Golfers played a stroke round last Saturday sponsored by Luke Reardon. Luke couldn’t be present on the day as he is in the USA gearing up for the USPGA tournament start. However, we thank Luke for his sponsorship and his father, Richard, for representing him so well.
The course was a little soggy from the recent rains, hopefully it will get soggier, and several trees down after the strong winds went through. The thermometer was up and playing conditions were difficult and scoring was expected to be down.
A double to the men’s winner, Nathan Stibbard, after an early morning event played at Allora for first place followed by a dash back to Stanthorpe for his second win of the day. His nett 70 put him in first place, only after a countback with Barry Hughes, also nett 70, the difference being half a shot.
The men’s rundowns were claimed by Scott Constable with nett 71 and Brian Westerhout, one shot back on nett 72. The encouragement award, if there was one, would have been a close contest between Max Hunter and Aaron Simmers. As an excuse, both have had some medical issues of late and both are doing well to be out on the course.
The ladies ventured out early in the day with the best score from Nikki Waterworth with nett 81. In a close battle for runner up, the countback went to ladies’ captain, Annelle Batterham, on nett 87 leaving Trish Fittock to collect the run down with her nett 87.
The early morning venture by the ladies was needed so they could attend a surprise birthday party later in the day. It is believed there were some heavy headed ladies on Sunday morning, no doubt caused by the hot and humid conditions of Saturday golf.
Next Saturday is the Boxing Day classic, a 3 ball ambrose with a shot gun start at 9.00 am. Again, the day is sponsored by Michael Hancock, Tony Herman and Wes Smith Building and we thank them for their support. Proceeds for the day will go towards the golf club and the Stanthorpe Junior Rugby League. There may be a few spots left for nominations, but get in quick.
The next scheduled club event will be the January monthly medal and putting competition on Saturday 2nd January. Sponsor for the day is club member, Alex Vale.
Merry Xmas to all and hope that Santa brings some good golf gear to players.