Bumper field vie for Ross Lang Memorial Day honours

With lovely spring weather and our course in great condition, we look forward to welcoming all our visiting holiday makers these school holidays.

The Ross Lang Memorial Day was played on Saturday with a bumper field of 116.

Tuesday saw a Medley Single Stableford with almost 100 players taking part.

Philip Lohan (18), visiting from Emerald Downs, had the best score of the day with 41 points, to win Division 1 (scratch to 21) from Stephen Truelove (11) with 38 points.

In Division 2 (22 to 45), Hans Jansen (23) and Donald Wills both scored 34 points, with Hans winning on the countback.

Other good scores came from Andrew Johnston on 37, Brendan Gorman (Sawtell) and Liam Fuller on 36, and Kevin McInnes (Charlestown), Russell Lane and Henny Oldenhove all on 35.

In the ball comp you needed 33 on a countback.

Wednesday had 43 women playing for the Monthly Medal.

Two visitors from Lakeside joined us, Tracey Wood winning gross with 79 and both in the ball count.

Overall winner from B Grade was Jennifer Johnston with an outstanding 62 nett, and runner up was Jennifer Ainsworth on 71.

A Grade winner was Rhonda Rowe on a countback from Donna Easey, with 69 nett.

Congratulations goes to Bryony Brownlie from C Grade, who is new to the game, and who won her first Medal with 73 nett. Runner up was Robyn Dyer with 75.

Putting competition was won by Donna Easey with 24 putts and ball run went to 74.

Winning duo Bryony Brownlie and Jennifer Johnston

Winning duo Bryony Brownlie and Jennifer Johnston

There was another Medley Single Stableford on Thursday with a good field of 96 players competing in the Nambucca Heads RSL sponsored Open Dolphin Day.

There was tough competition to win the Dolphin Day shirt, with four players sharing the best overall score of the day of 40 points - the countback finally awarding the specially embroidered shirt to Stuart Johnston.

Stuart won Division 1 (scratch to 17) with Drew Glasson (9) runner up with 39 points, and Peter Miller (15) in third spot with 38 points.

In Division 2 (18 to 23), Bryan Ussher (22) and Houston (Ray) Baker (23) both scored 40 points, Bryan just edging out Ray on the countback.

In Division 3 (24 to 45), Keith Elphick (25) also scored 40 points to win from Donald Lavery (33) on 39 points.

Other good scores were seen from John Hopkins and Michael Post on 38, and Colin Wormleaton with 37.

You needed 33 points or better to win a ball in the ball comp.

Saturday saw the Ross Lang Memorial Day, sponsored by Peter Bush, Noel Gaddes, Stuart Johnston and David Ogilvy - a Medley 4BBB Stableford well attended by 116 players.

Winners with a score of 49 points were Stuart Garvey and Hans Jansen, from Russelll White and Gary Beggs 48, Thomas Robbins and Neil Duffus 48, and Kay and Kel McGoldrick 47.

The ball comp went down to 42 points on countback.

Make a note in your diary for Nambucca Men's Open Day on October 25 sponsored by Kempsey Haval - an 18-hole stroke event with over $1,000 in prizes.

Gross and Nett Trophies and only $30 entry fee to play the Island Course at its best - bookings through the pro shop.

See you on the Island!

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