• This week has seen players blitzing the course, with some excellent scores being returned.

    A quick quote for this week-

    “One under a tree, one under a bush, one under the water” – Lee Trevino, describing how he was one under during a tournament

    Perrin Gooding teeing off the 6th hole early on Saturday morning

    Monday saw the start of this week’s competitions with a Stableford event, with a field of 14 players.

    The winner was Mark Bettany (4) with a great score of 40 points. (Even par round) Runner up was Dion Sheahan (14) with 39 points. Third place went to Oliver Pearson (3) with 36 points.

     

    Tuesday was a par event with a field of 30 players fronting the starter.

    The runaway winner was evergreen Neil Walker (24) with an excellent score of plus 8 from Bill Taylor (21) plus 3 on a countback. Ball rundown went to plus 1 on a countback.

    Nearest the pin went to Michael Davis on the 7th, with Sam Sandhu taking the 9th.  Nearest the Pin 2nd shot on the 18th went to a visitor Brian Winter. The Pro pin on the 3rd went to Steve Shinns. Hidden Holes was taken out by Neil Walker and 2’s on Par 3’s went to Michael Grimes, Sam Sandhu and David Hurle.

     

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition is still running with 14 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the front nine. The winner was Bob Speed (20) with 21 points.

     

    On Thursday we had a great field of 71 players front the starter for the regular Stableford event, and also 3 participants in the Gold Event.

    The Division 1 winner was Brad Grant (8) with an excellent score of 45 points (1 under the card), with Phil Conway being the runner up with 42 points. The winner of Division 2 was David Smithwick (15) with a great score of 41 points from Nick Siperki (15) with 40 points. Division 3 winner was Don Clutterbuck (27) with another great score of 42 points with Adam Holt (29) being the runner up with 40 points.

    Ball run down went to 35 points. Nearest the on the 7th was Graham Smith, 9th was Ross Penny, 12th was Adam Holt and the 16th was Tony Crawford. Steve Horter collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 was won by Geoff Payne. Hidden Holes winner was Brad Grant, with the runner up going to Don Clutterbuck. The 2’s on Par 3’s were won by 5 players. Rabbits for the day were Peter Dolling and Geoff Morris.

    The Gold Course was won by Keith Millott (32) with a “magnificent” score of 49 points!

     

    Saturday saw the first weekend PAR event being contested for some time.

    With a  field of 41 combatants once again some great scores have been returned.

    The winner of Division 1 was Mark Bettany (4) with a great score of plus 5 (1 under the card) from Nick Siperki (15) with plus 3. Division 2 was won by Shane O’Brien (21) also with a great score of plus 5 from Laurie Harcus (20) with plus 3. Ball Rundown went to square on a countback.

    Nearest the pins were on the 7th Steve Chisholm and the 9th David Smithwick. Nearest the Pin 2nd shot on the 18th was Ray Findlay. The Pro Pin on the 3rd went to Peter Dolling and Hidden Holes to Mark Bettany. There were 25 players picking up Nett Birdies on Par 5’s with 7 of those being multiple winners. Please remember that to win the novelty event prizes, you need to enter into the pro comp also.

    The Gold Course was won by George Richardson (28) with plus 3.

    A quick tip for this week: Swinging in tempo lets your hands and body square the club face to the proper line. It also lets your body shift its weight in the right sequence for maximum power. A few practice swings prior to your game, will improve the tempo.

    Upcoming events:-

    Saturday January 14th– Open Stableford event.

    Saturday January 28th – Men’s & Ladies Monthly Medal

    Saturday February 4th – Millott Concreting 3 person Ambrose

    All competitors in the J.D Neely Singles and the J. Nolan four ball match play events, are reminded that the first round for both events is to be completed by the 1st of February. Please contact your opponent(s) to arrange the matches as soon as possible.

    By Phil Conway