One month in to the winter season, and we have finally had enough rain to interrupt the golfing schedule for the week.
The Wednesday numbers were lower than normal due to the wet weather with only a men’s competition held.
Winning the day was Paul Niebling (13) with the top score of 38 points, although it was on a count back from Greg Pell with the same score.
The nearest-the-pins went to Matt Bibby on the fourth, Rob Oldman on the sixth, Dave Pearce on the 12th and Niebling on the 17th.
To get a ball you needed a score of 35 points or better.
The cold didn’t stop the enthusiastic Friday evening golfers who played stableford over holes 1-6.
Greg Pell (5) had the winning score of 14 points with Ian Stuart the runner-up on 13 points.
On Saturday the misty drizzle kept the numbers away again with only the one competition held, because there were not enough women for a separate competition.
Count backs continued to be the theme of the week with both the A and B-grade winners having to be decided that way.
The winner of A-grade with the top score of the day was Peter Nelson (6) with 38 points from Dave Pearce with the same score.
Ian Stuart (18) was the B-grade winner with this steady 37 points with Rob Oldman missing out in the count back.
John Boruch was nearest-the-pin on the sixth, John Mundy won the 12th, Ian Stuart was closest on the 17th and the fourth was unclaimed.
The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Nelson and the 15th stayed with the club.
The ball pool went to 36 points, and not surprisingly, it was on a count back as well.
The Friday night social six holes this week will be over holes 10-15 and the game is par.
Saturday is the final round of the Winter Cup and it is a par round for both men and women.
Well, the wintery weather has certainly arrived and has taken its toll on our numbers.
Last Saturday six men braved the cooler conditions to play a stableford round.
Fortunately it didn’t rain and players said the conditions were quite pleasant out on the course.
Jared Smith collected the winner’s voucher with 34 points, while brother Alex was runner up with 32 points.
No one was close enough to claim the nearest-the-pin ball on the 18th.
Unfortunately there was no ladies competition on Saturday and the cold weather was also the winner last Tuesday.
Committee members are reminded of the monthly meeting tonight at 7.30pm.
We will be hosting the Dalhousie Vets tournament tomorrow, so hopefully the weather will be kind.
This Saturday will be a par round and Tuesday will be stableford.
In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.
Last Wednesday saw only six hardy players for a stroke round, monthly medal, social club round and counting putts.
The winner of the monthly medal and the 18-hole competition was Annette Mills with a nett 77.
The nine-hole comp was also won by Mills with a nett 40.
The 18-hole balls went to Mills and Ronda Richards and the nine-hole balls went to Mills and Richards.
Nearest-the-pin on the 16th was Irene Keogh and the other nearest-the-pin went begging.
Today will be a par round and next Wednesday will be a stableford round, with teams of three players to be drawn.
The chicken run on Thursday was won by Phil Hageman with 43 (8) 35 nett and there was no nearest-the-pin winner.
Tomorrow will be a stableford round on the front nine.
A stableford event and third round of the social club trophy was played at Nagambie Golf Club on Saturday.
The greens were in good order with the ground condition heavy after some much-needed rain fell throughout the week.
With little or no run it was a day for the solid iron players who carry the ball to the green, and none better at this was the day’s winner Tim Baldwin, who smashed out an impressive 39 points.
Baldwin took the win with a comfortable four-point buffer from runner-up Alby Seenan with a crafty 35 points.
Next best were Dean Brown with 34 points and Peter Lawrence on 33.
The nearest-the-pin prizes went to Trevor Redfern on the 13th for the second week in a row — he obviously has got the driver working well — and Lawrence reached the 16th.
Next week’s golf will be a three-man ambrose event with J. Loddingon on office duty and T. Redfern in the bar.