Golf: Course colours up after rain

WELCOME back to the now even more beautiful Wingham Golf Course and a big thank you to the "big fellow" up above for his donation of rain lately. 

Also the 'green' colour can be largely attributed to the very kind donation of fertiliser for the fairways by retired dairy farmer Dave Andrews. Thankyou very much Dave and Cheryl.

Saturday competition

LAST Saturday was the second and final round of the Saxbys Soft Drinks two player aggregate and it was the combination of Terry Harris and John Turner with a combined total of 74/67 (141) that won the event. 

Runners-up were Richard Dudgeon and Tony Lattimore (76/64 140). 

In the daily event Geoff Swaffield/Brian Roberts were clear winners on 78 with Greg and Steven Foy second on 69. 

In the individual event Wes Neil continues to improve, his modest 36 points beating Bill Osborne on a countback with Rod Brown third with 35 points. Rod's round was an eventful one in more ways than one, after an encounter with the 150 metre post. Without going into too much detail, the incident is a clear example of the need to concentrate whilst using a mobile phone on a golf course. Rod was back on the course Monday with a shovel and a red face. 

Back to the golf and the nearest to the pins were again very competitive with the Caddies Restaurant "shot of the day" going to David Blair for his shot on the 7th/16th hole to also win the Bayview Seafoods voucher. Other winners included Richard Dudgeon on the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th, Gary Masters the 3rd/12th, Jason Fowles the All About Conveyancing 4th/13th and Craig Harrison won the Bent on Food voucher for the 9th/18th hole.

Wednesday veterans

SIXTY two veterans competed for the Monthly Medal this past week and mid 60s were needed to be competitive. Best on the day was Gary O'Keefe, his 65 nett beating Barry Miles' 67 nett. Peter Tait showed some good form to claim third spot on a countback with 69. OBE (over bloody eighty) winner this week was former North Sydney "Bear" Barry Casey. 

NTP winners were Robert Allan on the 3rd/12th, Trevor Jones won the 7th/16th with a good shot and Darryl March won the 9th/18th, also with an excellent shot. John Thompson won the putting competition with 26 putts.

Wednesday twilight ambrose

A GREAT field of 70 golfers last Wednesday resulted in a good win to "the hairy nosed wombats" captained by Duke Maloney. Their 34 nett 27 round just beat "Eagle Eye" (Andrew Stone), followed by "Riff Raff" (Greg McLeod) third and "Brown's Burglars" (Shane Brown) fourth. 

It was a very close competition with less than one shot separating the first five teams. Duke Maloney won the ntp on the third hole, Antony Urquhart took home the port and Mitch Saxby again won the cooked chook.

Thursday chook run

THURSDAY LJ Hooker chook run players also enjoyed the newly acquired colour of the golf course, with quite unbelievable scoring required to win a place. In fact the first four players returned 24 points each, the countback system needed in earnest to separate the placegetters. 

Jim Bradshaw emerged the winner, Dave Andrews second, John Hynes third and an unlucky Sharon Juozaitis fourth. Ian Scarr's modest 21 points managed fifth spot, again on a countback from several players. 

NTP winner on the 3rd hole was Rex White and on the 7th Tony Lattimore. The round was the last of the month and as such the November LJ Hooker umbrella winner was Beth Braham with 79 points. Good onya Beth.

Coming events

THIS Saturday is the first of the month so the December Taree Motorama Monthly Mug, MRD Electrical Medal and Kangaroofing Long Drives are the events "up for grabs". 

Also a reminder that the AGM is on this Sunday, December 8 starting 10am. Good luck and good golfing.

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