Long in dominating form to close in on 100-stroke target

November 15, 2017

Amanda Long was the Heathcote Golf Club's Wednesday ladies winner in division two.

A GOOD field of 13 ladies arrived at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednesday to play a stableford which proved to be a lovely spring day.

Regina Driver again played well posting 35 points to take out division one from Helen Carlin on 34 points.

Congratulations are extended to Regina on her first win after a substantial absence from golf.

Amanda Long was in dominating form with her best ever competition round at Heathcote and is now very close to breaking through that magic 100-stroke barrier.

Amanda’s 41 points left the division two field floundering in her wake with June Roberts securing the runner-up honours with 31 points. NTPs went to Amanda (8th), Regina (18th hole open) and June (C grade 18th).

Thursday, November 9:

The men played a stableford competition on Thursday with two visitors joining in.

Adrian King’s 37 points won him a division one win with Ron Blachford taking the honours in division two with 36 points.

Ball winners were Son Quach 36, John Blundell 35, John Gastin 35, Martin Sims 35 and Stephen Hudson 34. The encouragement award went comfortably to Paul Wintle who finished on 23 points.

Saturday, November 11:

Saturday proved to be the first of a run of hot days and players took to the fairways early to beat the hottest part of the day.

Dot Trott put together a lovely round of 38 points to win the event in the ladies from Carol Stuart on 36 points. Margaret Sims won the 8th hole NTP while Carol was closest on the 18th.

Greg Long made it a husband/wife week with a great round of 40 points that proved best in division one. Well done, Greg.

Geoff Cutting was the division two winner on 35 points. Balls winners were: Mitchell Hogg 39, Alan Stobaus 39 and David Clouston 39.

Adrian Goudie took out the NAGA on a countback. David birdied the 2nd hole while Greg scored NTP on the 13th plus a birdie.

Alan Stobaus won NTP on the 16th hole while John Dunn took out the B grade 18th and superpin.

It was great to see Nick Sidoti playing his first singles competition round and posting a very creditable 33 points. We hope to see you return in the near future Nick.

Welcome back the Friday Chicken Run:

The course is now finally open again to both hens and roosters this coming Friday.

All members, visitors and social players are very welcome.

Entry fee is $5 and either of the nines can be played.

The starting time is 3pm, with the prizes being actual frozen chooks for the best score.

Coming events:

Today: Ladies’ stableford.

Tomorrow: Men’s stableford.

Friday, November 17: All-comers 9-hole stableford chicken run 3pm start.

Saturday, November 18: Ladies’ stableford 2nd round of the Summer Championships and men’s stroke and monthly medal .

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