Collins ushers in new year with win
Graham Collins won the Ming Yap-sponsored trophy just before the new year on December 29, followed closely by Kevin Pratt in second and Michael Lowe in third.
Par event: Graham Collins +6, Kevin Pratt +5, Michael Lowe +4, Craig Williams +4, Mike Dellit +3, Richard Rae +3, Paul Welch +3, Charlie Baggetta +3, John Parton +2, Jim Baggetta +2, Jeremy Lister +1, Kevin Wooltorton +1, Paul Brandis +1, Graham Halton +1, Ian Grieves +1, Peter Shine +1, Jo Anne Cooper 0, John Powell 0, Derek Williams 0, Mike Kelly 0, Andrew Look 0, Jim Bianchi -1, David O’Shaughnessy -1, Wal Blechynden -1, Rab Ainsworth -1, Bill Hodgins -1, Alan Cope -1, Rita Rae -1.
Gross: Peter Shine -2, John Parton -6.
Four ball team par: Rita Rae, Kyle Gaston, Andrew Look, Richard Rae +15. Eagle no 8 Cec Holman.
Ray Suarez claimed the Charlie Baggetta-sponsored trophy on December 27 with Garry Beacham and Alan Cope tied for second and Kevin Burton in third.
A field of 45 players braved the heat for the Michael Lucas Trophy on December 22 with temperatures hovering just 40 degrees. Luckily the sea breeze turned up just as the afternoon groups were about to tee off.
Andrew Look, who has been struggling for form, found something to rectify his game. He played in the morning and massed a great score of 45 points to beat Robyn Peet who scored 42 points.
Garry Dawson was third with 41 points followed by Tony Joyce with 39 points. Look played off a 19 handicap and shot three over par on the front nine to score 25 points. He held it together on the back nine to score 20 points.
Look, who has been playing very close to his handicap anchor, finally had put it all together when he played to his handicap for the first time since the beginning of September. He lost 1.2 off his handicap.
Peet counted herself a little unlucky as 42 points on most occasions would be a winning score. She set it up by scoring 23 points on the front nine including a birdie on hole six and followed up with 19 points on the back nine. She was also close to her handicap anchor and with this score she lost a full shot off her handicap.
Garry Dawson in third continued his improved form, scoring 22 points on the front nine including a birdie on hole one and followed this up with 19 points on the back nine.
It is the fourth time in his last eight games that he played to his handicap. Joyce, who consistent- ly scores in the low 30s, put together his best round since early October.
Great golf conditions met the 44 players who nominated for the Trevor Piggott and Ray Suarez trophy on December 19, with Piggott claiming his own title but passing it on to the runner-up.
With the greens starting to run smoothly, Trevor Piggott, the unlucky player on the previous Saturday where he was beaten on a countback, went one better by winning on a countback with 41 points.
Runner-up was Garry Beacham with 41 points followed by Colin Holt on 40 points and Cec Holman on 39 points.
As is usual custom at the Harvey Golf Club, the donor does not accept the winning prize so Piggott handed over the winner’s prize to runner-up Garry Beacham.
Piggott has played some great golf over the past two rounds, his round was made up of 19 points on the first nine and 22 on the back nine including a birdie on hole 16. His driving off the tee was a feature of his round.
Beacham, the current club champion, played his best ever round at Harvey where he recorded one under par for his round. He had 21 points on the first nine followed by 20 on the back nine.
His round included four birdies on holes three, eight, 10 and 16, playing precise golf with his use of the iron as the highlight.
Holt, in one of his rare visits to golf, played his best game for a long time to claim third. He had 19 points on the first nine followed by 21 on the back nine. He played very steady off the tee all day which helped him set up his score. Holman continued his great form.
Graham Collins took home the Ming Yap-sponsored trophy at Harvey Golf Club on December 29.