FIFTY seven golfers played a single stableford last Saturday with eight of those also involved in the finals of the two knockouts that have been running the past few weeks.
Firstly to the knockouts, and the 2013 Gary Croucher Fencing trophy winners are Rohan Abbott and Jim Weeks.
They won a tight match with Gary Croucher and Nev Boyd two and one.
In the consolation final, the Tezza Entertainment Knockout, David Blair and Adrian Yeo won three and two against the Syd Gilfillan and Jim Bradshaw combination. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you and congratulations to the sponsors, Gary Croucher and Terry Grant.
To the individual event and the winner was Adrian Yeo with a big 44 points.
No wonder he was part of the winning team above. Adrian won by a shot from Jim Weeks who was the B grade net winner.
Other net winners were Paul Knapp A grade with 41 and Peter Tait in C grade with 42 points. Runners-up in each grade were Richard Dudgeon A grade with 40, Earle Braham B grade 41 and Daryl Heywood managed to scrape together 41 points in C grade. This was despite son Ben winning the "schooner" club the night before.
Balls went out to 35 points with Dennis Ruddock the last winner.
In the nearest to the pins competition, Dennis Remedio, fresh from his little holiday, hit a great shot to win the Bayview Seafoods 7th/16th hole and in doing so also won the Caddies restaurant "Shot of the Week" prize.
Other winners were Rod Brown on the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th, Syd Gilfillan the 3rd/12th, Jim Bradshaw the 4th/13th All About Conveyancing hole and lastly, Barry Brown won the 9th/18th Bent on Food voucher with a good shot.
Forty three Veterans played a single stableford and former captain Gordon McClusky "wound back the clock" to emerge the winner with a big 40 points. Brian Roberts was second with 38 points and Vince Brassil played well to record 37 points. Well played "old fellas". Phil Hanlon hit a great shot on the 3rd/12th to win that ntp and former dairy farmer Dave McAndrews hit an even better one to win the 7th/16th prize.
Thursday LJ Hooker Chook Run
With the beautiful weather continuing a good field Thursday resulted in some great golf. I was lucky enough to play with eventual winner Neville Blanch who recorded a fine two under par round for 24 points to win the day. However Nev only just won, by one shot, from Craig Harrison on 23 points. Craig, also fresh from a short holiday, beat Beth Braham who scraped in on a countback from a couple of others. Craig also won the ntp on the 3rd as did John Thorburn on the 7th.
The normal Friday Ladies competition was replaced this week by a round of the very popular Ladies Assaf Challenge. This is between 15 players from each of the Wingham, Taree and Forster golf clubs.
With the top ten scores from each team counting, Taree narrowly won the day from Wingham. Dot Clarke was the best for Wingham with 41 points. Highlight of the day was a "hole-in-one" by Taree golfer Robyn Syme on the 7th hole.
This Saturday members and visitors play an 18 hole stroke event. Also, Sunday the 15th of September is the date scheduled for the 2013 Mixed Foursomes and the club is very keen to get more players involved this year.
So, if you don't have a partner, or even if you do, put your name down on the sheet in the club foyer. Good luck and good golfing.