NICE to know when you need a hand to get a job done in a hurry there are plenty of willing workers who turn out and toil away all day, such was the case with the greens renovations last week at the Island Golf Course.
Those men who put themselves out and are to be thanked are Phil Mander, Bruce Berry, Warren Fuller, Michael Bennett, Andrew Johnston, Peter Miller, Paul McElhinney, Roy Louis, Andrew Bagust, Drew Glasson Dirk Prummell and Matthew Graham. Not forgetting our greens staff who had to really put in. Special mention of Rod Dupin’s effort in sending in his truck and bobcat.
Thursday’s competition was a stableford event with 84 taking part in two divisions. Winner of first division was Neil Duffus (18 handicap), whose 38 points bested Paul Ryan (9) with 35 points. In second division, Les Mohr (22), who has been spotted practising a fair bit, turned in a score of 39. Following Les was Andrew Donavan (24) with a round of 36 points. Others to have good scores were Stu Johnston, Paddy Byrne, Kevin Mulhall, Garry Tierney, Dirk Prummell, Col Edmonds and Lee Fewings.
Ball rundown went to 31 with Geoff Wilson and Leanne Welsh the only two to collect. Nearest the pins went to Lee Fewings Bernie Dugdale, Keith Elphick, Neil Duffus, Tim Standing took out the pizza hole, Andrew Bagust the 15th, and Peter Miller won the money shot.
Saturday’s field of 101 contested a stableford. Winner in A grade was John Nebauer (12) with a round of 38, to get the main voucher from Paul Ryan (9) 36 points. Ted Beaton (15) came up with a round of 39 points for B grade with Neil Duffus (17) producing another good round of 39 to miss out in the countback.
In C grade, Barrie Nicholson (21) produced his best form in a while to take the win with 38 points, ahead of Chris Tinson, 35. Others to score 35 were Nathan Smith, Robert Reid, Ron Cook and Robert Reid. Ball rundown went to 32 and Jason Belt along with David Fisher (Harrington Waters) were the only recipients.
Nearest the pins went to Jason Belt, Warren Fuller, Shane Anderson, Geoff Harris, Snowy Freeman (pizza), Alex Dey and Peter Miller (money shot).
Sunday’s competition was a 4BBB medley stableford sponsored by Gillian Anderson. Cyrene Boyd had a field day, only letting her partner Sharlene Purser on the card twice. Cyrene put together 41 off the stick on the front nine holes and they went on to post 56 stableford points.
Next was the pairing of Uri Ylinen and Marie Newell with 44 points followed by Paul McElhinney and Heather Gray 43 in a countback with Maxine Townsend and Jason Belt. Ball rundown went to 42 with Robyn Jones and Shane Anderson along with Donna and Col Easey, Allan Callaghan and Geoff Wilson, the Delaneys Narelle and Peter, with Mark Blake and Peta Giddey the last to collect. .
Nearest the pins went to Narelle Delaney, Mark Blake, Joan Owers (Howlong) and Collin Easey.
This week stablefords for Thursday and Saturday with a chance on Saturday to improve your Top Gun Shoot Out score, that is sponsored by the Leagues and Sports Club.