Mixed weather for golf

On Wednesday December 12 at Cooma Golf Club the conditions were nice and warm in the morning for the golfers and also the Flies and Tea Tree beetles that turned out.

The competition was a Single Stableford in three grades and 30 players accompanied by flies and beetles took to the course to do battle.

The big winner on the day was Brian Turner with a great round of 42 points to blitz A grade by four points.

B grade went to Prawit Prakotasung with a steady round for 36 points and won on a count back from Denis Minehan also with 36 points.

Geoff Bohringer had a strong round of golf in C grade to finish with 40 points for a win on a count back from Heikki Evans also with 40 points.

The ball winners were Heikki Evans with 40 points, Norman Marshall with 38 points, followed by Col Langdon and Alexander Childs both with 37 points.

The last of the balls went to Campbell Childs, Roy Kerr, Denis Minehan and Chris Brown all with 36 points.

The nearest the pin winner on the ninth was Norman Marshall with a great shot to just 40cm for a tap in birdie, while on the seventeenth Vic Carroll put his shot 150cm away to take the prize there.

The Wednesday afternoon daylight savings competition had 22 players hit off in a two person Ambrose event.

The scratch winners were Adam Robinson and Col Donald with a fine 2 under par 34 off the stick.

Now the handicap winners in this 2 person Ambrose had a scratch score of 5 under par 31 and a nett score of 27 and 5/6 were the 3 man team of Mark Rainsford, Andrew Barnes and Greg Abraham.

On Saturday December 15 the weather was all over the place for the 32 players that hit off in a Single Stableford event called the Ham Hit Out.

The competition is played in three grades and the winners of each grade take home a ham for their Christmas dinner table.

The A grade winner was Brad Burke with a fine round of just one over par for 40 points.

B grade went to Mick Boyce with a round of 38 points, while C grade went to Tony Slater with the round of the day 44 points.

The nearest the pin on the ninth hole went to Chris Brown with a good shot to 100cm and on the seventeenth hole Heikki Evans took it out with a fine shot to around three metres.

The long drives were set up on the tenth hole and A grade went to Terry Johnston with the only shot to hit the fairway.

Josh Miller took out B grade while C grade went to Roy Hankinson.

In the ball comp the balls went to Brian Searl with 39 points, with 38 points were Malcolm Crockett and Campbell Childs.

Tony Monday, Roy Hankinson and Norman Marshall all had 38 points, while the last of the balls went to Andrew Jeffery and Trevor Bailey both with 36 points.

Sunday was a fine day for golf and a small field hit off in a Single Stableford with Tony Monday running riot over the field with a great round of 42 points for an easy win.

The nearest the pin on the ninth hole went to the star of the day Tony Monday while Kerry Blencowe pulled off a bit of magic himself on the seventeenth to take home the prize.

In the ball competition the winners were Kerry Blencowe with a fine 40 points followed by Neil Venables with 39 points.

Denis Minehan and Sandy Litchfield both had 38 points, followed by Heikki Evans, Mark Rainsford and Matthew Schouten all with 37 points and the last of the balls went to Brian Searl with 35 points.

Also on Sunday afternoon was the first six hole competition for our juniors and they all took to the event with great gusto.

The leader with 16 points was Matthew Chelin followed closely by Remy Oldrey with 15 points and just behind him were the two Jake's, Jake Crawford and Jake Quodling both with 14 points.

The other prize winners on the day were Hunter Caldwell the little five year old super star to be, Jake Mason and Ryan Monday.

Coming up this week on Wednesday morning is a Single Stableford competition for both men and women and as normal visitors are always welcome to join in and play in our competition.

Wednesday afternoon is the last Daylight Saving nine hole competition for 2012 and this is a two person Ambrose open to members and non members with or without a handicap, this fun afternoon will recommence of January 16, 2013.

On Thursday afternoon the last of the junior golf clinics for 2012 will commence at 4pm for all those young people wishing to have some fun and at the same time learn how to play golf, this clinic will recommence on Thursday January 17.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday there will be Single Stableford Medley competitions on all three days.

Also on Sunday at 2pm the Junior six hole competition will be on for all the little budding champions.

All at Cooma Golf Club would like to wish all the readers and golfers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Golfing Year in 2013.

Ladies golf results

On Wednesday December 12 two small fields took to the fairways the first played an 18 hole stableford and the second a nine hole stableford The winner of the 18 hole stableford was won by Lyn Last with 36 points and the runner up was Gaye Wilson 35 who received a ball. The 9 hole stableford competition was won by Clare Nowland who played extremely well ending up with a great score of 23 points. Runner up to Clare was Midge Theron with 20 points who received a ball. Both Clare and Midge broke their 9 hole club handicaps.

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