Golfers were still out and about in the lead up to Christmas, whether it was for a serious competition or a bit of social fun.
The Wednesday women’s competition was the latter when they played nine holes of ambrose followed by a festive lunch.
The winning team was Ricky Rickman and Melva Gardner, who had 40-12.5 = 27-5.
The runners-up were Pat Ferris, Sue McCall and Di Lemon with 38-9.5=28.5.
It is always fun to end the golf year and they were joined by a few more for lunch who hadn’t been able to play golf in the morning.
The men’s was the usual ‘serious’ competition and Jerry Bender (20) won the day with the top score of 41 points.
There were a number with the next best score of 40 points; Jeff Smith, Vinnie Hall, Kevin Mulvaney and Rob Oldman.
Nearest-the-pin went to Jeff Smith on the fourth, Ian Stuart on the sixth and John Boruch on both the 12th and 17th. The ball pool went to those with 37 points on a count back.
The mixed nine-hole competition was won by Stubby Byrne (28) on 18 points with Ron Wilson next on 14 points (on a count back from Phil Block).
The Friday night social nine-holes win was shared by John Callaghan (12) and Kevin Mulvaney (16) with 20 points.
In the Saturday competition, Graham Welsh (23) had the best score of the day to win B-grade with a fantastic 43 points.
The A-grade winner was Peter Nelson (6) with a pretty good score of 40 points. Matt O’Sullivan was nearest-the-pin on both the fourth and 12th while the sixth went to Greg Pell and the 17th to Rob Oldman.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Dave Enricho and the 15th by Peter Nelson. A score of 38 points was needed for the ball pool.
In the women’s results, Dilva Grattan (34) played her usual steady golf to win with 37 points.
Getting better as the day went on, Dilva also won the extra competition of the best nine in score with 21 points.
The ball pool went to Dilva Grattan, Pam Jarvis and Di Byrne with 33 points on a count back.
Following Christmas the only competition has been Saturday.
The men had a good field of 35 to play a par round and best score went to Rob Peterson (14) who won B-grade with a terrific score of plus eight.
The C-grade winner was Warren Austin (20) with the next best score of plus seven and A-grade went to John Callaghan (12) with a plus five.
Nearest-the-pin on the fourth and sixth went to Paul Niebling, the 12th to visitor Doug Osborne and the 17th to Phil Jarvis.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Ricky Rickman and on the 15th it was Greg Pell.
The women had 10 players for their stableford round, making it 45 for the day. The winner was Di Stammers (20) with 41 points. The extra competition for the best odd holes was won by Ricky Rickman with 19 points. The ball pool went to Di Stammers, Ricky Rickman and Shirley Wright with 35 points on a count back.
The Friday social nine-holes is stroke over holes 1-9.
We start 2019 off on Saturday with the monthly medal for both men and women. It is also the start of the Summer Cup which runs over four rounds.
Saturday tee times for men in January/February will be 10am to 10.30am and women at 9.30am.