THE Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Social Golf Club played its annual two-person ambrose event at the Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club in breezy but sunny conditions.
Nineteen starters paired up to battle for the prestigious title of the Bob Pender trophy.
There was some real quality golf played and a highlight from the day was Henry Wakeford’s superb eagle on the ninth, given that the hole previously Henry put two out of bounds in a row, he luckily redeemed himself otherwise it would have been an awkward trip home with his playing partner Judy Wakeford.
Another highlight from the day was the smashing drive from Dave Suffolk on the 14th, which landed on the green.
Keith Muller and Glenn Summerfield teamed up and were a formidable pairing, they took out the title and were awarded the “Bob Pender two-man Ambrose” trophy with a winning score of 58 1/3 points.
A great effort by these two who were personally presented with the trophy from Bob Pender himself.
A few shots back, and winning on a count back, Barry Wright and Mark McClellan took out the second prize with 64 2/3 points. Well-done fellas.
Although the emphasis of the day was a two-person ambrose event, there was still the opportunity for individuals to secure the regular minor prizes for nearest to pin, longest drives and drive and pitch.
For the second consecutive year, the sandy bunkers surrounding the par three, sixth hole didn’t prove any concerns for Glenn Summerfield who lofted one straight on the green to secure the “Moto Parts on the Move” $20 voucher.
Mark McClellan showed some consistent short game play taking out both remaining nearest to pin awards. Taking home a ball each for the 11th and the 15th. Well-done Mark on a good day.
The 18th hole was selected as the longest drive hole for both the men’s and the ladies. Unfortunately A-grade wasn’t successful in staying on the fairway, however B grade's Peter Harvey was.
Congratulations Peter, who is showing some good form in the lead up to the major championships.
For the ladies, Linda Trusler took out their longest drive competition. To top off this hole and the round, Linda also sunk a 50-foot, right to left putt on probably the coast's largest green.
Linda also took out the ladies drive and pitch award on the 16th hole. A great day Linda, congratulations.
As mentioned previously, Dave Suffolk drove the green on the 14th, and for this fantastic shot Dave takes out the Stanley Johns Menswear men’s drive and pitch award. Thank you to Dave from Stanley Johns Menswear for your ongoing sponsorship of this award.
A post match presentation was held in the Heads clubhouse with awards, vouchers and trophies handed to the winners.
It’s not too late if you fancy a social game of golf and would like to join our club. Please either contact Club Secretary Bob Pender on 44225742 or visit the website www.exservos.com.au and click the Social Golf club link for more details.
The next game is set down for Calderwood Golf Course this Sunday, July 27 with an 8am tee off.
If you haven’t put your name down and would like to play please contact a committee member to advise or write your name on the list located at the main club.
This is the last match before the championship rounds, so to be eligible for the major awards you need to be a current financial member. The cost is $5 and can be paid to any committee member.
A reminder that the Jack Elliott golf day will be held at the Worrigee Links on Sunday August 3. If you are able to help out in any way for the day, please contact Bob Pender.