Welcome to the Wingham Golf Club weekly report with the news we have had great weather lately, some rain and the rest brilliant sunshine. Golfers have been out in droves as well, enjoying our beautiful little course ansd playing some quite brilliant golf.
Saturday Wingham Caltex Single Stableford
A field of 62 players battled hard on Saturday with young junior Danny Bisby hitting his straps and recording a great score of 44 points to win the day. It was close though, with Cam Darby playing his best round for a while, 43 points, good enough to win A grade nett.
B grade was won by Jim Bradshaw with 42 and Steve Hatchwell doing likewise to win C grade. Runners-up were a distance away though – Rod Desborough with a 38 point score in A grade, Craig Harrison 39 on a countback in B grade and Cliff Beattie sinking putts everywhere to record 40 points in C grade.
In the ball competition, Daryl Heywood got the last one with 35 on a countback.
Nearest to the pins were up to their usual standard, with shot of the day going to Richard Clark in winning the Bent on Food prize on the 9th/18th hole. Others included Daryl Heywood (1st/10th Wingham Plaza Butchers), John Hynes (Manning Natural Healing 3rd/12th), Cam Darby (All About Conveyancing 4th/13th) and Neville Boyd (Bayview Seafoods 7th/16th).
Last week the Wingham Vets played their annual open day with 68 players turning out. The overall winner was Adrian Yeo with 41 points.
Adrian also won A grade, John Bonventi, B grade with 41 and Phil Hanlen won C grade with 40 points. Runners-up in each grade were Rod Mitchell with 38 points in A grade, Richard Lucas B grade with 41 and Les Murray in C grade with 39. Third place went to Trevor Jones (A grade with 37), John Strybis (B grade with 40) and Steve Lemon (C grade with 36).
Long drive winner went to Dave Andrews with a great shot and NTPs were won by Syd Gilfillan (3rd/12th) and Les Murray (7th/16th).
Thursday LJ Hooker Chook Run
Thirty players played in the chook run this week gone and it was Phil Nelson by a country mile with 25 points, the star of the day. Phil won by 3 shots from Barry Brown (22 points on a countback) and Katrina Greenaway third, also with 22 points. Craig Harrison then had a lucky round of 21 points to grab fourth spot, also on a countback from Pat Whiteley. Several players on 21 points just missed out on the money. NTPs were won by Ken Squires on the 3rd hole and Craig Harrison on the 7th hole.
Twelve ladies played their weekly game last Friday and Pat Marcus was the winner with 19 points from Janice Surtees (18 points) and Noelene Nelson third with 16 points. Janice also won the NTP with a great shot. If you are a keen golfer and would like a relaxing walk on Friday mornings then head out to the golf course about 8am. Everyone is welcome regardless of your golfing ability.
This Saturday is a three person stableford aggregate with a single stableford for those not in a team. The following week is the October Taree Toyota Monthly Mug. Blimey where has the year gone?
Good luck and good golfing.