Report on Club Championship for 2017
Congratulations to the 12 “A” graders, 26 “B” graders and 14 “C” graders who managed to complete all the championship rounds for this year. The club strives to make this event the premier feature of our competition calendar, and this total is significantly more than half the number of players who normally play on a Saturday and was indicative of the excitement and enthusiasm that many members have for this contest.
As the scores above indicate we had many tussles in all grades but none closer than C grade where Charlie Coleman started the final round with a 2 shot lead but was run-over by Gary Dalton who won by a solitary shot. Gary also won the nett event finishing with the same score as Charlie and winning on a count-back with that great final round.
In B grade Henry Bland continued his fine current form, maintaining his good lead through the final round to win by 5 shots from Brett Millin although Brett had some consolation in beating Henry by 1 shot in the nett event.
But the most prestigious event was fought out amongst the low handicappers where Rowan finally broke through for a win to become the best golfer in the club, triumphing over 5 time past Club Champion Mark Minarelli . As a frequent “brides maid” in this event Rowan got the monkey off his back with a 1 over par final score of 74 after birdies on 16 and 17 and ice cool temperament around the green.
We do apologise for some confusion regarding aspects of the nett accumulating score. This occurred due to the extremely complicated nature of our current championship rules, where players remain frozen in their first round grade by their handicap, but have a dynamic handicap for their nett score. Stay tuned for some changes in future which will allow a more comfortable programming of the scoring system over the 3 weeks of the championship.
Finally a big thank you to Brad and the boys who presented the course magnificently. This together with favourable weather conditions allowed for the completion of a memorable championship.
Mick Bland (Captain)
On behalf of the Match Committee
November Monthly Medals
Congratulations to our November Monthly Medal winners.
Midweek Medal: - Michael Mc Ginty
Wednesday Ladies:- Beatrice Castle
Saturday Medal:- Garry Heskett
October Monthly Medals
Congratulations to our October Monthly Medal winners.
Midweek Medal: - Frank Russell
Wednesday Ladies:- Liz Lewis
Saturday Medal:- Henry Bland
Congratulations to Paul Lunny on getting a hole in one on the 8th on Wednesday the 4th of October.