We had 13 of our members at the Sussex Course to play a stableford even. The weather was warm and it was great to be playing on such a nice golf course. We were also lucky to have Pembels and the Copulator having a game with us, after a long absence.
The winner on the day was the Copulator with 19 points. T2 was second with 18 points, Pembels was next with 15 points, on a countback from Skeeter and the Mayor. The Mars Bar went to Haggis. Nearest the pin on the 5th went to the Copulator as did the Drive and Pitch on the 9th.
The Raffle was won by Rocket Ron on the 9th. It was suggested that the Copulator must have been hitting golf balls off the back of one of the many cruise ships he has been on, to come in with such a score, after such a long absence from golf. There was a disturbance on one of the sand bunkers, after one of our members found it rather hard to get out of the bunker. The Captain will make sure that such behavior won’t happen again. Skeeter and the boys did a great job of cooking the Bacon and egg roles they went down well.
Members are reminded that our Xmas function and presentation, will be on at the Country Club, sit down in the auditorium at 12 noon next Saturday 8/12/18. Next Saturday the game will be played at the Country Club, hit off at 7.45 am.
The Country Club St George’s Basin Women
The presentation luncheon was held on Thursday. Some women were very pleasantly surprised to be in the winners’ circle. Champion Deb Weeks was the stand-out trophy winner for 2018, with the next most prolific collector of honours being Pat Maidment. Well done to all those trophy gatherers, and special thanks to the champion applauders. That takes lots of practice.
Golf on Friday was a tale of tired bodies and sore feet from too much dancing. Chrissie Black benefitted from the dance moves and had the best score of the day, 39 points to win division 3. Kerry Coulter with 37 was r/ u in that division with Rhonda Fields next on 32. Division 1 winner had 37, the second best score of the day. Well done Jill Bussell. R/ U was Lois Dwyer with 35 then Cheryl Druett 34. Secretary Trish put aside her weariness to have the regulation 36 points for a division 2 win from Myra Kara 35, and then President Dell with 33 points. NTP winners were Julie Coulter, Val Kotlash and Rhonda Field.
Several of our members are currently on family care duties and were unable to attend Presentation Day festivities.We are missing you and send you our best wishes, hopefully you’ll be able to get to The Christmas lunch after golf on 14th December. Next week we are playing the yellow course.
A good field of keen players all looking to put their name on the last Callala Monthly Medal for 2018. A bit of a change with the new Callala Bistro serving up a great lunch to players after the day’s golf. How good is Callala Monthly Medal day getting with great players, great golf, great course condition and great food and with all these greats it can only be described as a fantastic day to be at Callala Golf Course. The “Golf Exchange” 11th hole is now at $130 and as Christmas is getting closer there is still no player good enough or lucky enough to claim the money. Thanks again to Golf Exchange, South Nowra for their continued support.
Peter Thorpe was the man of the moment today coming home with 63 points off 18 which ensured his place on the top of the podium was secured. Peter also managed to win the “B”Grade medal. Congratulations Peter on your medal win and your great round of golf. Coming into overall 2nd was Alan Ferguson with 65 off 17. Congratulations Alan on a very solid game of golf. Third overall was up and coming player Taj Love with 66 off 16 which also saw him win the “A”Grade Monthly Medal. Congratulations on your very positive result and of course beating dad by 2 shots makes it that much better. Glenn Hughes the quite achiever played good golf to come home with a 70 off 28 to take out the “C” Grade Monthly Medal. Congratulations on an excellent round of golf. Ball winners: L. Bebber, R. Jerman, G. Hughes, T. Pitt-Lancaster, J. Dobson, B. Allen, A. Schatzman, G. Lewington, B. Wade, B. Downton & B. Plunkett.
With the rain on Wednesday we were unable to play golf on Wednesday or Thursday. However the rain was invaluable as the course needed a good soaking and will be all the better for it.
Saturday's event was the December Monthly Medal very kindly sponsored by Linda & Derek Trusler. I think that Peter Rowell must have an ulterior motive for being at the club so much as he won the Monthly Mug by 9 shots, shooting a fantastic 80 off the stick for 54 nett. Great work Peter. The A Grade winner was Joel Perkins who scored 75/63 to win from Col Templeton 74/64 and Stephen Smith 76/65. Stephen Rice won the scratch score with 73 and Neil Dinnie won the long drive. B Grade was won by Jason Jay with 80/63, from Fred Bowman 81/65 and Rob Coulthart third with 82/67 on a countback. Jason Jay also won the scratch and the long drive. C Grade was blitzed by Peter Rowell with 80/54 from Warren Dunlop 89/68 and Trevor Barrington 89/69 on a countback. Peter Rowell won the scratch and Rob Vanzino won the long drive. The ball rundown went to 71 nett. Nearest the pins were won by Max Carney, Stephen Rice, Joel Perkins & Ken Wills.
The Annual Medal of Medals was also contested with Col Templeton's nett 64 the winning score. Next Saturday's event is a Medley Single Stableford sponsored by Michele & Bill Carey.
The vet's Tuesday game was a 4 person countdown stableford and the winners of the women's event were Sue Stephens, Angela Boadle, Wendy Phillips & Pat Austin with 82 points on a countback. The ball rundown went to 80 points. Nearest the pins were won by Nancye Massingham (4th & 16th), Patricia Austin won the 8th and Sue Stephens was closest on the 12th. The men's event was won by Graeme Wearne, Ian Hart, Dennis Davis & Jim Gatty with 88 points from Graham Napper, Ernie Royston, Kim Andrews & David Smith who came second with the best 85 points. The ball rundown went to 70 points. New member, Ian Hart, announced himself to the Vets by having a Hole in One on the 8th and also win the Jackpot. Great start, Ian. The other nearest the pins went to Robin Douglass on the 4th, whilst Jamberoo "Joker" Rod Hodkinson won the 12th & 16th. The vets have a single stableford next Tuesday.
Monday 26 November 2018 – Women’s VW Scramble. First Place: Audrey Mansfield, Aoauli Carrett, M. Mills and Myrna Barnes from Callala. Second Place: Sharon McCarthy, Vicki Askew, Pat Mackie and Karen Hansen. Third Place: Barbara Franklin, Gail Hughes, Robbie Chapman and Marilyn Schott. Nearest the pin: Myrna Barnes (11th) and Peta Griffin (6th).
Tuesday 27 November 2018 – Women’s Two Ball Multiplier Stableford plus Singles. Div 1: Suzie Collins (22) 39, Vicki Askew (21) 36. Div 2: Gai Richards (30) 37, Janet Bowden (31) 37. Ball Comp: 33. Comp: D&P: Suzie Collins, Gai Richards. Longest Drive: Belinda Wall, Barbara Franklin.
Wednesday 28 November 2018 – Pro-shop Single Stableford, Hams Day. Comp: Competition was cancelled due wet weather
Thursday 29 November 2018 – Veterans 2BBB Stableford – Presentation Day. Comp: Brian Carr(35) Darryl Campbell(20) 51, Ken Miller(21) Geoff Collins(14) 48, Ron Thomas(15) Davis Cawthorn(23) 47, Robert Wildig(16) Frank Leonard(32) 46. Ball Comp: 42
Saturday 1 December 2018 – Weekend Single Stableford. Results not entered.
Last Saturday we played the Wray Owen Monthly Medal Stroke event at Worrigee Links. Congratulations to all our winners on the day. John VanDiejen recorded the days best score of 64 nett to win the A Grade Medal & Monthly Mug. The Runner up in A Grade was Dave Hedger who survived on a count back from Kev Pattison, both on 66 nett. Brett Bishop won the scratch with a one over par round of 71. The B Grade Medal was won by Dennis Reid, who continued his consistent form to record a 66 nett. The Runner up was Andrew Eagleton, who survived on a count back from Paul Wallace, both on 67 nett. Paul won the scratch trophy with a round of 80. The B Grade Medal and scratch winner was Bruce Ryan with a round of 88 for a 69 nett. The Runner up was Philip Smith with 71 nett. Third place went to Claudio Dell’Orto with a nett 72. Well done to all the novelty event winners, Evan Logan won the Golden Shot Jackpot on the 8th hole and you needed 70 nett or better to win a ball. Thanks to Nicole in The Bunker coffee & catering van every Saturday for her great work. Members can purchase a nice hot coffee or toastie before golf This Saturday is a single Stableford.
A beautiful day at Callala Golf club for the weekly Vets golf day. Today’s round was a Par Stroke event with a good field of 43 players teeing off. Today’s winner was Bill Downton on +7 off a 24 handicap. Second was Michael Inness with +6 off a 14 handicap. Third was the winner Billy’s wife, Carmel Downton with +5 off a 27 handicap. Good day for a husband and wife combo. Well played guys! Fourth today was Allan Mearns with +4 off a 19 handicap. Nearest the pins were: 3rd John Latta. 10th William Snelgrove. 11th Warwick Dolman. 14th Robert Audsley. 16th Rob Jerman. 11 players were in the ball rundown today to Square. A good day on the course as 21 of the 43 players were all Square or above.
Mollymook Golf Club showed off some impressive golf this week as course conditions flourish. Tuesday was home to the Ladies Single Stableford even in which Jo Woodward 34 came first in Division 1, Jenny Kemp 36 won Division 2 and Annette Jackson 36 won Division 3. Congratulations ladies on fantastic golfing.
Our young at Heart Wednesday Veterans missed out on their weekly competition due to the relentless rain on the day. Hoping for better conditions next week gentlemen.
Due to wet conditions on Wednesday, Thursday saw no golf carts in play, however that didn’t stop some terrific golf from being played. Stuart reeves 38 won A Grade, Bruce George 42 won B Grade and Danny Gruosso shot an outstanding 45 points to win C Grade and The PP’s Championship. Marie Wakely scored 34 points to win overall Ladies Stableford event on Thursday and Danny Gruosso and Sean Carson teamed up nicely to win the 4BBB event with 48.
Saturday’s Monthly medal event saw Richard Seears shoot 68 nett to win A Grade by 5, Ric Clear shot 68 nett to win B grade and Craig Roadcap shot 70 to take out C Grade. Martin Lochrin won the Men’s Stableford Division with 38 points and visitor Lorette Sams won the Woman’s Stableford with 27 points.
Congratulations to all winners this week, we look forward to another great week of golf at Hilltop.