Club News - July 2012

The Stableford competition, held on Saturday 19th May, was won by the only competitor who was able to play to their handicap. The player was Natalie McDonnell. Natalie won with a score of 36 points. John Innes was second beating Harry Brittain on a countback, both scoring 34 points. If people thought the going was tough on the 19th May they were literally blown away with the conditions for the May Medal round, played on Saturday 26th May. The wind was so strong it was difficult to keep your footing at times and the ball was continually being blown off the tee. The conditions were so extreme that only half the starters finished the round. The stroke comp was won by, a visitor, John Dinoia with a Nett Score of 76 strokes. His Gross 84 was and excellent score considering the difficult conditions. Joan Edwards was second, and also the May Medallist, with a Nett 78. David Golovsky was third with a Nett 79. The following week, although better weather, the going was still tough, for most of us, due to water droplets on all the greens because they were too wet to mow before play started. Despite the conditions John Rose and Rick Donaldson had no trouble both having great scores. John won with 41 points with Rick’s 40 points earned him second spot. Ray Michelsons was third with 36 points. Just when we were thinking things could only get better Saturday 9th June, June Long Weekend, proved us wrong. We teed off in extremely heavy fog, which didn’t lift until after midday with the temperature around 4 degrees and only managed to reach 5 degrees until after the fog lifted. The scores reflected the miserable conditions. David Golovsky won with 34 points. Ron Bower was second beating John Innes, third, and Ray Michelsons, fourth, on a countback. Ron, John and Ray all scored 32 points. The miserable conditions continued for most of the weekend, so much so, than nobody played a second round of competition golf. For the first time the usual prizes for the best 2 scores over the weekend could not be awarded. Surprise, surprise!! The following week, Saturday 16th June was completely washed out. Things can only get better. Well we hope they do.

Suzanna Greer on the 14th tee

Suzanne Greer, on the 14th Tee, wondering “when will the fog lift.”.


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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."

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