on 82, on a countback from I. McDuff (Hervey Bay). C-division winner was M. Barnes (Bundaberg) on 83 from I. Gabbert (Gin Gin) on 88. In the net events, H. Smith (Maryborough) recorded net 67 to win A-division from S. Aitcheua (Bundaberg), runner-up on a countback with 69 net. Peter Steel was the home club’s first winner, in B-division, scoring net 66 for a clear victory, from B. Cuthbertson (Biggenden) on 68. Ex-Isis Travis Mittelheuser (Bargara) with 71 net won on a countback from another Isis player in Kev Denham. The special award for the Vets’ player of the day went to Peter Steel for his score of 66 net. Pinshots went to: Clinton Dowling in A-division on 1 and 10 and R. Newton on 4 and 13. D. Millar (Hervey Bay) in B-division won the pinshot on 1 and 10 and K. Shaw (Gin Gin) on 4 and 13. No C Division player’s drive ended on either green. Thanks go to the many helpers who organised the day. CLUB EVENTS MEN ON SATURDAY both men and women members played in a four ball best ball stableford competition with partners drawn by the captain. Playing with different partners and members in their groups provided a different but pleasant experience. Bill Cowan and Robyn Robinson combined well to compile 45 points with Kev Savage and Mark McAulay runners-up on 44 points. Rundowns went to Roger Draper and Vicki McAulay and Helen Ricciardi and Sophie Martell both pairs on 42 points. Clinton Dowling claimed the A-division pinshot on 1 and 10 (6.9m), Bill Cowan on 4 and 13 (2.6m), with no B-division player claiming on either hole. Cynthia Draper won the women’s approach on 4 and 13 (1.68) and Vicki McAulay 6 and 15 (0.17m). This Saturday is Isis Mill Traders’ Day with all 3-Person team positions filled. Remember the early start at 11.30am to ensure there is time for after-game socialising and presentation of prizes. WOMEN DIANE ROWLEY won the single stableford competition with 33 points from Coralie Volgyesi on 32, Lisa Cooney winning best nine holes with 19 points. Coralie was also nearest the pin with her approach on 4 and 13. This Thursday we play a single stroke competition, hit-off at 8.30am. As the women joined the men in the combined fourball best ball competition, results are in the men’s section of the notes. Next Saturday members play in the Isis Mill Traders’ 3-Person Ambrose at 11.30am. ISIS VETS ON TUESDAY, Vets enjoyed their favourite competition – the single stableford. In a day of low scoring, Nigel Radin played well to record 38 points to be the overall winner for the round. In A Division Neil Rieck won with 36 points from Phil Luckett on 34. Best nine went to Norm Plath on 19 points. Scott White was B Division winner with 35 points on a countback from Kev Denham, Coralie Volgyesi winning best nine with 20 points. Approach winners were: for the women, Coralie Volgyesi (0.79m); for the men, Phil Luckett (0.38m); and for the combined approach, Nigel Radin (0.43m). Ted Buckland led the Chook Run winners with 31 net, from Kev Denham (32), Barry Steinke, Neil Rieck (33), Nigel Radin and Ken Albion (34). This Tuesday, March 31, members play a single stableford an noon. CHILDERS SOCIAL A FINE morning, not too hot after the days we have been getting, saw 18 players turn up for the game at Bargara last Sunday. The first indication of trouble was the slickness of the practice green, with hopes the course greens would be a bit slower came to naught, as we learnt that they were even faster. I will not embarrass anyone with putts scores but let’s just say records were broken in no uncertain terms. Speaking of which, one person who managed to tame the greens was Scotty White, who won the least putts with 29. The overall winner for the day was Paul McCarragher with a net 65 knocking 4.5 off his handicap, second was Scotty White on 78 on a countback from Chris Fitzsimons also on 78, Scotty lost 1.0 and Chris 0.5 off their handicaps. Chris also managed to take out the B-grade Longest Drive, with Paul taking out the A-grade Longest Drive. Bob Champney got his name in the results, taking out both the 2nd and 5th Approach and Nearest the Pin respectively and last but certainly not least was Sue Long, taking out the B-grade Approach on the 14th. Apparently the shot of the day goes to Ray Burrows, who hit the shed and managed to get a Hole-in-One but in the water tank and that deserved a ball for the effort. Good to see both Mick and Ed back from their operations well and raring to go although I do think Ed was ready to throw his clubs away at one stage or take to the trees with a chainsaw as they really had a set against him. Next week March 29 will be a Single Stableford over the Back Nine and remember that this is the last chance to win this quarters Nearest the Pin/Golden Circle on the 4th/13th currently held by Bob Cochrane with a distance of 1.17m.