Over the weekend the very popular Summer Cup began with round one seeing some very high stableford scores. With 40 points just receiving a ball the competition was tough and handicaps are tumbling.
On Saturday January 5 Terry Johnston continued his recent good form to take out A grade with a fine 43 points from Brian Turner with 39. In B grade Sam Patricks won on a countback with 44 points from Nick Massari and in C grade Alex Childs had a round of the day 48 points to beat Ken Ganya with 43 points. Bad luck to Doug Parker who had 43 points a just won a ball for his great round. A grade longest drive was taken out by Bill McGregor, B grade by Paul Beaver and C grade by Lindsay Blewitt. Nearest the pin on the 9th went to Sam Patricks and on the 17th Christian Stockl hit a great shot in close.
Sunday saw a single stableford played with Trevor Bailey (A grade) blitzing the field to take out first place with 43 points. B grade was won by Heikki Evans with 39 points and C grade was Phil Amey's day with 36 points. Ball winners went down to Bruce Burton with 37 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th was Sandy Litchfield and on the 17th Bruce Burton.
On Wednesday January 2, 34 players competed in 3 grades for the top prizes with A grade being won by Bart Joseph with 41 points. B grade was taken out by Wayne Ryan with 42 points and C grade was won by that ever competitive Rulie Steinfort with a round of the day 43 points.
Ball winners went down to 36 points. Nearest the pin on the 4th was a great shot by Col Langdon and Tony Slater hit it very close on the 17th.. Obviously retirement suits Tony.
Next Saturday sees round two of the Summer Cup - an individual stableford medley.
On Sunday and Wednesday there is a single medley stableford for members and visitors with Sunday also being round one of the Super Stableford competition. Of course there is the daylight saving comp. on every Wednesday afternoon. You can hit off up until around 5.30pm with dinner provided.
The junior golf competition is on this Sunday afternoon over the summer holidays so don't miss out on a great 6 hole event.
This starts around 2pm. Members are asked to lend a hand if they can. The junior golf Thursday afternoons will continue from January 17 onwards.