WEDNESDAY golfers celebrated Christmas in style at Parkland last week.
Lunch was provided by the women’s catering committee with the trimmings, while a number of former members were in attendance.
Harry Wayland was announced as the Wednesday golfer of the year.
Club vice-captain Paul Price thanked members for their support during the year where fields averaged more than 50 players.
Paul – along with vice president Wayne Ferguson – thanked the women for their support during the year as well as catering for the day’s function.
All winning scores were either below or on the rating for the stableford event.
Roger Gillon was the best of the day with 41 points to claim the A grade trophy.
Runner-up was Don McKenzie with 38 points while David Kuiper on 37 points was third.
Barry Williams won B grade with 40 points.
John MacFadyen was runner-up on 38 points.
Mick Sullivan was third with 37 points.
Jim Miller won C grade with 40 points.
Lindsay Tatterson was runner-up on 38 points while Les Jones was third with 37 points.
Ball winners were Mal Baker, John Bauerle, Tom McConchie, Wayne Ferguson, Doug Cox, Trevor Price, Harry Wayland and Roden Brady.
Nearest the pins went to Barney McDonald 1st, Peter Price 6th, Lindsay Tatterson 7th, Roden Brady on the 9th for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher, Don McKenzie 15th for the Clive Coventry voucher, and John MacFadyen on the 18th for the Main Street Butchery voucher.
Second shot nearest the pin went to Vaughan Moss 8th and Geoff Coad on the 11th.
The encouragement award went to Mark Percy.
Friday golf will continue this week hitting off from 5pm to 6pm.
Coming events: Saturday men’s and ladies stroke, 9.30am-10am shotgun.
Medal round No 2, Duty: C Brisbane. Bar: B Elliott.
Tuesday: Ladies Chapman Foursomes, 8.30am-9am shotgun. Draw for partners, Christmas wind up day. Lunch to follow. Duty: B Howard, K Bell, L McInnes.
Wednesday, December 13: Men’s stableford 9.30am-10am. Duty: P Currey. Bar: M Sullivan. Kitchen: L Wickham.
DIVISION One winner of the stableford event was Mary Trimby with 39 points, runner-up Heather Gunstone with 37 points.
Division Two winner was Barb Duke on 36 points and runner-up was Pam Spokes with 33 points.
Ball competition Rhonda Cox 36, Marg Mould 35, Helen Caldwell 32, Heather Sleeth 32, Daphne Jewel 31. Nearest the pin Number 9.
THERE was no golf at Valley View at the weekend following Friday’s downpour so the scheduled monthly medal round will be played this week and round two of the Summer Cup will be rescheduled for the following week.
SATURDAY golf may have been cancelled because of the rain, but it was the heat policy which came into effect last Wednesday, so the competition was reduced to nine holes.
Nancy Saunders and Gloria Pell were the grade winners with plus 3, followed by runners-up Marie Watt on plus 2 and Tracey Wade on plus 1.
Marie was also nearest the pin.
Our Bad Putting lunch has been moved to this Saturday.
THE day could not have been less like summer for the second round of Merrigum’s summer four-ball on Saturday.
Heavy overnight rain threatened to derail the day altogether, however the course soaked up a good portion of the water and with a few minor shifts of tees the course was quite playable.
A cold wind made the day unpalatable however, and just to top off a great day weatherwise, when the wind abated later in the round, steady light rain set in to just exacerbate the chill factor.
The event was pairs ambrose and Bruce Brown and Greg Hall did nothing to disprove the assertion that they are the most over-handicapped pair possibly on the planet as they made it two from two in the summer four-ball to take a tight grip on the five round competition.
Their score was 73-7.5-65.5, which was a pretty good effort in the heavy going, conditions which favoured those golfers who could get the ball in the air.
The pair was challenged by Tony Borrelli and Wayne Thorson who were just a quarter of a shot back with 74-8.25-65.75.
Tony was runner-up in the last round too but unfortunately it was with a different partner so where he might have been only two points behind he finds himself eleven points in arrears on two counts.
Next best were Simon and Craig Doherty with 66.5.
Craig probably would have had some difficulty enticing his partner out of the chook shed to complete the round as the president is quite averse to wet weather.
Nearest the pin winners were Wayne Thorson on the ninth, Greg Hall on the 12th and Bruce Brown on the 14th so the day’s trophies were not spread very far.
Rising star young Zaylee Newham had a stunning round to win last Thursday’s twilight competition with a round of 49-21.5-27.5, made even more phenomenal by the fact that it was over the long course.
Zaylee’s round is quite likely the best twilight round ever.
The distant runner-up was another of our juniors, Clare Doherty, with a round of 55-19.5-35.5.
She has been no slouch in the twilight competition either and should be right up the leader board.
Barry Webber was the ball competition winner with 39.
Zaylee had least putts with 14, Andrew Wood took the jackpot for nearest the pin and the two point cut was 41.
This coming Saturday’s event is stroke.