Club Champions Decided

The Club Championships came to a conclusion on Sunday as the Mens and Ladies finals for all grades were decided.

With the promise of good golf the weather came to the party as well as spectators were able to enjoy the golf in hospitable conditions. All matches saw good golf played from the big hitting A and B Grade to the more tactical finals in other grades. Playing out fthe-winnersor wins at the end of the day were Bradley Sherriff who defeated Brenton Goldsmith in the A Grade final; Daniel Rayson, victorious in the B Grade against Pete McAuley;  C Grade winner Jim Gelten, triumphant for a second year over DJ Appelkamp; Michelle Moreton who took out the Division One Ladies title over Lesleigh Edwards and Ann Milkins who took out Division Two with a win over Tania Kennett.  More on the finals next week.

On Saturday a good field turned out for the Spence Dix and Co Stroke round, won by Ian Tobin in a three way countback. Tobin shot a Nett 71 in the windy conditions, characterised by some long hits off the tee and accurate short play around the green and very effective putting which gave Tobin some crucial results on different holes. Shot of the day was Tobin’s tee shot into the strong head wind on the fourteenth where he was the only player on the day to hit the green. To further emphasise his accurate stroke play Tobin also produced the best second shot on the thirteenth hole when he threaded the ball through the trees where his errant tee shot had finished, the ball rolling to just two metres from the hole.

Once again it was a day where  players did well to meet their handicaps with no players bettering the winning score of Tobin. Coming in closely behind on the day was Willy Little and Andrew Morris, also on Nett 71. Morris had the Nearest the Pin on the fourth hole all sewn up until Merrily Hilton out did his effort late in the day. Other solid performers on the day, included Shane Cleggett with a Nett 76 and Bob Standley, also with a Nett 76. In the Ladies Hiltons accurate effort on the fourth wasn’t her only triumph as she shot the best score of the day with a Nett 75. Accuracy also paid off for Bob Dicker on the ninth hole where he hit the top half of the green with his tee shot, other players struggling to hit the hole in the breezy conditions.

The Ladies turned out on Wednesday for the Wagenfeller Honey Stroke round. Conditions were windy to start with and degenerated into rain as the round finished. Players fought it out well in the tough conditions, with Michelle Moreton shooting a Nett 83 to take Division One out and Mel Johnson shooting a Nett 90 to win Division Two. To emphasise the tough challenge further only two greens were hit off the tee, Michelle Moreton hitting the fourth and Ann Milkins hitting the ninth green.

The Ladies this week turn out for the Salon 15 Par round, followed by the Gill Brook Stableford event on August 24th. The Men come out for the SE Car Brokers 4 Ball Ambrose this Saturday, with the Good Country Physiotherapy Stableford to follow on August 27th.

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