TWO days of golf last weekend with a single stableford on Saturday and foursomes championships on Sunday.
Saturday’s event was play for the Laurie and Val Newley Memorial trophy. Laurie Newley was a greenkeeper at the club and a golf member.
Val Newley, also a club member and later became a keen croquet player, initially sponsored the day’s competition in memory of Laurie. Thanks to the Newley family who now sponsor the day’s event in memory of both Laurie and Val.
The winner of the day was Santo Cavallaro with a very good score of 41 points.
Santo’s score becomes even better when the next best score for runner up was 36 points, recipient being Tom Fittock after a count back with Ian Pickering.
The ladies event was won by Trish Fittock with 37 points, early club house leader and not bettered. Runner-up to Annelle Batterham after a count back with Helen Jones, both players recording 34 points. Pin shots went to Greg Fraser at 3, David Reeves at 12 and Mick O’Brien at 17. Kay Webb collected best approach at 17. Stephen Kay held the pro-pin at 1/10, Len Leigh at 5/14 and Scott Constable at 9/18. Foursomes championships on Sunday resulted in a very good win to Scott Constable and Billy
Webb who collected the ‘A’ grade trophy with a very good score of 117 for the 27 holes. In ‘B’ division, Keith Jones and Bill Pyne closed out the opposition after they returned 138 for the day.
Best nett result for the day went to Rob Reeves and Stephen Kay with a score of
110. Appreciation to Andersens for again sponsoring the men’s foursomes championships this year. The ladies foursomes was again sponsored by club members, Mandy Benussi and Lyn Ludlow, and we thank them for their sponsorship. The winning team was Nikki Waterworth and Lyn Ludlow after they returned 142 shots for the round. Best nett went to Trish Fittock and Madeline Jarman with a score of 108.
In upcoming events, the mixed foursomes championships are due early next month and with some ladies looking for partners, we hope the men are not too shy to ask. Also, the club Open carnival is on at the end of next month and time sheets for these are on the notice board.
Next Saturday is a single stableford sponsored by Annelle and Ron Batterham. There was some whisper that gardening and landscaping work might be on offer for those who play well for the event. Time sheet for the competition is on the board.
A CHILLY morning for Tuesday morning’s Association Croquet games. Pat Schnoor and Peter Tunbridge played a singles match. Pat began the game by running hoops 1 and 2 in succession. She also had 2 breaks of 3 and went on to win with 26 hoops to Peter’s 18.
Peter also had breaks of 3. The other game had Andrea Denkewitz partnering Grace Howard against the pairing of Heather Widderick and Effey Russell. Grace was playing well and recorded a break of 5 in a row as she and Andrea went on to win, 26 hoops to 20. Andrea had 2 breaks of 2.
A SMALL turnout again for Ricochet games on Thursday. Peter Tunbridge and Carol Verwey played a singles match. Peter was playing some very good shots around the hoops and had a nice break of 4 in a row. Carol was making the long shots. Peter won 26-20. In the other game, Andrea Denkewitz partnered Liz Ellway against Jenny Tunbridge. Jenny was playing really well and hardly missed her shots. Andrea and Liz struggled to keep in touch. Jenny went on to ‘peg out’, winning 26-15.
FRIDAY morning’s Gateball games were finished at the morning tea break, as some rain set in. The two games we did play were close matches.
Team 1 comprised Bill Golding, Les Williams, Pat Schnoor and Heather Widderick, while team 2 was Grace Howard, Jenny
Turbridge and Andrea Denkewitz. Andrea and Les each took a turn to referee. Team 1 won the first by just 1 point, scoring 10 points to 9. Team 2 did well to get so close, as team 1 were making their shots well, sparking opponents off the court.
The second game was also close, going to team 1 with 12 points to 10. Team 2 had balls in good position for final assault, only to be denied by the clock.
OUR next meeting will be held on Sunday at the home of Angela Curry, 46 Sugarloaf Rd, Stanthorpe at 2pm.
There isn’t much parking space available, so it would be appreciated if members you could consider car pooling to the venue.
Do not forget your entry for the Bloom of the Month and Succulent in a Pot competitions. Also bring along any contributions you may have for the bring and buy table and afternoon tea to share. Please bring a folding chair to assist with seating.
LAST Thursday’s bridge results: N/S 1st Margaret Brooks / Christine Denis; 2nd John Kenyon Carol Axworthy.
E/W 1st Peter Cumming / Janine Cumming; 2nd Helen Reeves / John Fernie.
TOP Flights d 2 Thirsty 8-1. Highest score: 125 Rod.
Highest peg out: 82 Jack. Best player: Jack 5 peg.
Jaggers d Double Vision 7-2. Highest score: 140 Barry. Highest peg out: 55 Drew. Best player: Barry 4 Peg 5 Ton.
Team 180 d RSL West 5-4. Highest score: 138 Elliott. Highest peg out: 48 Mark. Best player: Leigh Roy 3 Peg 5 Tons.
Hillbillies d We Us & Co 5-4. Highest score: 138 John. Highest peg out: 55 Pete. Best player: Kira 4 peg.
Swipers d Double Tops 2 7-2. Highest score: 140 Megs. Highest peg out: 48 Reevesy. Best player: Bobby 4 peg 3 Tons.
The Summit Bowls
A QUIET day at the club last Saturday we only had eight players turn up for bowls as all the grandkids were playing soccer finals.
Welcome back Sergio – you certainly played like you had not been away.
In the match of the day Alex Mattiazzi’s team of the real Brian Brown, Rocky Thompson and Alex just lasted over Jo McCaskill, Michael Surch and Mick Mills 20/16.
Congrats to Mick Mills and Chris Sawyer, from Southern Cross, for getting into the last eight in the state for the mixed pairs they will be off to Mackay next month to try and advance even further.
Reminders turkey triples on Tuesday, September 18, come and try day on Sunday, September 23 from 10am and our apple blossom carnival on October 27-28.
Tickets for our big raffle for the carnival are on sale now please look for us selling them in town and contact the club if you can’t find us.
The tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10 with prizes being a smart TV, $200 IGA grocery voucher and $200 fuel voucher from Furness Caltex.
VITAL SUPPORT: Long time local parkrunner Karen Dwyer was recognised for completing her 25th volunteer contribution.