The 2021 Medal of Medallists was decided after the play off of the qualifiers last Saturday, played in conjunction with the November monthly medal and putting competition.
The men’s event was won by Matt Burgess who collected the Roy Carnell trophy for this year, courtesy of the Carnell family and presented by Richard Reardon. Matt’s win was indeed a close one with four other qualifiers finishing one shot back to his nett 76.
The ladies’ winner was Lyn Ludlow and she was able to accept the trophy presented by Trish Fittock, the sponsors being Trish and Tom Fittock. Lyn’s win came after a countback with another qualifier, Margie Locke, both players on nett 83.
The club thanks the sponsors of the events, the Carnell family and Richard Reardon for their continued interest in the men’s competition and Tom and Trish Fittock for their sponsorship of the ladies’ event.
The medal event for the day, the first for the new season, was sponsored by Poole’s Produce and again we thank them for the day’s trophies.
Keith Barnett and Dave Burgess both returned nett 74 and the countback gave the win to Barnett over Burgess who settled for runner up. Keith is the first qualifier for the 2022 Medal of Medallists. Fiona Kelly won the ladies medal and is the first to qualify for the ladies’ M of M. Runner up to Fiona was Lyn Ludlow who also had the best gross score and least putts for the ladies. Scott Constable had the lowest gross score of 78 for the men’s section with Matt Burgess having least putts, 26 for the round.
Pin shots were claimed by Mark Hendry at 3, Alan Kerr at 12 and Ivan Juriss at 17. Margie Locke had best approach at 12 and Linda Kelly collected at 17. Pro-pins went to Matt Burgess at 1/10, Aaron Simmers at 5/14 and Len Leigh at 9/18. In the run down, a ball to Barry Hughes and Margie Locke.
Conditions on the course are fairly difficult right now, not a lot of run with lots of grass on the fairways and the pins in some tricky positions, so an encouragement award was presented for those who struggled on the day. Men’s recipient was Max Hunter and ladies’ winner was Shaneen McLellan.
Next Saturday is the M & D Auto sponsored golf day and the event is a 2 ball ambrose. This has been a popular day over the last few years and intending players should nominate and get names on the time sheet while there are still spaces. The day’s play will be a shot gun start at 12 noon with registration completed by 11.30 am, giving the starter ample time to set the tee positions.