Golf Report for the week ending 17/11/2020
The 2020 Marquart Jug, Mills Plate and Clayton Cup finalists were determined on Saturday. The finals will be played November 28. In the Marquart Jug, Tony Schutz and Matt O’Reilly will play Rusty Brien and Corey Borthwick. Steve Kent and Gary Hadland will play Peter Bucknell and Richard Black in the Mills Plate and Ashley Walters and Ben Watling will play Larry Finney and Dave Worgan in the Clayton Cup.
Thursday’s 12-hole comp was won Ken Austin with 32 points. His nearest rivals were Ross Tutt, 29, and Tom Kennedy and Gordon Dean with 28 points.
The putting was won by Gordon Dean in a countback with Des Douglass both finishing with 18 putts.
64 players hit off in ideal conditions for Saturday’s stableford. Young Jayden Budda Deen set off early and finished with 39 points. This gave him the competition leadership in a countback with another early starter, Brian Winmill. Jayden had the win right up until the very last group finished when Adrian King also returned with 39 points but took 1st spot in the 3-way countback. The next 5 players, David Hawker, Jeremy Budda Deen, Allen Bujack, Brian Fox and Nick Cummings all finished with 38 points. Ben Watling and John Foulcher finished with 37 points with Ben picking up an eagle on the 15th. Ben’s tee shot was a poor one rebounding off the apple tree onto the flat. “I then creamed a 3-wood thinking it would be 30 metres short, but it rolled the 270 metres onto the green. The 6m putt was never a worry.”
Tuesday’s veteran golfers played an ambrose with a draw for partners. Pairs Steve Glover and Ross Tutt and Col Flood and Nick Heagney finished with 63 to take 1st and 2nd in a countback. Graham Moore and Greg Brabrant and Bob Watson and Allen Bujack were the next best pairs.
The two vets teams, Steve Kent/Leon Fox and John Foulcher//Greg Smith, that travelled to Guyra to represent Inverell in the New England 4-ball after qualifying earlier in the year represented with distinction according to John Foulcher but didn’t come within sight of a prize.
Next week the vets have their final round of the 3-week monthly mug and the final game for the 11-month championships. Graham Moore and Ron Cheshire lead the monthly mug, 3 shots ahead of Dick Hudson.
Sandy Cook was the winner of Wednesday’s Gold Medal playoff. Sandy’s 74 nett was the best of the 6 players who qualified after winning monthly medals throughout the year.
A stroke event was played in conjunction with the playoff and Bronwyn Thorley had an outstanding round to finish with nett 66 to take out the event in a strong field. She was 4 shots clear of Sandra Williams who has shown good form lately. Next on the result list were Teena Myler and Kerry Nicholson with nett 71, Judy Ditton, nett 72, and Gillian Black, nett 73.
Saturday’s ladies par event was won by was won by Sue Urquhart with +2. She was followed by Brenda Zabaks, +1, and Trudi Tonkin, -2.
Tuesday’s veteran’s was won by Mary Schofield. Runner up was Lorna Smith in a countback with Julie McRae.
Jayden Budda Deen must have been pleased with his performance on Saturday and returned to take out the medley stableford on Sunday. He finished with a brilliant 44 points, 4 ahead of Justin Bushell and his dad, Jeremy. Michael Williams and Steve Glover recorded 39 points and Nigel Hill, 37.
Last week’s 9-hole ’Dash for Cash’ was won Stephen Robson with 18 points.
The next weeks program including the daily Dash for Cash which operates every day except Saturday and the non-handicap card draw which runs throughout the week.
Wednesday, November 18, the ladies play a 4ball aggregate stableford.
The men’s 12-hole comp is on Thursday.
Friday’s the ladies play a stableford.
Saturday, November 21, the ladies play a stableford and the men will play the Tom Nunan 4-ball stableford as well as a single stableford.
Sunday will be a medley stableford.
On Tuesday, the ladies veteran’s play their 9-hole stableford and the men’s veterans play a stableford with an 8:30 start.
Note the Murray Marshall Memorial Golf Day, a 3-person ambrose, will be held November 29 with a 10am shotgun start. This is a motor neuron support fund raiser and entries can be made by ringing the clubhouse.
Adrian King - Saturday's winner in a 3-way countback
Sandy Cook - wiiner of the Ladies gold Medal playoff