Golfers found the course long and somewhat wet over the last week of golf at the Cooma Golf Course. With recent lovely rain the course has greened considerably with much less run and scores this week have reflected the extra green grass. A reminder to all members that there is a working bee this Friday after work to help spruce up the course for the Short Course Championships to be held on the 16th of February. This is a date not to be missed.
The highlight of the weekend has to go to Phil Patricks who had a hole in one on the 11th hole with a well hit 6 iron. Great work Phil!
So what happened last week on the course.
On Saturday, 30 players hit off in a single stableford medley. In A grade Steve Young won the day with 37 points. B grade saw Michael Boyce score 37 points. C grade was won by the always consistent Alan Kelly with 33. Ball winners went down to 31 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Dave Robinson and Mark Van Ommen won the 17th with a great shot. Longest drives went to Dave Robinson, Geoff Bohringer and Alan Kelly.
Sunday saw 35 golfers playing in an individual stableford - round 2 of the Super Stableford and with the junior competition on as well and the Jack Newton Golf Foundation coaches working with local members on coaching tips for juniors there was plenty happening. Andrew Jeffrey had a great round of 36 points (a par round) to take out A grade. B grade was won by Dave Goggin with a round of the day 37 points and C grade was taken out by the smooth swinging Marion Burke with 33 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th went to Norm Marshall and the 17th was taken out by Peter Smith who is starting to gain some form after a break.
On Wednesday a single stableford saw 25 players compete in 3 grades for the top prizes with A grade being won by Charlie Beaumont with 40 points. B grade was taken out by Prawit Prakotasung also with 40 points and C grade was won by Kerry Blencowe with 38 points.
Ball winners went down to 29 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th was a super shot by Mike Carroll and Prawit Prakotasung was closest on the 17th.
Next Saturday sees a monthly medal on Saturday with a stableford on both Wednesday and Sunday. Of course there is the daylight saving comp. on every Wednesday afternoon. You can hit off up until around 5:30pm. It's a great way to get over hump day.
Junior golf is on this Sunday with a BBQ afterwards. Members are asked to lend a hand if they can and of course as previously mentioned we have a working bee on Friday afternoon this week and the Short Course Championships on February 16.