The summer weather has brought golfers out in droves over the past week, enjoying the magnificent local course.
It has been busy with those taking the opportunity for a social game, or playing in one of the club’s regular competitions.
Although the course may be a bit quieter tomorrow with the predicted 42 degrees, it is certain to ramp up again from Sunday and throughout next week.
Anyone who wants a game is encouraged to phone the pro shop on (03) 5881 3333, or call in to organise a tee time. ‘Same day play’ generally applies for social golfers.
In last week’s competitions stableford was played on Saturday with a big field across four grades.
A grade winner scoring 39 points was John Radeski one clear of Brian ‘Billy’ Bourke, in B grade George Willis also had 39 to win by a shot from Geoff Corboy, in C grade Shaun Mills had the day’s best score with 42 points from Warren Bull on 41, and in D grade Connor Thompson followed up his win the previous Wednesday to score on countback from Peter Beckton on 39.
One of the biggest Wednesday fields for a long time, just shy of 100 players, contested a stableford.
A grade was won by Chris Thomson with 38 from Adam Purtill on 37, B grade winner was Wayne Game on 40 from Steve Conrick on 39, C grade went to Gary Rodda with 42 from Phil Hodgkinson on 39, and in D grade Rob Sobolewski had the best score of the day with 43 points to defeat John Irwin, who was runner-up for the second week in a row.
In the clubhouse there has been huge interest in recent weeks in the Joker’s Wild jackpot, which is now at $6,100.
Why not get down to your club tonight, enjoy a meal and perhaps go home a lot richer? Raffle tickets go on sale at 6pm with meat prizes and club vouchers drawn at 7.30pm and the Joker’s Wild at 8pm.
Last week’s results:
Saturday December 30, single stableford: A grade J Radeski 39, r/u B Bourke 38; B grade G Willis 39, r/u G Corboy 38; C grade S Mills 42, r/u W Bull 41; D grade Connor Thompson 39, c/b P Beckton.
Ball comp: S Mills, W Bull, Connor Thompson, J Radeski, G Willis, P Beckton, B Bourke, G Corboy, G Davis, Ashley Hall, T Harrison, G Crocket, M Phillips, A Brunker, S Harris, C Mitsch, D Ramsey, K Thompson, N Boswell, Andrew Hall, L Campbell, D Ring, P Seely, J Gay, R Campbell, B Scott, G Bulmer, P Docherty, G Collins, K Pearce, T Cheetham, G Bush, H Foster, K Leetham, J Marshall, K Jennings.
NTP: 2nd P Joice; 5th C Mitsch, W Bull; 9th N Boswell, C Thompson; 11th P Bissett, A Lord; 13th C Gomez, Colin Thompson. Golden hole C Mitsch.
Tuesday January 2, ladies nine-hole stableford: Winner B Leetham 20, c/b M Marshall.
Ball comp: F Munnerley, M Menadue, R King, M Sharp, H McCalman.
NTP: J Armytage, K Zanatta.
Wednesday January 3, single stableford: A grade Chris Thomson 38, r/u A Purtill 37; B grade W Game 40, r/u S Conrick 39; C grade G Rodda 42, r/u P Hodgkinson 39; D grade R Sobolewski 43, r/u J Irwin 40.
Ball comp: R Sobolewski, W Game, J Irwin, K Keane, P Hodgkinson, S Beehag, L Pattinson, C Thomson, G Rothwell, B Irwin, P Joice, P Seely, D Grant, R Yates, D Ring, J Martin, N Nicholas, P Beckton, R Lawrence, M Nicholson, G Rodda, G Bulmer, G Corboy, J Hunt, J Tonta, D Irwin, J Radeski, T Cheetham, B Barlow, J Penna, N Porter, M Lyne, S Conrick, A Purtill, D John, c/o 35.
NTP: C Thomson, J Marshall. Golden hole A Purtill.