ONTO the golf and last Saturday a reduced field due to an event at Harrington saw 56 players compete in an individual stableford. Overall winner with a good score of 42 points was David Broadbent. Dave won by one shot from three other players, Cam Darby, Dennis Remedio and Alex Wilson. Of those Cam won A-grade nett, Dennis was runner-up in A-grade and Alex won C grade nett. Others "in the money" were Terry Grant, B grade net with 37 on a countback from Paul Shepherd, who was runner-up in B-grade, and lastly Graham Henwood on 38 points, who was runner-up in C-grade. Balls went out to 35, again on a countback, Tony "two Ts" Lattimore the last recipient.
In the nearest to the pins competition, most winning shots were, as is more often the case lately, quite phenomenal. Three of the winning five NTPs, were less than a metre from the flag. Best of the day and winner of the Caddie's Restaurant "shot of the day" was Geoff Grant's shot on the 3rd/12th Wingham Remedial Massage hole. Alex Wilson also hit one extremely close to win the Bent on Food 9th/18th voucher, as did Jason Fowles to win the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th prize. Jason also was the best on the 7th/16th Bayview Seafoods hole and finally, Glenn Porter won the All About Conveyancing 4th/13th hole.
LAST Wednesday was the last day for competition in the year with a 14 hole four club even. Of the 63 golfers who turned up, Barry Miles managed 34 points to win by one shot from Neville Bell. Nev beat several players on 33 by countback, Courtney Adamson the best of the rest to claim third spot. OBE winner was Ernie Starling, Nev Bell won the 3rd/12th NTP and Bill Crockett did likewise to win the 7th/16th. The veterans now have a holiday until early in 2014 Wednesday twilight ambrose
SEVENTY keen and some talented golfers turned out Wednesday for the mid-week ambrose, with scoring obviously affected by the end of year celebrations. However for the "Brown's burglars" team it was going to be an even bigger day when, first of all they won the day by a clear two shots, and secondly, captain and inspirational leader, Shane Brown had a "hole-in-one" on the difficult short par three 7th hole. Second place went to "Family Ties" (Matt Primmer), third to Kings (Jake Smith) and fourth to an unlucky "Below Par" (Lesley Steel). Michael Yarnold hit a good shot to win the ntp on the third, Terry Robards won the port and Brendon Ward won the cooked chook.
Thursday LJ Hooker chook run
TWENTY-seven golfers hit off Thursday with scoring as usual, quite exceptional. John Hynes (one over par round) was the day's winner, his 24 points beating an unlucky Craig Harrison on a count back. Graham Steel had one of his rare good rounds, his 23 points beating John Thorburn, also on a countback. Rex White came in fifth with 22 points. Dallas Chapman had a rare 'off day', but still managed at least one good shot to win the ntp on the third hole. Wes "Captain" Neil had an enjoyable day winning the ntp on the seventh.
THE 'real' Friday women's golf is also in recess until the new year, however there is another Friday "chook run". A good field turned out this week with Debbie Stewart winning with 20 points, Joy White a close second with 19 points on a countback from Janice Surtees and Jan Baker.
THE next few weeks promises to be extremely busy with numerous Christmas parties etc., both in the club and on the course. Also the annual Dennis McKeough event, a single stableford is down for this Saturday. See you there.