THERE were 40 starters on Sunday for round one of Vincentia Golf Club's foursomes championships and the weather was almost perfect, with a little wind, but once we got going it warmed up nicely.
The nett winners on the day were Bob and Daphne Bailey with a good round of 73 from Gary and Lorraine Morrison with 74 ½.
Dale and Brian Holland won the nearest the pin on the 18th and the Baileys completed a double by winning the nearest the pin on the fifth. Next Sunday will be round two with a seeded draw which will be on display at the club this week and competition will be keen as there are a lot of very good gross scores.
The sponsors this week were Marilyn and Dave London.
The ladies on Tuesday played a Stableford with another good field and weather and the winner of division one was Frances Savige with 34 points from Chris Bray with 33.
Daphne Bailey had another win in second division with 33 points from Chris Cuthbert with 32 points.
The score of the day was by Lois Brown to win third division with a great 38 points from Ros Vickery with 31.
The nearest the pins were won by Sue Josephsen, Trish Dyball and Fay Foxton.
Next Tuesday will be the first round of the Patron’s Trophy.
The men on Wednesday played their usual Stableford and Lyle Vane Tempest won on a countback from Justin Carnevale both with 36 points. The nearest the pins were won by Terry Bird, Steve Rodgers and Mick MacNeill.
The vets on Thursday played round one of their championships and Bob Cardwell played well to win on the day with a nett 65 from Ray Boulter with 68 nett.
Maureen Hood won the 13-hole Stableford with 28 points from Mavis Hopkins with 21 points.
Tom Karp had the shot of the day with an Eagle on the 16th. Tomorrow will be round two of the Championships from 10am, with another 13-hole Stableford from about 10.45am.
The ANZ Bank sponsored the mens’ medal on Saturday and the A grade winner was Gary Morrison with a nett 76 from Toby Hudson with 77.
B grade was won by Mick Carmody with a good 71 nett from Wayne Sommerville with 77.
Col Defies also had 71 net to win C grade from Dave Smith with 75.
The best scratch score was by Toby Hudson with 83.
The nearest the pins were won by Tim Wright, Bert Hatton and Scott Turner.
Next Saturday will be a single Stableford.