Great Gloucester golfing news

WGNSW Medal Round – Ladies golf

Wednesday was another great day for golf.

There is a lot of run on the course but the course is still in great shape. Val Smith was the winner of the day having a great round of 70 nett.

Myrelle Fraser was Division 1 winner with 80 nett on a countback from Ev Blanch, Ann Maggs won Division 3 with 31 points. Gross winners were Division 1 Ev Blanch 100 gross and Division 2 winner was Val Smith with 93 gross, great to see you back in form Val. Ball competition Margaret Dunn 72 nett and Moyà Harris 76 nett. NTP 4th and 13th Val Smith 6th and 15th Division 1 Myrelle Fraser Division 2 Moyà Harris Division 3 Pat Burrows. Our deepest sympathy to Annette and Gai and family on the loss off your father Lance. Lance was a great worker for our club over the years and always had a smile on his face. RIP Lance.


Last week, a good field of 20 played an aggregate two ball stableford competition.

The winning team with a great score of 73 points was Keith Whitby and Ian Maggs. Not surprisingly, Keith also had the best individual score of 38 points. The next best score, a long way behind was 63 points for Joost Werz and Ele Fraser. They were followed by Jim Dunn (welcome home from Walgett) and Tony Burnet. Nearest the pins went to Di Bardwell on 4/13 and Phil Hawkins on 6/15. The stayers award went to Sally Higgins and Bruce Fraser.

Monthly Medal/Stroke Round

It is with tears in my eyes that I write this report this week with the loss of 2 of my friends and the club's best supporters, Lance Andrews and Warren Green.

The input these 2 blokes had to our club is unquestionable and they both will be sorely missed. RIP our friends. This week members played the monthly medal/stroke rnd for trophies kindly donated by Arkwood. The mug winner this month was B Veitch with70 nett well done Benny. The B grade winner was W Murray with 74 nett and C grade went to D Robinson with 72 nett. The gross winners on the day were J Andrews in A grade, M Howland in B grade and K Wiggins in C grade. NTPs went to J Andrews in A grade, M Howland in B grade, K Whitby in C grade and the long drive went W Murray, no one worried the 2nd shot. The ball comp went down to 74 nett.

Next weekend is the Mid Winter Open which still has plenty of spots open either in the morning hit off or afternoon off hit times, so please come along and support one of our major events of the year if you can. The following weekend is the Carson Family 2BBB T/day so please get your teams sorted for another of our premier days. The mixed foursomes will be played on Sunday the 19th of this month so all those interested get your names onto the timesheet. Whilst I'm on the foursomes our men's foursome championship has been rescheduled to the 23rd of September, which will know included a nett championship team, so get your names into support this major event of our club.

Yours in golf, The Shanker.