Organisers of Saturday’s inaugural Stoney Creek Medley 3 Ball Stableford were delighted with the success of the event despite only attracting a small number of players for trophies provided by Peter Dixon, John Green and Mark Kelly.
Prior to presenting the winners Peter Dixon expressed delight in how members enjoyed the event being played to conditions that proved easy to apply but hard to succeed at.
Dixon said the event proved that any combination of players could succeed, but applying the playing conditions was the important decision especially when all players had to use the groups low, middle and highest handicapped player on six occasions.
In a brilliant display the team of Luke Clarke, Todd Jayet and Todd Barrow combined solidly to record a great 96 points. The winning team will now move on to the Regional final.
Luke Clarke congratulated the organising and event sponsors for their initiative in bringing this type of golf to the club and also stressed more members should embrace the game.
Nearest the Pin victors saw Lindsay Elliott at 2850mm on the 1st, Dub Rodgers snared both the 4th and the Money Hole at 600mms.
Ross Smith was delighted to see his ball finish just 250mm from the pin on the 6th and on the back nine Peter Picker at 1890mms was victorious on the 11th.
On the final Par 3, the difficult 15th, no member managed to land on the green so this will jackpot to four balls this Saturday.
Saturday’s final two awards the Nearest the Pins on the 9th and the 18th in two shots saw Dub Rodgers victorious at 1500mm on the 9th and John Green at a close 1970mms on the 18th.
Ball Winners from the round went to 91 Phil Bishop, Laurie Wakefield and Dub Rodgers, 90 Cody Hando, Jake Hodge and Jarrod Kemp, 89 Kaye Jones, Lynne Guise and Kasey Fay Rice, 86 John Pearce, Bill Warren and Rod Luyt, and on 84 were Charlie Allen, Michael Dellaca and Vince Kelly.
A large field of Ladies contested last Wednesday's 18 Hole Stableford competition for the Lois Godden trophy. Margaret Hogan was victorious as she fired one of her better rounds in recent weeks with a solid 38 points, two points clear of runner up Lynne Guise on 36.
Other Ball winners were Glynis Conroy and Leonie Thompson on 35, Barbara Donnelly on 33 while Lyn Davison and Dawn Wakefield won the remaining golf balls on 32 points.
In the Nearest the Pin awards Lorraine Maxwell took out the 1st, Dawn Wakefield the 4th , Leonie Thompson the 6th and in the remaining two awards Lynne Guise was victorious on both the 11th and the 15th.
The first of the clubs handicap events that allows golfers to gain recognition the annual Handiskins commences with the first qualifying round scheduled for this Saturday.
The Handiskins is played under Stableford conditions over five rounds with players paying a one off entry fee of $39. $4 from each entry is donated to the “Leuk the Duck” Charity organisation which raises funds for “Kids with Cancer”.
With the competition being contested over five rounds, the leading four players with the highest combined three rounds of Stableford scores will contest a “Skins Final” and have the chance to win a share of the $1200 in Club and/or Pro Shop vouchers.
Players receive a Handiskins Registration Pack when they pay the entry fee. It is open to both Men and Women who are members of the Club.
Members who are contesting the Club Matchplay, McDermott Cup and the Jack Burch 4Ball Handicap Matchplay Championships are reminded that all rounds must be completed by the due date.
All competition draws are displayed on the noticeboard and wet weather can’t be used as an excuse for failure to complete the match by the due date.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM will be held on Saturday, June 24 commencing at 10am at the Clubhouse.
Members wishing to stand for the vacant Vice-President, Club Captain, Secretary and one Committee positions on the clubs Board of Directors must nominate by 6pm on Saturday, June 13.
THIS WEEKS GOLFING ACTION
On Wednesday the ladies will contest a Club sponsored 18 hole Stableford event and on Saturday the Men and the Ladies will contest the annual Parkes Cellars, Grand Hotel Drive Thru and D’Aquino’s 18 Hole 4 Ball Aggregate Stableford with an Individual in conjunction.
Also in conjunction will be the 1st Round of both the Handiskins Championships and the Pybar Handicap Challenge.
Members will also contest the Ian Pinnigar Memorial Trophy in conjunction with this event being the leading team in the 4Ball Aggregate event.