14/4/16 – 16/4/16
Once again the weather gods smiled upon us out on the golf course as both Thursday and Saturday were great days for golf and Terry Chant made the most of the conditions and continued on with his great form of late.
Thursday’s Stableford competition was played in fine conditions with 22 players in the field as Trevor Atkinson jumped out of the blocks early to knock of Terry chant on a count back for the winner of the 9 hole competition with both players having 20 points just beating the unlucky Dave Seymour on 19 points. Chant got his revenge on Atkinson on the back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition with an impressive 41 points. Atkinson held on for second with 40 points and Ron Hateley flashed home for third spot with 36 points. Nearest to the pin winner on the par 3 5th hole was Chant as he also made his birdy putt.
Saturday was also a stableford round with 26 players in the field, the morning golfers had to contend with a very cool wet morning but the sun came out for the afternoon and conditions became very pleasant, the A-grade was a very close contest as Craig Sunderland got the chocolates knocking off “Meggsy” Hunter on a count back with 35 points each, “Spike” Warren held on for third spot winning a count back from Andrew Varcoe and Owen Merrett all on 34 points. Paul Whitford was a runaway winner in the B-grade with an impressive 38 points from Mick Pedler 37 points and Trevor Atkinson 36 points. The C-grade and overall winner for the day was Andrew Ferguson straight off night shift to shoot an very impressive 39 points from “Tank” Thompson 34 points and Manny Fuentes in third spot with 32 points. The nearest to the pin winners for the day saw Pedler on the 3rd hole, whitford on the 5th, Atkinson was close on the 13th, and Hunter won the 17th hole. Herman Vanderhuel won the closest for 3 shots on the 9th hole for the C-grade while Scott Lonergan was closest for 2 shots on the 18th, Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Sunderland, Whitford and Pedler.
Our Pennants sides are still going very well as the A2 side had another good win last Sunday to remain undefeated winning 5-0 and using the home ground advantage well, The Handicap side travelled down to Pt Mac to tackle the breeze and the cracks to go down in a close fort contest losing 2-3 to Blue lakes. This week’s competitions are the Thursday stableford round for the Masters Trophy, Saturday is also a stableford round for the IGA Trophy and on the Anzac day Monday we will also have a stableford round for anyone who wants a game of golf after the march.