Thursday October 27th – October Medal, stroke & putts

Members were welcomed back to competition golf after the most recent Covid restrictions and were happy to get amongst it.  Perfect weather conditions, perfect course conditions and some perfect shots were the order of the day with three women chipping in off the green, well done Lis Manktelow, Wendy Gosden and Darlene Baker on your respective gobblers.
Pam and Hugh Drummond made a welcome return to Wednesday golf and chose a glorious day to do so competing in the 9 hole comp.  Rob Slade claimed nearest the pin on the 3rd with possibly his best shot for the day and Jenny Hartley continued on her winning way playing some very steady golf and getting the most out of her new putter
Results
9 Holes
1st.       Hugh Drummond – Nett 35
2nd.     Pam Drummond – Nett 42

18 Holes
1st.       Jenny Hartley – 95/24/71
2nd.      Rob Slade – 89/15/74
3rd.       Darlene Baker – 94/19/75, C/B from Steve Wilkins

NTPs; 3rd – Rob Slade

Least Putts; Darlene Baker  28

Saturday October 23rd – Stableford

The weather was overcast with a light drizzle as players arrived for the first round of competition golf since early August.  A dry, sunny week was followed by about 5mm of rain on Friday night so the whole course was a little soft.  Players were pleased to find all new drainage works worked well and  there was no casual water.  As the field turned for home a short, sharp burst of rain fell, then another just as the final group was heading up the 18th.  On a challenging day the results were;

Winner; Davey Kenney (14) – 31pts C/B from Scott Williams (14)

NTPs; 1st – Mitch Atlas

Wednesday October 20th – Social Stableford

A perfectly sunny day greeted a good field of members for another social round. Groups of three played Stableford with scoring proving to be difficult. Jenny Hartley and Wendy Gosden played the best of the field while others enjoyed the conditions and the chance to swing a club and enjoy the Spring weather.

Saturday October 16th – Social Stroke

After over 45mm of rain falling late in the week there was plenty of casual water and many fairways were soft with little or no run.  The greens continued to recover well and with a spot of heat they will really rocket away.  Winds, gusting to well over 30kph, gave all players reason to think carefully before every shot or risk ending up well off line. On a tough day to post a good score Kev Dunn and Mitch Atlas performed very well.

Wednesday October 13th – Social Stableford

Golfers prepared for the predicted downpours that didn’t eventuate although the wind was chilly and the cloud cover was threatening for most of the round.  The fairways are in tip top condition and the green are making a miraculous recovery from the recent coring.   Our volunteers continue to do a marvellous job.

Social golf was the name of the game and some great golf was played.    Darlene Baker drove the green on the par 3, 15th and if Imbee Park was making the putt it would surely have been a birdie but alas Darlene had to settle for a par. Jenny Hartley showed her prowess close to the green with a great chip in on the 18th.  Kath Jekabsons had a day out scoring 38 points.

Saturday October 9th – Social Par

The club’s social round of Par drew another good field.  Play began on a warm and windy afternoon, the whole park had been mown and the fairways and surrounds were in almost perfect condition.  The greens had recovered very well from the recent coring but were a little quicker than usual.  While the speed of the greens caught many out in two weeks they will be in top nick.  Shot of the day came from club captain, Mal Mottram who dropped his ball one metre from the cup on the 184m, par 3 16th.  The best rounds came from Craig Sandy and Mitch Atlas.

Wednesday October 6th – Social Texas Ambrose

Social golf was enjoyed in near perfect Spring weather although the wind became gusty toward the end of the round. The course has coped well with the downpours of the last few weeks,  with only a few boggy areas.   Having recently been cored and rejuvenated the greens played considerably better than expected and are greening up nicely.

A Texas Ambrose format ensured a fun outing. Team Freestone/Lakey/Slade and team Jekabsons/Gosden/Hartley played some very good golf.

Saturday October 2nd – Social 4BBB

With around 25mm of rain falling over Friday evening and Saturday morning the course was soft with some casual water on many fairways.  Play began under dark, overcast skies with a swirling wind, generally from the SW.  The rain had made the recently cored green very soft but over 10 days growth and the recent rain saw them slow and requiring players to really commit to their putts or be certain to end up well shot of the cup.  Despite the challenging conditions five pairs, H Williams/Lakey, Mottram/A Clement, Atlas/Wilkins, Kenney/Hocking & Marienfeld/Mottram all scored better than par.

Saturday September 25th – Social Ambrose.

After two days  of coring, topdressing and seeding and carrying out numerous maintenance and improvement works at the annual working bee there were more than a few weary members who fronted for the club’s “AFL Grand Final Social Ambrose” event.  After the coring the greens were bumpy but fairly true however, the fairways and surrounds were in top condition.   Conditions were varied with the sun shining through every now and then, the overcast sky keeping the temperature down and a gusting SW wind keeping everyone a little nervous when approaching the greens. On a difficult day on course four teams recorded scores well under par, others found the conditions just a bit too tough.  By 4.45 everyone was well on their way home to warm up and get organised for the Granny.

Wednesday September 22nd – Social Golf

Lovely Spring weather greeted the group of social golfers on the course for a leisurely round. The sun was shining, there was no wind and the course was in great condition.
Some beaut shots were played with Ethan Bray stepping up to the first tee and knocking his iron to within three metres of the pin.  A great start for him.  This was in contrast to Ethan getting a bit wobbly 30 seconds later when he momentarily lost his balance for no apparent reason only to discover it was caused by an earth tremor, of all things!!   By the end of the round of course plenty of stories were being told of similar situations across the state.

No competition played but the lucky dip winner was Wendy Gosden, so a couple of Callaway balls await her next week.