St Georges Basin Country Club Women
Friday 8th February was a Stableford round off the red tees for the St Georges Basin Country Club Women Golfers. Fortunately the cloud cover started the day but the heat finally broke through causing a bit of difficulty for the players. A great field of 51 enjoyed the beautifully prepared course. Division One was a well fought battle with Lois Dwyer and Elizabeth Cullen both coming in with a stableford score of 38. Lois won the day on a countback. Second Runner Up was Debra Weeks with 34. Elizabeth won Nearest the Pin. In Division Two Valerie Kotlash came in with 34 points, a nice win for Valerie. Myra Kara was Runner Up nipping at Val’s heels with a score of 33. Second Runner Up was Trish Dyball on 31. Nearest to Pin was won by Yvonne Potts. Division Three was won by Gail Gee with 35 points. Runner up was Catherine Hayward on 30 points, Second Runner Up was Wilma Scarpin with 29 points. Nearest to pin went to Rhonda Fields. If you would like a challenge come along next Friday for a Par event. Test your skills over the dam!!
Worrigee Links Veterans
A total of 52 players on the day. Winners: A Grade Paul Wallace net 64, B Grade Doug Reid net 66, C Grade Richie Lydon net 71. Runners-Up: A Grade Gary Sawyer net 66, B Grade Russ Elletson net 67, C Grade Dave Clarke net 73. Nearest The Pin: A Grade Not Won 6th and 12th holes. B Grade Not Won 6th hole, B Walsh 8th hole. C Grade Not Won 6th hole, N Catterall 17th hole. Drive And Pitch A Grade J Sach 4th hole, P Nicolaides 9th hole. B Grade Not Won 4th hole, C Hoffman 13th hole, C Grade Not Won 4th hole, Not Won 15th hole.
Well what a stinker of a day for golf! I’m sure everyone was feeling it, I certainly did! We had a field of 52 starters. The best score of the day went to Paul Wallace with a net 64. Well done to the 3 Mug winners. Bob has asked for any volunteers who are able to help out on Thursday 14th February for the Shoalhaven Week of Golf. (spotters etc.) Next week’s event is Single Stableford. The next results will be on the 22nd February as I take a holiday.
Callala Country Club Veterans
We had a large field of 46 players turn up on a very average day here at Callala. Very overcast and threatening rain. As it turned out the rain stayed away until the last groups were finishing, and even then it only rained lightly. Not so lucky for the social players who were hitting off as we finished as it ended up raining very heavily and they all had to run off the course after just a few holes. The course was fun to play today (as always). It was a stroke round for the Vets Monthly medal and no one ended up with an under par round. First home was Tony Pitt-Lancaster with a nett par round of 68 off a 21 handicap. Well played Tony a good steady game. Second was Harry Dowling with a nett 69 off a 20 handicap. Third was Dave Dickerson with a nett 70 off a 22 handicap. Fourth also with a nett 70 off a 15 handicap was Harold Reynolds. Ball rundown today was to a nett 73 with 12 players receiving a ball each. Nearest the pins were: 3rd Terry Armstrong (visiting from Queanbeyan Golf club), 10th Dave Dickerson. 11 th Tony Pitt-Lancaster. 16th William Snelgrove.
Tuesday 5 February 2019 – Women – Single Stableford. Div 1: Irene Swyer (21) 35, Suzie Collins (22) 30. Div 2: Marie Miller (26) 34, Maggie Simmons (30) 31. Div 3: Valda Schroder (35) 29, Barbara Franklin (40) 28. Ball Comp: to 28. Longest drives: Di Knoll, Janet Bowden, Robyn Gerrard. Drive & Pitch: Pat Mackie, Gai Richardson, Gail Kovacs.
Wednesday 6 February 2019 – Pro-shop Single Stableford. Singles: Luke Taylor (1) 44, Wal Hall (25) 44, Brian Curran (17) 41, Peta Griffin (5) 40, James Eagle (10) 40. Ball Comp: to 34. Nearest the Pin: Wayne Meadth (11th), John Clawley (15th), Drive & Pitch: Iain Donaldson (14th).
Thursday 7 February 2019 – Veterans 2 Ball Aggregate Stableford + Singles. Comp: Robert Haldane (18) & Rod Elliott (12) 73, Noel Schneider (29) & Nick Skinner (31) 72. Singles: Robert Willdig (17) 40, Warren Higham (26) 39, Tony Rixon (24) 39. Women: Sharon McCarthy (18) 35. Ball Comp: to 34. Nearest the Pin: Irene Robertson (11th), Vaughan Schneider(11th), John Knox (15th). Drive & Pitch: Barbara Franklin (8th), Helen Tubman (10th), Rod Hodkinson(12th).
Saturday 9 February 2019 – Weekend – 2BBB & Single Stableford. Comp: Louise Barnes (29) & Robert French (17) 47, Trevor Harris (17) & Richard Langston (20) 47. A: Peter Connor (8) 41, Greg Butler (9) 38. B: Kit Tanner (13) 41, Troy Conley (19) 41. C: Dave Billet (27) 39, Kevin Watson (22) 38. Women: Gail Hughes (24) 34. Scratch: Mark Johnston 35. Ball Comp: to 33c/b. Nearest the Pin: Phillip Behan (11th), Irene Robertson (11th), Raymond Gonella (15th). Drive and Pitch: Gary Roche (14th).
On Saturday RMB Lawyers, sponsors of the 13th hole, hosted a 2 person ambrose. The morning players must have had the best of the conditions as they returned the best scores. Andrew Bradley & Sam Bagnall returned 5 under off the stick to win with 58 1/4 from Peter Russell & Brad Young 59. Ken Wills & Tom Pottenger came third, also with 59, George Parker & Rob Coulthart took fourth with 59 1/4 and Peter Calvert & Joshua Rosskelly were 5th with 60 1/4. The ball rundown went to 62 nett. The three players who didn't have partners played stableford and John Austin had the best score of 33 points. Long drives on the 11th were won by Leigh Quinn, Rodney Crouch & Ron McGuire. Nearest the pins were won by John Henry on the 4th, Dennis Davis was closest on the 8th, Fred Bowman had the best shot on the 12th and Dennis Davis, again, on the 16th almost took out the Jackpot. Next Saturday's event is a medley single stableford with 4BBB stableford in conjunction, sponsored by Tony Fitzpatrick.
The Wednesday men's single stableford saw Tony Gilmore hit his straps to score 43 points to win from Tim O'Shea 40 & Chris Smith 39. The ball rundown went to 32 points. Nearest the pins were cleaned up by Martin Daly on the 4th & 8th and Steve Berry on the 16th.
The vets Tuesday event was a Las Vegas Ambrose with Jeanette Bright, Jill Levi, Gloria Davis & Linda Trusler having the best women's score of 64 1/2 nett. The ball rundown went to 66 1/2. The winning team also took out the team nearest the pin on the 8th. In the men's Norm Levi, Bob Martin, Kevin Longford & Derek Trusler had 53 nett to clearly win from Reg Klein, Peter Done, Cliff Weatherill & Greg Christian 56 3/4. The ball rundown went to 58 7/8 nett. Nearest the pins were won by John Ludewig on the 4th, Chris Hatton took the Jackpot on the 8th, Col Armstrong was closest on the 12th and Kevin Pritchard had the best shot on the 16th. Next weeks event is a 4BBB stableford, and on Friday we host the Mid South Coast Vets.
Women's Golf returned on Thursday and they exuded high spirits and were bubbling with enthusiasm as they arrived at the course to embark upon another exhilarating year of competition. The weather was perfect and the course absolutely stunning which added to the excitement. For those who hadn’t played since the end of the 2018 season, prior to hit off was a time to ponder on whether the break had been good for their technique or perhaps they would struggle to score on the first day back. As the morning progressed and the temperature rose, a few players succumbed and retired to the clubhouse to await the return of their playing partners. However, the majority managed to complete the round without suffering in distress. It appears that the course was the winner today. The summer showers that have prevailed over the past few weeks have certainly kept the grass growing, the run on the course nearly non-existent and the rough particularly difficult to negotiate. These conditions resulted in quite average scores overall.
In the Single Stableford event that ensued Gloria Davis took out the Division 1 honours with the best score of the day at 34 points, but Des Thornett was close on her heals with a creditable 32. Division 2 winner was Trish Austin on 31 points and Angela Boadle managed to snap at Trish’s heals with a 30. Sandra Rigney and Betty Tucker battled it out to score 28 points each with Sandra prevailing on a countback. Nearest the pin on the 4th- Div 1 Gloria Davis; Div 2 Val Wilson; Div 3 Betty Tucker: on the 17th – Div 1 Des Thornett; Div 3 Sandra Rigney. The ball competition went to 23 points.
Following the competition, the members were treated to a display of colourful and stylish golf apparel by Alli from “Tee-Time” whose business is based on the Central Coast. Some of the ladies took advantage of the chance to try on and purchase new golf outfits. After the presentation, a delectable afternoon tea was provided by the Committee members. Captain, Jenny gave a report on the important activities that will be happening this year.
Next week there will be an 18 Hole Par event and the Eclectic Competition begins. Look forward to seeing you there for this all time favourite.
Captain Collin Lott took a team of golfers to Cronulla for the annual challenge, which is generously sponsored by Kel Campbell. It was unfortunate that Kel could not make the trip this year, but the team acquitted itself extremely well and managed to bring home the trophy. A fantastic result, especially when playing on foreign soil.
Callala Golf Course was certainly the place to be on such a fine morning with the new early 7am start. After the previous night’s deluge, be it short lived made the course ideal for those lucky golfers who can achieve their target by putting the ball up rather than along the ground. The days format was 2 Person Multiplier which obviously suited good friends and playing partners Craig Wassell and Jeff Coe who not only played great golf but did it complementing each other’s game to achieve their well earned win. Congratulation to both Craig and Jeff on their great win. Coming into second spot was the team of Steve Monsalve and Chad Poland who both put in a great combined team effort to get their names up in lights. Congratulations Steve and Chad.
The South Nowra “Golf Exchange” sponsored Callala 11th hole continued to defy all players today with none even threatening to take the $180 on offer. Come along nest Saturday and demonstrate that you are possible the best golfer or luckiest golfer on the day by landing your ball into the circle around the 11th cup. For your wonderful demonstration of your talent Gary & Michelle of South Nowra “Golf Exchange” will present you with $185 dollars. Now we all know how simple it is to just land your ball inside the circle but why can’t any of us do it? Well, now you have the big chance to show just how good a golfer you really are by coming along and playing in next Saturday’s comp and take the $185 on offer from
Nearest the Pins:- 3rd: Alan Schatzman, 10th: Taj Love, 14th: Col Chessell and 16th: Sandra England. Raffle:- Col Chessell, Steve Monsalve, Graham Lewington and Bob Plunkett. Ball Rundown:- H. Reynolds, L. Bebber, J. Dobson, A. Schatzman, B. Downton, C. Downton, B. Plunkett, K. Black, J. Love, T. Love, T. London and M. Innes.
After a stormy night and a bit of heavy rain, we had 15 players there at the Country Club to contest a stroke event and another round of our annual eclectic. Once again out for a walk and a talk to his mates the Mayor came home the winner with a net 33. Then came Cyrano with a net 34 on a countback from the Boy Wonder. The Mars Bar went once again to Ned. The putting competition went to Kiwi with 16 putts for the 9 holes. Nearest the pin on the 10th was Skeeter and the 13th went to Mumbles. Drive and Pitch on the 15th went to BB. Thanks to Kiwi for giving us a box of balls. After the game we had our 2019 AGM, this brought about a lot of discussion especially about golf rules. We also had our elections for club officers and there was only one change and that was from Tommo, who had been our club historian and doing a very good job at that, he did not contest that position. So our club is looking for a new Historian.
The eclectic for 2019 is off for a good start, looking at the scores with Mumbles winning the trophy for 2018. The boy Wonder won the Boval Trophy for 2018 and that was also presented today. We also had some plates of sandwiches and drinks to keep us in good spirits. The members were reminded that our group, the WWPSWC have been playing together as a Social Club for 50 years this August. The members are also reminded that Annual fees are now due. The game next week will be at Sussex Inlet hit off at 8am sharp.
The Bangers Defeated Coyotes 8-3: Graham Thompson was best player for The Bangers with five finishes and Julieanne Maney had three finishes. Joe Frolka top scored with 140. For Coyotes Shane Pritchard, Berlinda Pritchard and Michelle Potter had two finishes each while Shane also top scored with 136 and Berlinda threw the high score of 103.
Kookaburras Defeated Meerkats 7-4: Leanne Blair had four finishes for Kookaburras and Ken Kelleher had three. Brendon Manskie top scored with 152 and Therese Bournes threw 121. For Meerkats, Vic Walker and Robert Webb had four finishes, Ken O'Neill top scored with 140 and Fran Cruickshank had one finish and Rebecca Economos threw 101.
Cherokees Defeated Phoenix 7-4: Bim Stewart had four finishes for Cherokees and Bim also shared the high score of 140 with Brad Moulds. Gloria Liddicoat and Bev Jouannett had three finishes each and Bev top scored with 144. Matt Craig and Danny Watson were best for Phoenix with four finishes each and Danny top scored with 140. Jodie Armstrong had two finishes and Nat Sadler threw the high score of 120.
Mohawks Defeated Camels 6-5: Pat Duke had four finishes for Mohawks and Darren Brudenell threw the high score of 121. Lisa Boyle and Shirley Butler had two finishes and Shirley threw the high score of 114. For Camels, Peter Godfrey had a good game for Camels with four finishes and a beaut 180. Sue Kenny had three finishes and Kristel Kenny threw the high score of 126.
Pirates Defeated Dragons 6-5: Phil Reeves was best player for Pirates with five finishes and 140. Peter Wood also threw 140 and Melissa Nye threw the high score of 135. Deb King had two finishes. Dragons best player was Georgie Vider with four finishes while John Perrin and Peter Vider had two each. Jeff Brooks top scored with 140.
Point score: Pirates 4-16: The Bangers 4-14: Dragons 2-13: Kookaburras 2-12: Phoenix 2-11: Mohawks 2-9: Coyotes 2-9: Cherokees 2-8: Camels 0-10: Meerkats 0-8.
Shoalhaven Darts Association
Results Week 2:
Mohawks def Devils 11 games to nil. Pete Smith led the way with five finishes. Pat Duke, Darren Brudenell, Duane Lichtendaul and Nathan Simpson had the high score of 140. Elissa Allard and Brooke Robinson managed to take one leg and Elissa had the high score of 121.
Eagles def Fishos 9 games to 2. Georgie Vider had five finishes. Matt Craig, Peter Vider and Mick Coggins had the high score of 140. For Fishos Daniel Kennedy-Young had four finishes and Rick McKenzie had the high score of two great 180’s.
The Out of Towners def Misfits 8 games to 3. David Boyle Jnr had five finishes and shared the high score with John Boyle and David Boyle Snr. Misfits Ken Kelleher had three finishes. Robert Webb had the high score of 140 and Trevor Bloxsome had a good peg out of 130.
Marlins def Bandits 7 games to 4. Peter Wood and Phil Reeves had four finishes each and Phil had the high score of an excellent 180.Dave Hogan had three finishes for Bandits and shared the high score of 140 with Trevor Hay and Shane Pritchard.
Squaws def Taipans 6 games to 5. Sue Kenny and Bev Jouannet had four finishes each and Sue had the high score of 135. For Taipans Megan Stewart and John Perrin had four finishes and Megan had the high score of 121.
Ex-servicemen had the bye. Fishos lose two points for playing two ladies.
Pointscore: Mohawks 4-19, Marlins 4-14, Out of Towners 2-12, Bandits 2-12, Squaws 2-9, Eagles 2-9, Devils 2-7, Fishos 0-10, Taipans 0-9, Misfits 0-6, Ex=servicemen 0-3.