Tuesday was the first of the month so the ladies played their Single stroke, Putting and Monthly Medal competition. Marie Miller won the Division l with a score of 98/75 with Sue McGilvray in second on 89/75. Division ll went to Irene Swyer with 102/77 followed by Felicity Percival on 108/81. Barbara Franklin was the winner of Division lll scoring 123/80 and Ann Blyth came in with 124/82. Drive and Pitch went to Rosalie Cronin, Maureen Latimer and Melissa Cooke while the Longest Drive went to Barbara Franklin, Margaret Hyland and Vicki Askew.
The Heads Vets hosted 97 golfers at Thursday’s round 1 of the Vets Championships, stroke and eclectic competition. Gordon Howes, 85/66, won Division 1, on countback, with Roy Milroy, 85/66, runner-up. Division 2 winner was Noel Dick, 99/65, with Gary Miller, 91/68, as runner up. Men’s D&P went to Harry Delaney and both women’s D&Ps to Cheryl Grinlinton. Men’s NTP went to Keith Pepper and Roy Milroy. Balls were awarded to 73 strokes. Next Thursday’s competition is a 2 ball Aggregate plus single stableford. The Vets Championship continues on Thursday 17th August.
The Monthly Medal, as always sponsored by Wray Owen Funeral Directors, was played on Saturday. Cooper Maddinson was the Scratch winner with a score of 79. Grade A places went to Luke Taylor, 73/72, with Paul Manning in second, 86/74, and Lee Maddinson, 83/75, in third place. Mark Rigney, 84/68 was the winner of B Grade with Gordon Howes on 88/70 in second place and Robert Percival, 91/72, in third. C Grade went to Bill Ryan on 90/70, Ken Smith, 102/76 and Paul Davies, 96/76. The ladies prize went to Marilyn Schott with a score of 98/71. Bob Nagle, Melise Fanning and Irene Swyer won the Nearest the Pin and Chris Bramley won the Drive and Pitch.
WRAY OWEN VETS MONTHLY MEDAL & PUTS: WINNERS A GRADE 1ST COLIN BURGESS 70 2ND LES CUKA 71. B GRADE 1ST L BERGHOFER 71 2ND DICK PONSONBY 71. C GRADE 1ST TOM MACMASTERS 2ND BRUCE ALLEN. NEAREST PIN 6TH GARY SAWYER 1800 12TH C BURGESS 195 8TH L ELIOTT 45. DRIVE & PITCH 4TH M LIDDY 620 J CARROL 226 9TH C PENDER 1100 13TH B GATT 480 15TH GAZ LANHAM 667. MUG WINNERS LES CUKA, LES BERGHOFER, BRUCE ALLEN. BALL RUN DOWN TO 75 PUTTS 26 B HERRING
On Tuesday, the Nowra Vets played one of their fun games. This one was the 4 Person Texas Stableford with best three of the group to score. The course is certainly showing its winter woes and likely to get worse as the season progresses. Some more rain would help and so would Spring.
The best for the girls was Linda Trusler, Shirley Moore, Pat Austin and Ellen Ryan with 123 pts. Balls ran out at 120 pts on c/b. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Lyn Hatchman, the 8th to Pat Austin, Joyce Wallace was good for the 12th and Jan Buttle was closest at the 16th.
On the bloke’s side of things, Rick Currie, Mike Shannahan, Rod Elliott and Ian Stralow with 134 pts. Runners-up were Cliff Weatherill, Reg Klein, Greg Christian and Col. Armstrong on 133 pts. Balls ran out at 130 on c/b. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Daryl Campbell, the 8th and ‘jackpot’ to Roger Hardy, Ernie Royston was good for the 12th and Graham Napper was closest at the 16th.
The Wednesday Stableford was a pretty competitive affair. You had to be 40 pts or better to feature in the money. Warwick Stubbles was one who managed 41 pts for first. Col. Grimditch and Brian Hawkins sorted out second and third by c/b with Col taking second. Balls ran out at 35 pts.
The NTP’s at the 4th went to Jim Brown, the 8th to Ron Rice and Michael Kable was good for the 12th.
The August Monthly Medal was generously sponsored by those stalwarts of Nowra Golf Club, Wayne Asher and John Barron. A Big ‘thank you’ guys, especially to JB for his recent donation of NTP cards for the club’s use. Well done!!
First up, congrats to John Austin for securing the coveted ‘Mug’ for the month with the best 63 nett. That was a three-way c/b too. The ‘A’ winner was Tony Hosler on 63 nett. Second went to Stephen Page on 65 nett and Leigh Quinn was good for third with his 69 nett. Tony of course got the scratch. The long drive went to Brett Trenerry.
Trevor Bond managed an impressive 63 nett as well to take first in ‘B’ grade and that got him the scratch. Second went to Hugh Lamond on 64 nett and yours truly was good for third with 65 nett. Long drive to Lindsey Jones.
The ‘Mug’ winner John Austin was the ‘C’ grade winner and scratch as well. Second went to Col. Reeve on 68 nett and third to Flash Jordan on 69 nett. Long drive to John Henry. Balls ran out at 71 on c/b.
The NTP’s at the 4th went to Graeme Wrightson, the 8th to Glenn Buikstra, Brett McCoy was good for the 12th and yours truly fluked the 16th with a driver no less.
A big ’thankyou’ to all who gave of their time at the latest working bee, their efforts where evident about the place.
Golf results for the 1 August 2017 for the ladies at the Hilltop Golf Course.
A - 1 PATRICIA WICKES 77 - 2 PATRICIA THOMAS 78 C/B- 3 HELENE DOWNS 78
B - 1 DEBBY JACKSON 77 - 2 JUDITH BRYANT 80 C/B - 3 DIANNE MAGUIRE80
C - 1 SUZY THOMSON 77 - 2 JOAN HARTAS 78 - 3 ANNETTE JACKSON 80.
If you are interested in joining the ladies at Hilltop to play please contact our Captain Sue Rayner on 0412 446 079. To start having lessons, or to book into the field, please ring the Hilltop Pro Shop on 4455 2055.
Mollymook Beachside Veterans
On Wednesday 2nd August, 42 Beachside Vets played in cold wintry conditions for the Monthly Medal and a 9 hole Stableford. The results on the day were a win for David Flynn on 24 points, runner up was Michael Peacock on 20 points, with Bernie Sands in 3rd position on 18 points. Balls were given out for scores down to 15 points. Nearest to the pin was awarded on the 2nd hole to Reg Marsh, to Dave Anderson on the 6th hole and to Danny Fleming on the 7th hole.
Our next event will be a 9 hole Stableford to be run on August 9th. Please be advised that the first round of the Owen Gannon Trophy is on 16th August.
The WWPSWC AT SUSSEX INLET
There was eleven of our members down at the Sussex Course in very blustery and cold conditions to contest a stableford event. The winner of today’s event was the Boy Wonder with a hard to beat 21 points. A big help to his score today was a four pointer on the third after a chip over the bunker. Second was Fitter with 18 points and he won the nearest the pin on the 5th. Third was Kiwi with 15 points on a countback from the Bushranger. WD40 won today’s raffle.
Thanks to the members who looked after today’s barbeque in the absence of Skeeter who is not at all well. Thanks to the boy Wonder and Skeeter for forwarding on to me this news for publication. Next weeks games is the Ray Southall Trophy to be played at the Country Club hit off at 7.45 am.
The Country Club St Georges Basin Women
29 competitors braved the cold to play the August Medal round.
Capt. Liz did very well to win the medal and gross with 88/ 75. Liz also had The longest drive and won the overall Veterans. Just about a clean sweep Liz. Lynn Dunn was NTP and Jill Bussell RU on the cb with 77nett.
Yvonne Potts, fresh from her birthday celebrations on Hamilton Island, had 77 to win that medal, with Cheryl Druett RU and gross winner 106/80. Cheryl was the longest driver also. Judy Fishwich had NTP.
In third division Bev. Stevens took the gross and medal with 79/ 114. Bev. showed her class to have just 28 putts and be the overall winner there. Thelma Marlow was RU on 80, and Yvonne Dawson had NTP.
Lynne Green was very happy to win the long drive. Well done Lynne.
July medals went to a play off this month and were won by Lynn Ellis for division 1 and Yvonne Dawson division 3.
Our members are becoming used to the computer time sheets. Technology is good. Next week we play the first round of the 4 ball best ball championship. If you aren't entered yet there's still time to find a partner and go for it.
Not long now until our Charity Day and Country Club Cup. If you can donate to the raffle please do so.
Callala Country Club Veterans
A very chilly morning saw a small field of 30 players tee off on a very wet course for our August Monthly Mug. The conditions I'm sure had a big influence on the final scores. Although coming third outright Noel Smith was the Mug winner as the other two were previous winners this year, congratulations Noel.
First place Tony Pitt-Lancaster 65 (Daylight second & third), Second Place Barry Jarman 72, third Place Noel Smith 74, Fourth Place Bill Snelgrove 75. The ball run down went to 83 accounting for a few surprised faces, winners being D. Brumby / C. Chessell / H. Reynolds / J. Marriott / G. Blackshaw / W. George / A. Purchase / I. Sesum / J. Reardon / N. Sparks / K. Higgs / H. Dowling / F. Parks / B. Faulkner / J. Cameron / G. Lewington.
Nearest The Pins Hole 3 G. Lewington, Hole 10 T. Pitt-Lancaster, Hole 11 D. Brumby, Hole 14 N. Smith, Hole 16 C. Chessell.
25 players enjoyed the game. Ladies Winner-Margaret Henderson 20, Runner-Up Barbara Lovell-Davis 19, 3rd Lucy Robinson 17. Longest Drive-Josie Francis, NTP 2nd Judy Levett, NTP 6th Sue Pender, D&P 7th Sharon Wykes, D&P 9th Eunice King.
Men's Winner-Marty Lochrin 26, Runner-Up Richard Haskins 21, 3rd Darryll Francis 20. Longest Drive Bill Henderson, NTP 2nd Don Punnett, NTP 6th Barrie Lovell-Davis, NTP 7th Steve Wykes, D&P 9th Bob Johnston. Next game 3rd September.
Draw for Thursday August 10. Ct. 1. 6.00pm. N/Dig v A-Team (D. Chicks), 7.00pm. Chicks v Cougars (D. N/Dig.). Ct. 2. 6.00pm. Rudd's v Valkyrie (D. S/Punch), 7.00pm. Rudd's v S/Punch (D. Valkyrie). Ct. 3. 6.00pm Squad training for U/19s. 7.00pm. Snails v All Net (D. Coaches). 8.00pm. Coaches v O/School (D. Snails)
Opens: 1. Aiden Parsons, 2. Adrian Hellman, 3. Beau Buckpitt. 12s 1. Jethro Elliot, 2. Harry Barrington, 3. Hayden Minamassin. 14s 1. Tyler Ikin, 2. Taylor Purser, 3. Jack Bury. 16s 1. Luke O Connell, 2. Beau Buckpitt. 18s 1. Harry Phillips, 2. Aiden Parsons, 3. Graeme Buckley. 30s 1. Christian Pimm, 2. Marc Carroll, 3. Rob Hargraves. 40s 1. Jason 'Bullfrog' Evans, 2. Mick Buckpitt, 3. Richie Havelka. 50s N/A. Women’s 1. Kiera Buckpitt, 2. Claire Bierke, 3. Charli Tout.