12/01/17 – 14/01/17
How lucky have we been of late, as summer has now arrived, we still have been getting good rain, which has been a god send for the golf course which is now in pristine condition, thanks to all the many volunteer’s that do a fantastic job. This Saturday we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the Isps Handa Australian women’s open to be held at the Royal Adelaide golf club in February, so the winners this week in the Men’s and Ladies competitions win a four day pass with many other great prizes to be won.
Only a smallish field greeted the starter last Thursday to play in the Stable ford competition as the warm weather report kept a few players away, but that didn’t seem to worry “Spike” Warren who jumped out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 19 points from Ian Todd in second spot with 18 points, getting the nod in a three way count back from Andy Varcoe in third spot and Matt Warren also with 18 points. On the back 9, it was Todd who held his nerve to again knock off Varcoe in a count back to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 37 points, “ Spike” Warren held on for third finishing with 36 points. Varcoe got his revenge, winning the nearest to the pin award on the par 3, 5th hole with a fine shot that finished close to the hole.
Saturday was a perfect day for golf and a large field took to the course to play a stable ford competition and in the A-grade it was John Reynolds playing his first round in 3 months, dominating with an impressive 77 off the stick to win with 37 points from “Spike” Warren in second spot with 36 points, Paul Whitford got the nod in third spot winning a four way count back with 35 points from Greg Cook, Brian Duldig and Andy Varcoe all with 35 points. In the B-grade, Herman Vanderhuel lead the way winning with 37 points from Jim Hyland in second spot after winning a count back from Brian Thompson in third spot after both players finished with 36 points. Nearest to the pin awards for the day went to Tony Bowering on the 3rd, Peter Burchard won the 5th, Reynolds was close on the 13th, Mark Pretty grabbed the 17th, while Matt Osmond won the closest for 2 shots on the 9th and Matt Warren got the closest for 2 shots on the 18th, Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Bowering, Reynolds Burchard, Phil Hunter, Mark Pilmore, Greg Cook and Rob Beverage.
This week we have all our competitions sponsored by the ISPS Handa Australian Women’s golf open starting with a stable ford round today and a stroke round on Saturday for both men and women with great prizes to be won along the way.