What do you know? The first month of the year has gone already and I hope you all had a great New Years Eve celebrations and wish you all the best for 2012.The Golf Resort held a wonderful, family friendly, BBQ on New Year’s Eve and all those who attended had a great time, enjoying the food and musical entertainment. It was great being at a New Year’s Eve celebration where, not only were kids welcome but, were well catered for.
The morning of the November Monthly medal was bucketing rain so the comp was deferred to December. The afternoon, however, the sun came out so a Stableford competition was run for those who turned up. It was won by Georgia Sanderson with 39 points, Jackie Parton was second scoring 37 points with Ron Bower finishing third with 33.
The weather was better and the scoring was hot the next week, Saturday 3 December. Suzanne Greer had a sizzling 45 points comfortably beating Leigh Gilbert, 40 points, into second place and Steve Atkins was third with another good score of 38 points.
It has been good that most weeks over December and January we have been able to hold a Wednesday comp as well as one on the Saturdays. Wednesday 7th December was won by Gordon Thomson with 37 points beating Suzanne Greer on a countback and Arthur Giugni was placed third with his 36. Georgia Sanderson was in the winner’s circle again on Saturday 10th December with a Par score of +3 beating Steve Atkins on a countback. Ray Michelsons was third with a +2.
We had enough starters on Saturday 17th December, for both a Men’s and Women’s Comp. Leigh Gilbert won the Women’s with a commendable score of 40 points, Suzanne Greer was second with 35 and Sheila Young third with 32. The men’s event was very competitive. Gordon Thomson winning with 40 points, Rick Donaldson was second with 39 and Peter Hughes finish third with his 37 points. John Rose and Dinny Mandalis where both in good form on Wednesday 21st December. They both scored 38 points. John won on a countback. Suzanne Greer’s 30 was enough to gain her third spot.
On Saturday 24th December we played for the washed out November Medal which was won by Rick Donaldson with a Nett 67, John Seyffer was second with a Nett 70 and Chris Treuen, good to see you in the places Chris, was third with a Nett 74. The Boxing Day competition was won by a mile (maybe I should say Kilometre) Toto Mesiti’s outstanding round of 44 points saw him bolt into first place. Suzie Wright was second with 32 points and Gareth Butler’s 31, was sufficient to earn him third.
The December Monthly Medal was played on Saturday 31st December and was finished up being a family affair with Brad Innes beating his father John on a countback. Both had great scores of Nett 68s. Rick Donaldson was third with his Nett 69.
Wednesday the 4th January, the first comp of 2012, “was a hard day at the office” with Sheila Young wining with 35 points, Gordon Thomson was second with 31 and Suzanne Greer third with 28 points. Saturday 7th January was an evenly matched affair and John Seyffer won with 36 points, beating Steve Atkins on a countback. Bill Clemens was thirds with 35 points. Saturday 14th January was another closely fought competition with Rod Ashbolt winning, despite a saw back, scoring 36 points beating Peter Dumbrell on a countback and Rick Donaldson taking third spot, on a countback, with 35 points. John Rose won the Wednesday 18th competition with 38 points, Sheila Young was second with 37 points and Suzanne Greer third with 36 points.
The greens were playing true on Saturday 21st January, and despite the high humidity the scores were extremely good. Leigh Gilbert won the day with an excellent 43 points. Ray Michelsons beat Suzanne Greer into third place on a countback. Both had credible scores of 40 points.