First, no cigar
Tim Nelson from KyParkland Golf Club had the best score in Saturday’s stroke competition for the monthly medal.
His score of 89-24-65made him the clear winner but, as he is not a member of Hill Top, he was ineligible to win the major trophy.
Terry White then claimed that trophy with 93-22-71 on a countback.
Michael Downs won A-grade with 87-16-71 and Terry O’Brien was runner-up with 79-7-72.
Consolation balls went to Rocco Barca and Bob Wildes 71, Glen Pearce and Ryan Butler 72, Scott Carter, Geoff Kerr, Dave Cornwall and Bruce Gross 73, and Dave Roberts 74 on countback.
Ian Elders won nearest the pin on the third hole, sponsored by Lewis Homes, Matt Miller won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), John Fanning won on the 14th (A-1 Freight) and Dave Roberts won on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) and the jackpot.
The stroke competition on Tuesday was won by Jeff Baker with 92-23-69, on a countback from Allan McGrath and Rocco Villani.
Baker mixed six double bogeys with two pars and a birdie on the front nine, but steadied on the back nine to win.
Villani, Michael Downs and Ross Kelly each won a ball and Baker was nearest the pin.
It was Wildes’ turn to shine on Thursday when he won the stableford competition with 39 points and won nearest the pin with a teeshot on the ninth that ran over the edge of the hole.
He had a wipe on the fourth hole but the birdie on the ninth brought his score up to 16 for the front nine holes.
He cut loose on the back nine for 23 points, which would have won him almost any countback, butit wasn’t needed.
Michael Downs was runner-up with 38 points on countback from Trevor Allen and consolation balls went to Kelly (36) and Ron Popple (34).
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Darryl Phillingham won Thursday’s competition with a nett 35. Bev Roberts was runner-up with 36.
In the ball run-down, Les Nation had 37, Sheryl Curran, Michael Mulcahy and Dylan Burls 38 and JohnMapson 39. Nearest the pin was on the 14th hole and was won by Scott Carter.
The social committee produced another winner on Saturday when 90 ‘bogans’ arrived suitably dressed to celebrate the culture of the 1980s and ’90s and enjoy the music of that time.
Some were disconcerted to find that much of the music was still on their smartphone’s playlist and those without a tattoo were right out of the running to win the top prize.
The bogan who arrived with a box of cans carried in a pram set the tone for the evening, which gave many the opportunity to catch up with friends not seen for a decade or two.
Well done to the organisers.
Saturday’s two-person ambrose competition has been named Electricians’ Day as Col Saunders, Peter Collison and Fred Andrews have joined together to sponsor the day.
The event is for twomen or two women, but not mixed.
There will be a shotgun start at noon, great prizes and an afternoon tea of both hot and cold food.
The GV Veterans play at Parkland on Monday.
Garry Reese is taking a little while to get back into the game after some time off for some repairs.
He was in all sorts of trouble after starting on the 10th hole on Thursday when his tee-shot went way right on to the 12th fairway after bouncing off a tree.
His second shot struck another tree as he tried to get back on the original fairway and his third struck yet another and rebounded across the fairway to the rough on the other side.
Of course he struck another tree before guiding his fifth shot successfully under branches back on to the fairway but, with no shot on the hole, the writing was on the wall, or, in this case, in the column with the heading ‘W’.