Giant subject contests first two rounds of membership championships

Large field contests first two rounds of club championships

Warwick Judge concentrates on his drive, well protected from the sun. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Warwick Decide concentrates on his drive, nicely protected against the solar. Photograph: CONTRIBUTED


On the weekend the primary two rounds of the lads’s and women’ membership championships have been performed. Saturday’s males’s subject of 98 and Sunday’s subject of 81 have been welcome sights to the sponsors Lachlan Commodities and Marg Hurst for the champs, and Pool Magic for the each day comp.

Most scores have been on or about par, presumably because of the gamers being cautious with the greens which have been in prime situation. Tony Wallace was the Div-1 winner, scoring 69 nett and getting there on countback from Ken Sanderson. Tony improved markedly on the back-9 whereas Ken had fairly even scores on each 9s.

The Div-2 returned comparable scores with Ben Robinson setting the tempo with 69 nett, and intently adopted by Steve Grallelis on 70 nett. Ben had an eight on the seventh gap, however countered that with a birdie on the twelfth and a smattering of pars. Steve was only a step behind all the way in which. Each gamers left pictures on the market.

The ball sweep went to 74 nett on depend again, going to: 70 – B Amor, M Wooden, B Everest; 71 – S Uphill, I Bown, H Callaghan, D Mylecharane, C Alley, W Judget Griffiths, J Betland, T Callaghan, R Smith; 72 – R Borger, S Betland, M Spice, P Dawson, G Falvey, P Grayson; 73 – Ok Herbert, P Wells, P Kay, B Carpenter, S Kirkman, S French; 74 – T Morgan, B Squires. The NTPs went to: ninth – M Spice; 18th – J Coulthurst. Each received their 2s. The ProShop Tremendous Pin went to Scott Kirkman, who missed his ‘2’ from afar. The greens had misleading tempo resulting in solely seven 2s being scored, and people by the A-graders.

On the finish of the day the champs outcomes confirmed: A-grade Scratch led by John Betland (70) over Steve Betland (71), A-Res Scratch led by Brian Everest (81) over Terry Griffiths and Kim Herbert (83), B-grade Scratch shared by Ken Sanderson and Tony Wallace (83), and C-grade Scratch led by Ben Robinson (89) over Steve Grallelis (93). The Handicap leaders have been: A-grade M Wooden (70), B-grade Sanderson and Wallace, C-grade B Robinson.

The pressures of Membership Champs can yield totally different outcomes. Tony Wallace had an excellent rating regardless of two air swings in his spherical. After which Clint Hurford began badly being 11-over after 4 holes, however then got here residence with 4-over for the rest. There once more, John Betland performed with an injured toe and nonetheless managed a sub-par spherical. Terry Griffiths appeared to have bother together with his wedges, together with his enjoying mates undecided if it was his golf equipment or his orthotics. And Anthony Alley took an uncommon route on the twelfth . From the tee he went close to OB on the sixth , crashed into the timber close to the midway space, chipped over the Bathroom, and received up and down for a bogey.

However the longest gap goes to Les Little. That’s, lengthy when it comes to enjoying time. His tee shot discovered the bunker, which he managed to flee after seven pictures, then three putts for his ’11’. His mates fell asleep ready.

Day Two is normally a day the place some gamers surge ahead and others appear to go backwards rapidly. However general the scores have been fairly scorching, reflecting the climate. Within the Each day Comp, the Div-1 was received by Steve Uphill with a 64 nett, a neat margin forward of Jacob Bernardi on 66 nett. Steve had a easy front-9 however wavered a bit on the again, whereas Jacob was a bit erratic all through.

The Div-2 scores have been additionally very low. Brett Thomas received with an impressed nett 63, regardless of a ‘7’ on one gap, whereas runner-up Glendon Hooper confirmed his functionality with a nett 66 and was regular all through.

The ball sweep went to 74 nett on countback, going to: 68 – J Brett, B Robinson; 69 – D Kennedy, C Greenhalgh, M Wooden, Ok Herbert; 70 – M Bayley, P Barnes, S Betland; 71 – A Wallace, B Chandler; 72 – J Cutler, S French, S Kirkman, L O’Connor, P Dawson; 73 – T West, J Zannes, G Newport; 74 – C Hurford, A Grierson, S McAlister.

The NTPs went to: ninth – D Mylecharane; 18th – T Wallace. Neither received their 2s on these holes however Tony received one on the ninth. The ProShop Tremendous Pin went to Ben Robinson, who received his ‘2’ from shut in. The greens have been barely totally different paced, however true and resulting in 9 2s. Curiously, none have been scored by A-graders. As soon as once more Ben Amor (Dubbo) was the one customer within the subject. Amongst these gamers to shoot ahead was Glendon Hooper, with an actual turn-around from Saturday, helped by no blow-out holes. Steve Betland did nicely to activate 34, however a mere par back-9 was a bit disappointing. Ecky Dawson did nicely to have 4 3s on the front-9, however then slipped with a ‘7’ on the fifteenth .

Dave Mullie’s spherical unravelled after he had a confrontation with a Penalty Space peg on the thirteenth however he completed with a par. Stevie G had a day to overlook, 3-putting eight holes and discovering the water on the fifteenth. And even worse, he and companion Les misplaced the KENO ticket to Bruce and Barry.

On the finish of day the champs outcomes confirmed: A-grade Scratch led by Steve Betland (141) over John Betland (143), A-Res Scratch led by Kim Herbert (162) from Jacob Bernardi (167), B-grade Scratch has Stephen Uphill (160) main Tony Wallace (168), and C-grade Scratch led by Ben Robinson (176) over Glendon Hooper (181).

The Handicap leaders have been: A-grade M Wooden (139), B-grade S Uphill (134), C-grade B Robinson (137). There weren’t sufficient numbers for a Sunday Medley. Keep in mind to nonetheless follow social distancing, each in ‘Golfie’ and across the Professional Store space.

The ASI-sponsored 2020-21 Summer time Sixes comp commenced this week, with the outcomes for the primary week to be posted subsequent on Monday. There have been some handicap rounds performed, however just a few folks can have their handicap decided after the primary week.

Head Professional Adam has organised the taylormade demo day for at this time, October 16, and can be organising junior teaching for varsity fourth time period. Contact him on the Professional Store (6851 1554).

  • October 17-18 are the ultimate two rounds of the membership champs. Gamers are required to make sure their card is accurately accomplished earlier than they hand it in.
  • October 24 is an 18-hole Par, with October 25 the VW Scramble.


Loads of golf being performed at our lovely course which many elderly timers have commented they’ve by no means seen the complete fairways coated in grass.

Everyone seems to be taking advantage of what we have now in the intervening time. Final Wednesday October 7 we performed a stableford occasion sponsored by Kate Steele Park which was a heat up for championships, nevertheless, by Saturday the course was set to check the most effective.

Again to Wednesday the place the winner after a protracted dry spell was Helen Duff with 38 factors with the runner-up being Barb Drabsch with 37.

Ball Sweep to 35 on a countback was Barb, Rose Carroll and Judy Hodge. NTP ninth Helen Duff and 18th Julie Hurkett. Thanks Kate to your sponsorship. The primary two days of the championships performed final weekend comprised of scratch which it’s important to win to be the champion along with a handicap and stableford competitors.

We had 29 gamers all up break up into three grades for the scratch and handicap and two Divisions for the Stableford. Saturday tenth Division One Stableford was received by B Duncan 34 factors and runner-up R Lyell 33 on a countback. Division Two winner E Baker 32 factors and runner-up Lindy Cowhan 31 on a countback. Month-to-month Medal Winner Division One B Duncan, Division Two R Lyell and Division Three E Baker.

Greatest putter was D Tilley with 31 putts. NTP ninth D Dingwall and 18th S Black. On Sunday the Stableford in Division One was once more received by B Duncan with 40 factors and runner-up H Davidson 35. Division Two Winner was A M Gaffney received on a countback with 38 factors from D Tilley who additionally had NTP on the ninth and 18th. Properly carried out and thanks to Fugen Constructions and Storage Options for sponsoring each days.

The champions might be topped after the ultimate fourth spherical on Sunday. On the midway mark A-grade Scratch chief is J Hurkett on 175 intently adopted by B Duncan on 178 and H Davidson on 182.

Handicap chief in A-grade is B Duncan on 142, J Hurkett 149 with E Uphill and Ok Stirling sharing third place on 151.

Chief of the B-grade Scratch is C Venables on 201, C Duncan 204 and B Shields 206. Handicap chief can be C Venables with D Tilley on 155 and B Shields on 156. Chief in C-grade is E Baker on 209, S Black 215 and L Pollock 224. Within the Handicap E Baker is main with 147 and A M Gaffney 148 and S Black 153.

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