A wrap from golf greens across the region.January 23, 2014 4:47am
With the extreme temperatures this week it was surprising that there were any players on Wednesday, however both men and women managed small fields of brave players.
For men it seemed the winner must have loved the hot conditions because Mark Fountain (16) had an incredible score of 44 points to win the day.
Nearest the pins went to Paul Niebling on the 4th, Phil Jarvis on the 6th, Jakob Calina on the 12th and Rob Oldman on the 17th. Balls went to Fountain, Calina and Vic Bottaro.
For women, Dale Stuart (8) cleaned up winning the competition with a score of plus 2, taking the only ball on offer and also winning the extra competition.
There were also a couple of ladies out for nine holes and Dawn Leece won that competition with 17 points.
Saturday saw an improvement in the weather and field of 59 players out on the course for the third round of the summer cup.
John Boruch won A grade for the men with a steady score of 81-10=71. B grade was won by Terry Lemon with 86-13=73 and C grade went to Wayne Swan with 98-22=76. The best scratch score went to Ian Richardson with 77.
Graham Welsh was the nearest the pin on the 4th, Neibling won the 6th, Greg Austin was the best on the 12th and Anthony Nachtigal won the 17th. The drive and pitch went to Lemon on the 8th and Dave Enricho on the 15th. A score of net 77 on a count back was needed for a ball.
After three rounds of the summer cup Boruch is leading the field with Fountain just behind.
The final round will be played on February 1 and the winner will be the player with the best three net scores out of the four rounds.
In the ladies competition the A grade winner was Sue McCall with 87-15=72. B grade was won by Pam Jarvis with the equal best score of the day 92-22=70. The C grade winner having the other best score was Di Stammers with 102-32=70.
Nearest the pin on the 17th went to McCall. Net 74 on a count back was needed for a ball and those went to Stammers, Jarvis, McCall, Tania Zentveld and Irene Davey.
Not surprisingly, with her form at the moment, Stammers is leading the summer cup for women however Jarvis and McCall are only just behind her and there are a few ladies also within striking distance with the final round to play.
Golfers please note that next Saturday will be a stableford round for both men and women. The Dalhousie four ball better ball stableford event will be played on the Australia Day public holiday Monday, January 27. The event is for pairs of men or women and the entry is $20/pair. Hit off is between 8
Six brave ladies hit off for a nine-hole stableford event on January 15. Conditions were hot even at 8
The winner of the day was Annette Mills with 22 points. Ball winners were Mills and Sue Verge with 18 points. Wednesday, January 22 will be stableford and monthly medal with Saturday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 29 both par.
The chicken run on Thursday, January 16 attracted 15 players for a stroke round.
The course was in great condition but the weather was hot. The winner was Allan Ricketts with 45-13.5-31.5 nett. Verge won nearest the pin on the eighth.
Next week is a stableford round on the back nine. All players please note you must pay and enter your name in the book before you play.
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
This week is the beginning of the Nine Hole Whack of the Week, 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 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
Saturday, January 18, Men’s day was still warm but cooler than the past few days and only 10 hardy men hit off for a Stableford round.
The winner was Darrel Baldwin with 40 points. Runner up was Jeremy Ezard with 38 points. Next best scores were Harold Rayner (37) and Glenn Evans (36). Nearest the pin on the 13th and 16th was Ezard.
It was a good day for Ezard with an eagle on the 14th.
January 26 will be a par round with Dean Brown in the office and Jeff Lodding in the bar.
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