The first competition for 2013 was played on Saturday 5th January with Stableford being the scoring method for the day. It was another hot dry day and was won by Suzanne Greer with a very good score of 41 points. Harry Brittain finished second, beating Toto Mesiti on a countback both scoring 39 points. Saturday 12th January was another Stableford competition with excellent scores for the place getters. Brad Innes won with 40 points, John Innes finished second with 38 beating Gordon Thomson on a countback. Stableford was again the format for the comp on Saturday 19th January with different conditions to what we had been experiencing for months. We had had some good rain and the run on the fairways had reduced considerably. Gordon Thomson must had liked the change as he improved on his previous week’s score with 41 points. This enabled him to take first place with Rick Donaldson second scoring 40 points and Joan Edwards third with 38. Saturday 26th January was the monthly Medal and stroke round with sufficient starters to hold both a Women’s and Men's competition. Suzie Wright won the Women’s with a Nett 73. Rachel Underdown was second with a Nett 74 and Di Buckley was third with a nett 77. The Nett score of the first four placegetters of the Men’s comp were all under par and was won by David Golovsky with an excellent Nett 67. He also won the January Medal. Toto Mesiti was second with a Nett 68 and Peter Dumbrell was third with a Nett 69. Saturday 2nd February was a Stableford
Comp. and was won by Ron Bower with 37 points. Rachel Underdown was second with 35 points and Gordon Thomson was third with 34. 9th February, was a Par competition and once more we had enough starters for a Women’s and Men’s Comp. It was a good thing as Laura Gane won the Women’s with a +4 and Chris Gane the Men’s, also with a +4. Nat Gane, it was a great day for the Gane family, was second in the Women’s with +2 and Jane Britcon third with +1. Sam Hutchinson was second in the Men’s with +3 and Peter Dumbrell third with +1.
It’s great to see the regrowth on the fairways and it won’t be long until their back to the excellent condition we had been use to before the big dry.