Golf Report for the week ending 25/7/2021.

Note – The course is very wet but the top 9 is open. To help protect the course players are asked to restrict the number of carts by having 2 players per cart. Please stick to the cart tracks, park your cart and walk to your ball. Instead of driving between the 6th and the practice range drive your cart back up through the car park to the 7th.  Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Steve Kent was best in for Tuesday’s men’s veteran comp with 36 points. Simon Smith was runner-up with 35. Dave Ryan, 34, and Dick Hudson, 33, were ball winners. Dick taking 4th spot in a countback with Gordon Dean.

Nearest the pins were Ron Cheshire, Allen Bujack and Leon Fox. Allen sank his putt for a birdie on the 6th and then Leon produced a 50-metre pitch shot into the hole on the 9th to win the best 2nd shot. There was no luck involved - just a well-executed shot and nothing that he didn’t try to do. Peter Wallace won the putting.

Gordon Dean his second monthly mug in 2 months when he finished with a 3-round total of 102 points.

Lorna Smith was the winner of the ladies’ vets and Brenda Zabaks was runner up.

It was a cold miserable day for Wednesday’s ladies 4BBB stableford. A good field turned up considering the conditions. Sandy Cook and Nicky Cusack combined to win the day with 32 points. Four pairs finished with 31 points with Sue Urquhart and Anne Coote taking 2nd place in the countback and Wendy Alexander and Leonie Davison finished 3rd.

Mark Lane won the Thursday 12-hole comp with 31 points in a countback with Nick Heagney. Ken Austin was 3rd with 29 points.

Ross Tutt won the putting and Barry Croft the nearest the pin.

No ladies turned up for golf on Friday of Saturday due to the miserable conditions.

30 men braved the conditions on Saturday for the stableford with Steve Kent, 36 points, the best in on the day. Peter Wallace and John Austin were next with 35 points and then Jason Shaw, Marc Borgas, David Tom and Dave Worgan finished with 34.

The 1st round of the CJW Tree Service Shootout was postponed due to the conditions and lack of numbers.

Dave Worgan and Geoff Caban won the nearest the pins.

It was bitterly cold for Sunday’s medley stableford. Nick Cumming was the best of a small field with 36 points. Tom Nelson, 34, was runner-up.

The weather is looking much more promising for this week’s program

There is the daily Dash for Cash for men and women.

Tuesday, the vets ladies and men hit off at 9am. The ladies will play their 9-hole comp while the men will play for the Allen Kenny Memorial Shield. This is a 4-ball with self-selected pairs. $50 worth of Grassroots Vouchers will also be up for grabs and the top 3 pairs will qualify to play the New England 4-ball-best -ball in September. Anyone without a partner will be paired up on the day.

The ladies will play a stableford on Wednesday.

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

Friday will see a stableford played by the ladies.

Saturday, July 24, will be a stableford for both the men and women. The men’s comp will be the postponed first qualifying round for the CJW Tree Service Shootout. The shootout is a stableford aggregate played over 12 rounds. You do not have to play all 12 rounds. The 18 players with the best aggregate will then have a shootout. There will be a $20 extra cost to normal comp fees for those choosing to play in this comp and the 18 players to qualify for the shootout will each get money prizes.

Also Note to add some variety – The first 9 holes for the men will be played from the metal tee markers while the 2nd 9 holes will be played from the new white wooden markers.

Sunday will be a medley stableford.

The Marquart Jug Qualifying round has been postponed until 14th of August.