Club News - September/October 2010

With the great spring weather in September and early October also came some very good scores. The 18 September Stableford round was won by Suzanne Greer with 40 points, beating Peter Dumbrell into second with 38 points and Mike Hinton finished third, beating Joan Edwards on a count back both having a scored 36 points.

Wednesday 22 September saw a visitor, Phil Forrest take out the day by beating Harry Brittain on a countback with scores of 36 points. Good to see Harry getting the chance to get out and enjoy the course, when he spends so much time ensuring it is right for us all to enjoy. Suzanne Greer finished third with 35 points beating Dinny Mandalis on a countback. Sorry Dinny.

Saturday 25 September was a Stroke Competition, which was also the first of our Monthly Medal rounds for the 2010/11 season. The first 3 place getters had a good round with 91 off the stick and their handicaps decided their placing. John Innes won the day with a Nett 68 Ron Bower was second with a Nett 69 and a visitor R Hartwell had a Nett 70 to finish third.

Again we had enough started for a Wednesday comp. on the 29th and apart from Suzanne Greer, maintaining her good form and taking out first with 35 points, the rest of the field found it a struggle. Gordon Thomson finished second with a 33 and David Hosking was third with a 31.

Peter Dumbrell was on fire for the first round of the October Long Weekend managing an excellent score of 44 points. Suzanne Greer was there again with another great score of 41 points, beating Dinny Mandalis into third. Sorry Dinny, even with your excellent score of 40, Suzanne managed to finish ahead.

The Sunday was only a small field and was won by Steve Atkins with a well earned 38, Peter Dumbrell, unable to repeat his brilliant Saturday score still finished second with a good 36 and Wal Edwards was third. Winner of the two day comp was Peter Dumbrell with an overall 80 points, Steve Atkins was second with 73 points and Joan Edwards was third with 72.

On Saturday 9 October a verses Par format was used with Sheila Young and Rod Ashbolt both scoring a sound +2, Sheila winning the day on a countback. Mike Hinton and John Innes finished with a -1, Mike taking third spot on a countback.

The course is in great condition so if you haven’t played here for a while it is well worth making the effort to play. The Club Championships will be played over the last weekend in October so we are all looking forward to that.

Until next time Seventy Plus

1st tee for the Medal Round 

[Above left photo] 1st Tee for the Medal Round. John Innes (2nd from right) was still smiling after 18 holes. He won the medal.

[Above right photo] Steve and Garry enjoying a round of golf on a wonderful spring morning. Nothing better!!

Mike HintonJust thought I would let you know about 4 weeks ago, one of our club members, Mike Hinton, had a hole in one at the 14th, yes the 14th. I think it may be the first time an ace was made on that hole, by anybody including the pros. Only disappointments were, it was not at a Pro-Am when a car was always the prize, it was a versus par round so all he scored was a plus instead of 6 points as he has a 25 handicap.


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