THE ROSS Lang Memorial day – sponsored by Noel Gaddes, Stu Johnston David Ogilvy and Mark McFaul – was held at The Island Golf Course, Nambucca Heads, on Saturday.
The 4BBB event was the order of play with a field of 78 starters.
Taking out the honours for the day were Dennis Ashton and Ted Beaton with a round of 46 points. Having the same score but getting pipped in a countback were David Rosser and Andrew MacKinnon.
Filling up the second runners-up spot were Alvin Rapley and Keith Elphick with a score of 45 points.
Playing in the last group, Mark Blake and Barrie Nicholson, put together 44 points, as did Gary Roach and Bill Percy, Jim Barrie and Trevor Hopkins, and Robert Bond and Dave Mattacott.
The ball rundown went to 42 with Peter Morriss and Peter Moxon along with Peter Bush and Andrew Donovan to collect.
Pins went to Dale Hanson at 3, Mark McLaren at 5, Trevor Peter at 7. Greg McCoy at 8, Mark McFaul took out the pizza at 13, while Andrew MacKinnon took out Stu’s ball at 15 and also picked up the money shot at 18. Peter Bush took out the longest putt at the second.
Last Thursday’s numbers where down due to rain and the greens being cored and sanded early in the week – however some 58 players turned out.
From Newcastle, Matt Burns playing off three, put together a score of 40 points to win division A. Runner-up in the division was Drew Glasson (8 handicap) with 39 points. In division B, Bernard Dugdale (19) had a round of 41 to take out the voucher from Mark McFaul (21) 35 points who finished runner-up.
Ball rundown went to just 32 and five players will collect in Scott Burley, Stu Johnston, Lillian Cooney, Paul Maxwell, and Steve Ellis (Macksville).
Nearest the pins went to Scott Coster from 1770 at the 3rd (Sladie’s hole), Heather Gray took out the 5th Nambucca Newsaqents hole, Chris Thorndike the 7th, Ted Beaton the 8th, Stu Johnston won the pizza at 13, Drew Glasson the 15th, and David Bradshaw from Scone took out the money shot at 18.
The club expects the greens will be well and truly be back to their best by Thursday as they were almost ‘there’ for Saturday’s round, thanks to the efforts of the greens staff. Thursday’s round will be a two person ambrose while Saturday will be a medley stableford sponsored by Macksville Mitre 10.