Stanthorpe golfers played their monthly medal stroke event last Saturday 7 October, the last chance to qualify for the Medal of Medallists next month. The October medal day was sponsored by Wilshire and Co. courtesy of Todd Wishire and we thank them for again sponsoring the event at the club. Also thanks to Mark McCosker for representing Wilshire and Co.
Highlight of the day was the live scoreboard showing the individual scores of each player as well as showing place positions of each player in the field. It was the next step along the lines to fully implementing the new system and thanks to Nikki for getting it all set up.
Two winners for the day, in the men’s event Michael O’Brien had one of his best rounds to claim the day after returning a nett 67. Runner up on the day was Scott Constable with a nett 69 after having a par round and be the early club leader,
The ladies’ event was won by Lisa Stuart after a returned score of nett 74 which was three clear of runner up winner, Neta Thouard with a nett 77.
Men’s pin shots went to Scott Constable at 3, Billy Webb at 12 and Len Leigh at 17. Nikki Waterworth collected two pins, 3 and 12 with Helen Jones claiming the final pin at 17.
All medal winners over the last twelve months are qualifiers for the Medal of Medallists trophy which will be played on the medal day for November, which will also be the first medal event for the next 12 months.
Sunday 8 November was the playing of the club’s mixed foursomes championships. Not a large field for the day but very keen participants for the alternate shot event. Great that the male members made sure that the ladies did have a playing partner.
The club’s mixed foursomes champions for the year is the team of Matt Waterworth and Nikki Waterworth with a good score for the 27 hole event of 128. With the gross event finalised, the rest were playing for minor trophies and the team of Keith Jones and Helen Jones collected the best nett prize with a score of 109. One run down on the day went to Linda Kelly and Aaron Simmers with the next best nett score of 111.
A word of caution to all players over the next few weeks that a number of snakes have been seen on the fairways, particularly near longer grass areas. Be alert and vigilant as they often look like sticks lying on the ground. There are snake bite pressure bandages at the club house if worst comes to worst.
Next Saturday 14 October is a single stableford event sponsored by Dep’s Beautiful Nails. For those not going to the races, the time sheet is available on line with the tee off start time now at the summer time of 11.30am.