ISIS MEN MEMBERS are enjoying the cooler conditions for playing with a large number competing for the April Monthly Medals and many recording under par scores. In A Division Clinton Dowling upstaged his sons to record 69 gross and net 65 to win from Chris Crouch on 69, runner-up on countback from Keith Rule. Other rundown winners were Damien Dowling and Bill Cowan (70), Blake Dowling and Will Martell (71). Blake had some consolation recording another eagle in his round. In B Division Chris Fitzsimons following a great round on Tuesday recorded an impressive 62 net to win comfortably from Roger Draper on 70 net, runner-up on a countback from four others on 70, each receiving a rundown: Mark McAulay, Bill Kingston, Larry Pershouse and Ross Nicol. Clinton also won the pinshot on 1&10 (1.95m) with Bill Kingston winning the B approach on the same hole (0.56m). Kev Savage claimed the A Division pinshot on 4&13 (5.78m) and Ross Nicol the B Division one (4.88m). Next Saturday will be a club sponsored single stableford instead of the postponed Childers Pharmacy competition, with hit-off at the usual time of 12.30pm. WOMEN THURSDAY players grappled with the demanding bisque bogey competition with some outstanding scores. Lisa Cooney won with plus 9, with Coralie Volgyesi only one shot behind as runner-up. Diane Rowley with plus 4 collected a rundown. Margaret Dennett won the approach, 0.64m from the pin. This Thursday, numbers permitting, we will play a 4 BBB, with a random draw for partners – hit-off at 8.30am. Robyn Robinson continued on her winning way, recording net 70 to win the Saturday April Monthly Goblet on a countback from an unlucky Sophie Martell. Vick McAulay won a rundown with net 73, while Fiona Dowling won the approach on 6&15, 1.06m from the hole. Robyn also scored a birdie on number three, a very difficult feat on the hole rated most difficult for women. Next Saturday we play a single stableford competition with hit-off at 12.30pm. See you there. VETS ON TUESDAY, a large contingent from across the Wide Bay played in our annual Isis Vets’ Open Carnival, with shotgun starts at 7.30am and 12.15pm. Isis players figured prominently in the winners’ lists in the single stableford competition sponsored by Ross Grey Holden and our friends at House of Golf. In A Division Andrew Edmonds (Hervey Bay) on 41 points edged out Michael Stanton (Isis), with A. Vollmerhouse (Maryborough) third on 39 points. In B Division Bob Cochrane (Isis) won with 40 points from B. Lohmann (Burrum) on 38, runner-up in a countback from third placed E. Lidgard (Hervey Bay). M. Tubbemham (Gin Gin) recorded the best score of the day with 42 points to win from Sue Long (Isis) also on 42 points, with Diane Rowley (Isis) third on 39 points. The long drives went to Neil Rieck (Isis) in A Division, K. Hesselwood (Maryborough) in B Division and B. Cox (Burrum) in the women’s competition. On 1&10, Col Dennett (Isis) won the A Division pinshot, Bob Cochrane the B Division approach and B Cox the women’s approach. On 4&13, A. Edmonds won the A Division pinshot, D. Higham (Maryborough) the B Division approach and Cynthia Draper (Isis) the women’s approach. On 6&15, K. Riley (Maryborough) A Division pinshot, Paul McCarragher (Isis) the B Division approach and Vicki McAulay (Isis) the women’s approach. Many afternoon players stayed to socialise after the game and enjoy the presentation. Congratulations to the winners and special thanks to the ladies in the kitchen who prepared a delicious lunch and a tasty after game snack. The Captain expressed his appreciation of the efforts by so many members to make the day a great success. SOCIAL A LOVELY morning greeted the players as 25 players took to the course to play the second half of the Odds and Evens game playing only the even numbered holes. A bit of a hiccup before the game with someone who should remain nameless putting their card in their pocket and standing out as the other players took to the field. We sorted that out and the game went on. Please guys fill your cards in and leave them on the table so I can allocate the players in the groups, not in your pockets. The winner today by a good margin was Rose Cochrane with a 30, which was applauded by the players but not as much as the cheer when it was announced she would lose 4.0 off her handicap. Keeping it in the family was Bob Cochrane, who managed to come in second with 32 and he lost 2.5 off this handicap followed on the same score by Sue Long, who lost 2.0 off her handicap. Scotty White also had 32 but was beaten to a place on countback. 13 Putts were the order of the day, with both Marg Dennett and Hoss Eberl both registering those putts. Much as it pains me to say Len (I never win anything) Stallard won the B Grade Approach on the 10th. Dominic Mete took out the B Grade Longest Drive with Scotty White setting a new distance for the Golden Circle of 4.0m and taking out the Nearest the Pin on the 4th. Last but not least and I won’t mention the 4 putt, was Col Dennett taking out the Nearest the Pin on the 6th. Next week we will be playing a Stroke and Putt game on the Front Nine and don’t forget that Putts this year could earn you the inaugural Worst Putter of the Year prize for that player with the most Putts on average over the year, surely something not to strive for.
RESULTS of Veterans 18 Hole Stroke played on Tuesday, March 17 and sponsored by Gin Gin Super IGA. Winner: Alan Ball 68. Run Down: Len Josey 70, Mark Hartle 72 Other Scores: Carol Martin, Brian Tobin, Ron Beckey 73, Kevin Shaw 74, Jim Manderson Jnr 77, Norm Baker 79, Jim Manderson Snr 81, Steve Timmins 85 Pin Shot 7 and 16: Alan Ball Approach Shot 5 and 14: Jim Manderson Snr, 9 and 18: Brian Tobin Putts: Kevin Shaw 25 Results from 18 Hole Stableford event played on Saturday, March 21 for the first round of the Patron’s Trophy Winner: Marke Hartle 40 pts. Run Down: Brian Tobin 33, Jason Shield 31 Other Scores: Geoff Brandon, Adam Fryer 30, Jesse Findlay, Jim Manderson Snr 28, Scott Lucas, John Kemsley 27, Jim Manderson Jnr 26 Pin Shot 7 and 16, Mark Hartle 3.2 Longest Putt: Jess Findlay