On Saturday Footes’ Childers Pharmacy sponsored a single stableford, with the weather causing some inconvenience to players during the competition. Obviously Clinton Dowling was not deterred by the weather as he recorded a sub par 69 gross to score 42 points and win A Division from Will Martell on 38 points. In B Division Ross Nicol continued his good form to record 38 points and win from Peter Hutton on 37 points. Craig Reynolds (9.63m) won the A Division pinshot on 1&10, while Jeff Freeman (0.62m) won the B Division approach. On 4&13 John Hinton (7.1m) won the A Division pinshot and Bill Kingston (6.5m) the B Division pinshot. Members were very appreciative of the generosity of Footes’ Childers Pharmacy and applauded their contribution. Next Saturday we play a club sponsored single stableford again, remembering that on Monday’s Anzac Day we play another BBB stableford competition.
Kerry Schnack recorded 34 points to win the Odds and Evens competition on last Thursday, with Evens team of Joy Cartner, Merryn Henke, Lisa Cooney and Sandra Kirk recording a combined score of 124 to win the team competition. Kerry (0.87m) also won the approach. This Thursday we play an Ambrose competition. On Saturday we played in a single stableford competition sponsored by Footes’ Childers Pharmacy, with Cynthia Draper recording 37 points to win from Joan Wright on 36. Cynthia also won the approach on 4&13 putting her second shot in the hole! Members showed their appreciation of the generous prizes provided by Childers Pharmacy by acclamation. Next Saturday we play in a club sponsored single stableford competition, while on Monday’s Anzac Day we play for the Marg Ruddy memorial trophy.
V.I.P. Stroke Day, sponsored by Kev Denham and Ray Walker, saw many fine scores recorded. In Men’s A Division Niel Rieck with 67 nett held off Clinton Dowling with a 69 nett from Terry Smallman on 74. John Henderson with 65 nett stole B Division from Peter Hutton on 67, with Ted Buckland third on 69. The approach shot winners were: on 1&10, Clinton Dowling (0.28m) for men; Peter Hutton (0.98m) for the combined; Joy Cartner (0.74m) for the women; on 4&13, Clinton (in the hole); Dean Page and Cynthia Draper (0.53m); on 6&15, Kev Savage (0.13m), Paul McCarragher (0.7m) and Joan Kelly (in the hole). John Henderson led the Chook Run winners with 29 nett, from Peter Hutton (30), Monica Madsen and Clinton Dowling (32) on spins. Thank you, Ray and Kev for a memorable afternoon and to June yet again for her excellent food preparation and service. Next week it is time for the much love stroke versus par competition. We welcome you all there for the 12 noon hit-off.
A game of stroke and putt on the front nine was played by 18 golfers on Sunday the 17th of April. The winner for the day with a 33 was Chris Fitzsimons who loses 2.3 from his handicap. Al Ball, on 34, losing 1.3 came in second after a count back from Bill Kirchhof, third, also on 34 and he loses .9 from his handicap. B-Grade approach on the 1st went to Peter Macauley. The combined nearest the pin on the 4th went to Paul McCarragher, who is still currently holding the Golden Circle. Paul also took out the combined longest drive. The combined nearest the pin on the 6th hole went to Bill Kirchhof, with the Centre fairway shot going to Bob Cochrane. The least putts was shared by 3 players Michael Stanton, Marie Chapman and Bill Kirchhof who each had 14 putts A big welcome back goes to Marie Chapman who has been away with a bad knee. Next week we will be playing Stroke and putt on the back nine with a 7.30 tee off. As always visitors and new members are welcome.