Water water everywhere
JUST when it seems the rain is letting up, we get another downfall.
By the weekend, the course seemed to be wetter than it had been all winter, and unfortunately, it was in these conditions that the President’s Day Mixed Ambrose was played.
Twelve teams on men and women took to the course for a shotgun start at 12.30pm.
In a competition like this, where both members of the team play their balls from the position of the best ball, scores can be spectacularly low, and given the course conditions, the winning team of Sheryl Sargent and Tony Pridham did themselves proud, coming in with 61 nett.
Runners up were t he t eam of Sargeant/Grant on 65.5, followed by Anderson/Bettany on 66.25.
In Tuesday’s nine hole stableford event, Nikki Coffey won, with Lorraine Cullen second.
Wednesday’s 18 hole competition was for the monthly medal, sponsored by Snowgum Nursery.
Only 10 brave souls competed, and Millie Cumming had an easy win, coming home with 79 nett.
Second was Robyn Baker with 83 nett.
Line balls went to Sam Bailey, Marion Sargeant, Sue Parsons and Lesley Anderson.
Cumming not only won the medal, but also took nearest the pin on the third hole, the Hidden Holes and the 18th hole shootout.
Well done, Millie, for making difficult conditions look easy.
There is much to look forward to, as winter turns to spring.
The Premier League starts on September 14, so get your team together if you haven’t already.
On grand final day (October 1), the club will hold a nine hole two person Ambrose competition, kicking off with a shotgun start at 8am.
An egg and bacon roll will be provided, and entry to the comp will be free for those who turn up in their favourite AFL team apparel.
Should be a fun morning before the drama of the Big Dance.
On October 9, the new Sunday Golf League will start, with teams of four vying for glory over nine holes.
The best two scores of the team will count and the round can be played at any time throughout the day.
Also for your diary, the Professional Gold Day, a four ball better ball 18 hole event, will be played on October 15.
A QUICK quote for this week - ‘We all don’t know how we can play so well, and score so badly’. Now for this week’s results. Tuesday event saw a field of 11 hardy players fronting for a stableford event.
The winner was Geoff Brown (8) 35 points from Peter Baddeley (15) also with 35 points on a countback.
Ball rundown went to 28 points on a countback.
Nearest the pin on the 3rd was Peter Baddeley.
Thursday’s event saw a field of 37 fronting the starter for the regular Stableford event, despite rather heavy conditions.
The winner was Steve Chisholm with 37 points, whilst Henrik Bastek (18) was runner up with 36 points with Phil Conway (11) third on a countback. Ball run down went 31 points. Nearest the pins were Nick Jones on the 7th, Maurie Walsh on the 9th, David Hurle on the 12th and Alan Parrott on the 16th.
Barry Dove took out the pro pin on the 3rd.
Hidden holes went to Phil Conway as did the NTP second shot on the 18th.
There were three novelty events, a putting comp won by Brian Russell and twos on the par threes.
These were won Brad Grant and John Saggers.
Brad also took out NTP 15th third shot.
The rabbits for the day were Gary Johnson and Bill Parsons.
Saturday’s event saw the President’s Day being held.
A good field of hardy and leg weary souls fronted for a combination of Mixed and Men’s 2 ball Ambrose with a draw for partners.
The mixed winners were Sheryl Sargent and Tony Pridham (7) with 61 nett.
Runners Up were Marion Sergeant and Brad Grant (8.5) with 66.5 nett. Balls went to 66.75 nett. The men’s winners Daniel Robertson and Bobby Cullen (3.25) 60.75 nett, with runners up being Chris Leaman and Steve Daykin (7.25) 66.75 nett. Balls went to 67 nett. Nearest the pin on the 3rd was Rod Sargent, 7th was Mark Bettany, Bob Cullen on the 9th and Daniel Robertson on the 12th.
A surprise member’s draw was held for those that played.
Sam Bailey was the winner receiving $150 and Chris Leaman the second prize of $50.
A big thank you to Madam President for a wonderful day.
Tip for this week: Hit the shot you know you can hit, not the one you think you should. A few notes of upcoming events. The Premier Golf League stars on Thursday, September 15th, so get your teams together and join in the fun.
JUST DO AS I SAY: Louise Calvert-Jones got expert help from partner Bill Taylor in the President’s Day Mixed Ambrose played on Saturday. FAIRWAYS AND GREENS