Three of the first round matches for the 4 ball Match Play championship were played on Saturday after a shower to start the afternoon’s play. Clinton Dowling and Stephen Cole won a tight match on the 19th; Roger Draper and Ivan Philpott defeated Nigel Radin and Peter Steel; Damien Dowling and Michael Stanton won against Bill Herring and Craig Reynolds. Phil Luckett, with 38 points, won the single stableford played by other members from Brendan Rockett on 37. Rundowns went to Peter Hrelja, Phil Pearce, Norm Plath and Gary Carlon. Stephen Cole (7.36m) won the A Division pinshot on 1&10, while Michael Stanton (0.93m) won the A Division pinshot on 4&13. The B Division players all missed the greens. Next Saturday members play a single stroke competition, sponsored by the Isis Tyres Dowling family. See you there.
On Thursday Kerry Schnack again won the single stableford competition with an impressive 41 points from Margaret Dennett on 3 (hard luck Marg), who also the approach 1.82cm from the hole. Joy Cartner (37) won a rundown. Next Thursday ladies will decide before hit-off at 8.30am what game to play. The Burrum Ladies’ Carnival is on March 6, so nominate by the week before. Nominations for Women’s Country Week open on February 18. Fiona Dowling recorded 39 points to win the single stableford on Saturday from Kerry Schnack on 36, with Coralie Volgyesi winning a rundown. Fiona also claimed the ladies’ approach. Next Saturday members play a single stroke competition sponsored by the Isis Tyres Dowling family.
Members enjoyed the club sponsored par competition, with a few able to better par. In A Division, Bill Cowan with plus 3, won on a countback from Terry Smallman, with Larry Pershouse third on plus 2. Paul McCarragher won B Division also with plus 3, from Roger Draper on plus 1, with Lazlo Volgyesi next on minus 1. Clinton Dowling won the Combined approach in the hole on 4&13, with Kieth Rule winning the Men’s approach on 1&10 and Cynthia Draper the Women’s on 6&15. Terry Smallman led the Chook Run winners with nett 29, from Kev Denham (31), Lisa Cooney, Bob Champney, Roger Draper, Larry Pershouse (33 each) and Michael Stanton (34) on a spin. Next week members return to a single stableford competition – see you there for the 12 noon hit-off. Gin Gin Golf Club Results from 18 Hole Bogey event played on Saturday, February 20 Winner Jim Manderson Jnr +3 Run Down: Geoff Brandon, Scott Wallace +1, Jesse Findlay, Wayne Scott Sq Other Scores: Gary Kraatz, Paul Fagan, Brian Stevens -1, Tracey Kuskey -2, Brian Tobin -3, Daryl Butler -5, Peter Jenkins -9 Pin Shot 7 and 16: Wayne Scott 1.62 Long Putt: Peter Jenkins Next Week: Saturday, February 27, 18 Hole Stableford event Membership fees are due
Ladies Day, Sunday, February 21, saw 18 players present for a stroke and putt on the back nine. Gentlemen were given the opportunity to grow hair and wear a skirt so as to play off the Ladies tees. This was taken up by a few brave men. To make it fair to everyone the handicapping was a little different this week as there was a suspicious looking woman in the winner’s circle. The winner with a score of 32 was Ed Connell, losing 1.5 from his handicap. Second place went to Bob Cochrane with 33 losing .1 with 3rd place going to Donna (Dominic) Mete with 34, losing .5 from her/his handicap. Donna (Dominic) also took out the combined longest drive. The centre fairway shot went to Rose Cochrane. B-grade approach on the 10th went to Rob Blows. Bob Cochrane won nearest the pin on the 13th with the men’s approach on the 15th going to “I don’t win nothing” Len Stallard. Next week we will be playing Stableford on the back nine 7.30 tee off. It was great to see some old faces return this week and as always new members and visitors are always welcome.