News from the fairway

Bowe & Lidbury 4 man Ambrose & Monthly Medal

The event on Saturday (August 30) was a 4-man ambrose kindly sponsored by local stock & station agents Bowe & Lidbury.

Thank you to Peter Markey for organising the day & for providing some beaut trophies for the winners.It just so happened that Pete featured in the winning team alongside Greg West, Mark Finnane & G. Rees.The lads posted a nett score of 58 nett which just pipped the team of Bert Newman, Mark Stone, Derek Bardwell & Steve Foot (58 3/8).NTPs : A : Steve MacDonald; B : Derek Bardwell; C: Ken Wiggins (Was it 8 iron or 9 iron Ken?)Long Drive : Paul Blanch.Ball Comp winners included the first & second place teams.

Last Saturday (September 7) was the Monthly Medal sponsored by Arkwood & a small field battled the testing windy conditions. Steve Burns came out on top at the end of the day with a crafty 71 nett. Great work Steve!You just managed to take the medal for August by beating Doug Blanch on a countback.Bad luck Doug - I'm guessing there was a putt or two which just slipped by the cup.Steve took out the A Grade Nett, Doug's consolation was the B Grade Nett trophy & C Grade was taken out by the elder statesman Keith "Buddy" Whitby with a 73 nett.A Grade Scratch : Jamie Andrews 80, B Grade Scratch : Doug Blanch 85, C Grade Scratch : Pam Paff 98Ball comp: Steve Burns & Doug Blanch 71, James McLeod 72, Craig McLeod 73, Roy Crichton 73, Peter Wildblood 73.NTPs : A : Jamie Andrews; B : Peter Wildblood; C: Rick PaffB Grade Long Drive : D. McMasters.

Next Saturday is the Annual Par 3 Championship which is once again sponsored by Adam & the team at Gloucester Tyre & Battery Service.There is a timesheet in the back bar (no early slots though) so get your names down soon.Note that the Bowden Family day has been postponed to 16 November & the Valley Motors Ambrose Day will move forward to 21 September.

Good golfing. Shankers apprentice.


Last week, the Veterans played an individual stableford for the Town vs Country trophy sponsored by Tony and Di Berecry and Joost and Bonnie Werz.The best town player was Peter Buettel on 36 points and the best Country player was Denver Webb with 38 points.The runner up was Ric Paff on 37.Balls went to Di Bardwell 36, Sally Higgins 35, Derek Bardwell 34 and on 33 points, John Clarke, Keith Whitby, Brian McInnes and Peter Wildblood.Nearest the pins were Mark Howland on 4/13 and Peter McIntyre on 6/15.The winning team by a considerable margin was Country.

Ladies Monthly Medal Stableford

Wednesday's Monthly Medal was sponsored by two of our regular players, Val Smith and Anne Maggs.

Thank you both for sponsoring our day, I am sure the winners of your trophies appreciated your sponsorship also.The winner of the day was our president Jill Carson with 35 Stableford points, congratulations Jill. Runner up being once again the ever consistent Moyà Harris with 33 points. NTP 4th/13th, Myrelle Fraser and the 6th/15th, Moyà Harris. Ball winners were Dale Rabbett, Gai Randall (welcome back Gai) and Myrelle Fraser all with 31 points. Last Friday's very successful Open Day winners were Ev Blanch and Pam Paff who won on a three way countback with 44 points from Runners up Jill Blackett and Pam McRae from Kew and 2nd runners up Kylie Gordon and Janice Hicks from Tallwoods. It was great to have a full field and I believe our course is in better shape then some of our neighboring clubs thanks to our wonderful course superintendent and helpers.

Also thanks to all who helped make the day a success especially our male veterans who were spotters for the day and the ladies who supplied afternoon tea.Next week's event is the final WGNSW Medal which is to be sponsored by Nannas. Also the Par 3 Championships are on Saturday 14th.