Gloucester Golf Club weekly report

Laser Electrical Beginners Day

On Saturday members and ladies played the annual Laser Electrical beginners Day with trophies kindly donated by Kev and Liz Townsend.

A very good field of players competed on the day with the winners in numerous categories being as follows. The ladies winning team was L Townsend, S and K Howarth and S Cossar with 63 5/8. The mixed competition was won by J, S and M Andrews with T Yates with the best score of the day of 55 and 3/8, and the men's was won by J Higgins, S and P Benson and P Blanch with 57 and 5/8. Runners-up were M and J Groves, B and B Cooper in the mixed with 61 and 1/2; S Burns, K Wiggins, P Coote and B Veitch in the men's with 59. The Ball comp went down to 59 and 3/8. NTPs on the day went to no one in A grade, however a true beginner hit the green in spectacular fashion and won a special prize well done Joel Murray. B grade went to W Murray, C grade to G Clates, with no lady hitting the green and J Andrews winning the 2nd shot.

Next week is a stableford event for a club trophy, the draws for both the Derros matchplay and the graded matchplay are on the board so if you are involved please get these games completed as soon as you can. If you have any problems talk to me to see what can be worked out.

Yours in Golf The Shanker.

Veterans Derek & Di Bardwell Trophy

Last week, the veterans played an individual stableford round for a trophy donated by Di & Derek Bardwell. Jim Dunn won the day with a solid round of 38 points. There were three runners up on 36 points, Keith Whitby Mark Stone and our regular visitor from Taree Peter Wildblood.

They were followed by Bert Newman and Denver Webb on 33 points and finally Peter Buettel on 33 points. Nearest the pins went to Elaine Murray on 4/13 and John Herd on 6/15. Ian Maggs took home the stayers award.

Ladies Monthly Medal 3

Wednesday was the third round of the Monthly Medal which was sponsored by Moyà Harris and Julie Paterson, thank you girls for your generous sponsorship.

I was told that 16 winging women played golf on Wednesday. It seems that no one was happy with their day's play. However Ev Blanch was the winner of the day with 31 points and Annette Cravino was Runner-up with 30 points. I can't believe the scores were so bad as the course is in immaculate condition.

Ball winners were Dale Rabbett 29, Effie Crawley 28, Moyà Harris also on 28 and Jill Carson with 27 points. NTP 4th@13th, Ev Blanch 6th@15th, Division 1, Ev Blanch, Div 2, Moyà Harris and Division 3, Dale Rabbett.

Next week's event is 4BBB Championships, sponsored by Ann Mullen.

On Sunday 19th we held our Mixed Classic with 68 players playing in the event. It was a beautiful day with visitors from near and far. Everyone enjoyed the event and it was great to have so many players on the course of a Sunday. Our thanks to all who helped in any way to make the day the success it was.

The winners were L and M Curtis and E and B Fraser with a great score of 88 points.

Runners-up were J. Carson, P. Buettel, C. Goodrich and J. Werz 84 points; 2nd Runners-up, P.and R.Paff, R.Nightingale and K. Whitby 83 points. Ball winners all with 82 points were J and G Wheeler, M. Fraser and G. Hjorth, M and J Brogan and E and W Murray, and lastly K. Holstein, A. Wall, V. Smith and L.Ribbons. NTP 4th/13th. Ladies, V.Bullard. Men, M. Curtis. 6th/15th, J. Stinson; Men, D. Webb. Accurate Drive, Ladies, J. Stinson; Men, D. Blanch.

Thank you all for playing and we hope the veterans have a great tournament this week.