Saturday (May 15) at Gloucester Golf Club was "Beginners Day" and thanks to the generosity of Laser Electrics and Kevin Townsend, everyone who turned out, seasoned golfers or beginners, were indeed a winner. All players received a packet of "goodies" before they hit off and most ended up with a prize for their efforts ... and a wonderful day was had by all.
There were spectacular autumn conditions for the entire day with late finishers warmed by the heater in the back bar. There were clear skies with a nice breeze spicing up play for upwards of forty golfers and would be golfers. The course was again in fantastic condition.
The event itself was a Four Person Ambrose and the winning women's team was L Towsend, A Hardy, K Howarth and F Latimore. Leading the men home were J McLeod, D Mann, G Haliburton and R White. In second place were J Andrews, M Andrews, M Fraser and A Fraser, followed in third place by K Laurie, C Laurie, P Wenham and J Murray. N McInnes, B McInnes, R Crichton and S Crichton finished in fourth place, B Veitch and B Stedman were fifth, L McLeod, C McLeod, D Makin and T Grady sixth, W Maddalena, H Wakefield, D Blanch and M Hargraves seventh, P Wildblood, B Newman, [sponsor] K Townsend and C Reynolds eighth and K Wiggins, N Cook, K Arney and B Osborne came home in ninth place. Nearest-to-the-Pins were won by K Howarth and J Andrews at the 4th and 13th holes and P Wildblood, K Arney and R White at the 6th and 15th holes. The long drive was won by Kieran Laurie with a monster 250 metre plus tee shot at the 8th and 17th holes.
Super Sevens for the week ending Friday 14 May was headed by Peter Markey scoring 17 points with Dave Mann, Wayne Maddalena and
Bob Kirkup 15 and Doug Blanch 14 the last ball winner.
On Saturday May 22 the club will be staging an Individual Stableford in three grades sponsored by Knowla Stud. The following day Sunday May 23 there is the Medley Classic Four Ball ahead of the Gloucester Veterans' Week of Golf Monday through Friday May 28. On Saturday, May 29, there will be the Tom Blundell Memorial Day, a Four Person Ambrose with a full field already lined up to play.