The new year brought perfect weather for the first rounds of the 2014 golf competition.January 9, 2014 4:09am
Golf on the first day of the new year was a good way to kick off 2014 and the conditions were nice and cool for the stableford round on Wednesday.
In the men’s competition the best score went to Mick Prorok (9) with a fantastic score of 42 points.
The runner up, also with a very good score, was Luke Meredith (15) with 40 points.
In good scoring conditions, 36 points was needed on a count back for a ball.
Nearest the pins went to Gary Wright on the 4th, Ian Richardson on the 6th, Meredith on the 12th and Steve Hogan on the 17th.
In the ladies competition the scores were also good with 38 points the score to beat in both grades.
Sue McCall (17) won A grade while Di Stammers (34) was the winner in B grade.
36 points was also needed for a ball for the ladies and those went to Stammers, McCall and Dilva Grattan.
The extra competition was won by Jane Fletcher.
Saturday was the first round of the Summer Cup for both the men and the women and there was a great field of 62 players out on the course.
The summer cup is played over four rounds of stroke and the winner is the player with the best three combined net scores.
There is a cup for both the men’s and women’s competitions.
This week the men were also playing for the January monthly medal which was won convincingly by A grade winner John Boruch with a great score of 79-11=68.
B grade was decided on a count back with Warren Austin the winner with 88-17=71 over Pat Lynch.
C grade was won by Don Gee with a steady score of 90-20=70.
Nearest the pin on the 4th was Gerard Hard, the 6th went to Sandy Cresswell, on the 12th it was Tom Currie and the 17th was won by Mark Eva.
The drive and pitch on the 8th went to Wright and the 15th was won by Meredith.
A score of net 74 on a count back was needed for a ball.
The A grade winner for the ladies was Glenda Woods with a terrific score of 79-10=69.
B grade was won by McCall with 86-16=70 and C grade was won by the in-form Stammers with 103-33=70.
Nearest the pin on the 17th was Emily Pell and the balls went to Woods, McCall, Stammers, Pell and Connie Grace.
The second round of the Summer Cup continues next Saturday so it is a stroke round for both men and women.
The chicken run last Thursday attracted 21 players with the course in great condition and the weather perfect.
The winner was visitor Janine Cooke from Broadford on a countback from Jeremy Ezard both with 21 points.
Next week is a par round on the back nine.
The women are back to golf on Wednesday, January 8 after the Christmas break.
If anyone extra would like to add their name to the watering roster over the holiday period it would be appreciated — phone Ronda on 5794
The next four-person ambrose competition will be the fundraiser for the Shaun Baker appeal on Friday, January 31. Entries are being taken by Ronda on 5794
The men’s day on Sunday saw only 14 competitors playing.
Pennant was away at Merrigum and they were defeated 3-2.
The day’s winner was Gary Troeth with 37 points with runner-up Bill Leviston on a count back from visitor Graham Kerr both with 36 points.
Nearest the pins went to Garry Bow on the 13th and Trevor Redfern on the 16th.
Next Sunday, January 12 will be a stroke and monthly medal event with Wayne LeCerf in the office and Bow on bar duty.
Men’s golf will be played on Saturday, January 18 (and not Sunday) because it is Summer four-ball pennant at Nagambie on Sunday, January 19.
This week is the start of the nine-hole Whack of the Week which is a new week-long competition for those people who cannot play golf on Wednesdays or Sundays.
This competition is designed to be family friendly and is a great way to introduce golf to young children.
No handicap is required with a $5 entry fee, $3 for club members including social members and $2 for children.
More details can be obtained from Andrea on 0410
The comp book will be in the green fee box so just fill in your details.
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