WELCOME back to the Wingham Golf Club golf report with the report that we did actually get some rain during the week, one mm in fact. Anyway it is better than too much rain at this time of year.
ONTO the golf and a very disappointing field of 42 golfers played the annual Harvey Duncan Memorial two person ambrose on Saturday. Winners of the day were young Reid Brown and his partner Jim Garis who won by a clear two shots with a nett 60.
Second spot was taken out by Matt Brislane/ Scott Watters, third to James King/Franz Schubert, fourth to Peter Tait/Terry Thompson, fifth to Don Gutterson/Steve Hatchwell and the final sixth place went to Cam Darby and his partner Matt Smith.
In the ball competition it was more like “who didn’t get a ball”, as a total of 12 teams of 24 players all received a ball voucher, the lucky last pair being Dave Andrews and Bill Osborne.
The nearest to the pins competition was a bit of a mixture quality wise, but the best and winner of the Caddie’s Restaurant “shot of the day” went to Adrian Yeo after his shot to win the All About Conveyancing 4th/13th hole.
Other winners were Geoff Swaffield on the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th, Pat Welsh the Manning Natural Healing 3rd/12th, Phil Hanlen the 7th/16th Bayview Seafoods and Reid Brown won the 9th/18th Bent on Food voucher after a good shot.
A SMALL field of 36 players played a single stableford for the Cec Pedron trophy and scoring was quite exceptional.
Best of the lot was John Strybis with 43 points, just edging out Bill Crockett with 42 points.
Garry Stackman also scored 42 points but was unluckily beaten on a countback.
NTP winners were Ron Wilson on the 3rd/12th and Phil Anderson on the 7th/16th.
Captain Bill Osborne scored a great eagle three on the par five 17th hole.
Thursday LJ Hooker Chook Run
A GOOD field of 27 players enjoyed sunny (but windy) conditions and the scores reciprocated with a third of the field (not including myself) scoring 20 points or more.
One of the ‘mores’ was Sharon Juzoitis with 23 points, good enough to beat Neville Blanch (22 points on a countback) and Graham Mansfield (also 22 points).
Fourth spot went to Ian Herd with 21 points in a four way countback.
Sharon’s win continues her ‘hot streak’, having recorded 21, 23 and 23 points over the past three rounds.
She has however lost six shots the last two weeks.
Nearest to the pins were Neville Blanch on the third and Ian Herd on the seventh.
NEXT Saturday is the secretary manager’s trophy with a brand new golf bag ‘up for grabs’, so anyone keen to take ‘Fogy’s’ money had better put their name down. Good luck and good golfing.