Golf notes


The Country Club Vincentia Golf Club

Winners are Grinners

Soo Martyn – Winner of Ladies Championships & Jenny Bainbrigge - Runner Up

The Country Club Vincentia held their ladies golf championships over 3 days, making the total 54 holes played and great weather throughout.

Soo Martyn was the gross winner with a score of 295 and Jenny Bainbrigge was runner-up with 300.

Nett winners were Chris Bray with a score of 231 nett with a close 2 point win from Carole Andon with a nett score of 233.

Well done to all and everyone is looking forward to playing stableford instead of a stroke round, in the next few games!!

Medal Day

The Country Club Vincentia held its Medal Day on Saturday 13th May. There was a field of 45 players & the conditions were good as the weather was a beautifull Autumn day.

The winner in ‘A’ Grade was Glen Norman with a nett score of 71.  Runner-up was Steve bell with a close 72.

The winner in ‘B’ Grade and the best score of the day, was Andrew Martyn with a score of nett 70.  He also won the ‘Guzzlers Mug’ which will be made good use of. The runner-up was Wayne Braid with a score of 71.

The winner in ‘C’ Grade was John Adams with a score of 71 and Nic Martyn was runner-up with a score of 74.

Thank-you to the Trophy donors on the day – T Hudson, J Keighley & M Denis.

Next week event will be Captain & vice-Captain V Pro & Greenkeeper day -  so book in guys.

Callala Men

Callala comp players today enjoyed not only great golf but also spectacular weather for their Single Stableford event.

The highlight of the day was to go to young Frank Park who with his great skill managed to score a birdie and in doing so also received 5 stableford points which greatly assisted him coming into overall second spot.

Congratulations Frank, and it is lovely to see you in the winner’s circle.

President Harold Reynolds hereafter referred to as “The Dark Horse” played very good golf to leave the rest of the field in his wake. His impressive 40 points giving him the number one spot on the podium along with the bragging rights that go with such fame.

Congratulations to “The Dark Horse” for his late but calculated charge to the finish line.

Not to be left out of the action was the ever-smiley Wayne Minns taking the overall third spot.

Well done Wayne on a great game and winning the count back with 4th place winner Troy Coyle who was visiting from the big smoke.

Raffle Winner’s: -Adam Ruperto, David Brumby & Steve Monsalve

Nearest the Pins:- 3rd and 16th holes Tony Pitt-Lancaster & 14th hole “The Dark Horse.”

Ball Rundown:- T. Coyle, K. Clifton, N. Sparks, B. Downton, G. Lewington, S. Monslave, T. Pitt-Lancaster, J. Morris, B. Plunkett, P. Granville, G. Heming, B. Jarman & C. Chessell.

St Georges Basin Women

On Friday 12th May SGBWG held the second round of the Club Championships in combination with the 3rd WGNSW Medal round. A spectacular day on the course ensured some very good results. In Division One Margaret McManus and Lynn Dunn both came in with 73 net. Margaret won the day on countback but in the next round Margaret and Lynn will play off for the monthly medal. Julianne Kemp also played an excellent round to come in with 74 net. Welcome back to Sandra Gonzalez who took Nearest to Pin in Division One with Kerry Mayer achieving the Longest Drive.

In Division Two Judy Fishwick had a commendable round and won the Monthly Medal with 74 net. Judy was delighted as she had not won a monthly medal for 15 years. Runner up in Division Two was Susan Finlay with 77net. Susan also achieved the longest Drive in Division Two.  Nearest to Pin went to Diane McIvor.

In Division Three Gail Gee managed to stay out of the trees and put some long drives down the fairway to win the Monthly Medal with 71net. Gail also won the Gross and the Veterans on the day. Beverley Stevens took out the longest Drive and she also won Nearest to Pin in Division Three.

The final round of the Club Championships will be played next Friday 19th May. This will also be a Medal round so even if you have not played in the previous Championship rounds there is a medal to be played for! Good luck to all the players in next weeks events.

Shoalhaven Heads

On Tuesday the ladies played their single stroke Monthly Medal in conjunction with the second round of the Championship.  Peta Griffin won the Division 1 with a score of 74 strokes followed by Di Knoll on78 strokes and Suzie Collins on 78 strokes.  Louise Barnes beat Gai Richardson on countback, both ladies bringing in 78 strokes for Division 2 with Marie Miller in third place on 79 strokes.  Finally the Division 3 places went to Chris Davies on 79 strokes with Beth Dick on 81 strokes and Pat Rea on 84 strokes.  Balls were awarded to 82 strokes.

The Vets hosted 99 layers on Thursday for a single stableford competition.  A Grade winners were Terry Moylan on 40 points, Peter Walker on 38 points and Paul Manning also on 38 points.  The B Grade places went to Ian Adlington with an excellent 44 points followed by Shunsuke Fukushima on 40 points and Thomas Smith on 38 points.   Barbie Smith returned 38 points to be the ladies winner.  Kerry Dolman, Ray Orr and Cheryl Grinlinton won the Drive and Pitch prizes with Nearest the Pin going to Felicity Percival, Stephen Franklin and Garry Baxter.  Balls were awarded to 32 points.

A large field of 141 players competed in the Single Stroke competition incorporating the second round of the Championships. Connor Bond was the Scratch winner with a score of 74 strokes. 

A Grade places went to Lloyd Herron, 81/69, and Cooper Maddinson, 79/71, and Phil Lyons, 84/72 in second and third place.  Karl Knoll had an excellent round and won first place in the B Grade with 80/65 followed by Kit Tanner, 80/66, and Colin Waller, 84/69.  The C Grade places went to Bill Ryan, 87/66, Ken Miller, 91/69, and Rob French, 91/71.  The ladies prize went to Cheryl Grinlinton who had 90/75.

Nearest the Pin went to Phil Russo, Cheryl Grinlinton and Bret Kiteley with Connor Bond taking the Drive and Pitch.  Balls went to 78 strokes on countback.

Nowra Men

Great time of year to play golf. Weather perfect, golf course near perfect, only thing left to do is find a decent game of golf. Some have no trouble playing golf reasonably well all the time, while others don’t. It must be failing abilities which comes with excessive maturity. ‘Thankyou’ to Ian Stralow of Blackwood Kitchens and Joinery for his support.

One of those that has little trouble with the game is Peter Russell who is always in contention. Pete has proved his ability again with another ‘A’ grade win for his 38 pts. Leigh Quinn is another who always puts in, this time for second with 37 pts. A visitor in Brett Maher from Pacific Dunes made third with his 36 pts. Long drive went to Tony Hosler.

Young Kim Andrews fired up in ‘B’ grade with 42 pts for the win. Derek Trusler got things going with a solid 39 pts for second and Neil Dinnie made good his 38 pts for third spot. Rodney Crouch was the best for the long drive.

Another great score of 42 pts was returned by Brett McCoy to take first in ‘C’ grade. President Tony Hunter used his substantial authority over his game to bring home a solid 41 pts for second. Ronny McGuire had a good day to make third with his 39 pts and added the long drive as well. Balls went to 33 pts on c/b.

The Vets hosted the Highland visit on Tuesday for the usual grudge match and Nowra on their own track were victorious by 262 pts to 248.

The ladies had 28 players and the best for them was Anne Newton winning the ladies Medal with 34 pts and Lyn Hatchman was r/u with 33 pts. Balls went to 30 pts on c/b. The NTP’s at the 4th and 16th went to Gloria Davis and Sandra Marshall was closest at the 8th and 12th. Sandra won the ‘Jackpot’ as well.

On the Nowra only Men’s side, Tony Gilmore was good for the ‘A’ Medal and first place with 36 pts. Ernie Royston was the ‘B’ grade Medal winner with 40 pts. The best in ‘A’ grade was Liberale Luciano (Highlands) with 38 pts and r/u in ‘B’ grade was Stephen O’Neill on 39 pts. Balls ran out at 30 pts on c/b.

The NTP’s for the blokes at the 4th went to Roger Hardy, the 8th to Denis Mulvihill, Dave Smith was good for the 12th and Tony Gilmore was closest at the 16th.

The mid-week Stableford could only make three places and the best was Gordon Lymbery who had the better 37 pts from Martin Daly after c/b. Third went to Doug Collins with 36 pts. Balls ran out at 34 pts on c/b. NTP’s at the 4th went to Ross Tooley, the 8th to Neil Dinnie and Martin Daly was good for the 16th.

Members, a reminder that the Club Mixed Foursomes (36 Holes) is coming up Sunday 21st. You will need a lady member to play around with so don’t wait too long to organize a partner. 

Nowra Women

Really cool conditions started the day as thirty two keen players endeavoured to claim the coveted Thirty Six Hole Foursomes Championship Title.  As the day warmed up the scores warmed up as well.

Congratulations to Peta Merchant and Jill Levi having a great morning and afternoon rounds to win the 36 Hole SCRATCH with 183 off the stick.

Great friends Corinne McMillan and Sally Pinkard were the bridesmaids this year being Runners Up coming in with 197 off the stick.

36 Hole Nett winners Gloria Davis and Jenny Brown with 154 Nett

36 Hole Nett R/up Pauline McKie and Val Wilson with 161 Nett c/b

1st 18 Hole Nett winners Fay Wright and Robyn Moore with 74.5 Nett

1st 18 Hole Nett R/up Maree McLean and Lyn Hatchman with 77 Nett

2nd 18 Hole Nett winners Cathy Ison and Linda Weatherill with 74 Nett

2nd 18 Hole Nett R/up Sandra England and Jan Buttle with 77 Nett

Congratulations to all our winners remember ladies there’s always next year.

Thursday May 18th is a Women’s Stableford

Thursday May 25th – Women’s Open Invitation – Hospital Charity  Day

4 Person Irish Countdown Stableford, 3 Clubs and Putter Event.

Looking forward to seeing you all – Happy golfing.

Worrigee Links

Last Saturday we played a single Stableford event at Worrigee Links. Congratulations to all the winners.

The A Grade winner was Paul Harris who continued his consistent form of late to return 38 points. He survived on a countback from Drago Stih also on 38 points. Third place went to Mick Edwards with 37 points.

The B Grade winner was John Black who returned the best score of the day with 40 points. Runner up was Paul Wallace who survived on a countback from third placed Les Cuka, both on 39 points.

The C Grade winner was Leslie McMaster with 38 points. Runner up was John Bruton, he also survived on a countback from Dennis Rutherford, both on 36 points.

The Ladies winner was Alona Brown with 36 points.

Well done to all the novelty event winners, Brian Stapylton win the Golden Shot jackpot on the 8th hole & you needed 35 points or better to win a ball. Last Thursday's open Comp was won by Bob Walsh with 41 points. The Runner up was Rod Carpenter also on 41 points. Third place went to Callan Spreadbury with 39 points.

Well done to all the recent match play winners. Next Saturday is a single Stableford event.



Well back again at the Course ON THE Hill to play in a Stable ford Event. There was only eight of our members there to play in the game today.

The winner on the day was Kiwi with a great 15 points. Next was the Mayor with 14 points on a countback to T2.

Nearest the pin on the 5th was Sawbones and the 9th went to Mumbles.

Thanks to the Mayor for sending to me today’s result and for looking after the Club Finances today.

Skeeter was not feeling the best after having gone through some Surgery and we all hope he feels better soon.

Next weeks game is at the Country Club where we will be playing the final round of the Boval Trophy and the May round of the Eclectic hit off at 7.30 am.

Callala Country Veterans 

A chilly morning that became a beautiful day saw 40 players tee iff in a two person Ambrose

1st place 12.5 H/C 63.5  nett  Carmel and Bill Downton

2nd place 12.25 H/C  64.25 net  Steve Chapman and Neil Sparks

The ball roundown went to net 70.75 winners being J. Latta & W. Snelgrove,  D. Ingle and T London, H. Reynolds and R Plunkett,  A. Purchase and N Smith, W. George & B. Whitlock, A. Lichacz & A. Mearns,  G. Weston and S Tye, G. Hemming & C. Chessell, K. Black & J. Marriott.

Nearest the pins: 3 Hole J. Marriott and K Black, 10 Hole  T. London & D. Ingle, 11 Hole  B. Downton & Carmel Downton (in hole), 14 Hole  H. Reynolds & R. Plunkett, 16 Hole D. Ingle & T. London.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all our players, hope to wee you next week.

Callala Ladies

Third NSW Medal

We thought it was a medal round but it turned out to be the Aoauli and Margaret show.

Medal division one and two: Aoauli Carrett

Medal division three: Margaret Mills

Day comp winner: Margaret Mills 72, with Aoauli Carrett the runner-up on 76

Putting: Margaret MIlls (28)

Drive and pitch 14th: Aoauli Carrett

Nearest to pin 16th: Aoauli Carrett

Vets best back nine: Aoauli Carrett 34.5

Ball competition: Joy Deane (76), Sue Earle (76) and Robyn Johnson (80).

Medal MacKenzie: Aoauli Carrett (division 1 - 0-20), Joy Deane (division 2 - 21-29), Margaret Mills (division three – 30-45) and Robyn Johnson (division four – over 70 years).

Balance of results from Open Day (Two person Ambrose May 3 2017).

Winners: Myrna Barnes and Audrey Mansfield (69.50)

Second: Jane Shirlow and Sally Bailey (72.75)

Third: Aoauli Carrett and Margaret Mills (73.5)

Fourth: Pauline Timms and Sue Hamilton (73.75)

Drive and pitch 3rd hole: Gloria Davis and Angela Boadle

Drive and pitch 14th hole: Myrna Barnes and Audrey Mansfield

Nearest to the line: Lyn Loveday (division one – 0-21), Barb Howsan (division two – 22-29) and Jan Murdoch (division three – 30-45).

Ball competition:

1 - Shirley Moore and Joyce Wallace

2 – Gloria Davis and Angela Boadle

3 – Val Lewis, Robyn Johnson and Val Dean

4 – Kay Ireland and Eileen Baker

5 – Lyn Loveday and Jan Murdoch

6 – Jeannette Bright and Barb Higgs.

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