Sports notes February 12


Shoalhaven Heads

Tuesday was a Single Stableford competition for the ladies and a good field of 35 players turned up.  Division 1 was won by Cheryl Grinlinton on 39 points, followed by Di Knoll on 37 points and Karen Hansen on 35 points.  Jan Wood was the Division ll winner with 41 points with Beverley Pope in second place on 40 points and third place going to Joy Holloway who had 34 points.  The Division lll winners were Robyn Gerrard on 35 points, Gai Richardson on 32 points and Di Murray on 31 points.  Nearest the Pin went to Maureen Latimer and Lucy Hill with Drive and Pitch going to Tara Mackie, Melissa Cooke and Robyn Bartlett.

The Vets played a 2 Ball Stableford Aggregate plus Singles.  The pairs winners were Ted Heaton with Bradley Sharpe on 79 points.  Bradley then came second as a swinger with Phillip Behan on a score of 78 points.  Single winners were Daryl Campbell, 40 points, Rod Elliott, 39 points and Warwick Marchant on 37 points.  Maggie Paton was the winning lady with a score of 38 points.

Saturday saw an excellent turnout of 146 players for the 2BBB Stableford and Singles. Neil Handley managed 35 points off scratch with Cooper Maddinson winning the A Grade on 40 points followed by Brendo Mariu on 39 points.  B Grade winners were Peter Barley, 42 points, and Roy Michelson, also on 42 points.  Scott Puckeridge was first in C Grade with Charlie Swyer in second, both scoring 40 points.  Vicki Askew was the winning lady with a score of 39 points.  Nearest the pin went to Darren Sparks, Connie Parris and Adam Stojanovic while Bluey Everest won the Drive and Pitch.


Seventeen keen golfers turned up at The Basin course on Saturday morning, including two very welcome visitors, Steve and Morris.

As usual for the first game at the St Georges Basin course for the month, it was a stroke and putts event and a chance to improve one's eclectic score. The Club Captain was seen to have taken off his shoes and socks as he had run out of fingers, working out the three-way count-back, all with a nett 31.

The winner was Kevin Byron. Second, Michael Benjamin and third, Mike Reddy. The winner of the putting competition went to Les Hopewell with 13 putts.

Prizes for nearest-the- pins went to Mike Reddy on the 10th hole and Cec Ritchie on the 13th. Once again, no one managed to get onto the elusive 15th in one. Then there were smiles all round, as the Assistant Treasurer doled out the back-log of prizes.

Next Saturday's game will be at Sussex Inlet at the usual tee off time of 8:00am.

Nowra Men

The club spirit is alive and well at Nowra Golf Club. This was evident in the turn-up for the working bee last Sunday. There were girls attacking weeds in the gardens and blokes attacking anything our new green-keeper would allow. The place looks a picture. Well done all those involved!!

On the golfing side, Saturday’s Two Person Ambrose was played with a Single Stableford for those without partners. Ex-Pat, Luke Crockford (Jamberoo) showed he still has it with an impressive 39 pts to take the singles. The best score in the Ambrose came from Adrian Smith and Rodney Crouch with 57 and 1/4. Second place to Gary Hinkley and Andrew Bradley on 58 and third to Tom Pottenger and Ken Wills with 58 and ¾. Balls ran out at 61 and ¼.

Long drives in grade order went to Andrew Bradley, David Murphy and Ron McGuire. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Luke Crockford, the 8th to Mick Atfield, Andrew Herbert was good for the 12th and Peter Calvert was closest at the 16th.

On Tuesday the Vet’s 4 Person (3 to score) Stableford was raided by those sneaky Jamberoo Jokers. They brought their usual team of bandits, including that lad from Shell Cove, Charlie Beer who added to the reprobates, Bruce Hammond, Rod (MCC) Hodkinson and Darryl Campbell and somehow managed 113 pts for the win. Balls ran out at 107 pts.

The NTP’s at the 4th and 8th went to Dennis Davis, Gary Hemus (Jamb.) was good for the 12th and Phil Davis was closest at the 16th.

From the girls, the best score came from Betty Tucker, Jill Downie, Jan Buttle and Sandra England with 103 pts. Balls ran out at 98 pts. The NTP’s at the 4th went to Trish Austin, the 8th and ‘Jackpot’ to Sandra Marshall, Sandra England was good for the 12th and Marj. Burns was closest at the 16th.

The mid-week Stableford saw the consistent Col. Stubbs knock up 41 pts for first place. Graham Smith put in a solid 40 pts for second and Tony Hosler managed third with the best 38 pts. Balls ran out at 33 pts on c/b.

The NTP’s at the 4th went to Graham Smith, the 8th to Tony Hosler and Ron Rice was good for the 16th. Well done to Skipper Col. Lott for the EAGLE at the Par 4 third!! 

Worrigee Veterans

Winners  A 1st Grade Col Bridgestock 64, 2nd John Peters  66, B Peter Conlon 67, Ian Cockburn 69,C  Geoge Jurotto 66, Gary Dwyer 67.

Nearest The Pins  6th Drako 2700cm, Fred Cornishly 850cm, Lindsey Elliott 1350cm, 8th Fred Flintstone Curbishley 2200cm, Gary Dwyer 340cm.

Drive & Pitch 4th Col Burgess 200cm, Bob Walsh 395cm, 9th Brian Herring 250cm, 13th Steve Knox 545cm, 15th Chris Witl.

Putts Comp Jim Ireland  25 Putts.


From right winning team perry and Cath Cousins, Captain  Graham Lewington and second Rob Jerman

From right winning team perry and Cath Cousins, Captain Graham Lewington and second Rob Jerman

“Golf Exchange” is offering $345 for a great shot. Come and play with us next Saturday and demonstrate how good a golfer you are by landing the ball in the enlarged circle of the “Golf Exchange” sponsored Callala 11th hole

Callala Chook Run Every Friday 9-hole round of golf for just $7 and includes the chance to win a chook. 8am to 1pm hit off times. Only requirement to compete is a current Australian Golf link handicap.

Team event today with two-person aggregate being the format to challenge the members and visitors. The outright single stableford points winner today was Perry Cousins with 40 individual points. But better still playing with wife, Cath, as a team they won the pairs event for the day with a great 76 points. Congratulations to Perry & Cath on a terrific round of golf.

Runner up team with just one less point was Rob Ash & Rob Jerman who also demonstrated a round of golf that left the rest of us wondering how good they must have played.

Nearest the Pins: John Love on the 3rd hole, 10th hole Michael Inness, 14th hole Doug Ingle & 16th hole Robert Ash. Raffle Winners: - Jamie Reardon, Graeme Weston, Terry London & Graham Lewington

Apologies for last Saturday’s Monthly Medal which could not be reported, but a big thanks to Gordana Sesum for preparing and serving a yummy lunch for all players to enjoy after their game.

Callala RSL Country Cub Veterans

Another beautiful day at Royal Callala golf course!! After a MSCV Interclub day at Catalina on Monday, a few people took the opportunity to take a long weekend away at Batemans Bay so numbers were down for today’s Vets monthly mug stroke round.

We still had 37 intrepid members teeing off in beautiful conditions here at Callala. Todays top dog and monthly mug  (I mean mug winner) was The right honorable mister Robert Plunkett with a nett score of 66,  not too shabby for a 24 handicapper. Well played Bob. Looks like that handicap will soon be coming down!! Next home in second place was Colin Chessell with a 67. Third place went to Geoff Blackshaw with a 68 on the dreaded countback from Barry Jarman also with a 68. 15 guys were in the ball rundown today down to a score of 74.

Looks like the 10th hole got the better of everyone today as no one could hit the green?? Nearest the pin winners were: 3rd  A. Purchase. 11th H. Reynolds. 14th A. Schatzman. 16th R. Plunkett. Raffle prize winners: K. McCully. B. Faulkner. G. Jonas.

Nowra Women

WOMEN’S PAR: Twenty nine ladies participated in our PAR round last Thursday February 8.  Par is a game of endurance and perseverance and this day was no exception.  The temperature was mild when the ladies started but the day certainly did warm up with the temperature in the early 30’s by midday.  The ladies all looking wonderful in their new club shirts and hoping that they contribute to playing well in the season in front of us.

Division One winner was Angela Boadle with a score of Plus One and Jenny Brown the runner up (ocb) with Plus One. Division Two winner was Robyn Moore with Minus Two and Janeace Owen (Worrigee) runner up with Minus Three. Division Three winner Sandra Rigney with a Plus One and Sue Davies runner up with a Par score. Ball rundown went from Par to Minus 5.

NTP  8th  Div 1 Sandra Marshall, Div 2 Val Wilson, Div 3 Rickie Gilligan. NTP 12th Div 1 Sandra Marshall. Div 2 Val Wilson, Div 3 Barbara Howsan. Thursday February 15 is Women’s 3BBB Stableford so make sure your name is on the timesheet.

Worrigee Links

Last Saturday we played a Single Stableford at Worrigee Links, sponsored by Solomon Motors. Well done to our grade winners. The A Grade winner was Evan Norris who survived on a count back from Runner up Brett Bishop, both on 40 points. Third place went to Sean Egan with 39 points. The B Grade winner was Ian Mackie with 41 points. The Runner up was Ken Smith on a count back from third placed Ben Beckett, both on 40 points. The C Grade winner with the days best score was Chris Hinsley with a fantastic score of 47 points. Great round Chris! The Runner up was Lindsay Elliott with 43 points and third place went to Vic Speechley with 42 points. Well done to all the novelty event winners, Brad Henderson won the Golden Shot jackpot on the 6th hole and you needed 37 points or better to win a ball. Last Thursday’s Open comp saw 40 players enjoy great conditions and the winner was Rod Carpenter with 41 points. The Runner up was Geoff Rankin with 40 points and third place went to Mandy Smith with 38 points. This Saturday is a  Stableford event.


Nowra Darts

Results Round 2

Pirates Defeated Phoenix 10-1: Ray Cattermole and Phil Reeves had five finishes for Pirates and Phil  threw the ultimate high score of 180. Deb King had four finishes,one of those was a great 105 peg and the high score of 135. Phoenix best player was Jodie Armstrong with three finishes and Ashleigh Mottram threw 103. Matt Craig had two finishes and shared the high score honors of 140 with Danny Watson.

Mohawks Defeated Coyotes 9-2: Pat Duke was best player for Mohawks with five finishes and Dulcie Ward had four. Darren Brudenell, Skye Quin and Shirley Butler top scored with 140. For Coyotes, Peter Coggins and Berlinda Burton had two finishes.

Dragons Defeated The Bangers 8-3: Kaylene Hackett and Peter Vider had a great game for Dragons with five finishes with Kaylene also throwing the high score of 125. John Perrin top scored with 133. The Bangers Elissa Allard, Kerrie Dempsey, Graham Thompson and Norm Maney had two finishes. Graham top scored with 171 and Elissa threw the high score of 124.

Kookaburras Defeated Meerkats 6-5: Leanne Blair had a great game for Kookaburras with the maximum six finishes. Well done Leanne. Tom Donno had two finishes and 126. Ken O'Neill played well for Meerkats with five finishes and 140. Kate Watson had three finishes. Apologies to Pat Mitchell who last week threw the top score of 130.

Cherokees Defeated Camels 6-5: Kay Dowell played well for Cherokees with four finishes while Bim Stewart and Luke Thompson had three each. Bim threw the top score of 140 and Lynda Economos threw 134. Trevor Green had four finishes for Camels and Peter Godfrey threw a great 180. Sue Kenny and Kristel Kenny had two finishes each and Sue threw the high score of 140.

Point score: Pirates 4 - 16: Mohawks 4 - 16: Dragons 2 - 13: Camels 2 - 12: Coyotes 2 - 10: The Bangers 2 - 10: Cherokees 2 - 10: Kookaburras 2 - 9: Meerkats 0 - 9: Phoenix 0 - 5. All players please note that drinks must be left on the tables while you are scoring.

Shoalhaven Darts Association

Results round two:

Mohawks def Exservicemen 10 games to 2. Pat Duke led the way for Mohawks with five finishes and shared the high score of 140 with Darren Brudenell and Nathan Simpson.  Tim Howe had two finishes for Exservicemen and Ken O’Neill had the high score of a great 180.

Squaws def Misfits 9 games to 2. Kay Dowell, Gloria Liddicoat and Kelly Hogan all had four finishes each. Kristel Kenny had the high score of 125. Misfits Rhonda Barbera had three finishes and Daniel Prestage had the high score of a beaut 180.

Fishos def Bandits 7 games to 4. Graham Thompson and Norm Maney both had four finishes each. Graham and Jo McDowell had the high score of 140. Bandit’s Dave Hogan had four finishes and shared the high score of 140 with Ken Flentjar.

Marlins def Eagles 7 games to 4. Phil Reeves led the way with five finishes with one being a 108 peg and shared the high score of 140 with Peter Wood and Matt Goozeff. For Eagles Peter Vider had four finishes and shared the high score of 140 with Mick Coggins, Lucas Gray, Georgie Hansen and Matt Craig.

Devils def Taipans 6 games to 5. Julieann Maney had four finishes and the high score of 100. Taipans Megan Stewart had five finishes and Kate Thompson had the high score of 130. Taipans played one short.

Pointscore: Mohawks 4 – 18, Pirates 4 – 16, Eagles 2 – 15, Squaws 2 – 12, Fishos 2 – 10, Bandits 2 – 10, Exservicemens 2 – 7, Devils 2 – 6, Misfits 0 – 7, Taipans 0 – 5.


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