Wa­ter wa­ter ev­ery­where

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT - By WENDY HUNT By PHIL CON­WAY

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

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