Fortune favours the brave golfer
IT WAS a brave group of golfers who took the course on Saturday morning under heavy skies.
A total of 32 men and two ladies fought on for a late start, and they were aptly rewarded, with the clouds lifting and subsequently making for an excellent afternoon.
Rob Wilson made the most of it by winning the 18hole stableford event, carding 43-points as the men’s champion.
Jim Cochrane (41), Jake Nurse (40), Steve Knight, Michael Cragg (39), Ken Muller, Kevin Duffy and Gary Scotford (38) comprised the ball rundown.
Meg Lyons was the ladies winner with 36.
Nearest-the-pins went to Jake Nurse (no. 2), Rod Wecker (no. 9 and 13) and Larry Muller (16).
Late last week a total of 44 players competed in a stroke event, with the 18hole division 1 title going to Steve Barry on a countback from Peter Stone (69).
Division 2 went to Russell Reardon (67), four ahead of runner-up Peter Lewis (71).
The rest of the rundown comprised Albert Pini, Neil Ustick (74), John Roser, John Dodds and Tim McBride (75).
Russell Reardon also claimed the nine-hole section, netting 33 to finish half-a-point ahead of Kerry Hall.
The rundown comprised of Mark Thompson (34), Peter Stone (34.5), Trevor Paroz, Peter Krause (35) and Scott Wardroper (35.5).
Nearest-the-pins went to Troy Smith (no. 2), Gavin Kerwand (no. 9), Albert Pini (13) and Peter Lewis (16).
On Saturday players will contest the monthly Hotel Metropole Stableford event, while Thursday players will compete in two divisions over 18-holes as well as a nine-hole stableford competition.
Last Sunday turned out to be a glorious day for golfers, with the Dawnies playing the back nine.
Barry Mackenzie was the winner on the day with 55/ 44, while Chris Henderson 44/46 and John Anderson 52/49 finished second and third respectively.
Bruce Upchurch and Al Ford won nearest-the-pins on 13 and 16, while Al Greedy was the snake putter.
The least amount of putts went to Chris Henderson with 15 while Jill Ford was the bradman winner.
This Sunday the Dawnies will contest the front nine.
The Tiger Woods Stableford last week saw Mandy Patterson and Jan Shuwalow tie with Jacqui Wall and Tessa Aitken (52-points).
Viv Demartini and Lyn Muller finished behind with 41, while Tiina Randmae and Kath Borer rounded out the top three (40) as just 14 ladies contested the event which was hampered by rain.
Jacqui Wall and Jan Shuwalow claimed chip-ins on (17 and 18), while the nearest-the-pins went to Tessa Aitken and Lyn Muller (18 and 4).
August 27 will see the ladies contest a versus par game, followed by the McNeill Building Monthly Medal on September 3.
The club would also like to wish good luck to those members travelling to Sarina for their ladies open.