Club New - May 2013

Queens Birthday Weekend BBQ
Queens Birthday Weekend BBQ

When we all arrived for the May Medal and stroke round, on Saturday 25th May, we found a very wet golf course and an extremely heavy fog, which didn’t lift until around 10:30 am. To make matters more difficult we were ask to Tee off at 7:00am due to the large number of bookings for the day. The scores reflected the conditions and Chris Gane won the Medal and stroke round with a Nett 73. Ron Bower had a Nett 76 finishing second and Di Buckley was third with a Nett 78.  There was another heavy fog the next week, 1st June, and because of the conditions the greens were fluffy. Again we were faced with playing in conditions that made it very difficult to score well. The Stableford event saw Chris Gane with 35 points have another win. Di Buckley was second with 34 points, beating Ron Bower on a countback. Conditions were much better for the June Long Weekend and on the Saturday there were sufficient starters for both a Men’s and Women’s event. Suzanne Greer won the Women’s event with 32 points; Joan Edwards was second with 29 and Shelia Young third with 28 points. The Men’s was won by Craig Riethmuller with a fine 38 points; Brad Innes was second 36 points and John Innes third with 34. After the round we had our traditional Queen’s Birthday BBQ lunch, which was enjoyed by all who attended. The Sunday competition was a mixed event and Phil Gane, yes it’s Phil again, won with 37 points beating Natalie McDonnell on a countback with Andrew Housden taking third spot with 36 points. Natalie McDonnell made sure she didn’t finish second again, playing some very good golf and finished with an excellent 39 points. David Golovsky had a good 37 points to finish second and Robbie McDonnell was third with 36 points. The main competition was based on the best two scores over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. It was a McDonnell event with Natalie, whose very consistent golf, earned her first spot with scores of 37 and 39 points, a total of 76 points. Robbie was second with 34 and 36 and overall 70. Andrew Housden was third with scores of 33 and 36 giving a total of 69. Saturday 15th June, was a Par event with John Innes having a solid round and finishing with  +3. He beat Laura Gane on a countback and Brad Innes was third with +1.

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"The 8th hole is a highlight, and there are some very well placed hazards on the course. The par 5, 18th is reachable in two on a dry day, but is a long carry on the second (with a downhill lie) over a hazard to a small to medium sized green. A good finishing hole. Bunkers are around, but didn’t come into play much for myself and a mate. Elevation changes are a good test of club selection."

Kangaroo Valley Golf Course is located in the Southern Highlands on the South Coast of NSW.