STRONG fields contested the August Monthly Medal, particularly in A Division, led by Dave Robinson on nett 68 from Larry Pershouse on 69, with rundowns to Peter Russo, Craig Reynolds (70) and Bill Cowan on 71. Rodney Wagner with 72 nett won B division on a countback from Len Stallard, with rundowns to Ian McKay (73) and Geoff Jarrett (74). Mark McAulay (5.05m) won the A Division pinshot and Ken Albion (0.67m) the B Division approach on 1 and 10; Ray Walker (2.28m) the A Division pinshot and Ian McKay (1.52m) the B Division pinshot on 4 and 13. Members enjoyed the snack after the game before presentations were made. This Saturday the Friendlies’ Pharmacy sponsors a single stableford competition, with a generous array of prizes to be won. 12.30pm hit-off.
MEMBERS enjoyed a single stableford competition won by Kerry Schnack with 35 points on a countback from Vicki McAulay, with Cecily Fay winning a rundown. Cecily (0.245m) also won the Ladies’ Approach on 4 and 13. This Thursday members compete for the Monthly Goblet for August. Hit-off at 8.30am. Last Saturday members contested the Monthly Goblet for August with Cynthia Draper winning with 74 nett from Joan Kelly on a countback. Vicki McAulay with 75 collected a rundown. Coralie Volgyesi (0.61m) won the ladies’ approach on 6 and 15. Next Saturday the Friendlies’ Pharmacy sponsor a single stableford competition, while on Sunday members play in the Isis Ladies’ Open Carnival with Shotgun start at 9am.
WILL Martell travelled to Cairns to play in the Queensland State Schools Title recently. He was part of the 12 and under side. Will performed very well to be leading until the last hole. He came second and received a silver medal. This earnt him a spot in the Queensland under 12 schools team to play NSW, VIC, SA in Newcastle in November of this year. He has also been invited to play in an international event in Newcastle in September. The Wide Bay junior team consisting of three boys and two girls played extremely well to finish with the silver medal in the teams event.
AFTER a dismal morning the skies cleared for the Vets to hit off in pleasantly warm conditions playing a single stableford competition. The A Division was very tightly contested with Larry Pershouse on 39 points defeating golfing partner Keith Rule with an unlucky Dave Robinson 3rd on 37 points. In B Division Ken Albion won with 37 points from Ed Connell on 35 points with Adrian Martin 3rd on 34 points. Ken also (0.205m) won the Men’s approach on 1 and 10; Cynthia Draper (0.01m) the combined approach on 4 and 13; Cynthia again (0.45m) the Women’s approach on 6 and 15. Ed Connell led the Chook Run winners with nett 29 from Dave Robinson. Keith Rule (both 31), Val Plath (32). Roger Draper and Larry Pershouse (33) on spins. Next week members play a four ball best ball in preparation for the Wide Bay Vets Four Ball Best Ball Carnival on the next Thursday. Noon hit-off.
ALMOST a summer morning greeted the 27 Childers players and the 8 Lighthouse players who turned up for the second round of the Annual Trophy Game. Last time we played the Lighthouse was ahead on percentage by 5.2 points making it imperative that we pulled our socks up and played well. We also had on our side our secret weapon trees, something the Lighthouse players weren’t accustomed to. After carefully adding the Gross Scores from both teams and dividing by the numbers in those teams to get a percentage we came in at Childers 101.375 and Lighthouse at 111.625 which when the 5.2 was subtracted left them at 106.45 giving the Childers Social Golf club the win over the two games. For Mug Day the winner on 59? was Bob Cochrane and he managed to lose 4.3 off his handicap. Second was Mick Ryan on 62, not 72 as I mentioned after the game and I was able to dock him 3.0 off his handicap and third on a countback from Ed Connell was Chris Fitzsimons on 64, not 74 and losing 0.9 off his handicap. Bob Cochrane also managed to win the B-grade Approach on the 1st/10th and the Combined Nearest the Pin on the 6th. Bruce Hadley won the A-grade Longest Drive, Terry Smallman the B-grade Longest Drive and the Men’s Approach on the 15th, Col Dennett the Combined Nearest the Pin on the 4th/13th but not close enough to trouble the Golden Circle, Ed Connell the Combined Approach on the 7th/16th and last but not least the Least Putts went to Paul McCarragher with 24 putts. It was a great game played in a good spirit. We look forward to meeting again next year. Next week we will be playing at Maryborough. Tee off time is 7.45am, so be there at least by 7.30am or earlier if you can so the Captain can organise the cards and players in each group. Ed Connell will lead the first group and lay out the hole prize markers and boxes and the longest drive markers and Paul McCarragher will lead the last group to pick them up. The game will be a Stableford so if you can’t make a point please pick up to keep the game moving. Have a great week and see you all on Sunday at Maryborough.