Nine ladies hit off for a stroke round which included Elaine Arthur our nine hole player. Winner of the day was Glenys Pierce with a very respectable nett 71. Runner up Andrea Rowe nett 72, who also had nearest the pin on hole 8 and a birdie on hole 14.
Extra comp – least putts was Margie Stockman with 29 on a count back from Lyn Mosey.
David “Jack” Webster demolished Tuesday’s field with a brilliant 40 stableford points, despite the windy conditions. Best of the rest was Andy Phillips with a meagre 32 points. Klaus Heymann & Trevor Maxted shared the Mars Bar.
19 players fronted for the first round of the men’s club championships on Saturday in perfect weather. Reigning champion Matt Opperman lead the way with 86 off the stick followed by a group of 3, Andy Phillips, Dave “Robbie” Robinson and Chris “Critta” Waters, on 88. Colourful local identity Philip “Tommo” Thomson was the only other player to break 90 and could be in the mix for another club championship win.
Ten women played a par round on Tuesday 16th in windy conditions. Jo Gebhardt won the nine hole round with Elaine Arthur runner up.
Winner of the day was Sharyn Roberts with a plus one on a count back from Glenys Pierce, well done girls. The extra comp was most holes squared and this was won by Sharyn with 14. Other scores were – Margie Stockman -1, Peggy Gebhardt -4, Judy Reilly -5, Andrea Rowe -6, Di Day -8 & Rose Duncan got the Mars Bar! Nearest the pin on hole 8 was Andrea Rowe.
We will be conducting a 10 hole Ambrose social fun event at 10 am on the first Sunday of the month for the next few months. We encourage non members and non golfers to come out for a hit. The entry fee is just $10.
For those unfamiliar, an Ambrose competition is simply a scramble using team handicaps to produce a net score.
In a scramble, all members of your team tee off. Team members compare results and decide which of the drives is best. All team members then play their second shots from the location of the best drive. Repeat this process until the ball is in the hole.
The next 10 hole ambrose will be held on Sunday July 5, so put the date in your diary now.
The clubhouse has now reopened albeit and strict covid-safe restrictions.
A field of 11 players took part in a stableford competition on Saturday with Boh Wall running out winner with 37 points, narrowly beating runner up, Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel who finished with 36. The Mars Bar went to Andy Phillips with 23.
Covid-19 measures introduced by the Government have meant that all golf courses in Australia should be closed.
The health of all members and visitors are of prime concern and the committee has acted quickly following the latest government announcements and advice from Golf Australia. The clubhouse was closed a week ago and will remain closed.
We have tried to keep the course open while meeting social distancing guidelines but given the tightening of these it is no longer possible. It was our aim to provide the opportunity for members to continue to get exercise. Unfortunately, according to the government, golf does not rate as an exercise.
We will open the course again once it is deemed safe to do so. In the meantime please keep safe.
Saturday’s stableford was won by visitor Keith Johns from Ingle Farm Golf Club with a score of 40 points. Best of the locals was Dick Secomb with 37 followed closely by Richard “Pickles” Matz and Kobi Wenzel on 36.
At the other end club captain Russell “Gus The Good Guy” Wenzel had a day best forgotten taking the confectionery, and being the only player not to achieve 31 points or better.