We start this week with an apology for last week’s Chronicle golf report ‘missing from action.’ As my schoolteacher wife was on holidays I was completely snowed under with jobs at home and forgot to do the report. My apologies to all the winners last week, especially Daryl Heywood who played the round of his life (46 points) to win the day.

Saturday Competition

SATURDAY’S competition was a single stableford for the captains versus president trophy with the president winning 1105 points to 1042, a fairly comprehensive win. Best on the day was another schoolie enjoying the holidays, Dave Irvine, with 41 points. Dave won by two shots from a number of players on 39, one Dennis Remedio winning A grade net as did Ashley Armstrong in B grade. C grade winner was Corey Moore with a modest 36 points, also on a countback. Runners-up in each grade were Greg Foy (A grade with 39), Dennis McKeough (B grade 39) and John Broadbent in C grade with 36. Balls went out to 34 with John turner the final winner.

Nearest to the pin winners were up to the usual standard with all under two metres. Best of all and winner of the Caddies Restaurant “shot of the day” was Gary masters after his superb shot to win the Bayview Seafoods 7th/16th hole. Others included Tony Henwood on the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st/10th, Tony Lattimore the 3rd/12th, John Keen the 4th/13th All About Conveyancing hole and Neville Blanch won the Bent on Food voucher on the 9th/18th with a good shot.

Wednesday Veterans

FORTY three veterans enjoyed fine conditions last Wednesday playing a stableford for the Cec Pedron trophy. Scores were very close with one shot separating several players, the best being Phil Anderson on a countback from an unlucky Dave Andrews, both with 40 points. Third spot was taken by the man himself, Cec Pedron with 39 points, also on a countback. The sharpshooters on the day were Brian Roberts on the 3rd/12th hole and Steve Seymour on the 7th/16th. OBE (over bloody eighty) was Merv Marsden with 32 points.

Thursday LJ Hooker Chook Run

GOOD fields continue to appear on Thursdays with over 30 players again this week. Scoring was unbelievable, players on 21 points missing out completely. Winner with 25 points with a great two under par round was Brendon Walker in the ‘skins’ group. Well played Brendon. Would you believe then came two players both on 24 points, Ken Squires beating Trevor Abbott on a countback. In fourth spot was Tom Hadwell, his 23 points beating young Reid Brown on a countback. Speaking of Reid, he has been a regular on the course during the holidays and on Wednesday he had a “hole-in-one” on the par three seventh in the weekly chook run. Congrats Reid. Finally, the April LJ Hooker umbrella was decided this week and the winner with 77 points was Tony Lattimore. Ken Squires was second with 73.

Keno 4 BBB Qualifier

THE annual Keno Medley Four Ball Best Ball qualifier was played Sunday with quite a good turnout of mixed pairs. Winners and one of three qualifiers, was the Polley (Denise and Bob) team with 49 big points. Pat Marcus and Ray Bisby were second with 48, third Di and Gary Morley on 47 and fourth place went to Jan and Paul Robson with 46 points. Cheryl and Dave Andrews came in fifth to claim the last voucher. Good luck in the next round.

Coming Events

THIS week is the start of the big one, the annual Country Wide Business Solutions Club Championships, and a big field is expected with the sheet filling fast. It is also the May Taree Motorama Monthly Mug/MRD Electrical Medals/Kangaroofing Long Drives and “Tubby’s Balls” are up for grabs as usual. Good luck and good golf to all players.