Club News - August 2011

Saturday morning, the 18th June, although not raining was cold and all areas of the course were extremely wet. The greens were fluffy & slow due to the inability to mow them close. If this wasn’t bad enough it was also our monthly Par round and only one player, Ron Bower, managed to play to their handicap. The one positive was that there we had enough starters for both a Women’s and Men’s Competition. Denise Weinreis, a visitor won the Women’s comp having a score of -1, Suzanne Greer took second spot with -2 and S. Balgent, another visitor, finished third with -3. Ron won the Men’s managing to finish square with the card, John Innes was second with -1 beating Peter Dumbrell on a countback. The next week, 25th June, despite the cold, was a much better day for golf and Rod Ashbolt played a blinder winning the June Medal with a Nett 66, 5 better than his handicap. Ron Bower played solidly to his handicap with his Nett 71 while John Innes took third with his Nett 72. On Saturday 2nd July we held a 2 ball best ball completion where teams of two take their best Stableford score for each hole and total them up at the end. Ray Michelsons and John Seyffer had one of those rounds that we all dream about but probably never have. Their total score was 52 points, with one of them birdying (to their handicap) every hole except 2 and those 2 were Pared. Congratulations Ray and John I’m sure it will stay in your memories for a long time. Mike Hinton and John Innes finished second with 46 points and Rod Ashbolt and Ron Bower took third spot with 43 points. John Seyffer won the singles comp. with 39 points and Ray Michelsons was second scoring 38 points, beating John Innes on a countback. Saturday 9th July was a very cold morning with the golf balls were as hard as rocks so club selections were different to normal to compensate for the loss of distance. The conditions were no problem for Steve Atkins who was able to score 40 Stableford points. Ron Bower wasn’t too far behind with his 37 points earning him second place with Rick Donaldson finishing third with 33 points. Saturday 16th July, Par Comp., started out cold and wet with only a few hardy golfers being willing to wait until the rain eased a little and teed off around 7:45. Several others showed up later after the rain had stopped. Gordon Thomson won with a score of +1,  at the normal 7:30 Ron Bower was second finishing square with the card and Peter Dumbrell was third with a score of  -1. 

Until next time Seventy Plus

[Above right photo] Beverly Golovsky, Chris Lynch, David Golovsky and Sheila Young all smiles after some practice Putts. The putts always seem easier on that green!

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