Another successful golf day last Saturday with a 2 ball ambrose being played for the M & D Auto sponsored golf day. The club was pleased to again welcome Mick and Judy and their invited players to the event, which has been ongoing now for over thirty years and an event which players look forward to playing.
Club captain, Brendon Barker, once again was in the winner’s circle, this time teaming up with Craig Fossey to return a score of 64 after a sub-par round of 66 which included 6 birdies. Just enough to hold out Mick O’Brien and Keith Allen who were one shot back on 65 to secure runner up. Stephen Kay and Mark McCosker were a half shot away but did feature in the run down.
The ‘ladies only’ team of Annelle Batterham and Helen Jones were successful in claiming this category after they returned a nett score of 77 ¾. They combined quite well and managed to produce good results on all holes. Shaneen McLellan and Sandra Morris collected the runner up prize in this division with their accuracy being their main asset.
Medley team combinations, a male and a female combination, resulted in the prize going to visitors, Mick and Donna Pett, who travelled from Toowoomba Golf for the day. Their score of gross 75 for nett 66 ½ was quite impressive on an unfamiliar course. Local players, Ian Anderson and Margie Locke were 2 shots back but claimed runner up in this section.
Last golf award for the day was the encouragement award, the one that will inspire to do better next time. This was won by the team of Lyle Bryant and Barry Hughes. Their play on the course was proficient but some wayward putting didn’t help their score. It is imagined that this pair may hold a review session, a change in Captain and private rankings on the agenda.
Thanks to Tom for working at the hot plate and preparing the snacks enjoyed through the day, it was appreciated.
On another note, the club farwelled ladies’ member, Sandra Morris, as this was her last golf day at the club. She is farewelled with the club’s best wishes for her in the future and will always be welcomed back.
Next Saturday is the Peirce Trophy, a mixed 4BBB stableford, sponsord by the Peirce family, Bob and Ellane from Toowoomba. For those not in the mixed section, there will be a single stableford sponsored by Davis, Stephen and Warren of Favero Motors.