Stanthorpe golfers played their first single competition event for 2022 last Saturday, the January monthly medal and putting competition. In conjunction was the first round for the Foundation Cup, a two round event with the last round next weekend. Thanks to our sponsor of the day, club member Max Hunter, for supplying the prizes for the day.
The much needed rain has certainly boosted the growth of grass around the course and greenkeeper Bill Pyne and his helpers are to be congratulated for getting the course in such great shape. A lot of mowing has been going on as the fairways and surrounds slowly dry out.
John Green made his reappearance on the course with good win in the men’s event. After working away for the last few months, it was possible that his game may have been a bit off. Not so and with a nett score 71 returned, the medal event was his. The day’s sponsor, Max Hunter, returned a score of nett 72 to secure second place. Best gross score of the day was from Scott Constable who just held out David Burgess, both with 78. Best putting for the men was shared by Scott Constable, David Reeves, Keith Allen and John Green who all recorded 27 putts for the round.
The ladies medal round was won by Lisa Stuart with an impressive nett 68 after recording the best gross for the ladies, 88 for the round. Lisa also had the least number of putts, 26 for the round. Runner up went to Mei Bell with a nett 76 for the round.
Visiting golfers from Warwick who played in the competition on the day included Cody Haynes, Sean Haynes and James Buchner. Cody held the pin shots at 3 and 17 and John held the pro-pin at 5/14. Stephen Kay managed to hold the remaining pin shot at 12, Barry Hughes kept the pro-pin at 1/10 and Darryl Boekholt successful at 9/18.
Lisa Stuart added to her swag of prizes by claiming the ladies’ pins at 3 and 17 with Margie Lock collecting at 12.
In the run down, a ball each to Darryl Boekholt, David Burgess, Nathan Stibbard, Kev Rowling and Neta Thouard. Birdies nest went to David Burgess.
Another stroke round next Saturday to complete the two rounds for the Foundation Cup with sponsor of the day’s event being club president, Len Leigh. Hopefully better rounds for a lot of players is on the cards. Time sheet is on the board at the club.