30/12/17

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – G. Warren 41pts cb

2nd – B. Bowman 41pts

3rd – T. Chant 37pts

B grade

1st – M. Durden 38pts

2nd – R. Hateley 37pts

3rd – I. Todd 36pts

N.T.P

3rd – V. Bennison

5th – M. Duldig

13th – I. Greenwood

17th – V. Bennison

2nd to 9th – T. Atkinson

2nd to 18th – L. Coulthard

Birdies

G. Warren

I. Greenwood

V. Bennison

23/12/17

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – J. Bellinger 40pts

2nd – M. Pilmore 39pts cb

3rd – R. Beverage 39pts

B grade

1st – H. Vanderheul 40pts

2nd – T. Atkinson 35pts cb

3rd – G. Sunderland 35pts

N.T.P

3rd – A. Ferguson

5th – T. Chant

13th – G. Warren

17th – B. Young

2nd to 9th – S. Lonergan

2nd to 18th – M. Warren

Birdies

I. Greenwood

B. Young

A. Ferguson

A. Varcoe

T. Chant

T. Atkinson

Bowman wins IGA Trophy

14/12/17 – 16/12/17

Summer is now well and truly upon us as the conditions for golf last week were nearly perfect and with the course in fantastic condition, it was no wonder that scoring was very high with the cream defiantly rising to the top, just a quick note to the person practicing on the 9th hole approximately 40 metres from the green, it’s ok, I fixed and sanded all your divots, that’s what the practice fairway is for you D**kh**d. Last Thursday was a great day for golf and good numbers turned out to greet the starter for a stableford competition and it was Phil Hunter who jumped out of the blocks early to put the pressure on the rest of the field, winning the front 9 hole competition with a very impressive score of 23 points, Arch Sunderland was in hot pursuit in second spot with 22 points, while Terry Chant was still in striking distance with 20 points. On the turn for home it was Sunderland who came home like a steam train to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 41 points, Hunter had to settle for second spot with 40 points while Chant knocked off Mark Pilmore in a countback for third as both players finished with 37 points. Viv Bennison won the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole. Last Saturday was a stableford competition playing for the IGA supermarket trophy and good numbers turned out, but it was Martin Cameron who had a day out in the A- grade to easily win with an impressive 40 points, the minor placing’s was a tight affair as Ben Golding, Craig Kuiper and Alan Schultz all finished with 37 points with Golding and Kuiper getting the nod. In the B-grade the big winner of the day and the IGA supermarket trophy winner saw Arch Bowman dominate the field to easily win with 41 points, Trevor Atkinson had to settle for second spot this week with 39 points while Mark Pilmore and Peter Burchard finished with 37 points. Nearest to the pins this week saw Owen Merrett on the 3rd, Ian Greenwood won the 5th & 17th greens, Alan Schultz claimed the 13th while the 2nd shot to the 9th green was left free and Bowman claimed the second shot to the 18th green. Birdies can easy to those who hit the green with Merrett, Greenwood & Schultz all making their putts while “Spike” Warren joined in on the birdies to win 2 balls each. With Christmas now upon us it’s time for the scribe to take a little break but we will be back in the new-year, but there is plenty of golf to be played over the holidays, there will be a stableford competition on every Thursday and Saturday plus also on Boxing day Tuesday 26th December for those who need to walk off Christmas lunch. Merry Christmas to all.

M.P

16/12/17

Saturday Stableford

A grade

1st – M. Cameron 40pts

2nd – B. Golding 37pts cb

3rd – C. Kuiper 37pts cb

B grade

1st – B. Bowman 41pts

2nd – T. Atkinson 39pts

3rd – M. Pilmore 37pts cb

N.T.P

3rd – O. Merrett

5th – I. Greenwood

13th – A. Schultz

17th – I. Greenwood

2nd to 9th – not hit

2nd to 18th – B. Bowman

Birdies

A. Schultz

I. Greenwood

O. Merrett

G. Warren

I.G.A trophy

B. Bowman

Ron Hateley,  tee shot on 16.

ATKINSON WINS IGA TROPHY

08/12/17 – 10/12/17

The weird weather patterns of late have continued to affect the golf club of late as extreme highs of 38 plus degrees on one day them 20 – 30 mm of rain the next day seem to be continuing this week as they did last week. Last Thursday was one of those days with the potential of heavy rain it was only the two early morning groups who were lucky enough to get through the 18 holes unscathed, good numbers turned out to contest in a stable ford competition and with the rest of the field getting off the first tee block in warm humid conditions, it did not take long to realise that, that was a bad decision. By the third hole the heavens had opened up and the field looked like a bunch of drowned rats just trying to get to the end of the ninth hole and the shelter of the club house. With no end in sight the day was called off with Kevin Rainey winning with 36 points from Tony bowering finishing with 35 points from the early morning group, Rainey also just knocked off Bowering for the nearest to the pin on the par 3, 5th hole. Saturday was a warm windy day, but much better for golf, as good numbers turned out to compete in a stroke round playing for the IGA supermarket voucher and with the golf course in fantastic condition and some friendly pin placements scoring was going to be high, and the players rose to the challenge with club president Owen Merrett leading the way in the A-grade with a net 67, Andrew Ferguson was close behind in second spot with net 69, Ian Greenwood had to settle for third with a net 70, while Ben Golding finished with a net71. In the B-grade it was club captain Trevor Atkinson who took out the IGA supermarket trophy with an impressive score of net 66, while Brian Thomson claimed second spot with net 71, while Peter Burchard and Dave Seymour finishing with net 74. On the par 3’s it was Merrett claiming the 3rd and 5th greens, Andy Varcoe won the 13th, Golding claimed the 17th, while Thomson won the second shot to the 9th green, and Greenwood winning the second shot to the 18th hole, birdies came easy on the par 3’s with Merrett, Varcoe, Golding, Greenwood all making their putts while Mick Pedler, Alan Schultz and Atkinson also joined the party to claim 1 golf ball each. With Christmas day falling on a Monday this year, we do not lose any golf days with a stable ford competition being played on every Thursday and Saturday on the lead up to Christmas with also a stable ford competition on Boxing Day Tuesday 26/12/2017.

M.P

10/12/17

Saturday Stroke

A grade

1st – O. Merritt 67

2nd – A. Ferguson 69

3rd – I. Greenwood 70

B grade

1st – T. Atkinson 66

2nd – B. Thompson 71

3rd – P. Burchard 74 cb

N.T.P

3rd – O. Merritt

5th – O. Merritt

13th – A. Varcoe

17th – B. Golding

2nd to 9th – B. Thompson

2nd to 18th – I. Greenwood

Birdies

A. Varcoe

B. Golding

M. Pedler

I. Greenwood

O. Merritt

T. Atkinson

A. Shultz

IGA trophy

T. Atkinson

Chant wins monthly medal

30/11/17 – 02/12/17

The weather patterns of the previous weeks continued last week with some very hot humid day’s then 20-30mm of rain on the other days, it’s easy to see that the fairways are loving the conditions of late and are in the best condition of recent times, it would be really nice to actually get to hit a ball off them every now and again. Good numbers turned out to compete in last Thursday’s stable ford competition, it was always going to be tough playing in hot humid conditions but that did not stop Tony Bowering from jumping out of the blocks early in the first group of the day to win the front 9 hole competition with 18 points, Ron Hateley, Terry Chant and Bob Childs were all close behind to fill the minor positions with 17 points. On the turn for home it was Bowering who put the foot down to have a solid back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition and the day with 38 points, Andrew Varcoe came home strong to grab second spot with 36 points, while “Spike” Warren and Herman Vanderhuel finished with 35 points, Warren capped off a good day out to win the nearest to the pin award on the par 3,5th hole. It was a cool damp morning that greeted the field who competed in a stroke round for the monthly medal along with a putting competition it was Terry Chant who had been in fine form of late to be to good winning the monthly medal and the A-grade with a score of net 72 and winning the putting competition with 26 putts on a day where there were some very tricky pin placements, Chant was just too good. Viv Bennisson and Martin Cameron had to settle for the placing’s with the score of net 74. In the B-grade it was Dave Seymour who is back in form winning with a net 73, Trevor Atkinson grabbed second with net 75, while Trevor Hutchesson had to settle for third spot with a net 76. The nearest to the pin awards went to “Spike” Warren on the 3rd, Bennisson won the 5th hole, Atkinson grabbed the 13th hole, while Phil Hunter was closest on the 17th. Hutchesson was closest for 2 shots on the 9th hole for the B-grade while Andrew Ferguson was very close for 2 shots on the 18th hole, Chant and Hunter got the only birdies on the par 3’s for the day to pick up 3 golf balls each. With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, it’s time to eat, drink and be merry and hopefully Santa can bring a decent golf swing and a putter that hits the ball in the hole, wishful thinking really !!! This week is a stable ford round on Thursday and a stroke round on Saturday, good luck to all.

M.P