Ryan tops Saturday competition
THERE was a good turnout for Saturday’s monthly Hotel Metropole stableford comp with 55 players playing in great golfing conditions.
Winner on the day was Benn Ryan with a good score of 43 points, three ahead of the rest of the field.
Runner-up was Andy Pearson who came in on count back from Trevor Paroz, both on 40.
The rundown comprised Matt Goldman and Mick Dibben on 38, with Pascal Neunreuther, Scott Wardroper, Chris Weigand, Wayne Temby, Jake Nurse, Dave Gates, Gavin Kerwand and Neil Cawthorne all carding 37 points.
Trish McNeil won the ladies section of the comp on 42 points, ahead of Mandy Patterson on 37.
Nearest-the-pins were Gavin Milne on hole 2, Pascal Neunreuther on 9, Greg Walker on 13 and Paula Wronski on 16.
The two shot club was shared by three players Andy Pearson and Andrew Colborne who both eagled the much shortened hole 10 and Matt Goldman who birdied 16.
Thursday saw 53 players fight it out in a stroke event over both 9 and 18-holes, with Peter Stone winning the major 18-hole comp with a fine nett 62.
Losing on count back, also with 62, was runner-up Ian Powell, back from his grey nomad lifestyle and playing well.
In the rundown were Dave Thomas with a nett 64, Nick Watson 65, Benn Ryan, Pascal Neunreuther, Brendan Meharry and Jim Cochrane all on 66, and Wayne Temby on 67.
The 9-hole section of the comp went to Gary Flannery with a nett 29, ahead of runner-up Peter Stone on 30.
The rundown was made up of Dave Thomas, John Grosskreutz, Mick Caton, Jim Cochrane, Bruce Munro and Ian Powell, all on 31 nett, with Paul Joice winning on count back from three others with a 32.
Nearest-the-pins went to John Dodds on hole 2, Ian Powell on 9, Pascal Neunreuther on 13 and Dave Thomas on 16.
Saturday players will be fighting it out in an 18-hole stroke event, while the Thursday comp will be a stableford event over both 9 and 18holes.
Tee times are available to suit individual players on both days, but please register with the pro shop to ensure smooth play.
WITH a cool breeze blowing, a great turnout of 23 ladies competed in a stableford event for Sue Smith’s trophy day.
Some fantastic scores were achieved considering the dryness of the course at present.
The eventual winner with 42 points was Penny Wardroper ahead of runner-up Reh Hull with 40 points.
Mandy Patterson was third on 38 and Jacqui Wall, Bernice Petersen and Caroline Awdry, all with 36, completed the rundown.
Kim Coffey won the encouragement award for the day.
Nearest-the-pin winners were Jenny Hounsell on hole 2, Tina Badenhorst on 6 and Mandy Patterson on 18.
A flag stroke event will be held next week followed by the McNeill monthly medal on Saturday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 6.
After that there will be only three more official ladies competition days until the Christmas break-up.
On Sunday the Dawnies took an early morning bus ride to Pioneer Valley and a great day was enjoyed by all.
First place went to Don Schruing with 46/46 while the runner-up after a putt off was Al Greedy 52/46.
Third place went to bus driver Gary Kaden with 37/28 and the nearest-the-pins went to Bruce Upchurch on hole 13 and Paul Grace on 17.
The snake putter was Mick Burrows and least number of putts went to Chris Hendersen with 14 and the Bradman’s was Maurie Moody.
Next Sunday the Dawnies are back on home turf.