• Men’s Golf Report – Week ending February 19th 2017

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    A quick quote for this week-

    A “gimme” can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers, neither of whom can putt very well. Author Unknown

    Tuesday was a par event with a field of 42 players fronting the starter.

    The winner of Division 1 was Michael Grimes (13) with a great score of plus 5, on a countback from Oliver Pearson (4). (Oli also shot 1 under for the day) Division 2 was won by Bob Thomson (20) with a score of plus 4 also on a countback from Steve Shinns (29). Ball rundown went to plus 1 on a countback.

    Nearest the pin went to Brad Grant on the 7th, Sam Sandhu on the 16th, 2nd shot on the 18th went to Brandon Kay. Hidden Holes was taken out by Oliver Pearson. The 2’s on a Par 3’s went Brad Grant, Steve McMahon, Michael Cooksey and Beau Purcell.

    Dave Octigan drives on the 8th

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition is still running with 25 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the back nine. The winner was Brett Stone (18) with 22 points from Darryl and Tess Horwood both with 21 points each.

    On Thursday we had a great field of 61 players front the starter for the regular Stableford event, creating two divisions. The Gold Event had four contestants.

    The Division 1 winner was Michael Harrison (4) with a score of 42 points (two under the card) from Tony Pridham (11) with 40 points. The winner of Division 2 was Adam Holt (27) with a great 43 points from Don Clutterbuck (25) on 42 points. Ball run down Steve McMahon and the 16th Col Whytcross. Bruce Beecham collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 was won by Garry Henry. Hidden Holes winner was Adam Holt. The nett birdie hole prizes went to 33 players. The rabbits were Neil O’Halloran and Charlie Heath.

    The Gold Course winner saw a repeat effort by Geoff Lowry (32) with 40 points from Peter Healy (31) with 37 points.

     

     

     

    Weekend Results

    Saturday saw a field of 43 hardy souls front for a cool and very windy stableford day.

    The winner of Division 1 was Roger Eddy (8) with an excellent score of 42 points from Mark Jones (8) with a score of 38 points. Division 2 was won by Vin Smith (27) with 39 points from Chris Kerr (25) with 36 points. Ball Rundown went to 34 points on a countback.

    Nearest the pins were on the 7th Roger Eddy, 9th Mark Jones, 12th Alex Stephens and the 16th Brad Grant. Nearest the Pin 2nd shot on the 18th was Michael Harrison. The pro pin was won by Rod Sargent and the Hidden Holes went to Roger Eddy. 2’s on Par 3’s were won by seven players.

    A quick tip for this week:

    Remember, if you are out on the course and you start to shank, get your weight back onto the heels of your feet. When you finish your round get someone, preferably your local pro, to check your shoulder coil and address position. These will be the long-term solutions to the problems associated with the dreaded “s” word. Author Unknown.

    Upcoming events:-

    Saturday 25th February – ‘Stockmans Rise’ – Monthly Medal

    Sunday 26th February – 3 person Ambrose golf and Lunch for the Hospital. 8.30 am for 9.30 start.

     

    By Phil Conway

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