The second Saturday of June (10th) was a stableford event for golfers at Stanthorpe. Sponsors for the day were Keith and Helen Jones and we thank them for the trophies on the day. The day started quite cool and the early morning shift might have noticed the cold. Afternoon players had the best of the day which turned out to be quite warm. There was one visitor in the field, Steve Grimes from Caloundra joining the locals for the day’s event.
Jarrod Irwin has just recently returned to competition golf but he is quickly getting back in the groove, playing 4 shots below his handicap to be the day’s winner of the men’s event. His score for the day was 40 stableford points and was 4 points clear of the field. Runner up went to Stephen Kay with a solid 36 points.
The ladies event was dominated by Lorraine Evans, not only did she win the ladies event but also claimed two of the three pin shots for ladies, at 12 and at 17. Lorraine returned a score of 36 points, playing to her handicap. Runner up went to Lisa Stuart, and just as the men’s event, she was 4 points back on 32 points.
Other pin shots for the men went to Keith Jones at 3, Matt Leigh at 12 and Andy Burgess at 17. Pro-pins for the day were claimed by Ben Wagner-Jordan (playing his first competition game) at 1/10. Alan Kerr at 5/14 and Mark Hendry continued his mastery at 9/18. The birdies nest at 14 was not claimed.
The men’s run down went to players with scores of 32 points and better, whole five of them, and Mandy Benussi collected for her 31 points for the ladies event. The encouragement award (used to be known as NAGA) was awarded to Eric Ree. His wasn’t the lowest score of the day, all the others left.
Unfortunately, one of the club’s member, Fiona Kelly, was playing her last day at the club before heading off to a new situation, off to Bundaberg. Believe that she is also taking patner, Mark Baker with her so it must be farewell to him as well. Fiona established and updated the Facebook page for the club and kept the info updated for the members while Mark did quite a bit of voluntary work on the grounds while at the club. We wish them well for the future and they are welcome back for a visit at any time.
Next Saturday 17 June is another stableford event and also play for the Finch Cup. Sponsors for the day are Eric and Shaneen McLellan who are believed to be house sitting somewhere in England. The time sheet is on the board at the club.