Wednesday January 11th – Stroke

A scorching hot day on the golf course for the first Wednesday stroke round of the year. By the time everyone was in the clubhouse the temp had reached 32° with little to no wind for the entire round.   The course was in great condition with some challenging pin placements.   What little damage the corellas had done to the 15th green had been repaired overnight by the green keeper (Steve Wilkins) thanks to him and all the club’s volunteers for all the work they do to ensure the course is in its best possible condition.   Daily results;
1st; Chris Manktelow – 102/32/70
2nd; Sherif Abdel Sayed – 100/29/71
3rd; Darlene Baker – 92/20/72    (4 person count-back for 3rd )

Least Putts; Mitch Atlas.      29 putts

NTPs; 3rd – Darlene Baker &  15th – Steve Wilkins

Saturday January 7th – 4B Multiplier Stableford

Another warm, sunny day for the club’s 4B Multiplier Stableford round.  This was also the January Stableford round for the Bruce Robb Medal. The week had seen virtually the whole park mown so all the longish rough had gone. The Little Corellas continue to dig up the rough so lost balls in those areas was a distinct possibility.  However, the birds have generally only caused small damage on the greens; the “Motion Activated” sprinklers seem to be doing the job.  Conditions were good  well covered, firm fairways, surrounds in perfect nick and greens playing fast and true so top scoring was expected,.   A number of pairs returned excellent scores.  On a beautiful day to be out on the park the results were;

Winners; Mick Nicholls Jnr (14)/Travis Thorogood (34) – 89 pts

2nd;  Keith Hocking (31)/Mick Nicholls Snr (26) – 75 pts

3rd; Chris vanDerVliet (28)/Mitch Atlas (9) – 71 pts

NTPs; 1st – Mitch Atlas, 15th – Scott Williams & 16th – Rob Slde 

Wednesday January 4th – Ambrose

The course was in great condition for a round of Ambrose however the very strong Southerly wind played havoc.  Balls hit high across the wind were instantly whipped away and the seemingly perfect shots to the green were continually blown off to the side.  Those who adapted well and learned from their Ambrose partners faired best. The morning’s results were; 
1st.      Mitch Atlas/Steve Wilkins/Rob Slade – 64/6.5/57.5
2nd.     Michael McCarten, Luke Lyons, John Freestone, Sherif Abdel Sayed – 69/9/60
3rd.      Darlene Baker, Jenny Hartley and Wendy Gosden – 75/13.3/61.7

NTP;  15th – Michael McCarten