Saturday win for Clayton

The 'Indian' summer weather of late has been enjoyed by most, especially the senior men who play nine holes of competitive golf on Wednesday and Saturday each week. This time around, the nine-hole stableford event contested on Wednesday was no exception and the guys lapped up the ideal golfing weather. Rick Molyneux was the outright winner, playing good steady golf to record 19 stableford points with the runner-up just off the mark being club president Brian Cotter on 18 points.

Saturday's senior golf competition winner was Bob Clayton who swaggered into our family room and declared 'I actually won the comp today!' on 19 stableford points. David Birdseye and Reggie Hocking were next in line on 16 points each. The 'travelling man' Bob Worby fronted for a game on Saturday looking all relaxed and ready to go. Ernie Fischer is now back on track after a long stint of ill health, and we hope to see him out for a 'hit' of golf in the near future.

Marge Nicholls is just itching to get out on the course after surgery and a major health scare. My advice, Marge, is to take your time! It is great news to hear that Johnny Smith is finally back in Whyalla (hospital) after suffering a severe bout of infection following heart surgery in Adelaide. There certainly is no place like home, especially when the odds are not in one's favour. All members wish John a complete recovery in the near future.

Marcia Smith will celebrate her birthday late in June (28). All the best, Marc, for a top day from all club members.

It appears that Johanna Gogan enjoyed playing great golf last week taking the honours in both Tuesday (nine holes) and Thursday's (18 holes) competitions.

Several weeks ago an announcement was made at a Northern District Veterans Event that the Pt Germein Golf Course was to be closed due to a lack of volunteers. The fact of the matter was that due to a lack of women volunteers to supply the luncheon, the course would be closed (re Veterans Day) and Wirrabara would fill this void.

Several members who attended on that day came away with the belief of a permanent closure. Thank goodness that is not the case. Those veterans who travelled to Wilmington on Monday not only enjoyed their golf on the lush green course but from info received the country ladies served up a treat for the luncheon. Good for them.

Up and coming open days include Orroroo for women (Thursday, June 6), Yacka (Friday, June 7) and Ceduna's 18 hole ambrose for men and women (Saturday, June 8). Open championships will take place on Sunday, June 9 at Port Lincoln, Iron Knob and Ceduna. On the Queen's Birthday, a mixed stableford will be held at our club, so get your names in. It should be an enjoyable day.

Results, stableford, Tuesday, May 21:  Winner Colleen Howell 19pts. Runner-up Raz Foubister 18pts. Ball winners Annette Cotter and Glenda Davies17pts, Jean Brown , Jacquie Kerr and Diana Slater 16pts, Gelske Rogers 15pts c/b Val Callaghan 15pts Nearest Pin R.Foubister and Lucky ball G.Satena. Stableford, played Thursday, May 23: Winner Thelma Murray 33pts sponsored by Sundowner Hotel. Runner-up (Car Bath) Ilona Hansen also 33pts. Ball winners Robyn Phillis and Jacquie Kerr 32pts, Val Callaghan,Di Thorpe and Glenda Davies on 31pts, Gelske Rogers 29pts c/b Colleen Howell and Jo GoganIlona Hansen had birdies on the 9th and 18th. Nearest Pin 7th R.Foubister and 18th Ilona Hansen. Lucky ball Gelske Rogers. Turkey R.Phillis 7th A Cotter 4th G.Davies 17th and Ilona Hansen 3rd, 9th, 18th. Monthly Medal Jo Gogan 73. Club Championships start June 4.

- GLENDA CLAYTON & MARGE NICHOLLS