The wrap from golf courses across the region.January 16, 2014 4:13am
The ladies returned for the first game of the New Year in warm conditions and it was great to see 12 competing in the Stableford event.
The A grade winner was Mozzy Fowler on a count back from Freda Norris and Jan McKay, all with 35 points.
The B and C grade winner was Jeanette Richardson on a count back from Judi Redfern, both with 36 points.
The nine-hole extra competition winner was Fowler with 20 points.
The ball winners for 18 holes were Richardson, Redfern and Fowler and nine holes Fowler, Richardson  Redfern  on a count back from Dee Wright and Norris.
Nearest the pins went to Wright on the third and Richardson on the 16th.
There was no event on Saturday due to the heat.
Today we will only play a nine-hole event with names in at 7.45
Wednesday, January 22 will be stableford and monthly medal.
The chicken run last Thursday attracted 17 players with the course in great condition but the weather a little warm.
The winner was Gary Troeth with +2.
Darrell Baldwin was nearest the pin on the 16th.
Next week is a Stroke round on the front nine.
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
Cost is $15/player for golf and meal or $10 just for meal.
This week is the start of the Nine Hole Whack of the Week and is a new week-long competition for those people who cannot come on Wednesdays or weekends to play golf.
This competition is designed to be family friendly and 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.
Phone Andrea on 0410
The comp book will be in the green fee box so just fill in your details.
Men’s day on Sunday saw 17 players hit off to play stroke for the Monthly Medal.
The winner of this month’s medal was Jeff Mills on a count back from Wayne LeCerf both with 88-18-70 nett.
Next best score was Harold Rayner with 89-18-71 nett.
Nearest the pins went to Trevor Redfern on the eighth and visitor Neil Hookey on the 13th.
Next week’s Golf will be on Saturday, January 18 playing stableford, because it’s Men’s pennant at Nagambie on the Sunday.
It was the women’s monthly medal on Wednesday so they played yet another game of stroke while the men played stableford. Winning the January monthly medal was Pam Jarvis who also won B grade with 98-22=76.
The A grade winner was Shirley Wright with 91-14=77.
Pat Ferris won the extra competition with the least amount of putts and the balls went to Jarvis, Wright and Ferris.
The nine hole winner was Ann Wilson with 15 points.
Scoring seemed easier to come by in the men’s competition with the best score of the day going to Mark Fountain (18) with 40 points.
The runner up wasn’t far behind with Gary Neville (21) having 39 points.
To get a ball in the men’s competition you needed 33 points.
Nearest the pins went to Gary Wright on the sixth and 12th and Peter Sawyer on the 17th.
The fourth hole was won by the golf club.
The summer cup continued on Saturday with both men and women scoring consistently.
Having the best scratch score of the day helped Greg Pell win A grade with a terrific score of 74-5=69.
The B grade winner was Phil Jarvis also with a great score of 84-15=69.
C grade was won by Neville carrying on his good form from Wednesday with 93-21=72.
A net score of 73 on a count back was needed for a ball.
Peter Nelson won the nearest the pin on the fourth, Mick O’Donnell won the sixth, Luke Meredith was best on the 12th and Gerard Hard won the 17th.
The drive and pitch went to Pell on the eighth and Jarvis on the 15th.
For the ladies the best score was in B grade with Cindy Burnett playing well to score 96-27=69.
The A grade winner was Dale Stuart with a steady score of 79-8=71.
A score of nett 71 was needed for a ball and those went to Burnett, Stuart, Irene Davey and Liz Gee.
Nearest the pin on the 17th was won by Dale Stuart.
Let’s hope the weather cools down a little for the third round of the Summer Cup next Saturday.
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