• Congratulations to Rob Fankhauser on winning the December Monthly Medal.

    A quick quote for this week-

    My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch“. ~Lee Trevino

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition is still running with 19 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the back nine. The winner was Tim Reilly with 22 points From Phil Conway with 21 points. Ball rundown went 18 points.

     

    Tim Rielly Teeing off the 1st on his way to a win on Wednesday.

    Monday saw the vet’s journey to Benalla for the Annual Fourball event. John McCombe and Peter Smiles led our team with a fine 47 points. This got them 3rd place. The ball rundown went to 43 points.

    Tuesday was a stroke event with a field of 22 players fronting the starter. Also there were two competitors in the Gold event.

    The winner was Bob Speed (21) with a great score of nett 64 from Michael Davis (22) with a nett 66. Ball rundown went to nett 73.

    Nearest the pin went to Graham Smith on the 9th, with Brendan Egan taking the 12th.  The Pro pin on the 3rd went to Bob Speed. 2’s on Par 3’s went to Steve McMahon.

    The winner of the Gold Course was Brian Curtis (27) with a nett 65.

    On Thursday we had a great field of 61 players front the starter for the regular Stableford event, and also 4 participants in the Gold Event. Tony Pridham (10) with a fine score of 40 points, with Maurie Walsh (12) being the runner up with 39 points.

    The winner of Division 2 was Beau Purcell (24) with a great score of 43 points from Billy Moran (28) with 42 points.

     

    Ball run down went to 36 points on a countback. Nearest the on the 7th was Bill Taylor, 9th was Warren Shepherd, 12th was Mark Bettany and the 16th was Nick Siperki. Alan Eustace took out both the pro pin on the 3rd and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18. Hidden Holes winner was Michael Davis, and runner up was Gary Johnson. The birdie holes of 8, 14, 15 and 17 were collected by Damian Ryan, Michael Harrison and Gary Johnson.

    Contrary to announcements on Thursday the Gold Course was won by Les Wood (33) with 36 points on a countback from Ron Britton (33). I believe the vice-captain owes Ronnie an apology.

     

    Saturday saw the December Monthly Medal being contested.

    With the fine weather now upon us, we had a field of 48 combatants.

    The winner of Division 1 and the medal was Rob Fankhauser (13) with a nett 69. Runner Up was Garry Henry (17) with a nett 70. Division 2 was won by Tim Reilly (20) with nett 70 from Peter Dolling (21) with a nett 71. Ball Rundown went to nett 75 on a countback.

    Nearest the pins were on the 7th Dion Sheahan, 9th Alan Parrott, 12th Geoff Morris and the 16th Dennis Sheahan. Nearest the Pin 2nd shot on the 18th was Ben Millott. The Pro Pin on the 3rd went to Clive Marsden and Hidden Holes to Rob Fankhauser with Runner up Ben Millott. 2’s on Par 3’s went to Fred Rogers, Dion Sheahan, Clive Marsden and Greg Millott.

    The JD Perks scratch went to Tony Crawford with 77 gross.

     

    A quick tip for this week: When the wind picks up you want to choose a club that is more than what you would normally choose.  Go through your normal pre-shot routine and then swing easy.  The windier it gets the easier you should swing.  You will quickly find that your golf ball is boring through the wind and not ballooning.

    Upcoming events:-

    Saturday December 24th – An open Stableford event.

    By Phil Conway