Short course a great success

During the week the Snowy Mountains Retravision Short Course Championships were played and with plenty of prizes and nearest the pins all over the course the day was a huge success. Eighty seven keen golfers played on the day and so the competition was tight.

So what happened last week on the course!

On Saturday Mark Rainsford continued his recent good form to take out the short course event with a fine 50 off the stick. Pete's Golf A grade winner was Terry Johnston with 52 with Camping World runner up Andrew Jeffery with 53. B grade Pete's Golf winner was Jeff Burgess with 51 nett from second prize Camping World's Wayne Ryan with 53. For the Pete's Golf C grade prize Bill Keefe won the day (52) from Camping World's Alan Kelly with 53. In the ladies, Dorothy Bilbow (55 nett) won the Mitre 10 prize from Marion Burke with 57 nett. The Mainstreet Junior winner was Jake Crawford with 65 nett from Hunter Caldwell coming runner up to snag the Pro Shop prize. Non-handicap winner for the Perisher prize was Marcus Caldwell with 65 nett.

With so many golfers on the course and such a great event the club sincerely appreciates the sponsorship of Retravision for the main prizes, Petes' Golf, Camping World, Mitre 10, Birdsnest, Sportspower, Monaro Post, Caltex, Brian Geach Electrical, South East Tiles and Bathrooms, Dave Stewart Kitchens, Bruce Geach Constructions, Up She Goes Sheds, Modem Office Furniture, Cooma Furnishing Company, Truck Stop Polo Flat, South East Printing, Monaro Joinery, Cooma Ex-servicemans Club, Southern Diesel and Hydraulics, Southern Service Centre, Mainstreet and Perisher.

Sunday saw a single stableford played with Jeff Burgess finding form (again) and blitzing the field to take out first place (37 points) from Dave Ware with 36 points. Ball winners went down to Tony Monday with 32 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th was Mal Crockett and on the 17th Graeme Russell.

On Wednesday February 13, 27 players competed in three grades for the top prizes with A grade being won by Bruce Burton with 40 points. B grade was taken out by Paul Beaver with round of the day 42 points and C grade was won by Alan McDonald with 36 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points. Nearest the pin on the 9th was a great shot by Simon Allen and Tony Monday hit it very close on the 17th.

Next Saturday sees a single stableford medley. On Sunday there is a single stroke event and Wednesday there is the traditional single medley stableford for members and visitors.

Junior golf is again on this Sunday at 2pm. Members are asked to lend a hand if they can, to encourage our juniors.

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