Andrea Rowe was the best of the 3 girls who ventured out on Tuesday. With 4 of our regular ladies playing assoc Bowls numbers were down. Gusty winds made conditions rather tricky but Andrea managed a respectable 30 stableford points. Runner up was Sharyn Roberts with 28 points, followed by Peg Gebhardt with 26 points. The NTP Ball has stayed in the trophy cupboard for the past 2 weeks with no one hitting the green! Last week (Nov 5th) scores were – Winner Di Day, 31 points. Runner Up Sharyn Roberts 30 points on a countback from Margie Stockman.
Next Tuesday is forecast ‘hot’ – Tee off now at 8.00 am. Cards in at 7.45 am.
Dick Cleland won Tuesday’s stableford after collecting the Mars Bar on Saturday. Dick scored 37 points to beat Chris “Critta” Waters on a count back.
The true story is that Critta lost the battle rather than Dick won it. The pair played in the same group and Critta had a 4 point lead after 9 holes and had extended his lead until the 14th, his nemesis hole.
Despite much sage advice on the way to play this hole with out of bounds on each side, Critta has resisted the advice and has continued to blaze away with his driver off the tee with consistently poor results and Tuesday was no exception. Critta drove out of bounds as he usually does and scored 0 points to Dick’s 3.
Shaken by this disappointment Critta only managed 1 point on 15 to Dick’s 4 giving up the lead. Critta steadied and managed to claw back 2 points to tie the scores in the end, but the count back delivered the win to his opponent.
At the other end of the field David “Jack” Webster had a rough day.
The genial Bob Perry turned on an exhibition of powerful & controlled golf to comfortably win Saturday’s stableford. Bob scored 43 points to beat the hapless Pat Hallion by 2 points. Pat has returned some very good cards of late only to be beaten by players who happen to play above their ability on the day (not that Bob was playing above his ability). A field of 15 played and there were some good scores, but there were more bad scores.
Michael “Tickers” Tickner was first across the line in the Melbourne Cup Stableford with a creditable 40 points. Runner up was Dick Cleland with 37 points, followed closely by Chris “Critta” Waters, Trevor Maxted & Bob Taylor finishing together with 36, followed by one to watch, Pat Hallion 35 after his putter failed to work. Philip “Tommo” Thomson failed to fire & was further back on 30, closely followed home by Klaus Heymann 29 and Paul Smedley tailed off last with 16.
Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson continued his dominating form with a remarkable score of 7 up in Saturday’s Par competition. Despite generally good scores Tommo was still a comfortable winner. Andy Spackman & Matt McCauley both finished 5 up with Andy runner up on a count back. Dick Cleland was well placed early but faded on the back 9.
The Mars Bar went to our international member & global ambassador, Paul Smedley.
On Saturday colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson was Terrific & Dick Cleland was woeful, & today it was the other way around. Dick came from behind with 2 holes to play while fellow competitor Bob Taylor who was leading at the time choked on the last 2 holes scoring 1 point to Dick’s 6. Tommo was never in the hunt.
Colourful local identity, Philip “Tommo” Thomson scored a huge win on Saturday. Tommo & fellow competitor David “Jack” Webster both scored 22 stableford points on the front 9 to set up a challenging battle on the back 9. Under such conditions Tommo has reputation for fading but this time it was Jack who blinked. Tommo scored another 22 on the back 9 to Jack’s 17 to finish a clear winner. Dick Cleland’s return to form was short lived with him taking the Mars Bar.
Andrea Rowe has been in good form since the summer season started and posted another good score today . An impressive 35 points gave her the win over ‘slow starter’ Sharyn Roberts. Andrea also won the extra comp of Mystery holes with a score of 20 and won the ball for NTP. Judy Reilly & Marj Wride played 9 holes and Judy was victor over Marj by 1 point.
Dick Cleland won today’s stableford with 41 points, a significant improvement on his -7 in Saturday’s par comp. Dick attributes his improvement to playing with better players recently, in particular he has played with Philip “Tommo” Thomson 3 times since Saturday. Runner up was Trevor Maxted on 36. David “Jack” Webster took the Mars Bar with 31, on a count back from Andy Phillips.
41 – Dick Cleland
36 – Trevor Maxted
35 – Bob Taylor, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel
Phillip “Tommo” Thomson was 7 up in Saturday’s par round after 15 holes and seemed set for a sensational score. Unfortunately an attack of nerves took hold and Phillip lost the next 2 holes. A nervous 4 foot put was holed for a half on the 18th which left Tommo with a 1 hole lead over playing partner Pat Hallion. Despite playing well Dick Cleland took the Mars Bar after suffering a great deal of jolly bad luck.