Golf Report for the week ending 21/11/2021.
At a well-attended Annual General meeting held last Wednesday, Adrian King and Brooke Sheppard were made life members of the Inverell Golf Club. This was in recognition for their long and dedicated service to the club. Both having served in many positions over an extended period of time.
The meeting reported a very successful financial year and elected Anthony Hyde to lead the new Board as president. A full list and photo of the Board members can be found on the Inverell Golf Club website - https://www.inverellgolfclub.org/.
Peg Williams was the winner of the ladies vets Monday. Julie McRae was runner-up.
Simon Smith, 40 points, was the winner yet again for the men’s veteran comp on Tuesday. He finished 2 ahead of Michael Welbourne from Uralla. Ball winners were Colin Darley from Nowra, 37, Peter Lloyd, 36, and John Tom, 35. Nearest the pins went to James Walkinshaw and Simon Smith while the putting went to Noel Tomlinson.
The ladies played a 4-ball-best-ball aggregate on Wednesday. Wendy Alexander and Leonie Davison combined for a score of 69 to take the day ahead of Bronwyn Thorley and Gloria Winmill with 67. Next best was the pair Helen Edwards and Brenda Zabaks.
30 players turned up under ideal conditions for the men’s 12-hole competition on Thursday. Geoff Ditton was the winner with 28 points followed by Trevor Kiernan and Col Darley with 27. Ken Uebergang won the putting and Rodney Loy the nearest the pin.
Friday was the 2021 NAIDOC day. There were 50+teams nominated and was a terrific day. Breakfast was served early, drinks cart touring, yummy lunch provided and many, many prizes to distribute. Some of our Lady Golfers played on the day with Sandy Cook & Trudi Tonkin winning the Ladies division. Helen Tickle and Brenda Zabaks were runners up.
Rob Walters was the winner of last week’s ‘Dash for Cash’ with 18 points.
Father and son, Jeremy and Harley Tickle, combined to take out Saturday’s Tom Nunan’s Memorial 4BBB with 47 points. John Foulcher and Andrew Kerr, 46 points were next best followed by Aaron Coleman and Steve Kent and John Austin and Andrew Walsh were next best with 45 points. Ball winners went down to 44. Nearest the pins were taken out by Graham Moore and Herb Cox.
Leonie Davison, 36, was the best of the ladies in their stableford. Wendy Alexander, 35, was next best.
Sunday’s medley stableford and CJW Tree Services shootout were washed out.
Coming up this week.
Monday – the vets ladies play their 9-hole stableford.
Tuesday, the vets men play their 18-hole stableford hitting off at 8:30.
The ladies are playing their Keno two person Ambrose qualifier Wednesday.
The men’s 12-hole comp is on Thursday.
Friday will see a stableford played by the ladies.
Saturday, November 27 will be a stableford for the men and the ladies.
Sunday will be a medley stableford and the last chance to complete semi-finals of the Marquart Jug and Mills Plate.
Looking further ahead
Inverell is set down the NEDGA pennants December 5. Each club holds the event once every 10 years and involves teams of 8 entered in either a scratch or handicap event.
The RSM 2022 Sapphire Cup with prizes to the value of $16500, will be played January 29 and 30 2022. Nomination forms for Saturday’s Forsyths 4BBB stableford and Sunday’s Inverell H Hardware 4BBB stablefords are now available. The Tait Hino 9 hole Da$h for Ca$h will be held on Friday, the day prior to the Cup.