Match play event kicks off

The first round of the Pat O'Brien Match Play Event provided a couple of surprise results but nothing untoward.

Winners to play in the next round are Jacquie Kerr versus Diana Slater, Helma Bambridge versus Heather Prosser, Glenda Davies who will come up against Thelma Murray and Audrey Discombe will be opposed to Leonie Kellaway. These match-ups will create much interest on the day.

Wednesday's senior men's nine-hole stableford event was won by no other than vice captain Charlie Agett who really showed his ability scoring 21 points. Being a low handicapper, this result was first class highlighted by a birdie on the par three 7th and 9th. An excellent effort, Charlie!

A great number of entries has been received already for the Open Country Week Silver Division to be held in Whyalla for women on a nil to 16.0 handicap, from July 23 to 25. The golf course will be closed to all except those who are participating.

A great number of entries has been received already for the Open Country Week Silver Division ...

The Peter Butterfield Memorial Day (re the Northern Veterans Golfers Assoc) was held at Quorn on Monday, June 24. The eventual winner on a countback was Bob Clayton. Previous winners from Whyalla were 2001 John Ibbotson, 2005 Gordon Worsnop, 2007 Ron Heading, 2008 Dave Graefe and 2012 Alec Connor. The beautiful perpetual trophy was donated by Whyalla Funeral Services.

Numbers were down dramatically for Saturday's competitions due to nominations for the Port Augusta Open where Whyalla golfers support this event to the hilt. The senior nine holers came off the course almost frozen with some competitors withdrawing after the second hole after a heavy shower of rain fell. The stableford event was won by regular golfer Danny Bastian who scored 17 points from runner-up Bob Clayton (another regular). Well played, Danny!

A reminder to members re used golf balls! Bags of ten golf balls (used) can be purchased from the shop for just $5. In each bag there are at least two used golf balls that are almost new and are still suitable for competition or just practise.

After the fall of the substantial ran, members and social golfers are reminded that if on a buggy, avoid driving too close to the greens and through boggy areas thus protecting the course.