Strong competition in Hill Top Golf event

By Tatura Guardian

A good field played in the 4BBB stroke event, which was also the qualifying round for the Summer 4B Knockout.

The winners with an amazing net score of 57 were John Dellar and Mark Jenkins, while runners-up with a net 61 on a countback were Leigh Thornton and Alex Howson.

Balls down the line went to Bob Hunter/Graham Smith 61, Bryan Miller/Lou Villani 62, John Keller/Ray Flett 62, Bob Wildes/Ross Kelly 63, Michael Downs/Garry Reese 63, Peter Caldow/David Cornwall 63.

NTP trophies went to Peter Collison on the third hole, Darren Carter on the sixth, John Dellar on the ninth and jackpot and Ty Guiney on the 14th.

Qualifiers are John Dellar/Mark Jenkins will play Bryan Miller/Lou Villani and Leigh Thorton/Alex Howson will play Bob Hunter/Graham Smith. Good luck to all players.


Tuesday was a stroke event and Ian Elders continued his good form coming out on top with a net 70, while Peter Hutton was runner up with a net 71.

Michael Downs won NTP and balls down the line went to Frank Hill 72, Graham Meneilly 73 and Bruce Gross 74 on a countback.

Jeff Baker won Thursday’s stableford event with 39 points on a countback from John Keller. Baker started on the 10th hole, had a wipe on the par-3 14th hole, but birdied the 15th and turned with 19 points, enough to win the countback.

James Ibbotson won NTP and consolation balls went to Ross Kelly 38, Graham Meneilly and Peter Hutton 37 points on a countback.

Mat Langley twilight:

The ever popular twilight event attracted a field of 55 starters on Thursday. David Roberts had a fantastic day out, which made him the winner with a 33-4.5-net 28.5, a great three under the card with runner-up junior Tanz Dellar one shot behind with a net 29.5.

Balls down the line went to, Judy Ashcroft 30, Pat Muller 30.5, Jeff Huddle, Tony Hicks, Norm Elliott, Geoff Coolahan all with 32.5, Noel Gorrill and Paul Hughan with 33, Jan Coe, John Dellar with 34.5, Ryan Lindsay, Francie Mark and Tim Nicholson with 35. Pat Davies won NTP on the 14th.

Night golf returned on Friday, this popular event attracted a near capacity field and a great night was had by all.

The winning team was Brad Ciavarella, Tom Phillips and Dale McNair with a net 26, well done to the organisers.

Coming events:

This Sunday is a two-person Ambrose par three event sponsored by Glen Pearce, Les Walsh, Jody Webber, Brian Coe, Darren Carter, Rocky Barca and Bryan Miller. Prizes for winners and runners-up for men and women.

$50 nearest-the-pin on all holes for men and women. 10.30am assembly for a 11am shotgun start. Entry fee is $40 per pair, which includes a free on-course barbecue.

Book early as this popular event will fill up quick. Members can use our online booking through Onegolf, visitors can phone Hill Top on 5824 1689 or Glen Pearce 5824 2103.

We all have seniors moments, but last week Mappo after walking off the ninth hole he was checking his scorecard.

After all the other players had hit, he took off in the golf cart, when he got to his normal driving distance the ball was not to be found, then he suddenly realised that he had not hit off, now that is a seniors moment.

Summer pennant starts in January if you are interested in representing your club and play on some great courses in our district, please place your name on the list in the golf shop.

- Bunkered