CLINTON and Fiona Dowling are again the Mixed Foursomes Champions for 2015, recording an excellent gross score of 119 on Sunday to win comfortably from Ray Walker and Helen Ricciardi on 127, which would usually be a possible winning score. Nigel Radin and Kerry Schnack recorded the best nett score, a remarkable 100¾ to win from Bill Kingston and Monica Madsen on 108¾, runners-up on a countback. Michael Stanton and Margaret Dennett (0.18m) won the approach on 4 and 13 and Joan Kelly and Kev Denham (1.00m) on 1 and 10. A very pleasant day ended with a tasty variety of snacks (thank you everyone and especially those who prepared the dishes and cleaned up after) and the presentation of vouchers to the winning pairs.
ON Saturday members played a single stableford competition with no player equalling par for the day. Clinton Dowling recorded 35 points to win A Division from son Blake on 34, with rundowns to Ivan Philpott and visitor Darren Leitch. In B Division Ross Nicol with 34 points won on a countback from Mark McAulay, with rundowns to Adrian Martin and Ken Albion. Clinton (3.9m) also won the A Division pinshot on 1 and 10; Len Stallard (0.52m) the approach; with Blake (3.9m) winning the A Division pinshot on 4 and 13 and Mark McAulay (6.71m) the B Division pinshot. Phil Luckett scored a hole-in-one on number 6 for the second time, improving his score considerably. Next week we play a single stableford in a competition sponsored by Bill and Jan Kingston. As usual, we look forward to this special day in our calendar.
KERRY Schnack again claimed the trophy in the Thursday stroke recording nett 62 to shut out Vicki McAulay on 63, with rundowns to Marg Dennett (66), Val Plath (75) and Joy Cartner (76). This week members decide before hit-off at 8.30am. On Saturday Helen Ricciardi recorded 34 points to win the single stableford competition from Lisa Cooney on 33 points, with rundowns to Monica Madsen and Vicki McAulay both on 31 points. Coralie Volgyesi (0.87m) won the ladies’ approach. This Saturday we join the men in the single stableford competition sponsored by Bill and Jan Kingston.
THIS Tuesday we celebrated the Monthly VIP Stroke competition, sponsored by Phil Luckett and Ken Albion with support of friends, and the culinary talents of Michael Stanton. In A Division Kev Denham recorded nett 69 to win from Norm Plath on 70 with Dave Robinson third on 74. Roger Draper won B Division with nett 70; Len Stallard runner-up on 72 and Ken Albion third on 74. Three women recorded 71 nett, with Margaret Dennett winning on countback from Jeanette McKay, runner-up on countback from Vicki Wyeth. On 1&10, Barry Steinke (0.315m) won the A Division approach; Cynthia Draper (0.08,) the Women’s approach. Cynthia (0.60m) also won the approach on 6&15, while Rose Cochrane (0.28.) won the combined approach on 4&13. Roger Draper (nett 30) led the Chook Run winners from Phil Pearce, Vicki Wyeth (31), Len Stallard (32), Vicki McAulay and Jeanette McKay (33) on spins. On a cold drizzly afternoon, the warm snack was very welcome, with thanks to June for finalising the dishes – much appreciated! Next Tuesday members play a single stableford – hit-off at noon.
NINETEEN players took the field on Sunday on a cold winter’s morning, with jackets being the order of the day as the wind picked up during the game. Ed Connell was the winner on countback from three other players all on 20 and he managed to lose 2.5, with Rhonda Zahn losing 2.4 at second and Paul McCarragher losing 1.3 at third. Marie Chapman took out the B-grade Approach on the 10th, with Chris Fitzsimons taking out the B-grade Longest Drive and Scotty White once again taking out the Golden Circle at 3.95m. Paul McCarragher rounded out the prizes with the Men’s Approach on the 15th. A Happy Birthday to Ken Albion on his 79th and still going strong. Next week we will play a Stroke and Putt over the Front Nine teeing off at 8am, so be there at least 15 minutes before to fill out your cards to help the captain. On the August 2 we will be hosting the Lighthouse Social Club for an 18-hole completion to round out the two-game trophy games we play annually. The Lighthouse holds a commanding lead over the Childers club so I expect everyone to play their best to wrest the trophy from them. Time to put on the thinking caps about who you want on the committee for next year as many of the existing committee are not standing again next year, like the president, the captain and the treasurer to name a few. Have a great week and see you on Sunday.
LINING UP: Gin Gin's Scott Warren in action at the Bundaberg Golf Club.