Garfield complete tournament
It was a big week of golf as the Garfield club hosted its annual tournament.
It consisted of a four ball on Wednesday, a single stableford event on Thursday, a rest day on Friday, and a stroke event on Saturday followed by a mixed event on Sunday.
The weather was glorious for the first two days of play, but it really turned sour on Saturday with competitors being pounded by wild winds with rain and hail.
Due to the adverse conditions a decision was made to reduce the holes played on Saturday with A grade and B grade playing 18 holes, while C grade was reduced to a nine-hole event.
The A grade scratch event was taken out by Gus McKillop on a count back with a score of 72, while Ryan Hammond won the handicap event , also with a score of 72.
Peter Glasscock won the B grade scratch event, also on a count back with a score of 84 and Greg Macklin won the handicap event, again on a count back, with a score of 71.
David Williams was the B grade handicap runners up with a score of 71.
Tolly Baharis won the C grade scratch event with a score of 41 while Daniel Hill won the handicap event with a score of 31.5.
Peter Johnson was the C grade handicap runners up with a score of 34.5.
The bad weather greatly impacted on the overall field sizes with 17 players taking part in A grade, 42 in B grade with 40 players taking up the challenge for the C grade event.
Wednesday’s four ball stableford event attracted a field of 19 pairs for the men, while 13 pairs of women took part.
John Richer and George Gray did best for the men’s event with a score of 49 points to win on a count back from Marty Atkins and Drouin guest Chris Hogan. Atkins and Hogan went around the front nine with a massive 28 points, so ended up being stiff to get beaten.
A big score of 47 points or better was needed to win a ball down the line.
Debbie Huyskens and Pakenham guest Kay Jones won the women’s event with a score of 42 points on a count back from Heather Payne and Chris Caig. A score of 41 points or better was required to win a ball down the line.
Thursday’s single stableford event attracted a field of 46 with Mick Neylan capping off a consistent summer/autumn period by winning the A grade event with a score of 38 points, just the one point in advance of Greg Needham.
Howlong guest Steve Kohut Senior won the B grade event with a huge score of 45 points, five points to the better of Terry McLaughlin in second place.
A final score of 36 points down to a count back was required to win a ball down the line. Next week is a game of single stableford. Vale Wally O’Hara The committee, members, staff and many friends mourn the death of Wally O’Hara, who died suddenly on Saturday evening.
Wally joined the club in 2012 and was a valued and dedicated member for the past six years, being a weekly competitor on both Thursdays and Saturdays.
Wally was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. The club extends its deepest sympathy to the O’Hara family. Results: Wednesday 4BBB stableford (field of 32 pairs: Men’s: 1st John Richer/George Gray 49cb, 2nd Marty Atkins/Chris Hogan 49; DTL: John Scale/Des Kerr 48, Mick Matthews/Duane Peacock 47, Ben Maroney/Mark Andolfatto 47, Ian Kirk/Brett Wright 47; NTP: 4th John Scale, 14th Des Kerr, 16th John Richer, 9th (progressive) Ian Kirk 8.47m; Women’s: 1st Debbie Huyskens/Kay Jones 42cb, 2nd Heather Payne/Chris Caig 42cb; DTL: Leesa Matthews/Lee James 42, Gail Franklin/Vanessa Campbell 41, Jill Gay/Shirley McGrath 41; NTP: 8th Cecilia Stewart, 11th Heather Payne, 14th Shirley Roberts.
Thursday, men’s stableford (field of 46): A grade: 1st Mick Neylan (10) 38, 2nd Greg Needham (15) 37; B grade: 1st Steve Kohut (Snr) 45, 2nd Terry McLaughlin (20) 40; DTL: Ash Graham 37 , Marty Atkins 37 , George Gray 36cb, Des Hurst 36cb; NTP: 4th Peter Skinner, 8th Mick Neylan, 9th (progressive) Ben Maroney 1.56m, 11th Nev Howe, 14th Terry McLaughlin, 16th Steve Kohut.
Saturday, men’s stroke: A grade (field of 17): Scratch: Gus McKillop 72cb; Handicap: 1st Ryan Hammond 72, 2nd Grant McLure; DTL: Pieter Vander Horst 73, Tony Johnson 73, Glenn Morris 73; B grade (field of 42): Scratch: Peter Glasscock 84cb; Handicap: 1st Greg Macklin 71cb, 2nd David Williams 71; DTL: Geoff Turner 72, Craig Hunter 74, Warren Cook 74, Peter Black 76 , Paul Matthews 76; C grade (field of 40: Scratch: Tolly Baharis 41; Handicap: 1st Daniel Hill 31.5, 2nd Peter Johnson 34.5; DTL: John Pearce 34.5, Gary Kelly 35, Rick Falcone 35.5, Bill Low 35.5, Peter Bogart 38; NTP: 4th Shane Male, 8th Glenn Morris, 9th Tony Johnson, 11th Ben Maroney, 14th Peter Fedorenko, 16th Julian Rennie.
Sunday, mixed American event: Scratch: Steve Kohut/Jeanette Mitchell 84; A grade: 1st Trevor/Gail Franklin 73 3/8, 2nd Grant/Amanda McLure 75 7/8; B grade: 1st Tolly/Melissa Baharis (Costain trophy) 68.75, 2nd John Hoare/Tina Cowie 73.25; Visitor trophy: Geoff/Irene Thomas 77 3/8; NTP: 4th Grant McLure, 8th Lee James, 9th Tolly Baharis, 11th Tina Cowie, 14th Steve Kohut, Melissa Baharis, 16th Glenn Morris; Tournament progressive NTP: 9th Ben Maroney 1.56m.
Costains trophy winners were Melissa and Tolly Baharis.