A replay of a prior event was on the programme for Stanthorpe golfers last Saturday. The Go Vita sponsored stableford was on again and included a visit from Warwick golf pro, Sam Eaves, who had his mobile shop ready and a putting and chipping coaching clinic for local players. John Bylicki from Go Vita also provided a sample bag to all players on the day and these were greatly appreciated.
Those who attended the clinic gained some useful tips from Sam with some showing a bit more promise than others. Some attendees picked up the techniques fairly quickly while some others might need a bit more time and practice. Some very good chipping and putting will no doubt be seen in the future.
The day’s competition began with the possibility of some showers, unfortunately the showers turned into fairly steady and quite heavy rain and as a result, players in the event were forced off the course. Another day will be earmarked for the re-replay of the Go Vita event in the near future when a more suitable day weatherwise will be available. The club is very appreciative of the work done by John Bylicki in arranging and then re-arranging the day, getting Sam on board to conduct his clinic and for the sample bags provided for the players on the day.
Next Saturday’s competition is the May monthly medal and putting competition. It will also be for the first of four rounds of the club’s championships which will be played over the next two weekends. First round next Saturday will be sponsored by Mark and Racheal Hendry and order of play will be via the time sheet which will revert to the winter tee off time 11.00 am. The remaining three rounds will be played with a seeded draw for the final rounds.
The second round on Sunday will be sponsored by club members, Lisa and David Stuart, with play commencing at the earlier time of 9.30 am following the Sporters event. The draw for time slots in the second round will be done after completion of play on Saturday and players are requested to wait until the draw is finalised to know what time to arrive on Sunday morning.
The men’s championships is played in three divisions and includes a Junior golfer event and a Veterans event. Ladies’ championships is usually over two divisions. Any player unable to play the entire four rounds will still be eligible to play in each day’s event as a separate competition is on for all days.
Good luck for all playing in the championships.