Golf Report for the week ending 25/1/2021

The course is looking great. Thanks go to the work of the green keepers Ben and Andrew, the Golf Club committee, the Vets committee and the many volunteers. Wendy Alexander, Sandy Cook, Kerry Nicholson, Gordon Dean, Ron Cheshire, Bob Watling and Mark Lane are some that come to mind.

Over $16 000 will be up for grabs at the Inverell Golf Club this weekend when the Club’s Sapphire Cup will be played. Thanks to sponsorship from the Inverell RSM, Forsyths Accountants, Hotondo Homes and HINO the club has received a near record 200 nominations for each of Saturday and Sunday.

Players are coming from Tamworth, Glen Innes, Walcha, Hills International Golf Club, Armidale, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah, Wyong, Dorrigo, Bonville, Tenterfield, the Gold Coast and Brisbane to join us in this 3-day event.

Men’s Results

Tuesday’s vets golf was taken out by Dick Hudson with 39 points. Larry Finney, Ron Cheshire, Steve Corbett and Graham Moore all finished with 37 points. John Tom, 35, was the final place getter in a 3-way countback. Graham Moore won the putting with 26 putts and Steve Corbett was the winner of the veteran’s monthly mug.

Thursday’s 12-hole comp was won by Larry Finney with 31 points. Nick Heagney was 2nd and Des Douglass 3rd in a 4-way countback. Larry Finney won the putting with 16 putts and Wok Smith was nearest the pin.

A good field complemented by a number of new names took part in Saturday’s stableford.  Newcomer, Jason Pomfrett, took out 1st prize with his 41 points. Mick Tanner and David Hawker were next best with 39. They were followed by Andrew Walsh, Braden Gainey, Dave Schofield and Ben Davis with 37 points. Ball winners went down to 36 points.

Ladies Results

Sandy Cook was the winner of Wednesday’s stableford with 35 points. Julie Clark, Leonie Davison and Wendy Alexander took the next 3 spots, each finishing with 34 points.

Friday’s Stableford was won by Wendy Alexander with a standout 41 points. Next nearest were Kerry Nicholson, Gloria Winmill and Marilyn Young, each with 33 points.

Nicky Cusack won Saturday’s stableford with a solid 38 points. She was followed by Sue Urquhart, 36, and Wendy Alexander and Ange Driscoll with 35 points.


Mixed Results

39 players took part in last week’s 9-hole ’Dash for Cash’. Jayden Budda Deen, 19 points, was leading until late Friday when Glen Cross finished with 20 points to take the prize.

Jeremy Budda Deen was best in on for Sunday’s medley stableford with 36 points. He was followed by Ken Fuller, 35, and Harry Edmonds, 34.


The program for the week.

Note this week’s 9-hole Dash for Cash will finish on Thursday. There will be a separate Tait HINO Dash for Cash on Friday.

Tomorrow, Australia Day Tuesday 26th, will be a medley stableford instead of the usual vets competition.

Wednesday, the ladies play a stableford.

The men’s 12-hole comp is on Thursday.

Friday is the Tait HINO 9-hole Dash for Cash for men and women. The ladies stableford will also run for those wishing to play the 18 holes.

Saturday is the Forsyths Accountants 4-ball best ball for the men.

Sunday is the Hotondo Homes 4-ball best ball for the men.

Saturday and Sunday are combined to determine the RSM Sapphire Cup


The draw for the 2 days of the RSM Sapphire Cup can be found on the Inverell Golf Club website in the Events section by Monday night.