It is with great regret that we report the passing of one of our members, with Terry Cox passing away last week after a short illness. Our sympathies go to his family at this sad time. Last week, an excellent field of 23 played an Irish fourball competition for trophies donated by Jim Dunn and Tony Burnet.
The best team score went to John Clarke, Bob Kirkup, Dale Rabbett and Sally Higgins with 117 points. They were followed by Di Pritchard, Mark Howland, Tony Berecry and Derek Bardwell with 114 points, then Bill Murray, Joost Werz, Ian Maggs and Ric Paff with 112 points. Not surprisingly, Sally Higgins also had the best individual score of 44 points, 8 better than handicap. Sally will need to check her handicap next week !! Nearest the pins went to Di Bardwell on the 4/13th (twice), to Peter Buettel for the men on the 4/13th and to Keith Whitby on the 6/15th. The sponsors were very generous, also giving prises for the longest and "straightest" drives, Mark Howland showed his youth taking the long drive, and Pam Paff had the most accurate drive. Members are reminded that tickets are now available for the Club presentation night on Saturday 10th November.
On Saturday members played the monthly stroke/medal rnd for trophies once again kindly supplied by Ron Clarke of Arkwood.
It has been 12 months since Ron died and his family has continued his legacy of supporting our club for which we are very grateful. The winner on the day was S Burns with a very impressive 67, which earned him the monthly mug, B grade went to W Murray with 73 nett and C grade was won by D Bardwell with 70 nett. The best gross score on the day was 75, returned by P Blanch with Bill and Dereck also taking out their respective grades gross as well. The ball comp went down to 74 with the NTPs going to B McInnes in A grade, M Howland won B grade, no one in C grade and Steve won the long drive. This weekend will be a stableford event for trophies supplied by Stuart Carruthers of Betta Home Living. Don't forget our presentation night is also on Saturday night, numbers are fair for the night but it would be good to see more people there to support the winners of our major trophies for 2018. The annual backbar day is also coming on the 2nd of December, with the time sheet being up very shortly so get your team together so you can enjoy this very popular day. Yours in Golf The Shanker!
Wednesday was the final day of our Winter Competition, the event being a 3 Club event which proved that some people play better without the bag full of clubs.
Our thanks to Denise Hawden who sponsored the day, we appreciate your sponsorship Denise. The winner of the day was Ann Mullen with a good score of 33 points, I’m sure your score would have been even better Ann if the day hadn’t been so hot. Runner up was Dale Rabbett with 32 points, Dale has already broken her handicap by six strokes after only a handful of competition games so congratulations Dale. Third place went to Jill Carson with 31 points. NTP 4th@13th Val Smith, NTP 6th@15th Division 2 Ann Mullen Division 3 Kim Arney, no Division 1 player hit the green again this week. Ball comp Myrelle Fraser 30 points, Cheryl Goodrich 30, Kim Arney 28 and Moyà Harris 28 points. The ecelectic results for the season were Division 1 Stroke Gross Gai Randall, Division 2 Val Smith Division 3 Pat Burrows. Nett winners were Myrelle Fraser from Division 1 Moyà Harris Division 2 and Rhonda Nightingale Division 3. Stableford winner was Pat Burrows. Most Birdies Gai Randall and Pat Burrows each with 6 and most gobblers were Myrelle Fraser and Val Smith both with 4. The Patrons trophy which was donated by our new patron Val Smith was won by Myrelle Fraser.
The Dave Mann trophy was won by Myrelle Fraser, thank you Dave for your generous sponsorship. Congratulations to Myrelle you certainly had a good year. After lunch we had a cake to celebrate Angela Sampson’s 80th birthday. Don’t forget it’s the summer comp now starting at 7:30 am and also presentation night on Saturday night.
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