The dry weather has continued, giving plenty of run on the fairways, no doubt assisting in some exceptionally good scores being returned. Enjoy it while you can - all predictions are for wet weather in the coming weeks - much needed rain as some fairways are showing some signs of stress, as is our Greenkeeper Greg Jager!
Last Tuesday was a Medley Single Stableford. Geoffrey McCann (18) continued his good form with the putter to return 40 points to win Division 1 (scratch to 21) from Malcolm Blanch (20) from Kempsey close behind with 39 points.
In Division 2 (22 to 45), Lee Fewings (31) shot the best score of the day with 42 points to win from Donald Wills with a great 40 points.
Other good scores were seen from Colin Habgood and Jan Harris (who had her first competition round since having a new hip installed six weeks ago) on 38 points, and Robert Coneybeare, Peter Dawe and Uri Ylinen all with 36 points.
You needed 33 points on countback in the ball competition.
Wednesday was the Women's Single Stableford with 45 players competing. Overall winner was Sue Seymour from B Grade with an outstanding 39 points, runner up in B Grade was Deb Gersbach with 37 points.
Jennifer Johnston won A Grade with 36 points with runner up Coral McCann on 33.
C Grade was won on a countback by Linda Piccin from Betty Stockham with 34 points.
The ball competition went to 31 points.
All the players able to stay for the lunch and presentation and were thrilled when Captain Jennifer Johnston announced the win by Faye Hopkins, representing Nambucca Heads, in the B Grade regional Medal Final at Kempsey.
Faye will now represent our region in Sydney - Good golfing Faye!
Thursday was another medley Single Stableford attracting 104 players. Bruce Berry (5) continued his recent good form to return 40 points to win Division 1 (scratch to 16) from Liam Fuller (15) with 39 points - a great round Bruce!
In Division 2 (17 to 23), Steve Frost (17) also scored 40 points to win from Roy Russell (21) with 36 points.
Paddy Byrne (39) had a good round scoring 39 points to win Division 3 (24 to 45) from Richard Trevena (26) with 35 points.
Other good scores came in from Greg Smith with 38, the Macksville lads Andrew Black and Brad Fortesque 37, and Paul Habgood, Aaron Loughland, Peter Miller and Greg Jager all with 36 points.
Saturday had a great field of 117 players for another Medley Single Stableford with some great scores returned. Robert Coneybeare (14) was the winner of Division 1 (scratch to 17) with 39 points from Gary Johnstone (15) from Bowraville with 37 points.
In Division 2 (18 to 23), Dennis Ashton (19) was back on target again with a great 43 points to win from Joshua Rose (22) from Toronto close behind with 42 points.
In Division 3 (24 to 45), Leslie Mohr (25) top scored for the day with 44 points to win from Jeffrey Vanderwyk (24) with 38 points.
Other good scores came from Gary Beggs and Bernard Dugdale on 39, Matt Allom, Ian Brakenridge (Kurri Kurri) and Andrew Donovan on 38, David Mattacott, Geoffrey Harris, Paddy Byrne, Adam Webber (Toronto), Gary Roach, Edward Penrose and Mark McLaren all with 37 points.
Walter Bortoletto was the only one with 33 points to win a ball in the ball comp - you needed better than that!
Congratulations to Greg Tozer for his Eagle on the 11th Hole - a few golf balls from the Eagles nest coming your way.
Next weeks' golf on the Island has a bit of a surprise in store for players with the removal of dangerous trees next to the First and Eleventh greens.