golf news

5th February 2018


Wed. 31 Jan - Men’s 18 Hole 4 Week Stableford, Round 1 - Winner A Grade: P. Anderson 34 points, with  Brian McKenzie scoring 33 points  for runner-up.  Nearest the pin on 1st/10th was Colin Coleman. In B grade, Graham McKenzie won with 36 points, on a count-back from Lance Thomas, 36 points, runner-up. Nearest the pin on 1st/10th was Bob Hansen.

Thu. 1 Feb - Women’s 18 Hole Ambrose - with drawn partners followed by lunch.  It was pleasing to see 29 participants, some who were returning after injuries, choosing to play 9 holes, which is an option for those playing on our usual 18 hole competition days. The first putt ceremony was performed by popular member Valerie Johnson, who also made a humorous and fitting speech following her putt.
The winners were Stacey Thomas, Barb Cullen and Jeanette Dodds with 72-13-59.  Runners-up were Sandra Kent, Sally Stone, Marie Murnane and Lyn Box with 76-15 ½-60 ½ .  The putting trophies went to Dawn Thomas, Martha Macintyre and Jean Hansen with 23 putts.  In the 9 hole minor event, 2 teams of 3 had equal gross scores of 40, with the winners being Cheryle Polgeest, Joy  Russ and Jan Coleman with 12 nett.

Sun. 4 Feb - Men’s Summer Cup - produced the following winners: In A Grade, Don O’Meara won with nett 59 and Brian McKenzie had 61 nett to claim runner-up.  Nearest the pin 1st/10th was Chris Hansen and on 9th/18th David Hand took the honour. Don O’Meara also won the monthly medal. In B grade, Ray Matthews won with nett 65 and George Harrison was runner-up on a count-back from Bob Hansen, with a nett score of 68. Nearest the pin awards went to Alan Rowarth on 1st/10th and George Harrison on 9th 18th.

Mon. 5 Feb - Women’s 9 Hole Stroke - We had a good turn up for this event welcoming back several members who have been unable to play for various reasons, and the weather was perfect for golfing. The A grade winner was Janice McKenzie with 32½ nett on a count-back from Dawn Thomas who was runner-up. In B grade Sally Cannon played a great game to win with 31½  nett, followed by runner-up Jeanette Dodds with 33½  nett.  The overall putting decided by a 5 way count-back, was won by Kerryn Wagstaff with 15 putts. The women’s Summer Cup begins Thursday 8th February and is played over 4 rounds finishing 1st March.  This is a flexi-time event, so make up your own groups.  Pay and fill out the details in the book located in the women’s room before play.

Coming up

The Chicken Run continues on Friday each week. Please make up your own groups.

Fri. 9 Feb - 9.30am-12.30pm - Working Bee


The Women’s Committee has decided to have 4 “learner days” of golf beginning Monday 12th February (after our usual 9 hole competition) from 4.30-5.30pm. 

So any women or junior players interested in getting back to playing golf, or if you wish to learn to play, our women members will give you instruction, and will play 3 holes of golf with you.

A small trophy will be awarded. Clubs are available, and there is no charge.

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