Ryan tops Satur­day com­pe­ti­tion

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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.

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