Golf Report for the week ending 27/6/2021.

Note – with new COVID restrictions players entering the clubhouse will be required to wear masks inside. You must sit down to drink or eat inside, and the 4-square metre rule applies again.

Brenda Zabaks was the winner of the ladies Tuesday’s veteran’s competition. Julie McRae was runner up.

The men’s vets played a 4-ball-best-ball on Tuesday with John Henderson and Steve Kent pairing up to take the event with 43 points. They won in a countback with Gordon Dean and Nick Heagney. Don Sims and Dick Hudson, 40 points, took 3rd spot ahead of 3 pairs on 39 points. Simon Smith, Dave Ryan and Richard Black took the nearest the pins. Richard won his best 2nd shot on the 9th when he holed his chip.

The ladies played their Captains verse President stableford on Wednesday. The captains team won – it was hard to beat when it included the top 3 scorers on the day. They were Sandy Cook with 37 points, Di Shadlow, 34, and Pat Pickering, 33.

Brian Winmill, 29 points, took out the Thursday 12-hole comp in a countback with Ross Tutt. John Watts was next best with 26. Kevin Campbell was nearest the pin again and also won the putting with 20 putts in a countback with Brian Winmill.

Friday’s ladies stableford was washed out this week.

The best in for the week’s Dash for Cash was Marlie Gobbert with 22 points.

The mixed 4-ball championship was played on Saturday with very foggy conditions prevailing for those that hit off before 9:30. In yet another tough day only one player of the 55 to hit the course finished better than 35 points.

Trudi Tonkin paired up with Bob Albinus to win the nett mixed championship in a countback with Tony Baldwin and Sandy Cook. Both teams finished with 42 points. Three pairs followed with 37 points. Tony Baldwin and Sandy Cook were the championship scratch winners.

In the individual stablefords were won by Sandy Cook in the women’s with 35 points followed by Kerry Nicholson, 33, and Di Shadlow, 32.

Best for the men was Jeremy Tickle with 37. Steve Kent and Dave Schofield finished with 35, Bob Albinus, 34, and then three players with 33.

Jason Pomfrett won Sunday’s medley stableford with 37 points. Steve Kent and Lachlin Coakes, 35, were next best.


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 a self-selected 4-ball and will compete for ‘Grass Roots Vouchers’ presented to the club by NSW Veterans Golfers Association. An individual stableford will be played in conjunction with the 4-ball. If players could organize partners and enter their pairs on onegolf or advise Dick Hudson before the day, it would be much appreciated. Players turning up on the day will still be organized with a partner.

The ladies will play a two-person ambrose on Wednesday.

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

Friday will see a stableford played by the ladies.

Saturday, July 3, will be the July Sutton Insurance Brokers Monthly Mug for the men and a stableford for the ladies.

Sunday will be a medley stableford in Inverell and the NEDGA Open 4-ball-best-ball in Armidale for those that have nominated. If you are interested in playing you can give your name to John Coote. A bus may be organized if there are enough members interested.

The qualifying round for the Marquart Jug is fast approaching. Players are asked to organize partners ready for the July 17 start.