A simply glorious day presented itself for the 'senior' men's nine-hole stableford competition on Wednesday.
For reasons unknown numbers were down again, however those that competed enjoyed their outing. Richard Dunn was back on the winners list and played well to record 19 stableford points from runner-up Danny Bastian who carded 19 points also. Well played, fellas. Countbacks are a heartbreaker, hey Danny.
Several of our volunteers under the guidance of course manager Dave Tilley are working tirelessly in repairing the greens after the drought conditions and other factors caused much damage. Any member who would like to assist need only contact Dave and your time and effort would be much appreciated. It is always an easy task to criticise, but assisting is the easy and optional answer!
John Smith is still doing it tough after having major heart surgery but I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our thoughts go out to John and we all wish him positive news re his rehabilitation in the near future.
Since the fall of light rain in recent times our kangaroo and emu visitors have headed back into the bush. Most country areas experienced our native animals come pay a visit due to available grass and water. Who could blame them - starvation is not a pleasant experience for human beings or animals!
Overcast conditions prevailed for golfers on Saturday and with hardly a breeze really set the tone for some excellent scores in the men's nine-hole golf competition. The club almost felt obliged to call the 'fire brigade' as Danny Bastian almost set the course alight with 23 stableford points to his tally. Bastian is an easy going guy and with this his best score ever was on cloud nine. Well played! Runner-up was Charlie Agett who amassed 19 points and all golfers will know that a score like that is bettering one's handicap. However, nobody was going to improve on Bastian's score. Numbers were again down so maybe 'bring a mate day' may be the answer to swelling the flock!
Red Hocking: I'm very worried about this old friend after he took his motorised cart to a mechanic because it refused to 'kick in' to be told, and I quote, 'how can it go, Reg? The fuel tank is bone dry'. Like they say, some mothers do have 'em.
Stableford comp, played Tuesday, May 14
Winner Jo Gogan 19pts, runner-up Jean Brown 17pt
Ball winners Maree Farr, Margaret Dunn, Bev Shiell and Helma Bambridge all on 16pts
Nearest pin Helma Bambridge and lucky ball Diana Slater
Stroke played May 16
Jo Gogan nett 73, donated by Top of Town Lingerie. Runner-up (Car Bath) Diana Slater nett 77.
Ball winners Gelske Rogers and Maree Farr nett 78 Colleen Howell, Jean Brown and Val Callaghan nett 79.
Nearest Pin and Birdie Val Callaghan 7th and 18th Helma Bambridge Lucky Ball Heather Prosser and Turkey Diana Slater 2nd