Golf notes, December 4


Callala Veterans

What fabulous weather for Vets’ golf at Callala with the format being a team game of two-person Multiplier.

The winning team of Carmel Downton and James Morris played a near perfect game of partner golf with both supporting each other to achieve a terrific score of 100 points.

Carmel must have enjoyed winning on Saturday so thought she may as well take advantage of her current great form to come home today with a personal score of 45 points.

Congratulations to worthy winners Carmel and James.

Runner up team consisted of two players who have both recently enjoyed a run of great golf games and today was just a continuation of their talent with the sticks.

Congratulations to Cath Cousins and Col Chessell.

All other players enjoyed the challenging format with some spotted with shoes and socks off to help with the Multiplier.

Nearest the Pins: 3rd hole Col Chessell, 10th Barrie Faulkner, 11th Bill Snelgrove, 14th Gordon Heming, 16th Harold Reynolds.

Raffle Winners: - Harold Reynolds, Ilija Sesum, Graham Mitchell & Doug Ingle

Ball Rundown: - D. Brumby, H. Reynolds, C & P Cousins, B. Snelgrove, G. Jurotte, K. Black, R. Plunkett, G. Heming, G. Blackshaw, K & O Clifton, J. Marriott and T. Mitchell.​

Nowra Women


When 41 lady golfers took to the tees some were confused as to how to play the game.  Two players tee off and two players putt and all in between, then it gets confusing when every hole the tee off and putting players change.  Laughter and cheering could be heard over the course.

With great weather and lots of run the scores sure showed:-

First Placegetters with a wonderful score of 58.87 Anne Newton, Sandra Rigney, Linda Weatherill and Cathy Ison.

Congratulations girls on a terrific score

Second Placegetters with a score of 62.25 Val Wilson, Lorna Knott, Carol Cowden and Des Thornett

Third Placegetters with a score of 63.62 Sue Hunter, Margaret Jennings, Sandra England and Ellen Ryan

No NTP’s this week so all players received a ball for their great efforts.

As the golfing season is getting closer to our last game for the year tomorrow Thursday 7th December is 2 Person Single Stableford Multiplier Sponsored by Wendy Phillips.

Nowra Men

Cup winners: North Nowra Tavern social golf club were the winners of the 2017 Manildra Cup held at Nowra Golf Club recently.

Cup winners: North Nowra Tavern social golf club were the winners of the 2017 Manildra Cup held at Nowra Golf Club recently.

Nowra Golf Club played the December Monthly Medal on Saturday, which included The Medal of Medals event to finish this year’s Medals.

The winner for this year was the ever consistent Leigh Quinn who finished the year with a 66 nett. Well done Leigh!

We have Ian Ganderton to thank for his sponsorship (Ganderton Civil) and support of golf at Nowra G.C. Graeme Isedale would be pleased with his round on Saturday as he brought home an awesome 62 nett to grab the coveted ‘Mug’ for the month.

The results for ‘A’ grade saw Leigh Quinn get up with a 74/66. Andrew Bradley made second and took the scratch with his 73/67. Stephen Rice held onto third with a 75/68. Long drive went to Andrew Bradley.

As mentioned, Graeme Isedale made short work of ‘B’ grade with his 80/62. Fred Bowman was good for second with an 80/65 on c/b from Kel Campbell in third spot both with 80/65. Long drive to Ken Wills and scratch to Dennis Davis (79).

‘C’ grade saw Graham Napper emerge in first place with an 83/63 and with the scratch as well. Peter Rowell was good for second spot with his 92/64 and Flash Jordan managed third with an 88/67 and the long drive. Balls ran out at 69 on c/b.

The NTP’s at the 4th went to Leigh Quinn, the 8th to Grant Gleeson, Ian Hayes-Williams was good for the 12th and John Ludewig was closest at the 16th.

The Vets on Tuesday played a 2 Person Multiplier Stableford for boys and girls with the usual rogues from other places. We do make it good for our visitors to have a wonderful time at Nowra Vets.

For the girls, Jeanette Bright teamed up with Jill Levi to win with 64 pts from runners-up, Ellen Ryan and Patricia Austin on 62 pts on c/b. Balls ran out at 55 pts. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Maree McLean, the 12th to Jill Levi and Linda Trusler was good for the 16th.

A pair of our own blokes in Geoff McVey and Graeme Wearne managed a solid 80 pts for first place. Two Jamberoo jokers in Terry Smith and Dave Cotterill grabbed second with their 80 pts. The best Singles score came from our own John Ludewig who blitzed the field with his 46 pts. Shame, he must have been short a partner. Balls ran out at 60 pts.

The NTP’s at the 4th and 8th was all Denis Mulvihill including the ‘Jackpot. Dave Smith was good for the 12th and Hank Phillips was closest at the 16th.

Wednesday’s Stableford hosted the end of month 2BBB in conjunction and the best score of 47 pts came from Col Stubbs and Neil Dinnie. The Singles saw Trevor Bond in first with 40 pts, Jimmy Brown had the better 38 pts for secons and Col Stubbs was next best in third with his 38 pts. Balls ran out at 35 pts on c/b. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Gary Simik, the 8th to Col Stubbs and Tony Fitzpatrick was closest at the 16th. 

Sunday at Nowra saw the Holden Scramble run and won and nice to see a group of our own lads get up to go onto the regional final. The winning team was Joel Perkins, Mitchell Stubbs, Cam Stubbs and Max Carney.

Nowra's Joel Perkins, Mitchell Stubbs, Cameron Stubbs and Max Carney.

Nowra's Joel Perkins, Mitchell Stubbs, Cameron Stubbs and Max Carney.

Worrigee Links

Last Saturday we played the Wray Owen Monthly Medal Stroke event at Worrigee Links. Congratulations to our winners, the A Grade Medal winner was John Van Diejen with a good score of 64 nett. The A Grade Runner up was Callan Spreadbury with a great round off his three handicap to record a 65 nett. Third place went to Greg Bainbrigge with a par round for a 66 nett. The A Grade scratch winner was Paul Maiolo with a three under pay round of 67. The B Grade Medal winner was Steve Crampton with a great score of 63 nett on a count back from the Runner up Mark Rigney from The Heads. Third place went to Kel Turner who also won the B Grade scratch with a 78. The C Grade winner with the best recorded score of the day was Steve Hutchison, with a great round of 62 nett to win the C Grade Medal & Monthly Mug, well played Steve. The scratch in C Grade went to Mark Gatt with 86. Well done to all the novelty event winners, John Van Diejen won the Golden Shot jackpot on the 6th hole & you needed 67 nett or better to win a ball. Last Thursday’s Open comp was won by Martin Daly with 42 points. Runner up was Steve Hinckley with 41 points & third place went to Ross Ayton with 39 points. This Saturday is a single Stableford event & our Xmas Ham day, so come along and hopefully win yourself a ham!


It was a beautiful morning down at the Sussex Inlet Golf course, that eleven of our members found, as they turned up to play there. The greens and fairways are in excellent condition, it is a credit to them that look after and manage this golf course. Today’s winner was BB with 20 points for the nine holes, this was on a countback from the Boy Wonder. Next was Haggis with 16 points. Nearest the pin on the 7th went to Cyrano.

After the game we had  second Xmas ham raffle for the year and this was won by BB. We also had our drawer for the $20.00 voucher and this was won by Haggis. Our cooks led by Master Chef Skeeter cooked up our usual bacon and egg rolls.

Members are reminded that next Saturday the 9-12-17 will be Our Annual Function and Prize Presentation please be at the Country Club in the usual place to sit down at 12 noon.


The Golf Exchange sponsored Callala 11th hole still remains unconquered, now standing at an awesome $295. Want a fabulous Christmas Present, come and play with us next Saturday and try your skill/luck.

Monthly Medal single stroke was the format for today’s competition which was well supported by a good field of keen members all vying for the prizes and medals on offer.

Win lose or draw all members were happy knowing that at the conclusion of their game the lovely Gordana Sesum would be waiting with smile and a lovely lunch for them. Big thanks to Gordana.

The old adage of “Winner’s are grinners and the rest can suit themselves” was never truer than in today’s game. John Love obvious enjoyed his win last weekend so much that he thought he would do it again and did it in style with a very large grin to accompany his win. Congratulations John on your great golf to give you outright win along with the “A” grade Medal.

Welcome back to runner up winner Alan Barnes who has only just re-joined Saturday comp after a spell away from the rigors of competition. Congratulations Alan, good to have you back playing with us and to also seeing you return into the winner’s circle plus you also taking out the “B” Grade Monthly Medal.

Not to be left out of the action, Barry Jarman stormed home into third overall and in doing so also claimed the “C” Grade Monthly Medal. Congratulations Barry and commiserations on being on the wrong side of the count back with Alan with both of you coming home with 64 Points.

Nearest the Pins:- 3rd hole Glenn Hosking, 10th Perry Cousins, 14th Glenn Hosking and 16th Doug Ingle. Raffle: Gordie Hargrave, Lee Bebber & Bob Plunkett. Ball Rundown:- B. Plunkett, G. Hughes, C. Wassell, T. Mortel, H. Clarke, A. White, P. Cousins, H. Dowling, D. Brumby, G. Blackshaw, G. Lewington, C. Chessell & G. Hargrave.​


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