The July monthly medal and putting competition was played last Saturday, kindly sponsored by club member, Michael O’Brien. In conjunction, competition was also for the Dale Mullins trophy, this event again sponsored by Michael Thompson. Thanks to both Michael’s for supplying trophies on the day.
On a cool day, a definite advantage to those who hit off early with the breeze freshening as the day went on. Some very cold bodies were seen around the clubhouse wood heater later in the day. Three of the four major prize winners were a.m. starters.
Junior golfer, Leighton Thurston, a recent new member to the club, has been noticed out on the course practising, often under the encouragement of Brady Morant. Leighton’s practice paid off last Saturday when he returned a nett score of 71 which was the best for the day and the winning score. Congratulations to Leighton and a good start to lowering that handicap.
Trevor Wren with nett 74 survived the countback with Mick O’Brien to secure the runner up prize with Mick settling for a run down along with Len Leigh (75), Wes Smith (75) and Aaron Simmers (76).
Neta Thouard played early in the day and returned nett 77 to win the ladies’ medal. Lyn Ludlow was one shot back on nett 78 for runner up. Lorraine Evans and Linda Kelly each collected a run down prize.
Winner of the Dale Mullins trophy for the men was Scott Constable who had best gross score of 78 on the day. This year, the ladies also played for a Dale Mullins trophy and with another countback required, the winner was Nikki Waterworth with a score of 99.
A countback was also needed to find a winner of the least putts in the men’s division with three players recording 27 putts for the round. In the end, Wes Smith was given the nod and collected that prize. No drama for the ladies putting, a clear winner in Kay Webb with 31 putts for the round.
An individual stableford is planned for next Saturday. Players are still required to have their name on the time sheet and can do so by the usual methods. Members would have received an e-mail which explained the current conditions under which golf and the club can operate. Members are urged to read this information and be familiar with the current situation.