Golf gala day in Cooma

On Saturday December 8 at Cooma Golf Club there were some 40 players hit off in a Single Stroke event which also included the Medal of Medals Championship.

After a fine breakfast put on by the golf club for the Medal of Medals contestants the players took to the course and there was some very good golf played on a beautiful warm summers morning.

The unstoppable Adam Robinson added another championship to his tally for the year with a great five under par round of 67 off the bat.

With Adam's handicap of plus one he had a nett score of 68 to win the Medal of Medals Championship by two shots.

The day competition was played in three grades and the A grade winner was Adam Robinson with his nett 68 and the runner up was Terry Johnston with 71 nett.

B grade was taken out by Charlie Beaumont with a fine 69 nett and the runner up was Joshua Miller with 71 nett on a count back Rob Brown.

Doug Parker hit his straps with the game of the day a very good nett 67 to win C grade while David Abraham shot a nett 69 to take second spot.

The nearest the pin on the ninth hole went to Terry Johnston with a good shot to 50cm and set up an easy birdie, but Terry's birdie faded into insignificance when on the seventeenth hole Brian Turner had an eagle and that is a hole in one - great work Brian.

The long drives were set up on the third hole and in A grade Trevor Bailey hit a real bomb down the centre of the fairway into the gull just 150 metres out from the green.

David Goggin took out B grade while C grade went to Doug Parker.

In the ball comp the balls went to Roy Hankinson and Neil Venables with nett 70, Rob Brown and Gerard Day had a nett 71 while the last of the balls went to Brad Burke, Steve Young, Vic Carroll and Gordon Weston all with a nett 72.

On Sunday we went back to winter golf with a very cold wind blowing across the golf course for the 40 players that turned out for Presentation Day and the Nell Horsfall Trophy which is the last major event for the 2012 golfing year.

The winners of this Mixed Irish Fourball went to Dorothy and Ray Bilbow who teamed up with brothers Greg and David Abraham with a great round of 103 Stableford points.

In second spot was the team of Lyn Last, Prawit Prakotasung, Col Langdon and John Gargett with 99 points.

After golf all the major winners for 2012 were presented with their trophies and the most prolific winner for the year was Adam Robinson who had a marvellous year winning the Cooma Open Championship, the Match Play Championship and the Club Championship.

Every Wednesday morning there is a Single Stableford for both men and women and visitors are always welcome to join in.

Wednesday afternoon is the Daylight Saving nine hole competition which is a two person Ambrose open to members and non members with or without a handicap.

On Thursday afternoon the junior golf clinic will commence at 4pm for all young people wishing to learn how to play golf.

On Saturday and Sunday there will be Single Stableford competitions both days.

On Saturday members will be playing for a leg of ham to take home for the Christmas dinner table in the Ham Hit Out.

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